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Liberal set for Annandale ambush

Speculation is mounting a Liberal will win a seat from Annandale Ward for the first time in history. Traditionally regarded as a Labor/Greens stronghold, former Leichhardt Mayor Maire Sheehan predicted Saturday could bring a changing of the guard. “It is possible that a Liberal will be elected for the first time in Annandale Ward,” Ms […]

Constructive meeting on Bays Precinct Project

A meeting between the Pyrmont Community Group and the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard has created renewed residential optimism for the Bays Precinct Project. Jean Stuart, President of the Pyrmont Community Group said the August 27 meeting had a positive outcome. “We felt Mr Hazzard listened to us and had a visionary attitude," Ms Stuart said. […]

Greens look to the future

With local council elections looming on September 8, the Leichhardt Greens have nominated improved childcare and community access to White Bay as the foundation of their campaign. Leichhardt Mayor, Rochelle Porteous said the Greens have a commitment to childcare in the next term. “We have allocated $10 million to childcare in order to deliver a […]

Few answers for residents on Green Paper

A heated question and answer session erupted at the most recent Leichhardt precinct ‘Meet the Candidates’ meeting. Residents demanded answers on what each candidate’s position was in relation to proposals made in the Green Paper. Held on August 8, residents also asked what each candidate would they be prepare to do if residents or community […]

Live music becomes an election issue

The battle against the fun police is on in earnest and the Labor party has announced they will lead the fight to save the Inner West’s declining live music scene.The move came as all parties ramped up their election campaigns in the prelude to September’s Leichhardt Council elections. And reviving the live music scene - […]

Community centre coming to Leichhardt

A multi-purpose community centre will be built in Leichhardt within the financial year, with Council announcing the move in their 2012-13 budget. The $2 million community centre will be built in Marion St, in close proximity to Leichhardt Town Hall. Mayor Rochelle Porteous said the community centre would cater to many different demographics in the […]

Plans to expand the largest bus depot in Australia

Residents in the Leichhardt and Lilyfield region are dismayed with a proposal from the NSW State Transit Authority to expand Leichhardt Bus Depot - already the largest bus depot in the southern hemisphere. With light rail and the Sydney Bus and Train Museum opening in the area in coming months, residents fear expansion could inundate the already […]

Tent embassy comes to Wayside Chapel

The spirit of the Aboriginal tent embassy came alive at Wayside Chapel on July 4 as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. 80 members of both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community attended the event, aimed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the tent embassy as well as educate the community of services available in the inner […]

Hazardous household material clean out

Seemingly harmless goods like fluorescent light globes, paint and batteries contain toxic chemicals that pose risks to human health and the environment. That was the message from the free Chemical CleanOut was held last Sunday July 8, with Sydneysiders encouraged by the City of Sydney to dispose of unwanted toxic chemicals in an environmentally friendly fashion. Held at the […]

Unique prisoner mentoring organisation denied funds

A lack of funding could see New South Wales’ sole NGO mentoring organisation for post-release female prisoners to cease by November. Kat Armstrong, with the help of three other women, set up Women In Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN) in 2008 after witnessing discrimination first-hand after she left prison. Ms Armstrong said: “We came together to […]