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Unsure of start-ups as Technology Park closes

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The future of the Sydney tech industry is in a state of flux, with the informal start-up ‘spiritual home’ of Sydney now set for development. Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh is up for sale, with developer Mirvac agreeing to buy the site for $263 million. Greens Newtown MP Jenny Leong criticised the […]

Half pipe is here

BY RYAN QUINN Leichhardt Council has ‘ollied’ over State Government red tape, finally receiving consent to lodge a Development Application (DA) for the Callan Park Skate Park. The decision, made on November 12 by Callan Park owners, the NSW Health Department, came after many months of friction bteween government and council over the site. Leichhardt […]

Red tape blocks skate

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS New Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne said the state government has “blocked” the council from submitting development application for a skate park, despite support from numerous government agencies. The Labor mayor told City Hub last week that the government had stalled on giving consent for a DA for a skate park in Callan […]

No one is sure about Foreshore Authority’s dissolution

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The state government’s decision to extinguish the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) has been met with caution from Sydney councils. City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore welcomed the news last week, and said that it could potentially mean the return of planning controls around Circular Quay to the City of Sydney. […]

Leichhardt Parents Punished for picking up kids

BY RYAN QUINN Leichhardt Council is investigating free 15 minute parking around schools, after numerous councillors head complaints of parents being slapped with fines. Balmain Public School and the nearby Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School were said to be the hot spots for fines, Independent Councillor John Stamolis said the council wanted to ensure […]

Amalgamation ideas merge in Leichhardt

By Joe Bourke   The amalgamation debate has intensified as the June 30 deadline for local councils to submit their proposals demonstrating they are ‘fit for the future’ draws closer. Leichhardt Mayor Rochelle Porteous criticised the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s (IPART) final ‘Methodology for Assessment of Council Fit for the Future Proposals’, which was […]

Unlikely alliance shakes up Leichhardt Council

By Joe Bourke   Leichhardt’s Labor and Liberal councillors controversially voted in favour of a rescission motion proposing that council consider a merger of Leichhardt, Ashfield and Canada Bay last Tuesday June 2. While the motion notes that council should restate “its unambiguous preference and intention to stand-alone”, it later makes a point of noting […]

Leichhardt council divided over new childcare centre

By Joe Bourke   Leichhardt council has committed to building a new $3.5 million “state of the art” childcare centre by 2016, as part of its 2015 budget. Councillor John Stamolis criticised the proposal, saying council “missed the baby boom”, and he and councillor Vera-Ann Hannaford moved a motion to defer the funds for the […]

Go-time for Balmain Leagues site

By Joe Bourke   Leichhardt Council received an independent study into the future configuration of the infamous Balmain Leagues site at last week's council meeting, marking a step forward in the development of the site. The site, subject to controversy since developers Rozelle Village attempted to get plans through for a high rise development, currently […]

Rozelle 3 months after the explosion

More than three months on from the deadly explosion in Rozelle, the Village Fair has provided a symbol of the community’s recovery. At 4.06am on Thursday September 4, an explosion woke the sleeping residents of Darling St in Rozelle, in Sydney’s inner west. The explosion, sparked at the local convenience store, wreaked havoc on the […]