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9 Aug 2017

Council calls for fundamental redesigns of WestConnex

Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson today released Council’s detailed expert submission to the State Government on the Stage 3 concept design for WestConnex calling for it to be redesigned to deal with traffic impacts on the area.

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8 Aug 2017

Registrations open soon for 2017 Garage Sale Trail

Registrations open Thursday 10 August for the 2017 Garage Sale Trail, one of Australia’s biggest community events.

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7 Aug 2017

2017 Children’s Book Week in the inner west

Inner West Council is supporting Children’s Book Week with a series of FREE events at Council’s libraries.

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2 Aug 2017

Leichhardt Library Annual Photography Award 2017

Now in its fourth year, the exhibition focuses on the work of some of the inner west’s most talented photographers and celebrates the diversity of the inner west.

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2 Aug 2017

Applications now open for 2018 Chrissie Cotter Gallery and ArtSeat

Inner West Council is inviting local artists to submit ideas for the exhibition of artworks at the Newtown ArtSeat and Chrissie Cotter Gallery for 2018.

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31 Jul 2017

Peter Solness: Luminous at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Well-known photographic light painter Peter Solness is the next artist to feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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31 Jul 2017

Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor public meeting

Residents are urged to attend a public meeting to hear what local community action groups and Council’s concerns are with the State Government’s revised plans to add 8,500 new dwellings along the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor.

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28 Jul 2017

Draft food truck policy on public exhibition

Inner West Council’s new draft Mobile Food Vending policy and draft checklist is now on public exhibition, and everyone is invited to have their say.

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25 Jul 2017

Join a free Perfect Match neighbourhood celebration

Inner West Council, along with Perfect Match artists and property owners, will host neighbourhood celebrations where the community can view the new public artworks and meet Perfect Match artists.

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24 Jul 2017

Perfect Match free street art tours are back

Inner West Council’s public art program, Perfect Match, is back bigger and better than ever in 2017.

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20 Jul 2017

Council opposed to WestConnex M4-M5 Link

Inner West Council is opposing State Government plans for the M4-M5 WestConnex link and is urging local residents to have their say before it’s too late.

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19 Jul 2017

Still time to nominate for Inner West Council elections

Inner West Council is reminding local citizens that there is still time to nominate as a candidate for the local government elections on Saturday 9 September.

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18 Jul 2017

From Material to Product: Sydney’s mercantile past

An exhibition that explores Sydney’s retail and manufacturing history, memory and place is the next to feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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17 Jul 2017

Council urges: Check or update enrolment details

Inner West Council is encouraging all citizens to check their enrolment details are correct, as the local government elections fast approach.

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14 Jul 2017

Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards

Inner West Council’s 2017 Amy Large Volunteer of the Year is Demetra Proestos.

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13 Jul 2017

Lords Road Planning Proposal public meeting

Inner West Council is urging all residents to attend the State Government’s Central Sydney Planning Panel public meeting on the controversial Lords Road Planning Proposal.

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12 Jul 2017

Haberfield Winter Pop Up Borgo street party

A ‘Winter Pop Up Borgo’ Haberfield street party will be held in Federation Plaza, in the heart of Haberfield’s shopping district in Ramsay Street, on Saturday 22 July, 9am – 2pm.

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11 Jul 2017

Become a candidate at Inner West Council elections

Inner West Council is encouraging all citizens to consider becoming a candidate at the forthcoming local government elections.

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10 Jul 2017

Free trees for Inner West Council residents

Inner West Council is giving away free trees to residents in celebration of National Tree Day on Sunday 30 July.

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6 Jul 2017

Stories About Hope at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Unique stories of people who have sought safety in Australia will feature next at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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4 Jul 2017

Amy Large Volunteer of the Year announced next week

Tuesday 4 July 2017: Inner West Council’s inaugural Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards will be presented at Leichhardt Town Hall next week.

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4 Jul 2017

Marrickville Park upgrade opening

Marrickville Park upgrade will be officially opened on Saturday 15 July at 1pm.

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4 Jul 2017

Council Advances State Heritage Listing of Haberfield

Tuesday, 4 July 2017: Council has approved work on a project to list the Haberfield Conservation Area on the State Heritage Register.

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3 Jul 2017

Lords Road Fight Continues at Public Meeting

Inner West Council’s fight against State Government plans to rezone one of the last pieces of valuable industrial land in Leichhardt is set to continue, with the Sydney Central Planning Panel announcing a Public Briefing Session on the proposal.

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30 Jun 2017

Council’s first-ever Budget delivers record capital works spend

Friday 30 June 2017: Inner West Council approved its first-ever integrated draft budget and operational plan at Tuesday night’s Council meeting.

