I am very proud to announce that Marrickville has been named the tenth coolest suburb in the world according to Time Out's global ranking. 

This is a confirmation of what Marrickvilleans already know—we love our vibrant creative industries, open spaces, gritty industrial zones peppered with breweries, cafes and art spaces, and the hopping main streets of Illawarra and Marrickville roads. 

No doubt the recent decision by Inner West Council to transform Marrickville Town Hall into a live music venue will only see us surge further up the list in years to come. Established businesses like Lazy Bones, Gasoline Pony, the Henson, Two Chaps, Cornersmith Picklery, Camelot Lounge and VN Street Foods have been joined recently by exciting new businesses like Pepitos, Titus Jones, Poor Tom's Gin Distillery, Matinee, MakerSpace and more. 

Marrickvilleans know that our suburb is cool because it is diverse and eclectic, but we do not want to lose what we love by having more multimillion dollar apartments. 

Congratulations to Marrickville. Nine more spots to go before we are at the top of the list.