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16 Feb 2018

Council throws weight behind Save Marrickville Rally

Inner West Council is supporting a rally against overdevelopment in Marrickville, organised by the Save Marrickville group.

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15 Feb 2018

Library events this March

March sees another great line up of events, from Campbell McConachie’s fascinating insights into the mind of a multiple murder, to a workshop on refining podcasts and Kelly Rimmer on her new book, Before I Let You Go.

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15 Feb 2018

Sydney Swans to battle GWS Giants at Henson Park

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne and Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley have urged footy fans in the inner west to get down to Marrickville’s Henson Park on Friday February 23 to witness the Swans and GWS Giants write another chapter in their cross-city rivalry.

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14 Feb 2018

Good news for affordable housing

Wednesday 14 February 2018: Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne today welcomed a decision by the State Government to finally act on calls from Council to amend planning laws to make it easier to force developers to provide affordable housing in new housing developments.

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14 Feb 2018

Council fuming as Minister flogs inner west buses to private operator

Inner West Council is outraged at the announcement today by Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance that inner west bus services, over a third of Sydney’s bus services will be handed to Transit Systems, a private bus operator.

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13 Feb 2018

Australia Day and Reconciliation for the Inner West

Inner West Council has voted to establish a Frontier War Memorial to commemorate the true history of invasion and colonisation in Sydney, and will support a pilot Aboriginal language program with the intention of making it available to all pre-school children in the inner west.

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8 Feb 2018

Young Creatives Awards 2018 call for entries

Inner West Library and History is seeking talented illustrators and writers for the 2018 Young Creatives Awards.

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7 Feb 2018

Latest on the former Balmain Leagues Club

Inner West Council has received preliminary advice (known as a ‘Pre-DA’) for the redevelopment of the former Balmain Leagues Club on Victoria Road in Rozelle.

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6 Feb 2018

Meeting to outline the future of Callan Park

Tuesday 6 February 2018: All citizens and stakeholders interested in the future of Callan Park are invited to attend a public meeting at Leichhardt Oval this month.

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6 Feb 2018

Safer driving workshop for learner drivers

Tuesday 6 February, 2018: Inner West Council, with support from Roads and Maritime Services, present a FREE workshop to assist parents and supervisors of learner drivers.

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5 Feb 2018

New Eco Water Garden to bring education, play and environmental opportunities

Students at Marrickville West Public School this year will have an innovative and interactive Water Garden, thanks to Inner West Council, the school and NSW Department of Education.

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2 Feb 2018

Inner West Council proudly celebrates six years of Feel The Love

Friday 2 February: The Inner West Council’s annual “Feel the Love” Mardi Gras reception kicks off on Thursday February 15 at Petersham Town Hall.

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2 Feb 2018

Heritage - Peranakan exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

An exhibition inspired by “a blend of eastern and western mythologies with the reality of current events” features next at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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31 Jan 2018

New state-of-the-art skate space opens soon

The inner west’s newest skate space, in Sydenham Green, will be officially opened by Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne on Saturday 10 February.

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29 Jan 2018

Lunar New Year in the inner west

Inner West Council will celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dog with a series of events culminating in the annual festival in Ashfield Civic Centre.

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29 Jan 2018

2018 Citizens of the Year

Newtown’s Sarah Midgley - NSW Co-Convenor of Australian Marriage Equality - is Inner West Council’s 2018 Citizen of the Year.

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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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11 Dec 2017

Council to provide free swimming lessons for refugees

Inner West Council is set to dedicate free places in the Learn to Swim programs at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC) to refugee children.

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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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