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Bourbon at Stake

By Andrew Woodhouse If ever there was a site that represented Kings Cross, it would be the Bourbon Bar site and its white arches. Its founder was a Texan opportunist, Bernie Houghton whose bust faces the site from the nearby gardens. He was known for his hospitality, drag queen shows, colour and kitsch. US sailors […]

Skating not so smooth in Woollahra

BY JOHN MOYLE   Last Monday night’s Woollahra Council meeting was one of the most contentious for some time, drawing battle lines between young and old residents as a vote to place a skate park in Rushcutters Bay Park passed unanimously. “It was already a done deal before we got there,” Andrew Woodhouse, president, Potts […]

Quick fix plans for Darlo Road

BY JOHN MOYLE   Responding to a Development Application (DA) lodged late last year by developer Iris Capital to demolish almost an entire block of Darlinghurst Road and build an imposing wall of blandness, the City of Sydney has quickly responded with a draft Development Control Plan (DCP) for the area. After a response not […]

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 […]

No Metro for the Cross

BY JOHN MOYLE Recent hopes by the residents of Potts Point and Kings Cross of getting their own community centre were shot down when the City of Sydney voted against the purchase of the Metro Theatre for use as a community centre and theatre This comes after a spokesperson for the Lord Mayor said, “After […]

Rosebery rising

BY JADE MORELLINI Residents of Rosebery are concerned with the City of Sydney Council’s proposed changes to the planning controls for 102 – 106 Dunning Avenue. The Council plans to increase the height restriction from 18 to 29 metres, change the sites land zoning and increase the site density by 40%. Rosebery resident, June Buchanan […]

Locals see red over green space plans

BY JADE MORELLINI Residents are furious at Woollahra Council for revisiting the proposal of a Youth Recreation Facility at Rushcutters Bay Park. Woollahra Council identified three possible locations for the youth facilities and have decided on a location beside the noisy New South Head Road and, according to Woollahra Mayor Peter Cavanagh, “won’t stand out […]

Rally Call for the Cross

by John Moyle Last Saturday saw Kings Cross and Potts Point residents come together and do what they do best, have a damn good time. This was in spite of the serious issue of the DA D/2017/1705 that brought around 300 people to the Rex Centre to hear local MP Alex Greenwich, Councillor Prof Kerryn […]

Motion Sickness

By John Moyle Observing council meetings from the public gallery can often be likened to a blood sport such as bear baiting. Monday a week ago, a group of well oiled Potts Pointers got more than they expected as the City of Sydney Council meeting almost ate itself alive as it debated the topical issue […]

Kings cross locals push back

BY JOHN MOYLE The proposed development plans to demolish almost an entire block of Darlinghurst Road in Potts Point has had an unexpected result: it has united the residents in such a way that hasn’t been seen since the days of the Green Bans of the mid seventies, complete with a rally scheduled for Saturday, […]