Media Releases

8 Aug 2016

Sydney Fringe 2016 at Marrickville Library and History

Inner West Council’s Marrickville Library and History will work with arts and community organisations to present Sydney Fringe Festival 2016 events.

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5 Aug 2016

New Art at Newtown’s ArtSeat

Katie Cesaro’s bold, monochromatic work is the latest to feature at Newtown’s ArtSeat during Perfect Match 2016. Cesaro, alias Capiche, says her work is an “interactive image that is in a state of constant flux depending on the audiences’ view point”.

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4 Aug 2016

More drops offs for Inner West Council residents

Inner West Council residents will have more opportunities to safely dispose of all their unwanted chemicals and recycle all electronic waste.

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4 Aug 2016

Solar Energy Powers On at Inner West Council

The Inner West Council continues to expand renewable energy across its Council buildings with two new solar panel projects launched this month at the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC).

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1 Aug 2016

Calling artists for Large-Scale Mural Street Art Projects

Artists are being invited to put forward proposals for four large-scale works as part of two exciting new mural street art projects. The artworks will be located in Ashfield’s Town Centre and along the Bay Run and aim to enhance the thriving identity of Sydney’s inner west.

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29 Jul 2016

Community to win new reserve thanks to gifted estate

The late Betty Bell has generously dedicated her estate at 188 Croydon Rd, Croydon to the Inner West Council. The estate, located at the intersection of Croydon Rd and Bay St, Croydon, comprises of 619.7 square metres of land and will be turned into an open reserve, Administrator of the Inner West C ...

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29 Jul 2016

Lisa Kotoulas exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Newtown artist Lisa Kotoulas exhibition, Leakage - A Look into the Hidden or Unknown (and Ultimately Irrelevant) will open on Wednesday 10 August at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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28 Jul 2016

Community Welcomes WestConnex Compliance Officer

WestConnex Action Groups from across the Inner West have welcomed the appointment of a new WestConnex Compliance officer based at Inner West Council.

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28 Jul 2016

Council announces 2016 Grants

Forty six Arts and Cultural Grants, Independent Artists Grants, Community Grants, and Recreation Grants were approved at Tuesday night’s Council meeting.

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27 Jul 2016

Inner West Schools Embrace Recycling Challenge

School students across the Inner West have won accolades for collecting mobile phones for a national recycling campaign known as ‘Roots & Shoots’ that aims to have a global environmental impact.

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26 Jul 2016

Architecture on Show

Marrickville Library and History will once again host Architecture on Show, a 4-part series of talks at Herb Greedy Hall, Marrickville.

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26 Jul 2016

Authors at Ashfield in September

Authors at Ashfield in September The ever popular Authors at Ashfield series continues in September with another great line up of Author talks.

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25 Jul 2016

Perfect Match 2016: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 August

It’s that Perfect time of the year again. Perfect Match is back and doing what it does best – transforming dull and tagged walls into vibrant and colourful public art.

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25 Jul 2016

Free trees on us!

Inner West Council is giving away free trees to its residents in celebration of National Tree Day on Sunday 21 July. Council will host the free tree giveaway at Steel Park, Marrickville to coincide with a community planting at the site.

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22 Jul 2016

Inner West Schools can embrace sustainability

Inner West Council is expanding the highly successful Our Place Environmental Network. The new Inner West Sustainable Schools Network will provide a forum for environmental and sustainability education issues in schools in Sydney's inner west.

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20 Jul 2016

Residents urged to Get Outside and Grow on National Tree Day

The Inner West Council and Planet Ark are inviting residents to get outside and grow for Planet Ark’s National Tree Day, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today.

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19 Jul 2016

Inner West Council Grants Program now open

Inner west community groups are urged to apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding. Inner West Council has today opened its community grants program, which provides funding of up to $50,000 per project for proposals to improve and enhance local communities.

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18 Jul 2016

Inner West WestConnex Compliance Officer

The inner west community will have a dedicated WestConnex Compliance Officer who will monitor work on the motorway project.

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15 Jul 2016

Footprints Film Festival Entries Closing 31 July

Budding filmmakers have till the end of this month to enter Council’s annual Footprints Film Festival that showcases the best of Sydney’s short films with an environmental or sustainability theme.

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15 Jul 2016

Your say on protecting our history

From the ‘I have a dream’ mural in Newtown to WW1 widows’ housing in Tempe and more, Council is asking community members to have their say on a proposal to protect new heritage items and areas.

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13 Jul 2016

Stage 2 WestConnex works to commence any day now

Inner West Council has received notice that the Australian Government has granted approval for stage two WestConnex (new M5 including St Peters Interchange) works to commence.

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11 Jul 2016

$15 million boost for Parks in Budget

The Inner West Council has allocated $15 million in its 2016/17 budget to improve local parks, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today.

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11 Jul 2016

Roads and footpaths get boost in Budget

The Inner West Council has committed $12.5 million in its budget to improve roads and footpaths in the local area, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today.

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8 Jul 2016

Inner West Welcomes New Childcare Centres

Council will open two new childcare facilities in 2016/17 that will help to alleviate the acute shortage of childcare places in the inner west.

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8 Jul 2016

$10 Million in DAs approved at Council Meeting

Many residents attended Tuesday night’s ordinary meeting to have their say on development applications. Inner West Council proved that it was getting on with business for the new Council with resident concerns addressed and over $10 million in DAs approved across the Inner West area.

