Inner West Council

Our Candidates

Dylan Griffiths, 2021 Greens candidate for Djarrawunang (Ashfield) Ward, Inner West Council

Dylan Griffiths

candidate for Inner West Council – Djarrawunang (Ashfield) Ward

I’ve lived in the Inner West for 25 years, I work at the University of Sydney and study postgraduate Urban Planning. I am pleased to be part of an inclusive, caring, and progressive community. Our Council should be like us. With our area changing rapidly, its vital that you have a voice – let’s work together to protect what we love about the environment and culture of the Inner West. On council I will ensure change is driven by and for our community, not developer profit.

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Justine Langford, 2021 Greens candidate for Midjuburi (Marrickville) Ward, Inner West Council

Justine Langford

candidate for Inner West Council – Midjuburi (Marrickville) Ward

I’m passionate about our environment, local democracy, social justice and building a strong and vibrant local community. I know and love the Inner West, enjoy the diverse and friendly community, the arts and creativity, beautiful Cooks River and parklands, live music, cafes, bars and restaurants. I’m hoping for your support to be your progressive Greens voice on Council. Together we can make the Inner West an even better place to live, work and play.

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Kobi Shetty, 2021 Greens candidate for Baludarri (Balmain) Ward, Inner West Council

Kobi Shetty

candidate for Inner West Council – Baludarri (Balmain) Ward

I’m a long term local resident, a mum to three young kids and a passionate activist. Many of us have found ourselves spending more time in our local neighbourhoods, and it has made it even more apparent how important it is to have access to green spaces, to have well maintained footpaths and bike lanes, and for our local high streets to be thriving community hubs. That’s why I’m running for Council. 

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Liz Atkins, 2021 Greens candidate for Damun (Stanmore) Ward, Inner West Council

Liz Atkins

candidate for Inner West Council – Damun (Stanmore) Ward

I have lived in Damun Ward, where I brought up two sons, for the last 16 years. I’m a lawyer and I’ve been an active campaigner and volunteer in the LGBTIQ+ community for over 2 decades. I’m running for Council because local government is where we can influence what happens in our community. Our community should be diverse and connected, somewhere that everyone can find a place to live close to work and study, feels safe and doesn’t have to look too far for interesting things to do. 

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Marghanita da Cruz, 2021 Greens candidate for Galgadya (Leichhardt) Ward, Inner West Council

Cr Marghanita Da Cruz

candidate for Inner West Council – Galgadya (Leichhardt) Ward

For over 20 years, I have championed Bushcare, Water Sensitive Urban Design and Heritage in the Inner West. It has been an honour to represent the Galgadya (Leichhardt Ward) since September 2017. With your support, during a second term I would work on rebuilding the Council’s relationship with the community, improving transparency and incorporating affordable, sustainable housing into Council’s property portfolio.

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Our Plans and Priorities

Saving Marrickville’s Historic Houses

Much of the housing stock across the former Marrickville Local Government Area (LGA) is from the Victorian, Federation and Inter–war periods (fig1). It is these historic buildings, with their character and embodied energy that The Greens want to protect, preserve and...

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All our policies for the Inner West

Arts and Culture Electric Vehicles Green Energy  Public Toilets Early Childhood Developer Levy  De-amalgamation Active Transport Open space Tree Canopy Dog Poo Composting Affordable Housing Disability Inclusion Natural Turf  Stop Roundup Spraying  Small Business ...

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An Inner West for all: LGBTIQ+ inclusion

The Inner West is one of the most diverse local government areas in the country and the Inner West Council is seen as LGBTIQ+ friendly. But it can do more to give space and voice to diversity and inclusivity, and to fulfil past promises to the community. Greens on...

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Rebuilding our Main Streets and Small Businesses

The Greens recognise that our main streets are a meeting place for our local communities. They host a variety of businesses, as well as core services such as banks, post offices, newsagents, greengrocers, pharmacies, bakers, and small supermarkets, all of which are...

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Art and culture in the Inner West

The Greens acknowledge the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation as the custodians of this land, and the unique role of First Nations people in the artistic and cultural life of the inner west and will ensure that all our programs embed this. One in ten...

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Electric Vehicles for the Inner West

The Inner West Greens acknowledge that transport is Australia’s third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 17 percent of total emissions, with the highest rate of growth. Approximately 11% of the council's emissions come from transport. As such...

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Green energy for the Inner West

The Greens acknowledge that climate change poses one of the greatest threats to our world in human history, and urgent local, national and global action is required now to ensure a safe climate. We commit to implementing ambitious actions to help mitigate climate...

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Accessible, functional and inclusive public toilets

Accessible, functional and inclusive public toilets Public toilets are a right. Everyone deserves access to basic sanitation and hygiene. Providing safe, accessible and inclusive public toilets is essential to community participation. In addition to using toilets to...

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How do we Compare?

Do you want to know some of the key differences between our Greens candidates and the Labor candidates and Liberal candidates in the Inner West? We have created these checklists to show you for each ward. Check them out below by clicking to zoom! Have any questions...

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Our Plan for the Inner West: visualised

We have created these beautiful maps to illustrate parts of our plan for each ward of the Inner West. Check them out below. (Click to Zoom in!) Djarrawunang/Ashfield Ward: Baludarri/Balmain Ward: Gulgadya/Leichhardt Ward: Midjuburi/Marrickville Ward: Damun/Stanmore...

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A Caring Inner West: early childhood

A progressive council supports all residents to access children’s and family services. This includes, where necessary, council  subsidising our children and family services. The entire community benefits from these services and users should not need to bear the entire...

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