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2 Sep 2016

Resignation of Inner West Council Interim General Manager

The Interim General Manager of Inner West Council, Vanessa Chan, has announced her resignation for personal reasons effective from 1 September.

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1 Sep 2016

Full Investigation Needed for WestConnex Asbestos Claims

The Inner West Council has joined the federal Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency in calling for a full investigation of claims that asbestos is being used as part of the construction of the WestConnex Motorway.

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1 Sep 2016

The next exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Chinese artist and photographer, Jim Chen, is the next artist to feature at Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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31 Aug 2016

Big Bike Week Rides into the Inner West

The first ever Inner West Big Bike Week will feature free workshops and events across the new Inner West Council local government area to celebrate NSW Bike Week in September.

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30 Aug 2016

Dulwich Hill Village Fair

Delicious food, live entertainment, a wide range of market stalls and fun for kids – it’s all happening at this year’s Dulwich Hill Village Fair on Sunday 11 September.

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29 Aug 2016

No vote for most inner west residents

Most inner west residents will not be voting at the upcoming local government elections. Residents of the former councils of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville will not go to the polls on Saturday 10 September. The next election for Inner West Council is in September 2017. Only 81 of the ...

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29 Aug 2016

Annual book sale at Dulwich Hill Village Fair

Marrickville Library’s annual book sale will be held as part of the Dulwich Hill Village Fair on Sunday 11 September.

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26 Aug 2016

Tempe Wetlands 100th bird species sighting celebration

Inner West Council will hold a morning tea at Tempe Wetlands to celebrate the 100th bird species sighting - and thank volunteer bird watching group, Tempe Birdos.

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25 Aug 2016

1,000 New Street Trees for Inner West

Inner West Council is on track to plant over 1,000 street trees this planting season. Former Mayor of Marrickville Sam Iskandar was on hand today to see the planting crews in action and congratulate them on an excellent job.

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25 Aug 2016

Young Writers and Critics Winners Announced

Winners have now been announced for the inaugural Young Writers and Critics Awards, presented by Marrickville Library and History.

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24 Aug 2016

2016 Community Grants and ClubGrants announced

Inner West Council last night announced the recipients of some of this year's Council grants.

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23 Aug 2016

September Extends Inner West Event Season

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016: Sydney Fringe Festival, Dulwich Hill Village Fair and Big Bike Week headline a busy month of community events across the inner west in September.

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23 Aug 2016

Marrickville Library and History needs your help

In a bid to increase their picture collection, Marrickville Library and History are calling on residents to submit personal photographs from the 1970s onwards.

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22 Aug 2016

Roald Dahl month at Inner West Library branches

During the upcoming school holidays, Inner West Council Library branches are celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, one of the world’s most treasured children’s authors.

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19 Aug 2016

GLC in September

Turn kitchen scraps into garden gold, learn from experts in sustainable design and get advice on going solar - all at Council’s Green Living Centre during September.

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17 Aug 2016

Applications open for Chrissie Cotter Gallery and ArtSeat 2017

Inner West Council is inviting local artists to submit ideas for the exhibition of artworks at the Newtown ArtSeat and Chrissie Cotter Gallery in 2017.

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16 Aug 2016

New Parking Permits Due by 1 September

Former Leichhardt Council residents have until the end of this month to renew their residential parking permit for the new 2016-18 period.

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12 Aug 2016

Animal inside me, an exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

An art technique first developed by post-impressionist artists in the late 1880s will feature at the next Chrissie Cotter Gallery exhibition. The exhibition, 'Animal inside me' by Zuzu Galova, uses a technique called pointillism – dots for shading and shaping the artwork.

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12 Aug 2016

Footprints Clothing Swap and Bicycle Cinema Return

Now in its sixth year, the much loved Footprints Ecofestival returns to Whites Creek Valley Park Annandale on Sunday 21 August from 11am to 3pm, with hands-on environmental experiences that include a clothing swap and a pedal-powered cinema.

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11 Aug 2016

Footprints EcoFestival 2016 Set to Entertain

Footprints Ecofestival 2016 promises once again be a great community event packed full of entertainment as well as workshops and hands-on environment themed experiences.

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9 Aug 2016

Registrations open 10 August for 2016 Garage Sale Trail

Registrations open on Wednesday 10 August for the 2016 Garage Sale Trail, one of Australia’s biggest community events. This year the Trail is on Saturday 22 October.

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9 Aug 2016

Council Pushes for Genuine WestConnex Consultation

The Inner West Council is urging the Sydney Motorway Corporation to make sure that its upcoming public meetings contain genuine community consultation and are attended by key motorway staff, in order to engage directly with residents and businesses affected by Stage 3 of the WestConnex motorway.

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8 Aug 2016

Children’s Book Week in the Inner West

Inner West Council is supporting Children’s Book Week with a series of events at all Council’s eight libraries. Children’s Book Week is Saturday 20 – Friday 26 August. The theme this year is Australia! Story Country.

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8 Aug 2016

Sydney Fringe 2016 at Marrickville Library and History

Inner West Council’s Marrickville Library and History will work with arts and community organisations to present Sydney Fringe Festival 2016 events.

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5 Aug 2016

New Art at Newtown’s ArtSeat

Katie Cesaro’s bold, monochromatic work is the latest to feature at Newtown’s ArtSeat during Perfect Match 2016. Cesaro, alias Capiche, says her work is an “interactive image that is in a state of constant flux depending on the audiences’ view point”.

