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22 Mar 2017

Inner West Heritage Festival

Inner West Council’s Heritage Festival, during April and May, is part of the National Trust’s 35th year of celebrations.

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17 Mar 2017

Classics at Callan Park

Friday 17 March 2017: ‘Classics at Callan Park’ returns this month as a part of Inner West Council’s Sunset Series.

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15 Mar 2017

Staff encouraged to hop on a bike

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017: Inner West Council staff will today embrace electric assist ‘e-bikes’ as part of the March-long Sydney Rides Business Challenge.

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14 Mar 2017

Have Your Say on Council’s draft Inclusion Action Plan

Inner West Council is inviting comment on the draft Inclusion Action Plan, which will improve inclusion of people with a disability and remove barriers to access and participation.

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14 Mar 2017

Authors at Ashfield in April

List of author talks for April 2017

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14 Mar 2017

Work commences on new inner west childcare centre

Tuesday 14 March 2017: Inner West Council has commenced construction of a new childcare centre.

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13 Mar 2017

Inner West Council celebrates Earth Hour

Inner West Council will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour with a series of special events.

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8 Mar 2017

Free information session on solar for business

Going solar is a double win for businesses, saving money and being more environmentally sustainable. ‘Solar for business’ is a free session for companies interested in solar but not sure where to start.

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8 Mar 2017

Strategic Reference Groups up and running

Inner West Council’s eight Strategic Reference Groups (SRG) have all now met for the first time, providing feedback, guidance and recommendations to Council on specific issues such as Council’s Statement of Vision and Priorities, and Inclusion Action Plan.

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3 Mar 2017

Celebrate Harmony Day at Carnival of Cultures

Enjoy a wonderful day of free, fun activities and great entertainment for the whole family at Carnival of Cultures on Sunday 19 March, 10am-4pm at Ashfield Park.

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3 Mar 2017

New cycleways for inner west

Inner West Council has approved three new cycleways for Sydney’s inner west.

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3 Mar 2017

Council cancels David Wolfe event at Marrickville Town Hall

Inner West Council has cancelled the Raw Cacao Dance Party, at which controversial personality David Wolfe was scheduled to appear.

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2 Mar 2017

Inner West residents embrace Perfect Match

Inner West Council’s public art program, Perfect Match, goes from strength to strength – and is being copied by councils around Australia.

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2 Mar 2017

Council Calls on Government to Abandon WestConnex Dive Sites

Thursday 2 March 2017: Inner West Council this week called on the State Government to abandon any further consideration of WestConnex Stage 3 construction dive sites in Lilyfield and Leichhardt.

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28 Feb 2017

GreenWay wins inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Award

The Cooks River to Iron Cove GreenWay has won the inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Award for Great Community Led Project.

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27 Feb 2017

Bairro Português Food & Wine Fair

Inner West Council’s Bairro Português Petersham Food & Wine Fair 2017 is on Sunday 12 March.

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27 Feb 2017

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2017

Monday 27 February 2017: ‘Be Bold For Change’ is the theme to celebrate International Women's Day 2017 at Leichhardt's Pioneers Memorial Park with a twilight supper on 8 March.

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27 Feb 2017

Council Categorically Rejects WestConnex Dive Site Options

Sunday 26 February 2017: A Council report undertaken to examine the feasibility of WestConnex Stage 3 (M4-M5 Link) ‘dive’ site options for tunnelling works in the inner west has raised significant concerns with both options under consideration by Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC), citing technical, ...

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23 Feb 2017

Would I scare you if you saw me now?

Thursday, 23 February, 2017: To coincide with Mardi Gras, Inner West Council is hosting art at the Newtown ArtSeat and the Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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22 Feb 2017

Have your say about the new public space for Balmain

Inner West Council is partnering with Telstra in a project that will create a new landscaped public space on the corner of Darling and Montague streets

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21 Feb 2017

Get Back to Business in the inner west

Inner West Council is supporting Back to Business Week NSW with a series of talks, workshops and meetings

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15 Feb 2017

Revision of Ashfield Aquatic Centre works

The program of works at Ashfield Aquatic Centre (AAC) has been revised, and refurbishment of the centre will now commence no earlier than April 2018.

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14 Feb 2017

Celebrate Life with Seniors Festival 2017

Local seniors are invited to celebrate life in the inner west during March with a jam packed program for Seniors Festival 2017 including a local bus tour, a celebration lunch, a wellbeing expo, and cycling and sustainability workshops.

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13 Feb 2017

February Household Chemical Cleanout & ewaste drop offs

Inner West Council residents now have even more opportunities to safely dispose of unwanted chemicals, and recycle electronic waste.

