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6 Jul 2016

Popular Waterplay Park to be expanded

Council’s has allocated $300k in the 2016/2017 capital budget to fund the expansion of the highly popular Waterplay Park in South Marrickville as well as general improvements.

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6 Jul 2016

Council Meeting Sets Positive Tone

The Inner West Council has put the disruption and chaos of its first meeting behind it, with protesters respecting the right of residents to attend the meeting of the new Council and have their say about local issues.

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4 Jul 2016

Inner West Council Continues to Fight WestConnex

The Inner West Council will formalise its opposition to the WestConnex project at tomorrow night’s meeting, as it continues moves to hire a top lawyer and to finalise the appointment of a compliance officer to monitor work already underway.

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1 Jul 2016

WestConnex Construction Concerns Hit in School Holidays

The Inner West Council is voicing concerns to the Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) about major M4 East construction planned over the July school holidays for the WestConnex project.

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1 Jul 2016

$14 Million to Make Greenway a Reality

The Inner West Council has today welcomed a $7 Million State Government funding commitment for the Greenway, and will match that funding with an additional $7 million.

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1 Jul 2016

Spend the School Holidays at Inner West libraries

Inner West Council libraries are hosting fun and engaging workshops these school holidays, including filmmaking workshops, craft and cooking classes and other activities. Free except where indicated. Bookings essential.

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29 Jun 2016

Council Calls for Return of Cruise Ship Fuel Conditions

The Inner West Council has called for the immediate reinstatement of a low sulphur fuel use regulation that has protected Inner West residents from cruise ship pollution since late last year.

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27 Jun 2016

New Amenities Block a Boon for Bay Runners

The unveiling of a new $400,000 amenities block beside Leichhardt Park No.3 sporting ground will be welcomed by local sports club players, parents and children as well as the thousands of users that pass by it each day on the hugely popular Bay Run pathway.

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24 Jun 2016

Celebrating 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 2016 from 3 - 10 July. The theme this year is Songlines –The living narrative of our nation.

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24 Jun 2016

Next Inner West Council meeting

Inner West Council’s next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 July at the Ashfield Chambers.

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21 Jun 2016

Rozelle Fire Memorial to Mark Two Year Anniversary

A memorial to the victims of the Rozelle Fire will be unveiled on the second anniversary of the tragic event that claimed three lives.

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21 Jun 2016

New Playground Facilities Open for Leichhardt

Council investment in a range of new playgrounds and playground upgrades is keeping pace with the needs of the increasing number of young families calling the Inner West home.

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20 Jun 2016

Countdown to Comic Con-versation

Get ready for Comic Con-versation which is heading to the Inner West with an action packed program of events and activities as part of a massive comic celebration from July 4 to 10 July. This year a record 14 libraries are taking part in the event which celebrates the best of local comic culture wi ...

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17 Jun 2016

Refugee Week 2016 Launch at Inner West Refugee Hub

The Inner West Council has hosted the launch of Refugee Week 2016 at Callan Park, with a host of guests getting a special preview of the Inner West Refugee Welcome Centre hub.

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16 Jun 2016

Successful LRAC meetings

Inner West Council has held its first two Local Representation Advisory Committee (LRAC) meetings, in Ashfield on Tuesday and last night in Leichhardt.

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16 Jun 2016

Local libraries join forces for Comic Con-versation 2016

From Monday 4 July to Sunday 10 July, Marrickville Library and 14 other Sydney libraries are uniting for Comic Con-versation 2016 – a celebration of the thriving local comic culture.

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10 Jun 2016

Inner West Council celebrates Refugee Week

Inner West Council will host the official NSW launch of Refugee Week 2016 at its new Inner West Refugee Welcome Centre.

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9 Jun 2016

Inner West Council remains firm on WestConnex

The position of the new Inner West Council on the WestConnex project has not and will not change.

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9 Jun 2016

Former Mayors and Councillors to Work with Administrator

Former Mayors and Councillors will step back into action next week, with representatives from across the inner west agreeing to help shape decisions of the new Inner West Council.

