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Working at Council

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Working at Inner West Council

Inner West Council was formed from the merger of the former Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt councils on Thursday 12 May 2016. The new Inner West Council area has a population of 185,000 people and covers an area of 36km². It comprises some of Sydney's most funky, vibrant, creative and diverse suburbs:

  • Ashbury*
  • Annandale
  • Ashfield
  • Balmain
  • Balmain East
  • Birchgrove
  • Camperdown#
  • Croydon*
  • Croydon Park*
  • Dobroyd Point
  • Dulwich Hill
  • Enmore
  • Haberfield
  • Hurlstone Park*
  • Leichhardt
  • Lewisham
  • Lilyfield
  • Marrickville
  • Newtown#
  • Petersham
  • Rozelle
  • St Peters
  • Stanmore
  • Summer Hill
  • Sydenham
  • Tempe

As we continue to seamlessly and effectively deliver quality, innovative and inclusive services and programs to a wider inner west community, we also begin our journey towards becoming the best council in Sydney.

Main areas of employment

Council provides employment opportunities across a wide range of areas. There are jobs for people who like working outdoors to create a better environment, jobs working with people of different ages and cultural backgrounds and jobs planning and delivering services and infrastructure that will shape the community in the future.

Why Inner West Council is a great place to work

Council recognises that employees want a workplace where they have the opportunity to use and develop their skills and receive recognition for their contribution. Council also recognises that employees also have a range of family and personal responsibilities in addition to their work obligations. Council is committed to assisting employees to achieve a satisfying work-life balance. It has developed a range of policies and support services to achieve this goal. They include:

  • Flexible work practices
  • Carer's leave and above-award paid parental leave
  • A health and wellbeing program
  • A staff development program with excellent training

Council's guiding purpose is to be the best council in Sydney. Employing great staff will help make this happen.