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No Pubs Please, We’re NIMBYS

BY JOHN MOYLE Last week the urban phenomenon known as NIMBYism struck across Sydney as four iconic and much loved pubs were hit with complaints about noise. The four pubs under the pump are the Royal Oak, The Moore Park View, The Marlborough and The Kings Cross Hotel, all well established hotels of a hundred […]

Stadium still in the balance

By Wendy Bacon Following the defeat of a Liberal party rescission motion on Monday, Waverley Council has finally been able to push ahead with urgent legal moves against the approval of the demolition of Sydney Football Stadium. At its third attempt, Waverley Council had a quorum with nine councillors present. The rescission motion was narrowly […]

Waterloo Metro development under fire

By Allison Hore Waterloo’s proposed Metro Quarter development faces opposition, with Lord Mayor Clover Moore calling on members of the community to make submissions to the state government detailing their concerns about the project. The Metro Quarter will be constructed above and around the new Waterloo Metro station which is bounded by Botany Road, and […]

Stadium may be headed for court

By Wendy Bacon  Waverley Council voted to take legal action to stop demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium unless the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, informs it about what action he will take to address concerns about the validity of his project approval by 10am on Monday January 14. Council passed this motion on Monday […]

Wheelchair commuters stranded

By Allison Hore Despite federal government legislation requiring all modern train stations across the states to be wheelchair accessible within the next three years, Sydney’s network is far behind. And disability advocates say this is making wheelchair users lose trust in the system. Of the 307 stations in the Sydney Trains network, just 169 stations […]

THE NAKED CITY – 2019: A GRAB BAG OF PREDICTIONS!

Appearing on the Jack Parr Tonight show in March of 1963, the flamboyant American psychic Criswell predicted “President Kennedy will not run for re-election in 1964, because of something that will happen to him in November 1963”. It was one of the few times that the ‘Amazing Criswell’ actually got anything right but throughout his […]

Town Hall Square still in limbo

by Allison Hore Despite being in the works for over two decades, Sydney’s proposed Town Hall Square is still in limbo, with a spokesperson for Sydney Council unable to provide any information about the starting or completion dates of the project. The Town Hall Square development is a key part of the City of Sydney’s […]

Late night opening insomnia

By Andrew Woodhouse “ZZZ… ZZZ …” “Andrew! Wake up!’ “What? It’s 3:00 am!” “But it’s time to go shopping “Are you mad?  This is silly.” This scenario could be coming to you if the City of Sydney Council has its way. It has approved a trial of ultra-late shopping hours after a survey was recently […]

Late night Sydney loosens its bonds

By Sarah McLenaghan Since the inception of the NSW lockout laws in 2014 there have been growing calls for a revitalisation of Sydney’s nightlife. Last week, City of Sydney responded to these demands with a proposal for some of the most drastic changes to City planning and development across Sydney in decades. Lord Mayor Clover […]

Challenges continue for Waterloo

By John Moyle It has been a week of mixed emotions in the Waterloo Estate with the announcement of Mission Australia as the new provider of the social housing Tenant Participation Engagement (TPCE) program, replacing two highly valued workers from local community organisations. The week also brought news of an extension of the consultation phase […]