INNER WEST INDEPENDENT

For local grocers, it’s all about the community

“My first reaction? I was scared I’m going to lose 25 years worth of work we’ve put into the neighbourhood.” Ask Sam Abouchrouche, proprietor of … Read more

Fighting the Woolly mammoth

Angered, and inspired to act, in equal measure – community disquiet is growing towards the proposal for a Woolworths on Parramatta Road in Annandale. The … Read more

Taking a stroll through history

Ask Sue Tronser, President of the Heritage Group of Leichhardt District, about the changes she’s experienced in the area over 15 years, and she’ll speak … Read more

Extension for light rail ‘welcomed’

The State Government has moved forward with the long-anticipated inner west light rail extension, with Premier Kristina Keneally confirming work on the project would begin … Read more

Tigers lick their wounds over JRPP rejection

It barely had a chance to take a lull before the next round of salvos were launched – Tigers Leagues Club developer Rozelle Village has … Read more

Censored exhibition finally sees the light of day

A photography exhibition on Palestinian refugees, deemed too hot to handle a couple of years ago, will finally be shown at Leichhardt Town Hall during … Read more

Standing up against getting run down

Last September, this paper reported on the hazards for pedestrians trying to cross Booth Street in Annandale (‘Traffic calming in Annandale provokes frustration’). There remain … Read more

Win for developers as Council counts the cost

Leichhardt Council is to move forward on preparations for a new Developer Contributions (Section 94) Plan utilising fixed-percentage levies. The resolution, voted on at the … Read more

Writer-fest returns to Callan Park

For most writers, the constant turnover of new ideas, angles and inspiration is crucial to the creative process. The NSW Writers’ Centre aims to harness … Read more

Cultural Centre breaks through the funds barrier

Years of hard work have finally paid off for the staff at the Cultural Centre in Leichhardt’s Italian Forum, with the enterprise securing nearly $3.7 … Read more