On New Year's Eve 2017, I took a look back at the year that was in the Inner West. Topics covered include the election campaign and the Labor/Liberal (Laboral?) mayoralty power-sharing deal, WestConnex, Sydney Metro, planning proposals, and the work I'm doing with you to make sure our Inner West remains the best place in Sydney to live, work and play.Read more
Here's the how to vote flyer my volunteers and I are handing out at polling booths for the Inner West Council election on Saturday 9 September.Read more
A number of Stanmore residents have been asking me lately what could be done to help revitalise their village centre. I agree that this would be a wonderful initiative for Inner West Council, so I've started consulting with urban planners and local businesses to see what could be done. Here are some initial thoughts - please let me know what you think.Read more
INNER West Council candidate Pauline Lockie will run for Stanmore ward with a team of community-led independents to give voters a powerful alternative to the major parties, and bring accountability and transparency to local government.Read more
INDEPENDENT candidates in the Inner West Council election have slammed Premier Gladys Berejiklian's failure to unwind the unpopular merger of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville councils after she announced today that the mergers of 14 Sydney councils would not go ahead.Read more
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Pauline Lockie has spoken out hundreds of times on behalf of our community about issues and opportunities in the Inner West. Here are some highlights of her work.
Print / digital
Final stage of WestConnex approved | Inner West Courier | Apr 2018
'Rage Against WestConnex' rally slams tollway threats | Green Left Weekly | Apr 2018
Inner West Council to install Pride Seats in recognition of the region's LGBTIQ community | Inner West Courier | Mar 2018
Creative conflict | AltMedia | Feb 2018
Owner of Olympia Milk Bar in Sydney's inner west inundated with offers to help reopen it | Commercial Real Estate | Dec 2017
Liberal with her mouth | AltMedia | Nov 2017
Sleepless in St Peters | Inner West Courier | Nov 2017
Inner West deputy mayor Julie Passas in homophobic abuse controversy | SMH | Nov 2017
'Sexual' Tony Abbott and Cardinal George Pell mural painted over | Central Sydney | Nov 2017
Inner West Council rejects Christian Lobby's LGBT grants objections | SMH | Nov 2017
Australian Christian Lobby targets Inner West Council over LGBTIQ programs | Inner West Courier | Nov 2017
Inner West Council demerger urged | AltMedia | Nov 2017
Inner West Council backs City of Sydney’s plans for late night trading on King Street | Inner West Courier | Oct 2017
Residents urge action, not bluster, on WestConnex | Green Left Weekly | Oct 2017
Mayhem in Marrickville | AltMedia | Oct 2017
Inner west Labor-Liberal pact | AltMedia | Sep 2017
Labor-Liberal alliance on the cards as parties try to 'lock out' Greens | Inner West Courier | Sep 2017
Development under threat as power shifts | Daily Telegraph | Sep 2017
Independents day of reckoning in the inner west | AltMedia | Sep 2017
WestConnex pollution on the rise | AltMedia | Aug 2017
Independents running for Inner West Council snag high-profile support | Inner West Courier | Jul 2017
WestConnex: The stink of controversy that fails to go away | The Guardian | Jul 2017
Horrible stench shows lack of empathy for locals | AltMedia | Jun 2017
WestConnex works stench | SMH | Jun 2017
Changing suburbs | House & Garden | May 2017
WestConnex: bitter battles mark the road to Australia's urban future | The Guardian | Apr 2017
Parramatta Rd: Boulevard of broken budgets | AltMedia | Apr 2017
WestConnex wasting public money with AFL team sponsorship, critics say | The Guardian | Mar 2017
Auditor slams $3.5b WestConnex funding | news.com.au | Feb 2017
Asbestos clouds WestConnex’s reputation | AltMedia | Feb 2017
Mike Baird resignation | ABC | Jan 2017
Thousands turn out to force 'Casino' Mike Baird's hand on lock out, CSG, WestConnex, and councils | New Matilda | May 2016
Baird government labelled 'secret state' as information increasingly blocked | Sun-Herald | Feb 2016
Clean-up of asbestos on WestConnex site in St Peters under scrutiny | SMH | Sep 2015
‘It beggars belief’: St Peters family told they could lose home to WestConnex acquisitions | Inner West Courier (IWC) | Nov 2014
WestConnex Stage 3 approved | ABC News | Apr 2018
Not in our backyard | A Current Affair | Apr 2018
Central revamp | Ten Eyewitness News | Mar 2018
Train timetable | 9 News Sydney | Sep 2017
Right road? | 9 News Sydney | Aug 2017
Dumping ground | 9 News Sydney | Jun 2017
WestConnex Euston Rd plans | Ten Eyewitness News | Apr 2017
WestConnex questions | 9 News | Feb 2017
Parramatta Road development plans | 9 News | Nov 2016
Compulsory acquisition reforms | Ten Eyewitness News | Oct 2016
March Against Baird protest in Sydney | ABC News | May 2016
Residents hold fears for WestConnex | 7 News | Sep 2015
WestConnex project forces dozens of residents to leave within 12 months | ABC News | Jan 2015
The human toll of Mike Baird’s WestConnex | The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) | Oct 2016
WestConnex spruikers won’t stop the spin | SMH | Jun 2016
Public transport: better than motorways, and not just for congestion | Green Left Weekly | Jun 2016
Federal funding for WestConnex | AltMedia | Jun 2016
Pauline Lockie on life, music and her political influences | Radio Skid Row | Jan 2018
WestConnex health and safety breaches | 2RRR RadioActive | Mar 2017
Meeting with Mike Baird | Radio SkidRow | Dec 2016
NSW compulsory acquisitions | 2UE | Aug 2016
Talking WestConnex with Wendy Harmer | ABC702 | Mar 2016
WestConnex New M5 design revealed | ABC702 | Sep 2015
Pauline Lockie is your independent Councillor for the Stanmore ward of the Inner West Council. She is dedicated to making sure our Inner West remains the best place in Sydney to live, work and play.
Meet Pauline Lockie
As a local activist, founding member of the WestCONnex Action Group and independent Councillor at Inner West Council, Pauline has been a tireless fighter for our community.
Her work has played a key role in making WestConnex as controversial as it deserves to be, and made rising discontent with the project a key factor behind Premier Mike Baird’s sudden resignation in 2017.
Due to the wide-ranging impact WestConnex is having on the Inner West, Pauline’s advocacy expanded to include issues such as public transport, sustainable cities, development, the right to protest, democratic planning, and more.
In 2016, Pauline’s advocacy for our community was recognised when she was named the Newtown electorate’s Local Woman of the Year.
Pauline is passionate about liveable cities, local democracy, equality and sustainable development. She has proven herself to be someone who is fearless about speaking truth to power, standing up to the government to protect the long-term future of our community, and supporting residents across the Inner West.
Above right: Image created by Pauline's friends at Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport following Mike Baird's resignation.