Inner West Independent

Inner West to commit over $2 million for inclusive playgrounds

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has unanimously committed over $2 million from its next two budgets for the planning, design and construction of inclusive playgrounds across all of its five wards, which Labor councillor Mat Howard said would give "many children living with disability" the chance to play. The proposal was tabled at […]

Albanese to be sworn in as prime minister on Monday

By DANIEL LO SURDO Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia on Monday with four senior Labor ministers before flying to Tokyo for a Quad leaders meeting on Tuesday. While it is yet to be confirmed if Labor will be able to form a majority government following Saturday's election, […]

Anthony Albanese to become the 31st Australian Prime Minister

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner city-raised and Marrickville local Anthony Albanese will become the 31st Australian Prime Minister after Scott Morrison conceded defeat amid a disaster election day for the Liberal Party. Key Labor victories in Western Australia and Victoria, and swings to Independent and Greens candidates in Liberal seats in the eastern states, […]

Grayndler called for Albanese as Labor look to take government

By SHARLOTTE THOU Labor leader and longtime Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese has been called as the winner of the Inner West seat, as the party continues its challenge against the Coalition to take government on election night. With over 20 per cent of votes counted at the time of publication, Albanese has received just […]

School students protest for school zone in St Peters

By ERIN MODARO For a second consecutive year students at St Peters Public School will protest safety concerns about a crossing on Campbell Street. Students and parents organising the protest are voicing their concerns about the dangers of the crossing, with several incidents involving pedestrian near-misses having occurred in the past.   Sarina Kilham, whose […]

Leichhardt skate park approved by council despite local concerns

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West Council has officially approved plans for a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt.  The plan was carried at the latest Inner West council meeting earlier in May. Approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following the initial adoption of the Leichhardt Park management plan […]

Police call for public assistance after Petersham motorcycle crash

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Police has called for public assistance after the driver and passenger of an orange four-wheel-drive fled the area of a crash with a motorcycle driver who was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. Emergency services responded to reports of a vehicle and a motorcycle crashing on Parramatta Road in […]

Transport for NSW kept Inner West Council in the dark about St Peters contamination

By WENDY BACON Transport for NSW failed to inform Inner West Council (IWC) about public safety concerns for land in St Peters that it wanted the Council to manage as a park. A City Hub investigation has found that the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s concerns about hazard risks at the site led it to require […]

Balmain Leagues Club site no longer needed for Western Harbour Tunnel

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW government announced on Tuesday that the abandoned site of the Balmain Leagues Club would no longer be required as part of the multi-billion dollar Western Harbour Tunnel project, in a move that has been celebrated by the Inner West community. Transport for NSW said that the site was discovered […]

Emergency safety orders issued to Balmain Leagues Club after fire

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has issued emergency safety orders to clean up the Balmain Leagues Club after a large fire was discovered at the disused site earlier this month. Last week, a suspicious fire arose from the abandoned Balmain Leagues Club leaving black smoke blowing into the sky and disrupted traffic in […]