Our History Your Say

We invite you to have your say regarding location options for the Inner West Council History Collections and the forthcoming strategy to guide planning and delivery of history services over the next five years. This information will be used to ensure the History Service meets the needs of current and future users.

Read more about Council's History Service here


Developing the Strategy

As a result of amalgamation, Council is also considering whether to consolidate the Community History Collection and the historic Council Archives at one central location. There are currently six locations in which History and Heritage collections are held:

  1. Ashfield Local History Collection – Ashfield Library
  2. Ashfield Council Archives – Ashfield Service Centre
  3. Balmain Community Archive – Balmain Town Hall
  4. Leichhardt Local History Collections - Leichhardt Library
  5. Marrickville Local History Collection - Marrickville Library
  6. Marrickville Council Archives – Petersham Town Hall


What images and objects should Council collect now for future historian?

Let us know in the survey below

Protesters at Reclaim the Streets marchReclaim the Streets March, Newtown, December 2015


This survey closed on 29 August 2018

What happens next

Council will collate all the input gathered in the survey and publish an engagement outcomes report on this page. That information and other research will be used to develop a draft History Strategy which will be put on public exhibition for public comment later this year. The draft will be finalised, taking into account comments received during the public exhibition process and reported to Council for adoption. The project is continuing with the development of a Library Strategy.

We invite you to have your say regarding location options for the Inner West Council History Collections and the forthcoming strategy to guide planning and delivery of history services over the next five years. This information will be used to ensure the History Service meets the needs of current and future users.

Read more about Council's History Service here


Developing the Strategy

As a result of amalgamation, Council is also considering whether to consolidate the Community History Collection and the historic Council Archives at one central location. There are currently six locations in which History and Heritage collections are held:

  1. Ashfield Local History Collection – Ashfield Library
  2. Ashfield Council Archives – Ashfield Service Centre
  3. Balmain Community Archive – Balmain Town Hall
  4. Leichhardt Local History Collections - Leichhardt Library
  5. Marrickville Local History Collection - Marrickville Library
  6. Marrickville Council Archives – Petersham Town Hall


What images and objects should Council collect now for future historian?

Let us know in the survey below

Protesters at Reclaim the Streets marchReclaim the Streets March, Newtown, December 2015


This survey closed on 29 August 2018

What happens next

Council will collate all the input gathered in the survey and publish an engagement outcomes report on this page. That information and other research will be used to develop a draft History Strategy which will be put on public exhibition for public comment later this year. The draft will be finalised, taking into account comments received during the public exhibition process and reported to Council for adoption. The project is continuing with the development of a Library Strategy.

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The survey is designed so that when you answer the questions, further information may be asked for depending on what your answers are. 

The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave feedback.