Media Releases

22 Sep 2016

Wall2Wall Celebrates Ten Years

Council is celebrating the tenth birthday of the hugely successful Wall2Wall public art competition by commissioning a new mural opposite the White Bay Cruise Terminal.

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22 Sep 2016

NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2016 Comes to Leichhardt Oval

One of the biggest events in the Indigenous Sporting calendar will hit the inner west this week, with the Koori Knockout bringing great League and a focus on culture and the Aboriginal spirit to Leichhardt.

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22 Sep 2016

Fundraiser exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - ColourWall

Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery is the venue for a fundraising exhibition by staff from the Art Gallery of NSW. Art Staff for Charity hope to raise over $10,000 for Save the Children, according to spokesperson Emma Smith.

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21 Sep 2016

New structure to deliver savings for Inner West Council

The Inner West Council is set to forge ahead with a new permanent senior staff structure which has already proven successful in the local government industry and will deliver big savings and strong services for the community.

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21 Sep 2016

Glowing Result for Inspector Bin

Glowing Result for Inspector Bin

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19 Sep 2016

Preposterous Saints Arrive in Balmain

Among many joys to take from Sydney based artist Chaia Fein’s fascinating book of stories and illustrations ‘Preposterous Saints’, one is that religious inspired imagery need not always be pious.

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16 Sep 2016

Something for everyone in the school holidays

Inner West Council will host a huge range of activities for kids and young people during the school holidays, from 24 September - 9 October.

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13 Sep 2016

By Virtue of Nothing at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

A multi-media installation by Jasmin Vrachas and Linda Seiffert is the next exhibition to feature at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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13 Sep 2016

What to do when Solar Feed-in Tariffs end this year

The Solar Feed-in Tariff or Solar Bonus Scheme in NSW ends in December 2016. The Green Living Centre is organising a workshop, ‘Life after Feed-in Tariff’, that explains what this means for households with rooftop solar.

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12 Sep 2016

Microchip your pet for free

Inner West Council will provide free microchipping for dogs and cats on Sunday 25 September. The service will be available to all residents living within the Inner West Council area.

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9 Sep 2016

Experienced GM to step in at Inner West Council

Inner West Council today announced the appointment of Rik Hart as its new Interim General Manager following the resignation of Vanessa Chan last week.

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9 Sep 2016

On Track: Searching Out the Bundian Way

The next chapter in a series of free ‘Traveler’s Tales’ author talks will feature an epic bushwalking story, uncovering the history, country and rediscovery of a rare surviving ancient pathway used by Aboriginal people over thousands of years, the Bundian Way.

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9 Sep 2016

Feast of Flavours to kick off October street festival season

The Feast of Flavours street food festivals will make a welcome return this year with Ashfield’s Tastes of Asia scheduled for Friday 7 October, followed by Summer Hill’s Neighbourhood Feast on Sunday 9 October.

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8 Sep 2016

Council and Fringe Hosts Creative Spaces Forum

In conjunction with the Sydney Fringe Festival, this Saturday 10 September will see the Inner West Council present ‘Opening Creative Spaces – An expert panel discussion.’

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7 Sep 2016

Access Award Winner Celebrates Inclusion

Rozelle fruit and vegetable business Darling Fresh has won the 2016 Inner West Council Community Access Award 2016 for its support of improving accessibility for the whole community.

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6 Sep 2016

Get to Know the Neighbours in Nostalgic Exhibition

Get to know your long lost neighbour at the Neighbours: Past and Present exhibition at Leichhardt Library this month.

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6 Sep 2016

Inner West Council wins

Two Inner West Council employees have been recognised at the 2016 Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference.

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6 Sep 2016

Upcoming Author Talks at Ashfield

Get ready for another great line up of Author talks at Ashfield. The ever popular series is set to take you on a journey from stories of Australians in the Second World War to the American Presidential Election, to finding sanity and an illustrated lecture of the moon.

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6 Sep 2016

Guardian editor Lucy Clark discusses the broken education system

Marrickville Library and History is hosting author and journalist Lucy Clark to discuss her latest book, Beautiful Failures, on Wednesday 21 September.

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5 Sep 2016

Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Dulwich Hill is now open

The Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, located at 362-372 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, is now open.

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2 Sep 2016

Sustainable House Day

Residents will uncover secrets of sustainable design on Sustainable House Day, Sunday 11 September with walking and cycling tours and a free talk with a sustainable interior designer.

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2 Sep 2016

Resignation of Inner West Council Interim General Manager

The Interim General Manager of Inner West Council, Vanessa Chan, has announced her resignation for personal reasons effective from 1 September.

