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22 Jan 2018

Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre – creating a 10-year plan

Inner West Council is inviting the local community to assist in developing a 10-year shared vision for upgrading Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC), and the surrounding area.

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19 Jan 2018

Rozelle Interchange to be “simplified”

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has reacted to reports this week that the State Government is trying to “simplify” the design and build of the WestConnex Rozelle interchange.

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18 Jan 2018

Council to host more WestConnex Public Meetings

Council will host three more public meetings for residents in Haberfield/Ashfield, Annandale/Camperdown, and St Peters to discuss the serious impacts of WestConnex in the local area and what Council is doing to oppose the project.

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17 Jan 2018

Pics in the Park 2018

Inner West Council is hosting Pics in the Park, a series of outdoor movie nights for the whole family, running from January through to March at various parks throughout the inner west.

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11 Jan 2018

Train Services in Chaos, Inner West Buses Next

As Sydney's train services descend into chaos, the Minister for Transport is still refusing to back down from his disastrous decision to privatise inner west buses.

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11 Jan 2018

Australia Day celebrations in Enmore Park

Inner West Council will lead the celebrations for this year’s Australia Day in Enmore Park with a stunning line-up of live entertainment, food and activities.

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4 Jan 2018

Anita Fricek: In the Community Gardens at CCG

Anita Fricek’s solo exhibition In the Community Gardens is coming to Chrissie Cotter Gallery in two weeks’ time.

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21 Dec 2017

2017 Wall2Wall winners announced

Three previously bare walls in the inner west area have been transformed with paint, imagination and hard work through Council’s annual Wall2Wall competition.

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19 Dec 2017

Applications now open for 2018 Perfect Match

Inner West Council’s Perfect Match is back in 2018 and applications are now open.

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18 Dec 2017

Good news for affordable housing in the inner west

Council has welcomed the possible expansion of the State Government’s Affordable Housing mechanism to include the inner west.

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15 Dec 2017

Bay Run separate pathway extension open for summer

Friday 15 December 2017: A 500 metre extension of separated pathway for cyclists and pedestrians on the Bay Run from the new Iron Cove Creek Bridge to UTS Rowing Club Haberfield was officially opened this week.

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13 Dec 2017

Dog Welcome Zones end uncertainty

At last night’s meeting, Council adopted a policy confirming that dogs are permitted in pub verandas, beer gardens and non-enclosed areas.

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13 Dec 2017

Pensioners win under rebate plan

Thousands of pensioners are set to benefit under a plan by Inner West Council to harmonise pensioner rebates across the three former council areas, Mayor Darcy Byrne announced today.

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13 Dec 2017

Council extends same-sex marriage offer to recommitment ceremonies

Wednesday 13 December 2017: Inner West Council last night voted to extend the offer of free venue hire for same-sex marriages to couples who want to hold a recommitment ceremony.

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13 Dec 2017

New lane in St Peters named

Wednesday 13 December 2017: Inner West Council has voted to call a new lane in St Peters ‘Lata Lane’, Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne announced today.

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8 Dec 2017

Free same sex marriages in the New Year: Inner West bookings now open

Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne has welcomed the passing of marriage equality through the Parliament and officially opened bookings for same sex marriages to take place free of charge in Council’s town halls, community centers and parks for 100 days.

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5 Dec 2017

Improving cycling in the inner west

Inner West Council is improving the bicycle route on Lilyfield Road to make it safer, and more convenient and enjoyable for people of all ages and cycling abilities.

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5 Dec 2017

Celebrate the festive season with Christmas carols

Inner West Council invites locals and visitors to enjoy the festive spirit at Council’s upcoming carols in the park events.

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4 Dec 2017

State Government and Greater Sydney Commission override Council, local residents

Another area of inner west industrial land is under threat of rezoning, as part of the State Government’s ‘gateway’ process which allows developers to bypass local councils.

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4 Dec 2017

Political Children

Spark Youth Theatre, an initiative of Inner West Council, will have its humorous yet hard-hitting show about Safe Schools presented by City of Sydney Library later this week.

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1 Dec 2017

Have Your Say on dog policy

Inner West Council’s review of the policy for dogs in Elliott Park and Balmain Cove is now open for feedback from the community.

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30 Nov 2017

Lords Road back on the agenda?

Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne has accused the State Government and the Greater Sydney Commission of subterfuge in its dealings with the Lords Road Planning Proposal.

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30 Nov 2017

Winners of Inner West Council 2017 Business Environment Awards

The environmental achievements of more than 20 inner west businesses were celebrated at the Inner West Council Business Environment Awards.

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29 Nov 2017

Dawn Fraser Baths Open Day

The iconic Dawn Fraser Baths is throwing open its doors to the public for a free Open Day on Sunday 10 December.

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28 Nov 2017

Mayors agree on bike share framework

A meeting of Mayors from Inner West, City of Sydney, Randwick, Waverly, Woollahra and Canada Bay councils has agreed on a way forward for bike sharing in Sydney.

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28 Nov 2017

Inner West Council plan for the brew believers

The Inner West Council has announced a new plan to amend planning controls and reduce red tape to make it easier for microbreweries to operate and grow in the local area.

