Hotel upgrade, democracy downgrade?

Improvement of social equity and the interaction of a community have traditionally been held up as paramount in good urban planning. But local Newtown residents … Read more

Chalking out a reputation

Jessica Chalker feels like a ‘God antenna’. That’s the phrase used by the 26-year-old singer and songwriter from Summer Hill to explain how a stream … Read more

Locals say development goes off the rails

An increasingly loud voice, comprised of local politicians, community action groups and residents, is demanding the two and-a-half hectares around the Rozelle Tram Sheds be … Read more

Post-mortem reveals the real victims of Metro

A couple of months after its official axing, the Metro may just be a distant memory for most residents of Rozelle. But for some, the … Read more

New archive for Newtown

Quite a few people know that AC/DC got their start in Newtown, originally meeting and rehearsing there in the early 1970s. Fewer people, however, are … Read more

Travelling exhibition

The Aboriginal art community of Wangkatjungka is located at the northern end of the Canning Stock route, some 120 kilometres south-east of Fitzroy Crossing, and … Read more

Juvenile convictions halve in Glebe

Glebe police say that a curfew system to keep offenders off the streets at night is working to reduce juvenile crime. The number of violent … Read more

Support for Independent

After less than a year, a survey by Leichhardt Council shows the Inner West Independent has already made a significant impression on local residents. The … Read more

Publisher refutes Courier’s biased report

An Open Letter to the Publisher of the Inner West Courier: The last time I checked there are only two newspapers that send reporters … Read more

Lessons from the past still relevant for today

That venerable organisation, the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, is presenting a free screening of the equally venerable 1996 documentary, Rats in the Ranks, … Read more