One of our main purposes is to provide information and promote community development.
Inner Sydney Voice Magazine, our quarterly publication, is part of our information dissemination program and covers many community development issues as well as wider issues.
Inner Voice was first published in 1978 by the the Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development, a community organisation focused on promoting social justice and inclusion in the inner city.
Since its establishment in 1974, Regional Council has worked in the local government areas of City of Sydney, Bayside, Randwick, Waverley, Woollahra and the Inner West to provide information, advocacy, support and community development to community organisations, groups and residents. We encourage you to visit the organisaiton’s part of this website to read more about our programs and activities.
The magazine’s name was changed in 2005 for issue 101 to Inner Sydney Voice. In 2016 Inner Sydney Regional Council decided to operate under the same name as the magazine and now operates as Inner Sydney Voice.
Throughout its existence the magazine has been unique among community publications in the breadth of topics it covers, such as employment, the environment, transport, welfare, housing, politics and the community sector. Contributions are drawn from staff, local residents, community organisations, academics and groups. For many years, south Sydney activist Marg Barry, was the driving force behind the publication.
We are committed to making sure the voices we publish continue to be heard by as many people as possible. As a result, we launched the online version of Inner Sydney Voice in November 2012 to compliment the print issue. The magazine is hence available in print, as a pdf or as online webpages. We also email the link to the pdf version and the online version of ISV to community groups and councillors in the council areas we serve.
Over time, we plan to digitise our archive, which provides a wealth of information, history and insight into inner Sydney living over the last three decades. An index to the first 100 issues (2005) is available with the pdf issues.
We also encourage contributions from anyone within the local community. Contributions can be articles, opinion pieces, letters, photographs, videos – you name it!