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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 […]

Heath to give Wentworth an education

BY MICHAEL HITCH   Community for Local Options for Secondary Education (CLOSEast) campaigner, Licia Heath is running as an independent candidate for the Wentworth by-election. The “proud product of our public education system” announced her candidacy in September, with both Alex Greenwich and Clover Moore throwing their support behind her. Ms Heath is Director of […]

Climate action

BY MICHAEL HITCH Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, Clover Moore has joined forces with over 23 cities around the world in order to fight climate change as part of a Global Climate Action Summit. Over 4,500 delegates from cities such as Sydney, London Montreal, Paris, Tokyo, New York and Washington DC called upon […]

Sydney Park to be tunneled

By Wendy Bacon and Lanie Tindale Electricity company Transgrid plans to dig a deep three metre wide trench across Sydney Park to install a cable that is part of a project to increase available power to central Sydney. If approved by NSW Planning, the project would involve digging into contaminated landfill, removing trees, intruding into […]

Residents will not be overshadowed

BY JOHN MOYLE On an ordinary Thursday in April a group of disparate community organisations from across Sydney came together under the Tree of Knowledge in Sydney’s Domain to launch the Save Sydney Coalition. From the lower Blue Mountains, to Canterbury and out to the leafy suburbs in the north and northwest, they are uniting […]

Sydney’s nightlife scene gets wake-up call

BY JOHN MOYLE The City of Sydney has selected 15 night life experts for a new advisory panel to put some new energy back into Sydney’s morose nightlife. Panel members have been chosen from a range of sectors including the nightlife industry, not for profit groups, academic organisations, retailers and creative sectors. To qualify participants […]

Westconnex stage 3 rorts begin

BY WENDY BACON NSW Planning approved Stage 3 of WestConnex despite receiving formal advice from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that a more detailed environmental assessment of its impacts on the community was needed. Along with other government agencies, the EPA was given a final opportunity to respond to the NSW Roads and Maritime […]

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 […]

Death Of Community Theatre

By Jade Morellini For centuries, theatre has been driving a rich culture of storytelling among communities, expressing the voices of many and uniting them as one. Theatres provide a place to discuss new ideas and to stimulate conversations about events occurring around the world, or to question the norms. After the devastating news surfaced of […]