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18 Jun 2018

Revealed: Inner West’s future Recreation Needs

Inner West Council’s draft Recreation Needs Study: A Healthier Inner West is now open for comment.

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14 Jun 2018

Hands off Tigers games at Leichhardt Oval

Revelations in the NSW Government’s business case for rebuilding the Sydney Football Stadium will send a shudder down the spines of West Tigers fans.

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13 Jun 2018

Lighting upgrade needed for Bay Run safety boost

Wednesday, 13 June 2018: Inner West Council will write to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage highlighting concerns about poor lighting in the section of the Iron Cove Bay Run that passes through Callan Park.

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13 Jun 2018

Major funding injection to save Dawn Fraser Pool

Residents have scored a double win with Inner West Council voting to fast-track the heritage restoration of Dawn Fraser Pool, while also accepting an offer from Telstra to hand over more of its Exchange Building in Balmain to be transformed into a co-working space for local businesses.

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12 Jun 2018

Rozelle to benefit from 35 free parking spaces

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has announced that 35 free car parking spaces have now reopened at the rear of the former Balmain Leagues Club site, which will give a boost to businesses along Darling Street in Rozelle.

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8 Jun 2018

Nominations open now for Pride Seats dedications

Inner West Council is calling for nominations for the new ‘Pride Seats’ dedications.

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7 Jun 2018

Eviction leads to homelessness threat

Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne is fighting to protect a group of local residents who have been evicted from their long term homes in an apparent bid by a new owner to drastically increase rental prices.

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5 Jun 2018

2018 Inner West Council Grants program opens soon

Inner West Council’s 2018 grants program opens Thursday, 7 June. Inner west individuals and community groups are urged to apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding.

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4 Jun 2018

2018 Young Creative Awards announced

Monday, 4 June: Local young talented illustrators and writers have won inaugural Inner West Library and History 2018 Young Creatives Awards.

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1 Jun 2018

AFL makes historic return to Birchgrove Oval for Indigenous round

Balmain Tigers Australian Rules Football Club will make a historic return to Birchgrove Oval this Saturday when the club hosts its second Pemulwuy Shield game, which is part of the league’s annual Indigenous round.

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31 May 2018

Gift of Bread awarded Council grant to expand charitable operations

The Gift of Bread group has been awarded $25,000 to purchase a new delivery van in the last round of Inner West Council grant funding.

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30 May 2018

Have your say on Marrickville Golf Course and Dibble Avenue Waterhole

Inner West Council is developing a new Plan of Management and landscape Master Plans for Marrickville Golf Course and Dibble Avenue Waterhole, and the local community is invited to provide input into the plans.

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29 May 2018

Inner West impounding share bikes

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has placed the operators of share bikes on notice: “pick up your abandoned bikes or face the consequences”.

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29 May 2018

Inner West Mayor goes in to bat for live music venues at NSW parliamentary inquiry

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne today gave evidence at the parliamentary inquiry into the music and the arts economy in New South Wales.

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29 May 2018

2018 Open Inner West

10 days | 18 events | 24 suburbs | 69 cultures

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25 May 2018

Pauline McLeod Awards for Reconciliation winners announced

Selfless community members and the creativity of local students was the focus of last night’s Pauline McLeod Awards at Ashfield Civic Centre.

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25 May 2018

New off leash area trials approved in Rozelle

New dog off leash trials have been approved in two more inner west parks in Rozelle.

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24 May 2018

Amy Large Volunteer of the Year winners announced

Thursday, 24 Mat, 2018: Inner West Council’s annual Amy Large Volunteer Award Ceremony and Volunteer Thank You Night was held last night at Ashfield Town Hall.

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24 May 2018

New Beginnings Festival for Refugee Week to close Open Inner West

SSI New Beginnings Festival event The Spirit of Welcome will officially close 2018 Open Inner West at the Refugee Welcome Centre in Callan Park, Leichhardt, on 24 June.

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23 May 2018

GreenWay – a step closer to reality

The vision of creating a unique green corridor through the heart of urban Sydney is now one step closer to reality with the release of a draft master plan for the project, announced Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.

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23 May 2018

New multi-purpose netball/basketball courts for Haberfield

Three new multi-purpose netball/basketball courts will be built at Richard Murden Reserve in Haberfield to meet the growing need for training and recreational spaces in the local area, Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne announced today.

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22 May 2018

life inside life at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

An exhibition of sculpture, ceramics and drawings inspired by actual tidal zones is the next to feature at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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22 May 2018

Have your say on community facilities in Haberfield

Inner West Council has received $2.5 million from the Sydney Motorway Corporation to upgrade Council-owned community facilities in Haberfield.

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22 May 2018

Free Sustainable Homes Bus Tour

Inner West Council’s free Sustainable Homes Bus Tour is an opportunity to see and discuss many options to make local homes more ecologically sustainable.

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21 May 2018

Library and History events this June

A line up of events not to be missed this June, from Jamelle Wells’ jaw-dropping insights as a court reporter, to Hugh MacKay with his new book, Australia Reimagined, and a useful workshop on LinkedIn for business.

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18 May 2018

Mayor slams Government’s move to appeal Supreme Court’s WestConnex ruling

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has condemned the NSW Government’s decision to appeal a Supreme Court’s ruling that found the Berejiklian Government’s compulsory acquisition of 68-72 Lilyfield Road was improper.

