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Mac Attacks Martin Place

BY MICK DALEY Sydney’s Macquarie Bank have drawn a storm of high-level protest against their planned $637 million developments in Martin Place - already at the Stage Three approval phase. Perhaps their escape from scrutiny by the banking Royal Commission has emboldened them to think they’re bulletproof. As the somewhat opaque ‘fifth pillar’ of Australia’s […]

Tamarama Surf returfed

BY JADE MORELLINI Tamarama Beach’s iconic clubhouse, Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club is getting a $4.56 million face lift after years of corrosion. Founded in 1906 after the closure of Wonderland Park, which was Sydney’s first coastal amusement park, it carries the history and culture of over a century. The Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club […]

Allianz Stadium’s top secret plans

BY SOPHIE STOCKMAN Community members are being kept in the dark about important issues associated with the $729 million Allianz Stadium redevelopment project. The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust (SGCT) privately owns the Allianz Stadium site, unlike stadiums at Olympic Park and Parramatta, which come under the NSW government. Saving Moore Park president, Michael Waterhouse, has […]

Lazarus rising once again

BY PAUL PAECH Good Friday back in 2015. Waverley Council’s Mayor Sally Betts was being interviewed live by 2UE’s Stuart Bocking, and she was trying to justify writing a character reference for a local resident called Luke Lazarus. Lazarus had been found guilty of the vicious rape of an 18-year-old virgin in the laneway behind […]

Residents will not be overshadowed

BY JOHN MOYLE On an ordinary Thursday in April a group of disparate community organisations from across Sydney came together under the Tree of Knowledge in Sydney’s Domain to launch the Save Sydney Coalition. From the lower Blue Mountains, to Canterbury and out to the leafy suburbs in the north and northwest, they are uniting […]

Sydney’s nightlife scene gets wake-up call

BY JOHN MOYLE The City of Sydney has selected 15 night life experts for a new advisory panel to put some new energy back into Sydney’s morose nightlife. Panel members have been chosen from a range of sectors including the nightlife industry, not for profit groups, academic organisations, retailers and creative sectors. To qualify participants […]

ab [intra]

Rafael Bonachela is back with an electrifying new work, ab [intra], which showcases Australia’s best contemporary dancers and explores the extremes of human nature. ab [intra] delves into the motivations of human relationships and questions the drive behind one’s ambitions. “ab [intra] translates from Latin for “from within”, which I find very poetic. It’s a very […]

Sydney traffic 60 years out of date

BY MICK DALEY Readers of NSW Government press releases and the Murdoch press might be forgiven for thinking that Sydney’s road transport system is state of the art and functioning superbly. Bureaucratic prolix has been running hot as new projects are mooted and sometimes as swiftly shut down, including the projected folly of the $1.5bn […]

Bulldozed on Bulwara Road

BY JOHN MOYLE Wednesday week ago an Ultimo resident living on Bulwara Road claims she was almost killed by a concrete pumping truck belonging to Parkview, project managers for the TWT New Life apartment development on Harris Street Ultimo. Walking her dog at about 6.45am, Cathie Barnes arrived at the lights on the Wolseley Hotel […]

Westconnex stage 3 rorts begin

BY WENDY BACON NSW Planning approved Stage 3 of WestConnex despite receiving formal advice from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that a more detailed environmental assessment of its impacts on the community was needed. Along with other government agencies, the EPA was given a final opportunity to respond to the NSW Roads and Maritime […]