The inner west is the heart of our State's arts and creative industries, including live music. Jo will fight for adequate funding and support for the arts and for visionary planning that embeds and nurtures creative industries in our community.

Arts & creative industries

I congratulate the Addison Road Community Organisation on the 2022 Addi Road Writers' Festival.

May 17, 2022

Arts & creative industries

I congratulate Pratten Park Bowling Club, Ashfield, on hosting the Inner West Music Fest this Sunday.

May 17, 2022

Arts & creative industries

Congratulations to everyone involved in the FUTUREPROOF Youth Music Festival, held as part of the Inner West Fest.

May 12, 2022

Arts & creative industries

I acknowledge MakerSpace & Co, based in Marrickville, for their efforts in promoting the sharing of creative skills and knowledge with all of the community.

May 12, 2022

Arts & creative industries

Small Fry Rock returned to the stage at the Great Club in Marrickville this month, headlined by Sarah McLeod from The Superjesus.

March 31, 2022

Arts & creative industries

The inner west is a proudly creative community. Indeed, Inner West Council reports that creative and cultural industries inject $1.4 billion into the local economy each year.

February 16, 2022

Arts & creative industries

I congratulate the Red Rattler Theatre on their successful grant of $50,000 in Round One of the Create NSW Arts & Cultural Funding Program.

May 11, 2021

Arts & creative industries

Ashfield's Pratten Park Community Sport and Bowling Club (or the Pratto) is getting a new lease of life through an exciting new multicultural music initiative.

March 23, 2021

Arts & creative industries

Co-founded in 2019 by Kate Bookallil and Siobhan Lawless, the Flight Path Theatre, Marrickville, is now centre stage of the inner west theatre scene.

March 18, 2021

Arts & creative industries

I contribute to debate on the Liquor Amendment (24‑hour Economy) Bill 2020. The year 2020 has not exactly given us much to laugh about. However, one of my favourite memes doing the rounds suggests that when figuring out the best way to shut down a city and impose a night‑time curfew Victorian Premier Dan Andrews asked New South Wales. For far too long Sydney has risked its reputation as a fun, safe and noisy global city through its approach to liquor regulation and its refusal to acknowledge the benefits of its night-time economy.

October 14, 2020