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10 Feb 2017

Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers

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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9 Feb 2017

Council calls for stronger enforcement of WestConnex works

Inner West Council is calling for the State Government to improve WestConnex compliance enforcement by allowing Council officers to monitor and penalise any breaches of consent conditions.

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6 Feb 2017

Alice Campion: Author talks at Marrickville Library

Under the collective pseudonym Alice Campion, four members of a Sydney book club will be discussing their latest novel The Shifting Light at Marrickville Library, on Wednesday 22 February.

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6 Feb 2017

Feel the Love Celebrates Five Years

Council’s fifth annual ‘Feel the Love’ Mardi Gras reception is set for 16 February at Petersham Town Hall as the Mardi Gras festival continues to be embraced in the inner west.

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31 Jan 2017

Inner West Built Environment Awards 2017

Nominations are now open for the Inner West Built Environment Awards 2017.

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31 Jan 2017

Noise Expert Calls for Cruise Terminal Changes

Tuesday 31 January, 2017: Real time noise monitoring for ships berthed at the White Bay Cruise Terminal is essential to improve outcomes for residents according to a noise mitigation expert.

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31 Jan 2017

Authors at Ashfield in February and March

Author talks for February and March

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30 Jan 2017

At the Green Living Centre in February

Go green at the Green Living Centre in February

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27 Jan 2017

2017 Citizens of the Year

Dennis Laris of Ashfield and Sylvana Mahmic of Marrickville are the joint Inner West Council Citizens of the Year.

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24 Jan 2017

$60,000 Seals Refugee Welcome Centre Staff

West Council and the Justice and Peace Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney are delighted to announce $60,000 in funding that will provide two on-site personnel at the Callan Park Refugee Welcome Centre in Rozelle.

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23 Jan 2017

Photo opportunity - Commencement of Centenary Park Croydon works

MP for Strathfield, Jodi McKay and Inner West Council LRAC Committee Member and former Ashfield Council Mayor Lucille McKenna OAM will speak at the ceremony. Media are invited to attend.

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20 Jan 2017

‘All Things Inner West’ at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

The Australian birds, plants, flowers and people observed on “my bike rides around the Bay Run” are the subjects of a new exhibition at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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18 Jan 2017

Australia Day in Enmore Park

Inner West Council will host Australia Day in Enmore Park, with a stunning line-up of entertainment, food and activities.

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18 Jan 2017

Council Flags Changes with Ausgrid Tree Trimming

Talks with Ausgrid following strong advocacy from Council and the community are targeting the replanting of trees damaged by tree trimming in many inner west streets.

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17 Jan 2017

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2017

Celebrate the Year of the Red Fire Rooster at an Inner West Council Lunar New Year event.

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11 Jan 2017

Call for WestConnex to deliver more parkland

The Inner West Council is calling on the State Government to convert residual lands not used for WestConnex into public parklands or other facilities.

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11 Jan 2017

VPA a big win for the community

Inner west residents will now realise the benefits of a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) that was negotiated in 2014.

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10 Jan 2017

Free Summer Movies Under the Stars

Grab a blanket and some popcorn and enjoy a movie under the stars with Inner West Council’s free Pics in the Park film series this summer.

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9 Jan 2017

At the Green Living Centre in January and February

Go Green this summer by attending one of these workshops, talks or consultations at the Green Living Centre in Newtown.

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21 Dec 2016

Another Consultation Rushed Through at Xmas

Inner West Council is calling on Sydney Ports to extend the consultation on the Noise Mitigation Strategy they are proposing for residents affected by Cruise Ships berthing at White Bay.

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16 Dec 2016

Affordable Housing Policy on public exhibition

Inner West Council’s draft Affordable Housing Policy is now on public exhibition and is open for comment.

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16 Dec 2016

School Holiday activities for children and teens

Inner West Council has an extensive calendar of (mostly free) events to keep the kids and teens busy these school holidays.

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15 Dec 2016

Lords Road Consultation Buried in Christmas Rush

Council is calling on the Sydney Central Planning Panel to extend the due date for submissions on the rezoning of employment land at Lords Road, amid fears that the Community will miss their opportunity to have their say during the Christmas rush.

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13 Dec 2016

Help Council develop a Statement of Vision and Priorities

Inner West Council’s draft Statement of Vision and Priorities is now open for comment.

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9 Dec 2016

Bid to expand number of before-and-after-school places

Inner West Council will create an extra 45 before-and-after school care places to ease the chronic shortage in the inner west.

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9 Dec 2016

Council investing $500,000 to Analyse WestConnex

Inner West Council will spend $500,000 to examine the impacts of WestConnex on inner west streets.

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