Category: local issues

Perfect Match Mural weekend is almost here

Perfect Match Mural weekend is almost here
The Ox King. Work in progress.   Thankfully the recently amalgamated Inner West Council has decided to continue running the Perfect Match Mural Program which invites local property owners to find their “Perfect Match”. Council plays Cupid by matching property owners with an artists to transform their public wall into an artwork.   Alex Lehours   This year the free tours and... 

Big things ahead for Tiny Homes

Big things ahead for Tiny Homes
What’s not to love about the Tiny Home movement? Creative spaces, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly, transportable and cost effective! Grant Emans is the man behind Designer Eco (Tiny) Homes and has been receiving a lot of positive press with the creation of his latest tiny home. Having recently visited America, attending the Tiny Home Conference in North Carolina, a big thanks to Grant... 

Interview: Newtown Fire Station Officer, Matt Murphy

Interview: Newtown Fire Station Officer, Matt Murphy
How long have you been working at the Newtown Fire Station and what is your role at the station? I started my career as a fireman in Newtown in 1987. It was a pretty wild place for a naïve suburban kid but I loved it and moved to the area in the early 90s. I got transferred  to Ashfield two years later for a bit, then 11 years at Leichhardt. After I became an officer I applied for Newtown or a... 

Inner West Spring Festival line-up

Inner West Spring Festival line-up
Despite what the weather might be telling us, Spring is definitely here and the festival season is well and truly upon us. I visited the Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast Festival on Sunday and despite the hot conditions there as a massive turnout with food stalls lining the streets. The line up of Spring Festivals over the next couple of months is sure to keep Inner Westies busy. Put these dates in... 

Spring Festival season is here!

Spring Festival season is here!
I love this time of year because Spring is jammed packed full of festivals. The first Spring Festival is kicking off in Marrickville on Sunday 21 October, closely followed by Surry Hills, Newtown and then the Glebe Street Fair. Keep the following dates free because there will be loads of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. Marrickville Festival Sunday 21 October 11am – 5pm Marrickville... 

King Street Report, May 2012

King Street Report, May 2012
Sadly evidence of the retail downturn continues to hit King Street with more shop closures recently of long standing stores including Books on King and Seduce which coincidentally are next door neighbours and now sit empty. Continuing down this side of King Street, Monster Thread’s previous location has been finally occupied with new tenant Telstra moving in a few months ago. Further south,... 

Sydney Fringe vs Italy vs Portugal

Sydney Fringe vs Italy vs Portugal
Hi there Inner Westies! Just thought I should let you know that the blogs will probably be few and far between (if any) over the next 4 weeks because I am going on holidays…Yeehaa! I’m currently trying to find some summer clothes to fit into and packing my bags as I am heading off to Italy and Portugal with Scootergirl for a whole month! I know, I know, what have I got myself in for? Well... 

Winter closures and Pre-Spring Openings!

Winter closures and Pre-Spring Openings!
The last month of winter has seen several new business ventures spring to life on King St and sadly a few closures as well. Starting at 228 King St, which last month was Joshua & Sean, has quickly re-opened as Kaboodle, an accessories store which many of you might know from various markets around town. They also stock Red Dog Designs which we have blogged about previously. I know a lot of you will... 

Marrickville Road is full of surprises

Marrickville Road is full of surprises
It’s not everyday you can walk down a street and say “There is a shark on the roof!” It is also a very strange thing to be seeing in the Inner West of Sydney, not a well known area for shark spotting. For those of you that may not be familiar with Marrickville Road, it has some interesting roof art going on. The shark on the end of a fishing line above the Marrickville Seafood shop... 

Local Inner West business supporting “Cook for a Cure”

Local Inner West business supporting
We know everyone is lacing up their shoelaces, taking practice walks around the streets of Sydney, and gearing up for City2Surf, but if you’re more of a foodie (and who isn’t!) join us this August to cook a great meal with friends and family and help out a good cause at the same time! Cook for a Cure is a new nationwide community event, launched by Research Australia and running for the month... 
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