Sydney's Inner West council director spat on by protester

THE New South Wales Government says it is undeterred after the first meeting of a newly amalgamated council in Sydney descended into chaos.

Officials were booed, heckled and spat on when the first meeting of the Inner West Council was held on Tuesday night.

About 200 protesters filled the hall when the council's government-appointed administrator, Richard Pearson, attempted to address the crowd.

Video has emerged of a man snatching papers from Mr Pearson's hand and throwing them to the ground.

A young woman spat in his face.

"What we saw at the Inner West Council last night was disgusting," Local Government Minister Paul Toole said.

"This behaviour has not occurred in other councils where they've held their very first council meetings."

The new council was formed through the forced amalgamation of four inner-city councils.


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