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14 Oct 2016

Shopping Study Shows Opportunities for Darling Street

The Inner West Council is set to level the playing field for Balmain businesses up against big mall operators, with ground-breaking research originally commissioned by the former Leichhardt Council giving an insight into spending habits on Darling Street.

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14 Oct 2016

New LRAC Structure to Increase Representation

The Inner West Council is consulting with the Local Representation Advisory Committees on changes to their structure that will allow them to play a larger part in bigger issues for the new Council.

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12 Oct 2016

LRACs Broaden Focus to Whole Inner West

The Inner West Council Local Representation Advisory Committees (LRACs) are broadening their focus, with the Committees combining into one, whole of Inner West group.

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11 Oct 2016

Let Marrickville Festival 2016 entertain you

Inner West Council’s Marrickville Festival is on soon.

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7 Oct 2016

Inner west councils demand Cooks River trees be saved

Inner West Council is working with other stakeholders to save up to 800 trees that have been tagged for possible removal by energy companies.

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7 Oct 2016

Ashfield Aquatic Centre redeveloped for Christmas 2018

Inner West Council’s $19.6 million Ashfield Aquatic Centre redevelopment is on track to be completed in time for the 2018/19 summer swimming season, with a new Learn to Swim Pool and restored 50 metre and water polo pools to be available.

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7 Oct 2016

Open Inner West 2017 grant applications now open

Applications are now open for events and activities as part of Inner West Council's ten day festival, Open Inner West 2017.

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7 Oct 2016

Wall2Wall Mural Entries Closing Soon

The hugely successful Wall2Wall public art competition is celebrating its tenth birthday with three big and bold new sites where local artists can share their work.

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7 Oct 2016

Volunteer for Graffiti Removal Day 2016

Inner West Council will support Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday 30 October.

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6 Oct 2016

New art at ArtSeat – Nocturnal Vibrations

A photographic portrayal of what Newtown might look like on a beautiful clear night without any light pollution is the latest art to feature at Council’s ArtSeat.

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6 Oct 2016

How many ibis?

Inner West Council is encouraging residents to participate in the upcoming annual Australian White Ibis Community Survey, and Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

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6 Oct 2016

Inner West Council Meetings to Live Stream on YouTube

Live streaming of Inner Council meetings via YouTube will start this year in a move to make it easier for many more in the community to follow meetings and hear about issues that interest them.

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5 Oct 2016

Salsa 4 Seniors dance classes

Inner West Council’s activities for seniors are expanding to include Salsa 4 Senior classes.

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5 Oct 2016

Art Therapists exhibition for Mental Health Month at CCG

Nineteen Masters-trained Art Therapists are exhibiting their work at Chrissie Cotter Gallery during October, Mental Health Month.

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30 Sep 2016

Have your say on Marrickville Town Centre upgrade

Inner West Council is asking residents and businesses: “What do you love about the Marrickville Town Centre? What would you change?”

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30 Sep 2016

Residents Urged to Report Illegal Dumping

Inner West Council residents are invited to get smart to help get rid of illegal dumping in our community.

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30 Sep 2016

Triple M’s Gus Worland at Marrickville Library

Popular Triple M radio host Gus Worland is discussing his new book, How to Lose a Few Kegs (without busting a gut) at Marrickville Library on Wednesday 19 October.

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29 Sep 2016

10 Year Plan to improve Cooks River Parklands

Council will dedicate more than $6 million to improve recreation and environmental outcomes for the Cooks River and its parklands over the next 10 years.

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29 Sep 2016

Have Your Say on $14 million Major Projects Program

Inner West Council is asking the local community to have a say on how NSW Government funding should be spent on major projects for the local government area.

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28 Sep 2016

Residents invited to Have Say on Council decisions

Inner West Council is inviting residents to join a number of interim Reference Groups that will ensure the community has a direct say in decisions affecting the local area.

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28 Sep 2016

Inner West Council Wins against Balmain Leagues Overdevelopment

Inner West Council has this morning won a long battle against the overdevelopment of the Balmain Leagues Club Site, with an appeal by Rozelle Village dismissed on all grounds by the NSW Land and Environment Court.

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28 Sep 2016

Ausgrid Commits to Reduce Tree Trimming

Inner West Council has received a commitment from Ausgrid that contractors will reduce the cutback they are carrying out on local street trees following strong advocacy from Council and the community.

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27 Sep 2016

Legal Advice Dashes WestConnex Hopes

Advice from prominent Sydney barrister Tim Robertson SC has indicated that there is no chance of Inner West Council mounting a successful legal challenge against the unpopular WestConnex Motorway project.

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27 Sep 2016

Inner West Council Embraces Planning Panel

Inner West Council has tonight agreed to introduce an independent hearing and assessment panel (IHAP) to be known as the Inner West Planning Panel.

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27 Sep 2016

Festival Season in the Inner West

Spring is the season of Festivals and Fairs in the inner west.

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27 Sep 2016

Have Your Say on Victoria Road Precinct Planning Proposal

A proposal to rezone industrial land in Marrickville to allow for new homes and businesses is now on public exhibition and inner west residents are invited to have their say.

