Inner West Council

Inner West Council is a local government area located in the inner western region of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The council makes up the eastern part of this wider region, and was formed on 12 May 2016 from the merger of the former Ashfield, Leichhardt, Fairfield and Marrickville councils.[3][4]

Inner West Council
New South Wales
Population
 • Density5,200/km2 (13,470/sq mi)
Established12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
Area35 km2 (13.5 sq mi)[3]
MayorDarcy Byrne
Council seatAshfield, Leichhardt & Petersham
RegionInner West
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
WebsiteInner West Council
LGAs around Inner West Council:
Canada Bay Parramatta River Parramatta River
Burwood Inner West Council City of Sydney
Canterbury-Bankstown Bayside Bayside

The Council comprises an area of 35 square kilometres (14 sq mi) and as at the 2016 census had an estimated population of 182,043.[1]

The mayor of Inner West Council is Darcy Byrne, elected by the councillors on 29 December 2021. An election on 4 December resulted in a Labor majority.[5][6]

In December 2021, a majority of voters in Inner West Council voted in favour of reversing the 2016 merger and separating the three pre-existing councils of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville.[7]


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