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1 Sep 2016

Full Investigation Needed for WestConnex Asbestos Claims

The Inner West Council has joined the federal Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency in calling for a full investigation of claims that asbestos is being used as part of the construction of the WestConnex Motorway.

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1 Sep 2016

The next exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Chinese artist and photographer, Jim Chen, is the next artist to feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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31 Aug 2016

Big Bike Week Rides into the Inner West

The first ever Inner West Big Bike Week will feature free workshops and events across the new Inner West Council local government area to celebrate NSW Bike Week in September.

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30 Aug 2016

Dulwich Hill Village Fair

Delicious food, live entertainment, a wide range of market stalls and fun for kids – it’s all happening at this year’s Dulwich Hill Village Fair on Sunday 11 September.

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29 Aug 2016

No vote for most inner west residents

Most inner west residents will not be voting at the upcoming local government elections. Residents of the former councils of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville will not go to the polls on Saturday 10 September. The next election for Inner West Council is in September 2017. Only 81 of the ...

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29 Aug 2016

Annual book sale at Dulwich Hill Village Fair

Marrickville Library’s annual book sale will be held as part of the Dulwich Hill Village Fair on Sunday 11 September.

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26 Aug 2016

Tempe Wetlands 100th bird species sighting celebration

Inner West Council will hold a morning tea at Tempe Wetlands to celebrate the 100th bird species sighting - and thank volunteer bird watching group, Tempe Birdos.

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25 Aug 2016

1,000 New Street Trees for Inner West

Inner West Council is on track to plant over 1,000 street trees this planting season. Former Mayor of Marrickville Sam Iskandar was on hand today to see the planting crews in action and congratulate them on an excellent job.

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25 Aug 2016

Young Writers and Critics Winners Announced

Winners have now been announced for the inaugural Young Writers and Critics Awards, presented by Marrickville Library and History.

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24 Aug 2016

2016 Community Grants and ClubGrants announced

Inner West Council last night announced the recipients of some of this year's Council grants.

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23 Aug 2016

September Extends Inner West Event Season

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016: Sydney Fringe Festival, Dulwich Hill Village Fair and Big Bike Week headline a busy month of community events across the inner west in September.

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23 Aug 2016

Marrickville Library and History needs your help

In a bid to increase their picture collection, Marrickville Library and History are calling on residents to submit personal photographs from the 1970s onwards.

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22 Aug 2016

Roald Dahl month at Inner West Library branches

During the upcoming school holidays, Inner West Council Library branches are celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, one of the world’s most treasured children’s authors.

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19 Aug 2016

GLC in September

Turn kitchen scraps into garden gold, learn from experts in sustainable design and get advice on going solar - all at Council’s Green Living Centre during September.

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17 Aug 2016

Applications open for Chrissie Cotter Gallery and ArtSeat 2017

Inner West Council is inviting local artists to submit ideas for the exhibition of artworks at the Newtown ArtSeat and Chrissie Cotter Gallery in 2017.

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16 Aug 2016

New Parking Permits Due by 1 September

Former Leichhardt Council residents have until the end of this month to renew their residential parking permit for the new 2016-18 period.

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12 Aug 2016

Animal inside me, an exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

An art technique first developed by post-impressionist artists in the late 1880s will feature at the next Chrissie Cotter Gallery exhibition. The exhibition, 'Animal inside me' by Zuzu Galova, uses a technique called pointillism – dots for shading and shaping the artwork.

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12 Aug 2016

Footprints Clothing Swap and Bicycle Cinema Return

Now in its sixth year, the much loved Footprints Ecofestival returns to Whites Creek Valley Park Annandale on Sunday 21 August from 11am to 3pm, with hands-on environmental experiences that include a clothing swap and a pedal-powered cinema.

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11 Aug 2016

Footprints EcoFestival 2016 Set to Entertain

Footprints Ecofestival 2016 promises once again be a great community event packed full of entertainment as well as workshops and hands-on environment themed experiences.

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9 Aug 2016

Registrations open 10 August for 2016 Garage Sale Trail

Registrations open on Wednesday 10 August for the 2016 Garage Sale Trail, one of Australia’s biggest community events. This year the Trail is on Saturday 22 October.

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9 Aug 2016

Council Pushes for Genuine WestConnex Consultation

The Inner West Council is urging the Sydney Motorway Corporation to make sure that its upcoming public meetings contain genuine community consultation and are attended by key motorway staff, in order to engage directly with residents and businesses affected by Stage 3 of the WestConnex motorway.

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8 Aug 2016

Children’s Book Week in the Inner West

Inner West Council is supporting Children’s Book Week with a series of events at all Council’s eight libraries. Children’s Book Week is Saturday 20 – Friday 26 August. The theme this year is Australia! Story Country.

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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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