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8 Jun 2016

Footprints Film Festival Rides On

Entries have opened for 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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6 Jun 2016

Inner West Council Exhibits First Draft Budget

The first Operational Plan and Budget of the new Inner West Council is now on exhibition, delivering the visions of the previous Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils for the coming year.

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6 Jun 2016

Drug Action Week 2016

Inner West Council is supporting Drug Action Week, to raise awareness of drug and alcohol issues in young people.

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6 Jun 2016

2016 Open Marrickville 10 days 57 cultures, 17 - 26 June

Ten days of free celebrations and events, great food, art, children's activities, talks, live music, and a sacred sights and food tours, commence soon for 2016 Open Marrickville.

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6 Jun 2016

Young environmental advocates in spotlight

Inner West Council’s Marrickville Library Anne Nguyen Award for Young Enviro Champions will unearth passionate environment supporters aged 12-18 who live, work or study in the local area.

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3 Jun 2016

WestConnex Notifies of Geotechnical drilling in Leichhardt

The WestConnex Delivery Authority has advised Council that they will be undertaking geotechnical investigations in various locations along Darley Road, near Charles Street and Elswick Street, Leichhardt.

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3 Jun 2016

Potentially life-saving defibrillator installed at Mackey Park

Inner West Council has supported the installation of an automatic electronic defibrillator at Mackey Park. The AED system, the first NSW defibrillator installed in NSW as a result of the Heartbeat of Football program, was unveiled yesterday by Socceroos Tim Cahill and Bailey Wright, who also launche ...

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3 Jun 2016

Roaming Short Play Festival Tours Inner West

For three months, a group of talented young people from across the Inner West have been mentored by industry professionals to write, direct and perform their own short plays.

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31 May 2016

Community Focus Drives Printmaking Exhibition

Tuesday 31 May, 2016: Printmaker Stephen Corry draws on his interaction with his local inner west community in a new exhibition opening this week at Leichhardt Library.

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31 May 2016

Funding for Cooks River welcomed by Council

The Administrator of Inner West Council today welcomed the funding announcement by the Australian Government for Cooks River recovery and wetland restoration projects.

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30 May 2016

Leichhardt Library Launches Inspirational Traveller’s Tales

The lure of journeys into the unknown will be the drawcard of a new series of author talks known as ‘Traveller’s Tales’ to be launched at Leichhardt Library in June.

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28 May 2016

Fans get to meet the Caltex Socceroos at Leichhardt Oval on Thursday

Fresh from their recent match against England, football fans will get the opportunity to meet their favourite Caltex Socceroos including Mile Jedinak, Aaron Mooy, Robbie Kruse and Tom Rogic at the Caltex Socceroos Fan Day at Leichhardt Oval on Thursday 2 June.

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20 May 2016

Tom Uren Walking Trail Marks a Fitting Tribute

The community of the inner west and beyond is invited to celebrate the life and legacy of local Balmain resident and national icon Tom Uren, with the launch of the Tom Uren Walking Trail on Saturday, 28 May.

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20 May 2016

Administrator Pledges to Represent Inner West Residents

The Administrator of the new Inner West Council Mr Richard Pearson, has emphasised his commitment to representing the views of inner west residents in all matters, including WestConnex.

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20 May 2016

Citizens of the Year Celebrated at Leichhardt Oval

A local bushcare advocate and a supporter of local teens and their families have been recognised as Leichhardt Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year.

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20 May 2016

Inner West Council Facebook Posts

Council has been notified that a number of WestConnex Posts have been removed from the previous Leichhardt Council Facebook Page.

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19 May 2016

Have Your Say on Cooks River Parklands

The Inner West Council community is invited to comment on plans to improve recreation and environmental outcomes for the Cooks River and its parklands.

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17 May 2016

Business As Usual for Residents of New Inner West Council

Residents of the new Inner West Council will continue to receive the high quality services they expect from their new local council, along with a $15 million boost to community projects and services.

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17 May 2016

Inner West Council Administrator and Interim General Manager

Mr Richard Pearson has been appointed as Administrator of Inner West Council and Ms Vanessa Chan as the Interim General Manager following the merger of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils.

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