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DIARY – LOVE AT CUMBERSOME CORNER – MORE SEX – PT 7

By Bruce Williams Fred sits on his full schooner of cider until I'm a sip from finishing my schooner of beer. Then he drains his drink and lands his glass with a thump on his coaster ' an easy second before mine. Your shout. 'How's things with Betty'' He asks because he knows. When we […]

$5m home for the homeless

BY ROJE ADAIMY It was established almost 44 years ago as a refuge for the abused, lonely and homeless. Now, the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross is seeking approval to redevelop its current site into a multi-million dollar complex. A development application (DA) was lodged with the City of Sydney Council last month and has […]

The tide is turning at Cook + Phillip Park

Located within the parkland on the fringes of Sydney's CBD, Cook + Phillip Park offers world-class indoor swimming, fitness, sporting and recreational facilities. Despite past problems, Brendan Owens, the centre manager of Cook and Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre, says that he wants the public to know that the Centre is open for business […]

The CUB’s trade-off for being more green

BY DHEEPTHI NAMASIVAYAM More parks, less parking troubles, and pedestrian pathways, are all part of the revised master plan for the old Kent Brewery site in Chippendale as presented at a community information session last week. The evening allowed members of the community to offer feedback about the proposed new site and interact with its […]

Two charged over Ultimo explosion

The owner of a Nando's chicken restaurant and his brother-in-law have been arrested over an explosion that destroyed the shop in Ultimo earlier this year. A 37-year-old man was charged by City Central police for maliciously damaging the Mountain Street property by fire or explosion, while the 43-year-old owner was charged with being an accessory […]

TAP Gallery safe, for now

BY ROJE ADAIMY Plans to demolish an East Sydney terrace and redevelop a neighbouring warehouse, including the TAP Gallery, have been rejected. The NSW Land and Environment Court last week dismissed an appeal lodged by the owners after their original development application (DA) was refused by the City of Sydney Council. The proposal included the […]

Two charged over Ultimo explosion

The owner of a Nando's chicken restaurant and his brother-in-law have been arrested over an explosion that destroyed the shop in Ultimo earlier this year. A 37-year-old man was charged by City Central police for maliciously damaging the Mountain Street property by fire or explosion, while the 43-year-old owner was charged with being an accessory […]

Light rail upgrade for Jubilee Park Station

The upgraded Jubilee Park Light Rail Station in Glebe has been opened at a cost of $850,000. The work included a new pathway and ramp access for the elderly, people with a disability and parents with prams at the northern and western sides of the station. New lighting will provide better safety and security for passengers […]

Greens call for motorway moratorium

Warnings of $8-per-litre petrol within 10 years highlights the disastrous failure to invest in public transport, according to Greens MP Lee Rhiannon. Commenting on the release of the CSIRO study 'Fuel for Thought', Ms Rhiannon said the State Government had wasted a decade and billions of dollars on new motorway projects. "Financial resources and political effort […]

Greens call for motorway moratorium

Warnings of $8-per-litre petrol within 10 years highlights the disastrous failure to invest in public transport, according to Greens MP Lee Rhiannon. Commenting on the release of the CSIRO study 'Fuel for Thought', Ms Rhiannon said the State Government had wasted a decade and billions of dollars on new motorway projects. "Financial resources and political effort […]