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29 Jun 2017

Inner West Council Grants program opens soon

Inner West Council’s 2017 grants program opens on Monday 3 July. Inner west individuals and community groups are urged to apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding.

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29 Jun 2017

Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor back on the agenda

The State Government’s revised draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy is under review by Inner West Council.

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28 Jun 2017

New Ashfield Aquatic Centre plans approved

Wednesday 28 June, 2017: Inner West Council's $23.5 million Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment will be opened in time for the 2019/20 summer swimming season, with a concept design and funding approved last night.

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27 Jun 2017

Council fast tracking high-rise fire safety checks

Tuesday, 27 June, 2017: In the wake of the Grenfell fire tragedy in London, the Inner West Council is fast tracking a fire safety audit of all high-rise with external cladding in the local government area.

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27 Jun 2017

NAIDOC Week in the inner west

Inner West Council will celebrate the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made to the community during NAIDOC Week 2017 from 2 - 9 July.

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22 Jun 2017

Inner west seniors Art Group wins art competition

Seven members of Inner West Council’s seniors Art Group have won a state-wide art competition that aims to raise awareness of elder abuse.

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21 Jun 2017

Our Energy Future launched today

Inner West Council residents can now receive free energy help and advice from experts, with today’s launch of Our Energy Future (OEF).

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19 Jun 2017

Disconnex: Reframing Resistance at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

A group exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery will showcase salvaged heritage items from homes destroyed due to WestConnex.

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16 Jun 2017

Another planning tick of approval for Sydenham Station Creative Hub

Inner West Council is publicly exhibiting the Sydenham Creative Hub planning proposal, an “exciting” land use project which will transform the area into a cultural precinct while at the same time protecting traditional industries.

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14 Jun 2017

Council works to bolster booming Ashfield

Inner West Council’s $7 million Ashfield Town Centre Upgrade, which commences this week, is part of a big boost in investment in the booming centre.

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14 Jun 2017

Pachamama Festival comes to inner west

Audiences will be treated to unique experiences connecting them to land at the Pachamama Festival on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 June 2017.

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14 Jun 2017

Refugee Week in the inner west

Inner West Council will mark Refugee Week (Sunday 14 June - Saturday 20 June) with events in Marrickville and Ashfield.

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7 Jun 2017

Help Create Our Inner West

Inner West Council is inviting residents to help build a new Community Strategic Plan for the future inner west.

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6 Jun 2017

Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards now open

Inner West Council’s inaugural Amy Large Volunteer of the Year awards are now open.

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5 Jun 2017

Experience the world at Open Inner West

Council’s ‘Open Inner West 2017 festival showcases the rich cultural diversity of Sydney’s inner west.

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2 Jun 2017

100 Days to Council Elections

Friday 2 June marks an important milestone for the Inner West Council – 100 days to Council elections on 9 September.

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2 Jun 2017

Council urges: Share the Path, Share the Road

Inner West Council’s Share the Path and Share the Road campaigns will educate and increase awareness of safe and responsible riding, walking, and driving.

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2 Jun 2017

Community Asked How Council Meetings Should Run

Council is inviting residents to have their say about Council’s new draft Code of Meeting Practice, which is aimed at making sure that all Council’s decisions are made in an open and transparent way.

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2 Jun 2017

Footprints Film Festival 2017 Entries Set to Open

Starting Monday next week, budding filmmakers again have the chance to enter Inner West Council’s annual Footprints Film Festival that showcases the best of Sydney’s short films with an environmental or sustainability theme.

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2 Jun 2017

Council tackles Our Energy Future – one household at a time

Inner West Council is one of eight Sydney councils offering free energy advice to all residents through the Our Energy Future partnership.

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1 Jun 2017

Inner West Council set to be greenest in NSW

Inner West Council is set to become the greenest Council in New South Wales with the endorsement of a new Investment Policy.

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30 May 2017

Council makes inclusion its cornerstone

Inner West Council’s new inclusion action plan will remove barriers to access and participation for people with disability.

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25 May 2017

Guided Electric Transit Gaining Traction

Inner West Council’s ground breaking proposal for a modern public transport solution for Parramatta Road is gaining momentum, with both Northern Beaches Council and the State Government showing interest in the project.

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25 May 2017

WestConnex “Clayton's” consultation an insult to the inner west

Inner West Council has slammed the latest round of WestConnex community consultation as “inaccurate, confusing and misleading”.

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25 May 2017

Council improving the development application process

Council on Tuesday night approved a new Development Assessment Policy aimed at speeding up the development approval process for ‘mums and dads’ developers and reducing costs.

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