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17 May 2018

Adventure awaits at National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) will be held across three Inner West libraries next week as part of an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.

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17 May 2018

WestConnex/Second Sydney Harbour Tunnel Public Meeting

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne is urging residents to attend a public meeting to hear what concerns Council and parents from Rozelle Public School have with the approval of the final stage of WestConnex and the proposed second Sydney Harbour Tunnel.

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17 May 2018

Speedy Shoe Repairs plaque unveiling

Inner West Council Deputy Mayor Julie Passas will officially unveil a ‘recognition of business service’ plaque for Speedy Shoe Repairs at 2 Brown Street, Ashfield on Friday, 25 May, 11am. Media are invited to attend.

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16 May 2018

Council demands $30m to fix WestConnex mess

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has called on the State Government to commit $30 million to help mitigate the traffic nightmare bearing down on Inner West streets as a result of WestConnex.

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11 May 2018

Symbiosis at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

The next exhibition at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery features emerging artists from Was Printed, a fresh printmaking collective.

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10 May 2018

Community nurseries Open Day

Everybody’s invited to Inner West Council’s community nurseries Open Day, Saturday, 26 May, 10am-1pm.

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9 May 2018

Attend the Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards

Wednesday, 9 May 2018: Media and all residents are invited to attend Inner West Council’s annual Amy Large Volunteer Award Ceremony and Volunteer Thank You Night to be held on the evening of Wednesday, 23 May.

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8 May 2018

Fees waived to support local community groups

Local community groups will receive a boost under an Inner West Council plan to provide charities and not-for-profit organisations free space in Council’s town halls and community centres.

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8 May 2018

Inner West Mayor elected chair of Cooks River Alliance

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has been elected Chair of the Cooks River Alliance.

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8 May 2018

Inner West Council to update multicultural policy

Council has voted to develop a new overarching multicultural policy, which will investigate ways of supporting and celebrating the Inner West’s cultural diversity.

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7 May 2018

2018 Built Environment Award winners

Inner West Council’s Built Environment Awards were announced at a reception at the Kirkbride Theatre, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain, on Saturday, 5 May.

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4 May 2018

Further update on incident in Lilyfield

Friday 4 May, 2018: Inner West Council can confirm that the waste collection truck was removed from the building at Brennan Street in Lilyfield this afternoon.

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3 May 2018

Update on incident in Lilyfield

Thursday 3 May 2018: Update on incident in Lilyfield “Following last night’s incident involving an Inner West Council waste collection truck at Brennan Street in Lilyfield, asbestos has been identified within the affected property so we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure residents and s ...

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3 May 2018

Celebrate 2044 shines in Tempe for 6th year

Thursday 3 May, 2018: Celebrate 2044 – St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe's own community fair – is in Tillman Park, Tempe on Sunday 20 May, from 11am to 4pm.

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2 May 2018

Court win deals massive blow to WestConnex

The NSW Supreme Court ruling that the State Government’s acquisition of property in the Rozelle Goods Yard for WestConnex was invalid is a body blow to the project.

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30 Apr 2018

More affordable housing on the agenda

Monday, 30 April 2018: Inner West Council has been included in amendments to the State Government’s State Environment Planning Policy 70 (SEPP 70) policy recently announced confirming Council’s ability to introduce affordable housing contribution requirements as part of rezonings or other planning p ...

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30 Apr 2018

Mayor condemns WestConnex Stage 3’s secret approval

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has strongly condemned the NSW Government for its secret approval of the final stage of WestConnex.

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27 Apr 2018

Free 21st Biennale of Sydney forum comes to Ashfield

Friday, 27 April, 2018: Presented by Inner West Council as part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Ashfield Town Hall will host a free forum exploring the vital role of artists in our communities on Thursday, 17 May (6.30pm to 8.30pm).

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27 Apr 2018

Celebrating National Family Day Care week

Inner West Council is celebrating National Family Day Care Week with a series of events in early May. Media are invited to attend a morning tea on Tuesday, 8 May, from 9:30am.

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20 Apr 2018

2018 Inner West Built Environment Awards

Friday 20 April 2018: Author, architecture critic, essayist, and columnist Elizabeth Farrelly is the guest speaker at Council’s Inner West Built Environment Awards.

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19 Apr 2018

Inner West to lead the way in renewable energy

The Inner West Council has committed to procuring 25% of its electricity needs from renewable sources through an innovative new power agreement. This commitment to renewable energy is one of the highest by a council in Australia.

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18 Apr 2018

Free ‘Preparing for Winter’ information sessions

Inner West Council, with Our Energy Future and Green Living Centre, is hosting two free ‘Preparing for Winter’ information sessions.

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17 Apr 2018

Ashfield Civic Centre to host 2018 Pauline McLeod Awards

Tuesday 17 April 2018: Celebrating selfless community members and the creativity of local students will be the focus of the 2018 Pauline McLeod Awards held this year in Ashfield as part of Reconciliation Week.

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16 Apr 2018

Vessels of Mass Consumption at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

The next exhibition to feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery throws a spotlight on society’s unsustainable consumer habits and disconnect from the natural environment.

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