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4 Aug 2016

More drops offs for Inner West Council residents

Inner West Council residents will have more opportunities to safely dispose of all their unwanted chemicals and recycle all electronic waste.

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4 Aug 2016

Solar Energy Powers On at Inner West Council

The Inner West Council continues to expand renewable energy across its Council buildings with two new solar panel projects launched this month at the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC).

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1 Aug 2016

Calling artists for Large-Scale Mural Street Art Projects

Artists are being invited to put forward proposals for four large-scale works as part of two exciting new mural street art projects. The artworks will be located in Ashfield’s Town Centre and along the Bay Run and aim to enhance the thriving identity of Sydney’s inner west.

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29 Jul 2016

Community to win new reserve thanks to gifted estate

The late Betty Bell has generously dedicated her estate at 188 Croydon Rd, Croydon to the Inner West Council. The estate, located at the intersection of Croydon Rd and Bay St, Croydon, comprises of 619.7 square metres of land and will be turned into an open reserve, Administrator of the Inner West C ...

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29 Jul 2016

Lisa Kotoulas exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Newtown artist Lisa Kotoulas exhibition, Leakage - A Look into the Hidden or Unknown (and Ultimately Irrelevant) will open on Wednesday 10 August at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

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28 Jul 2016

Community Welcomes WestConnex Compliance Officer

WestConnex Action Groups from across the Inner West have welcomed the appointment of a new WestConnex Compliance officer based at Inner West Council.

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28 Jul 2016

Council announces 2016 Grants

Forty six Arts and Cultural Grants, Independent Artists Grants, Community Grants, and Recreation Grants were approved at Tuesday night’s Council meeting.

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27 Jul 2016

Inner West Schools Embrace Recycling Challenge

School students across the Inner West have won accolades for collecting mobile phones for a national recycling campaign known as ‘Roots & Shoots’ that aims to have a global environmental impact.

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26 Jul 2016

Architecture on Show

Marrickville Library and History will once again host Architecture on Show, a 4-part series of talks at Herb Greedy Hall, Marrickville.

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26 Jul 2016

Authors at Ashfield in September

Authors at Ashfield in September The ever popular Authors at Ashfield series continues in September with another great line up of Author talks.

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25 Jul 2016

Perfect Match 2016: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 August

It’s that Perfect time of the year again. Perfect Match is back and doing what it does best – transforming dull and tagged walls into vibrant and colourful public art.

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25 Jul 2016

Free trees on us!

Inner West Council is giving away free trees to its residents in celebration of National Tree Day on Sunday 21 July. Council will host the free tree giveaway at Steel Park, Marrickville to coincide with a community planting at the site.

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22 Jul 2016

Inner West Schools can embrace sustainability

Inner West Council is expanding the highly successful Our Place Environmental Network. The new Inner West Sustainable Schools Network will provide a forum for environmental and sustainability education issues in schools in Sydney's inner west.

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20 Jul 2016

Residents urged to Get Outside and Grow on National Tree Day

The Inner West Council and Planet Ark are inviting residents to get outside and grow for Planet Ark’s National Tree Day, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today.

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19 Jul 2016

Inner West Council Grants Program now open

Inner west community groups are urged to apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding. Inner West Council has today opened its community grants program, which provides funding of up to $50,000 per project for proposals to improve and enhance local communities.

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18 Jul 2016

Inner West WestConnex Compliance Officer

The inner west community will have a dedicated WestConnex Compliance Officer who will monitor work on the motorway project.

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15 Jul 2016

Footprints Film Festival Entries Closing 31 July

Budding filmmakers have till the end of this month to enter 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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15 Jul 2016

Your say on protecting our history

From the ‘I have a dream’ mural in Newtown to WW1 widows’ housing in Tempe and more, Council is asking community members to have their say on a proposal to protect new heritage items and areas.

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13 Jul 2016

Stage 2 WestConnex works to commence any day now

Inner West Council has received notice that the Australian Government has granted approval for stage two WestConnex (new M5 including St Peters Interchange) works to commence.

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11 Jul 2016

$15 million boost for Parks in Budget

The Inner West Council has allocated $15 million in its 2016/17 budget to improve local parks, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today.

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11 Jul 2016

Roads and footpaths get boost in Budget

The Inner West Council has committed $12.5 million in its budget to improve roads and footpaths in the local area, the Administrator of the Inner West Council, Richard Pearson announced today.

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8 Jul 2016

Inner West Welcomes New Childcare Centres

Council will open two new childcare facilities in 2016/17 that will help to alleviate the acute shortage of childcare places in the inner west.

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8 Jul 2016

$10 Million in DAs approved at Council Meeting

Many residents attended Tuesday night’s ordinary meeting to have their say on development applications. Inner West Council proved that it was getting on with business for the new Council with resident concerns addressed and over $10 million in DAs approved across the Inner West area.

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7 Jul 2016

First Budget Delivers Inner West Services and Infrastructure

A major $14 million development of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre, a $6 million upgrade to Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre, $3.6 million for the upgrade of Camperdown Park and $7.5 million for two new childcare centres in Lilyfield and Marrickville are just a few of the major projects approved in the fi ...

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7 Jul 2016

Tails wagging over new off-leash areas

Tails are wagging over Council’s decision to install permanent dog off-leash areas at Petersham Park and Sydenham Green.

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