Local governments provide critical services and must be protected. Jo has a strong record in local government as the former Mayor of Marrickville. She continues to fight the Baird-Berejiklian Government's forced council mergers and firmly believes local decisions are best made by locals.

Local Government

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, today called on the Premier to clarify the costs to local residents and businesses following her decision to backflip on the Fire and Emergency Services Levy. 

May 31, 2017

Local Government

The State Members for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen MP, today welcomed news that flashing lights would be installed at the dangerous crossing at Beauchamp Street, Marrickville. 

May 22, 2017

Local Government

Every afternoon, every lunch break, every weekend, a battle is played out on park benches, sporting fields and baby swings across the inner west. Open and green spaces are at a premium and every square metre of grass is accounted for. Residents using these spaces in a variety of ways crash into each other, sometimes quite literally. 

May 03, 2017

Local Government

Plans for a new library in Marrickville have been boosted by a $200,000 grant from the 2016/17 Public Library Infrastructure program.

April 12, 2017

Local Government

As the impacts of climate change become ever more apparent, we will see more and more extreme weather events and greater pressure placed on our emergency services personnel. We on this side know that it is the families, the poor, the vulnerable, the uninsured who will suffer most as a result. 

March 28, 2017

Local Government

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, welcomed news that the Inner West Council has moved to support the transformation of the Sydenham Station Precinct into a creative hub.

November 03, 2016

Local Government

The Branch is vital to the residents and small businesses in Summer Hill. 

August 24, 2016

Local Government

Motion in support of the Inner West Council's Perfect Match Program

August 10, 2016

Local Government

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, today called on the Minister to reaffirm his commitment to funding the GreenWay after yesterday’s State Budget allocated only $200,000 to design of the project. 

June 22, 2016

Local Government

The Baird Government should bring forward elections for the Inner West Council to September 2016 rather than leaving their unelected Administrator to make decisions for 16 months.

May 27, 2016