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Waterloo Community Unites

BY JOHN MOYLE The Waterloo Estate is facing its biggest challenge since it was created in the early seventies. Threatened with demolition and re-development over the next twenty years the area gone from being a state of the art housing project to becoming a by-word for social dysfunction, but somehow it has kept on functioning. […]

A Night In Paris

To celebrate their Parisian heritage, L’OR Espresso created A Night in Paris which was full of surprises, showcasing gold, glamour and fun. The secrets began to unfold the moment guests arrived at the door of the National Art School, a location which was ambiguous if not for a single, golden sign luring the guests together. […]

Haberfield in a haze over WestConnex

BY WENDY BACON UPDATE: Today, we learned that WestConnex Stage 3 was quietly approved on April 17th without any public announcement until a media release was issued by the NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts this morning. The approval includes the Rozelle Interchange for which there is not even a preliminary construction plan or design. […]

Carmen, Live or Dead

An original piece of work, Carmen, Live or Dead will be premiering at Hayes Theatre Co, immersing audiences into a celebration of life and love. Audiences can expect to witness the unique story of Carmen Frida Leon Davidovich, who is the fictional love child of Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky. Actor for Carmen, Natalie Gamsu […]

Bunnings bummer for Balmain

BY STATON WHALEY After the Inner West Council had a development application to build a new Bunnings on Parsons Street in Rozelle withdrawn twice, the developer appealed to the Land and Environment Court of NSW. The original application was withdrawn for reasons that included blocking the street view, late working hours, and traffic congestion. Another […]

Developers scrubbed out in Little Bay

BY JADE MORELLINI Randwick Council is opposing a new development proposal in Little Bay for 45 new residential apartments due to the devastating impact this could have on the environment and health of endangered species. Owners of 11 Jennifer St, Little Bay are hoping for court approval for the development of a three-storey residential flat […]

Cruise ships choke peninsula

BY LANIE TINDALE The Port Authority of NSW has not published a report into White Bay Cruise Terminal air pollution since January 2018, despite them being expected monthly. Monthly reports authored by Pacific Environment have been published on the Port Authority website since September 2015. The January report was published this April after City Hub […]

Don’t play it again Sam

BY JOHN MOYLE Kings Cross people power has had a win as developer Sam Arnaout withdraws his DA for 18-28 Darlinghurst Road. The object of the DA was to demolish all the buildings within the boundary to develop 83 apartments with mixed use shops and a bar at street level. The plan would have seen […]

Messy renters lose out

BY MICK DALEY Rampant inflation in the rental market is one of the great economic issues for Australian battlers. But if figures released by commercial cleaning company UrbanYou are to be believed, renters themselves are wasting staggering amounts of money each year. Styling themselves as a ‘home services marketplace’ , UrbanYou have released a survey […]

The grass is definitely greener

BY STATON WHALEY A recent proposal for the legalisation of marijuana, put through to Parliament by the Greens Party has gained support from civil libertarian Senator for NSW, David Leyonhjelm. With both the Greens’ and Leyonhjelm’s outspoken support for cannabis usage many are left wondering if the devil’s lettuce is so evil after all. A […]