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7 Jul 2016

First Budget Delivers Inner West Services and Infrastructure

A major $14 million development of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre, a $6 million upgrade to Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre, $3.6 million for the upgrade of Camperdown Park and $7.5 million for two new childcare centres in Lilyfield and Marrickville are just a few of the major projects approved in the fi ...

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7 Jul 2016

Tails wagging over new off-leash areas

Tails are wagging over Council’s decision to install permanent dog off-leash areas at Petersham Park and Sydenham Green.

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6 Jul 2016

Popular Waterplay Park to be expanded

Council’s has allocated $300k in the 2016/2017 capital budget to fund the expansion of the highly popular Waterplay Park in South Marrickville as well as general improvements.

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6 Jul 2016

Council Meeting Sets Positive Tone

The Inner West Council has put the disruption and chaos of its first meeting behind it, with protesters respecting the right of residents to attend the meeting of the new Council and have their say about local issues.

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4 Jul 2016

Inner West Council Continues to Fight WestConnex

The Inner West Council will formalise its opposition to the WestConnex project at tomorrow night’s meeting, as it continues moves to hire a top lawyer and to finalise the appointment of a compliance officer to monitor work already underway.

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1 Jul 2016

WestConnex Construction Concerns Hit in School Holidays

The Inner West Council is voicing concerns to the Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) about major M4 East construction planned over the July school holidays for the WestConnex project.

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1 Jul 2016

$14 Million to Make Greenway a Reality

The Inner West Council has today welcomed a $7 Million State Government funding commitment for the Greenway, and will match that funding with an additional $7 million.

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1 Jul 2016

Spend the School Holidays at Inner West libraries

Inner West Council libraries are hosting fun and engaging workshops these school holidays, including filmmaking workshops, craft and cooking classes and other activities. Free except where indicated. Bookings essential.

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29 Jun 2016

Council Calls for Return of Cruise Ship Fuel Conditions

The Inner West Council has called for the immediate reinstatement of a low sulphur fuel use regulation that has protected Inner West residents from cruise ship pollution since late last year.

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27 Jun 2016

New Amenities Block a Boon for Bay Runners

The unveiling of a new $400,000 amenities block beside Leichhardt Park No.3 sporting ground will be welcomed by local sports club players, parents and children as well as the thousands of users that pass by it each day on the hugely popular Bay Run pathway.

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24 Jun 2016

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Inner West

Inner West Council will celebrate the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made to the community during NAIDOC Week 2016 from 3 - 10 July. The theme this year is Songlines –The living narrative of our nation.

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24 Jun 2016

Next Inner West Council meeting

Inner West Council’s next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 July at the Ashfield Chambers.

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21 Jun 2016

Rozelle Fire Memorial to Mark Two Year Anniversary

A memorial to the victims of the Rozelle Fire will be unveiled on the second anniversary of the tragic event that claimed three lives.

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21 Jun 2016

New Playground Facilities Open for Leichhardt

Council investment in a range of new playgrounds and playground upgrades is keeping pace with the needs of the increasing number of young families calling the Inner West home.

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20 Jun 2016

Countdown to Comic Con-versation

Get ready for Comic Con-versation which is heading to the Inner West with an action packed program of events and activities as part of a massive comic celebration from July 4 to 10 July. This year a record 14 libraries are taking part in the event which celebrates the best of local comic culture wi ...

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17 Jun 2016

Refugee Week 2016 Launch at Inner West Refugee Hub

The Inner West Council has hosted the launch of Refugee Week 2016 at Callan Park, with a host of guests getting a special preview of the Inner West Refugee Welcome Centre hub.

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16 Jun 2016

Successful LRAC meetings

Inner West Council has held its first two Local Representation Advisory Committee (LRAC) meetings, in Ashfield on Tuesday and last night in Leichhardt.

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16 Jun 2016

Local libraries join forces for Comic Con-versation 2016

From Monday 4 July to Sunday 10 July, Marrickville Library and 14 other Sydney libraries are uniting for Comic Con-versation 2016 – a celebration of the thriving local comic culture.

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10 Jun 2016

Inner West Council celebrates Refugee Week

Inner West Council will host the official NSW launch of Refugee Week 2016 at its new Inner West Refugee Welcome Centre.

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9 Jun 2016

Inner West Council remains firm on WestConnex

The position of the new Inner West Council on the WestConnex project has not and will not change.

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9 Jun 2016

Former Mayors and Councillors to Work with Administrator

Former Mayors and Councillors will step back into action next week, with representatives from across the inner west agreeing to help shape decisions of the new Inner West Council.

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8 Jun 2016

Footprints Film Festival Rides On

Entries have opened for Council’s annual Footprints Film Festival that showcases the best of Sydney’s short films with an environmental or sustainability theme.

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6 Jun 2016

Inner West Council Exhibits First Draft Budget

The first Operational Plan and Budget of the new Inner West Council is now on exhibition, delivering the visions of the previous Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils for the coming year.

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6 Jun 2016

Drug Action Week 2016

Inner West Council is supporting Drug Action Week, to raise awareness of drug and alcohol issues in young people.

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6 Jun 2016

2016 Open Marrickville 10 days 57 cultures, 17 - 26 June

Ten days of free celebrations and events, great food, art, children's activities, talks, live music, and a sacred sights and food tours, commence soon for 2016 Open Marrickville.

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