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

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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Active Transport Policy

We commit to: Walkable suburbs Improve amenities to enable safer and more accessible walking, including more drinking fountains/water refill stations, shade trees, seating, bins, dog facilities, shelter, appropriate lighting, public toilets and accessible crossings...

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A Green Inner West: our tree canopy

Two years ago Council changed the Tree Management Development Control Plan to permit easier removal of trees within 2 metres of a dwelling house or garage The result has been a reduction of 20 hectares in canopy on private land. Despite an increase in canopy on public...

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Dog poo composting initiative

Did you know that Australian dogs poo the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each month?! This is around 52000 tonnes or equivalent to around 1734 tonnes per day. Dog poo that goes into the red waste bin ends up in landfill and continues to produce methane, a...

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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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The Greens plan for our community

The Inner West is an amazing place to live: vibrant and full of diversity. We’re lucky to live in a welcoming community where people care for one another and stand up for what matters. But disappointingly, our Council isn’t getting the basics right. The Greens have a...

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Housing as a right

The Greens will take action on housing affordability The Greens want an Inner West for all of us – not just the wealthy few. The Inner West’s diversity depends on the ability of people to be able to afford to live in the area. A fairer Inner West where everyone has a...

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