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24 Nov 2017

Council Invites Sydney FC to Make Leichhardt Oval Home

Friday 24 November: Council will be officially inviting Sydney FC to make Leichhardt Oval their home ground for two years while the Sydney Football Stadium is being rebuilt from late 2018.

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23 Nov 2017

Creating staff certainty at Inner West Council

Inner West Council will expedite the permanent placement of all outdoor and key worker positions before Christmas.

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22 Nov 2017

2017 Inner West Business Environment Awards

Inner West Council’s Business Environment Awards is on Wednesday 29 November at Camperdown Commons.

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16 Nov 2017

Council supporting our creative communities

A $200,000 live music development fund, the introduction of live music in shopfronts, an expanded street art program and a proposal to bring Vivid to local landmarks are all part of a range of initiatives being investigated to breathe new life into the Sydney’s inner west.

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16 Nov 2017

Have Your Say on Steel Park inclusive playspace

Construction of Inner West Council’s first inclusive play space will commence in mid-2018.

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15 Nov 2017

Inner West Says Yes!

Today we celebrate a large step forward in the long, slow and ceaseless march towards universal human rights in this country.

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14 Nov 2017

Council to host WestConnex Public Meetings

Tuesday 14 November 2017: Council will host two special public meetings for residents in Lilyfield/Rozelle and Leichhardt to discuss the serious impacts of WestConnex in the local area and what Council is doing to oppose the project.

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14 Nov 2017

Claim the Stage and More

Spark Youth Theatre, an initiative of Inner West Council, will present a short performance festival by young people in late November.

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13 Nov 2017

Improving inner west waterways

Inner West Council will investigate improving water quality in the Parramatta River, with a view to creating a safe swim site in the local catchment.

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10 Nov 2017

Transport Minister Blocks Track Free Trams

The State Government has backed away from an agreement to investigate a 21st Century solution for transport woes on Parramatta Road.

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9 Nov 2017

Civic reception to celebrate marriage equality survey result

Inner West Council will hold a free civic reception at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on the evening of Wednesday 15 November, the day the results of the marriage equality survey are released.

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9 Nov 2017

James Morrison returns for Jazz in The Park

Thursday 9 November: Australian Jazz legend James Morrison returns to headline the ever popular Jazz in The Park event at Balmain’s Gladstone Park on Sunday 19 November.

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8 Nov 2017

Council asking: How do you play in the inner west?

Inner West Council is asking citizens to have their say about how, when, where and why they participate in recreational activities in the local area.

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7 Nov 2017

2017 GreenWay Art Prize Winners Announced

Tuesday 7 November 2017: The winner of the 2017 GreenWay Open Art Prize is Jody Graham who has won a $5,000 prize package for her work ‘Drawn from Discarded’.

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7 Nov 2017

Inner west businesses receive a leg up - Council turning off parking meters at night

The new Inner West Council has approved a plan to turn parking meters off at 7pm every night in Leichhardt, Balmain and Rozelle. The reduction in the parking meter hours is part of suite of initiatives being taken by the Council to breathe life into the area’s dining and cultural precincts.

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7 Nov 2017

Helping Learner Drivers Become Safe Drivers

Tuesday 7 November: Inner West Council, with support from Roads and Maritime Services, present a FREE workshop to assist parents and supervisors of novice drivers.

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1 Nov 2017

Dogs to be welcomed back to pubs

Wednesday 1 November 2017: Inner West Council last night voted to reverse a ban on dogs being allowed in inner west pubs, through a motion moved by Mayor Darcy Byrne.

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1 Nov 2017

Inner West Council invests in local sports

Wednesday 1 November 2017: Bold new targets to increase the number of women and girls playing sport in the inner west is part of a package of measures being investigated by Inner West Council to create a healthier community.

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31 Oct 2017

Council awaits Government Green Light on Waterfront Oval upgrade

Tuesday 31 October, 2017: Council is pushing ahead in a bid to gain Government authority approval to turn the two Waterfront Oval playing fields in Callan Park into a modern training and playing facility.

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26 Oct 2017

Sydenham to Bankstown Strategy blueprint for developers

Thursday 26 October 2017: Inner West Council is calling for the State Government to return control of the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor to local councils and work with local government to deliver responsible development of the region.

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26 Oct 2017

Inner West leads the way on renewable energy

Thursday 26 October 2017: Inner West Council has voted to push forward with an environment policy that will see it become a national leader in renewable energy and combating climate change.

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25 Oct 2017

WestConnex EIS inadequate, insufficient, and flawed – despite free ear plugs

Inner West Council has produced an extensive list of demands that will ameliorate the impacts of Stage 3 of WestConnex on local residents – and will certainly go much further that the ear plugs being issued to residents by the road builders.

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25 Oct 2017

Council continues push for Bike Share regulation

Council will continue its push to bring together metropolitan councils to develop a regional response to bike share schemes following yesterday’s launch of the world’s largest bike share operator, Ofo, into the streets of Sydney.

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25 Oct 2017

Council to unite Newtown’s King Street

Inner West Council will seek to boost the economy of Newtown’s King Street by delivering late night retail trading, legalising arts and music in shop fronts and untangling red tape which is confusing business owners on the retail and entertainment strip.

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