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16 Jul 2018

Council to fly Australian South Sea Islander flag

Inner West Council has voted to recognise and acknowledge the contribution of Australian South Sea Islanders to Australia’s history as well as shine a spotlight on Australia’s shameful role in its exploitation of Pacific Islanders.

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16 Jul 2018

Spread the word: free street libraries to expand in the Inner West

Council has committed to looking at ways it can harness the success of Street Library Australia and support the roll out of a comprehensive network of street libraries across the Inner West.

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16 Jul 2018

Sydney FC makes Leichhardt Oval a new home in 2019

Sports fans in the Inner West have scored a big win with news that Sydney FC will be playing two A-League home games at iconic Leichhardt Oval next year

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12 Jul 2018

Gadigal-Wangal art project expressions of interest

Inner West Council is calling for expressions of interest for public art installations that celebrate local Aboriginal culture and heritage.

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11 Jul 2018

MONSTER MASH exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery will be transformed into a House of Horrors in an early taste of Halloween for the next exhibition, MONSTER MASH, opening Wednesday 25 July.

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11 Jul 2018

Council helps asylum seekers become life guards

Inner West Council and Royal Life Saving Society of NSW are partnering to train newly arrived asylum seekers as life guards.

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10 Jul 2018

Inner West pushing art boundaries with EDGE

Inner West Council is set to transform the Inner West with the launch of its new cultural program: EDGE. The program will make over local neighbourhoods and precincts with art installations, street art, light projects, music and live performances that celebrate the powerful impact of creatives in ou ...

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6 Jul 2018

Still time to apply for an Inner West Council Grant

Inner West Council’s 2018 grants program closes Monday, 16 July. There’s still time for Inner West individuals and community groups to apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding.

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5 Jul 2018

New heritage protections coming for Inner West pubs

Inner West Council will initiate new heritage protections for long-standing pubs to protect hotels from residential development and conversion to other business uses.

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4 Jul 2018

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre Facility of the Year shield presentation

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne will attend the official Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre ARI Facility of the Year award shield presentation tomorrow, Thursday, 5 July, 11am.

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2 Jul 2018

Free trees for National Tree Day

To mark National Tree Day, Inner West Council will once again give away free trees to residents.

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29 Jun 2018

School Holiday Activities open for bookings 2 July

Friday, 29 June 2018: Inner West Council has an extensive school holiday activity program for children aged 12-18 years.

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29 Jun 2018

2018-19 Budget – another record capital works spend

Inner West Council adopted the 2018-19 Operational Plan and Budget on Tuesday night.

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28 Jun 2018

Inner west craft breweries enshrined in State law

Craft breweries are raising a glass to news that a new State Government liquor authorisation for microbreweries will be trialled for the next 12 months in the Inner West Council area.

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26 Jun 2018

AKAC makes a splash – named Aquatic Facility of the Year

Inner West Council’s Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre (AKAC) has been named the Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) NSW Facility of the Year.

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22 Jun 2018

Library and History events this July

Find out how to Unf*ck Your Finances with Melissa Browne, explore the first attempts at recognising Indigenous Australians in Professor Gabrielle Appleby’s NAIDOC Week talk, Comic Conversation makes a heroic comeback, and enjoy device-free entertainment for the kids in our Hello Holidays! program.

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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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