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23 Sep 2016

New Inner West Sporting Facilities Ready for Spring

Just in time for the Spring school holidays and summer sport, Council has recently unveiled a raft of sporting facility upgrades across the Inner West.

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23 Sep 2016

Council Concerned by Potential WestConnex Dive Sites

Council is calling on the Government and Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) to immediately release more information to the community on its tunnelling plans for Stage 3 construction of the WestConnex motorway.

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23 Sep 2016

Business Environment Awards

Council is encouraging local businesses to celebrate their sustainable achievements by nominating for this year’s Business Environment Awards (BEA).

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22 Sep 2016

Wall2Wall Celebrates Ten Years

Council is celebrating the tenth birthday of the hugely successful Wall2Wall public art competition by commissioning a new mural opposite the White Bay Cruise Terminal.

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22 Sep 2016

NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout 2016 Comes to Leichhardt Oval

One of the biggest events in the Indigenous Sporting calendar will hit the inner west this week, with the Koori Knockout bringing great League and a focus on culture and the Aboriginal spirit to Leichhardt.

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22 Sep 2016

Fundraiser exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - ColourWall

Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery is the venue for a fundraising exhibition by staff from the Art Gallery of NSW. Art Staff for Charity hope to raise over $10,000 for Save the Children, according to spokesperson Emma Smith.

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21 Sep 2016

New structure to deliver savings for Inner West Council

The Inner West Council is set to forge ahead with a new permanent senior staff structure which has already proven successful in the local government industry and will deliver big savings and strong services for the community.

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21 Sep 2016

Glowing Result for Inspector Bin

Glowing Result for Inspector Bin

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19 Sep 2016

Preposterous Saints Arrive in Balmain

Among many joys to take from Sydney based artist Chaia Fein’s fascinating book of stories and illustrations ‘Preposterous Saints’, one is that religious inspired imagery need not always be pious.

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16 Sep 2016

Something for everyone in the school holidays

Inner West Council will host a huge range of activities for kids and young people during the school holidays, from 24 September - 9 October.

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13 Sep 2016

By Virtue of Nothing at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

A multi-media installation by Jasmin Vrachas and Linda Seiffert is the next exhibition to feature at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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13 Sep 2016

What to do when Solar Feed-in Tariffs end this year

The Solar Feed-in Tariff or Solar Bonus Scheme in NSW ends in December 2016. The Green Living Centre is organising a workshop, ‘Life after Feed-in Tariff’, that explains what this means for households with rooftop solar.

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12 Sep 2016

Microchip your pet for free

Inner West Council will provide free microchipping for dogs and cats on Sunday 25 September. The service will be available to all residents living within the Inner West Council area.

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9 Sep 2016

Experienced GM to step in at Inner West Council

Inner West Council today announced the appointment of Rik Hart as its new Interim General Manager following the resignation of Vanessa Chan last week.

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9 Sep 2016

On Track: Searching Out the Bundian Way

The next chapter in a series of free ‘Traveler’s Tales’ author talks will feature an epic bushwalking story, uncovering the history, country and rediscovery of a rare surviving ancient pathway used by Aboriginal people over thousands of years, the Bundian Way.

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9 Sep 2016

Feast of Flavours to kick off October street festival season

The Feast of Flavours street food festivals will make a welcome return this year with Ashfield’s Tastes of Asia scheduled for Friday 7 October, followed by Summer Hill’s Neighbourhood Feast on Sunday 9 October.

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8 Sep 2016

Council and Fringe Hosts Creative Spaces Forum

In conjunction with the Sydney Fringe Festival, this Saturday 10 September will see the Inner West Council present ‘Opening Creative Spaces – An expert panel discussion.’

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7 Sep 2016

Access Award Winner Celebrates Inclusion

Rozelle fruit and vegetable business Darling Fresh has won the 2016 Inner West Council Community Access Award 2016 for its support of improving accessibility for the whole community.

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6 Sep 2016

Get to Know the Neighbours in Nostalgic Exhibition

Get to know your long lost neighbour at the Neighbours: Past and Present exhibition at Leichhardt Library this month.

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6 Sep 2016

Inner West Council wins

Two Inner West Council employees have been recognised at the 2016 Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference.

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6 Sep 2016

Upcoming Author Talks at Ashfield

Get ready for another great line up of Author talks at Ashfield. The ever popular series is set to take you on a journey from stories of Australians in the Second World War to the American Presidential Election, to finding sanity and an illustrated lecture of the moon.

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6 Sep 2016

Guardian editor Lucy Clark discusses the broken education system

Marrickville Library and History is hosting author and journalist Lucy Clark to discuss her latest book, Beautiful Failures, on Wednesday 21 September.

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5 Sep 2016

Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Dulwich Hill is now open

The Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, located at 362-372 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, is now open.

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2 Sep 2016

Sustainable House Day

Residents will uncover secrets of sustainable design on Sustainable House Day, Sunday 11 September with walking and cycling tours and a free talk with a sustainable interior designer.

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