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Tunnel vision used for business case

BY WENDY BACON The NSW government has squandered the opportunity to properly cost infrastructure projects by omitting substantial costs from the equation, Associate Professor Glen Searle told the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the impacts of WestConnex. Professor Searle’s evidence came near the beginning of three days of evidence in which the the government’s defence of […]

Congestion flows where Rosebery grows

BY ALEC SMART South Sydney residents fear they will face never-ending traffic jams and restricted parking when new high-rise housing developments, currently under construction, are finished. A massive urban regeneration program is underway in the adjoining suburbs of Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo, and Alexandria, with additional development projects in the planning stage. Once finished, and included […]

Transport Forum in Alexandria calls for urgent solutions to burdened system

By KENJI SATO Local Alexandria residents have raised concerns that the state government is not doing enough to address the increasing burden on Sydney’s transport networks. The queries were raised at a Transport and Traffic Forum held by the Alexandria Residents Action Group last Thursday, October 15. Ben Aveling, the group’s co-convenor, said that the increased […]

Abandoned hospital site to be brought back to full health

BY KENJI SATO City of Sydney are set to turn land surrounding the abandoned South Sydney Hospital into public parklands. The park will be part of the $8 billion Green Square project, which aims to transform the southern part of the city centre into a “green, urban environment”. City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore […]

Residents rally against Alexandria demolition

By EMIKO REED Residents have rallied with local politicians to seek an interim heritage order for the Alexandria Hotel, as it faces proposed demolition. The heritage proposal, discussed at the Alexandria Residents’ Action Group public meeting on Wednesday 8, aims to have the pub’s historical industrial significance recognised by the City of Sydney and the […]