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Big Sydney comes at a cost to environment

By Merrill Witt Last week, in a presentation to the Property Council, the newly appointed Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, gave a surprisingly candid assessment of the NSW planning system. He said that "the culture of development that has grown up in this city has pitted in many ways supposedly avaricious developers against supposedly blinkered […]

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 […]

Waverley’s tennis blockbuster

By LYDIA WATSON-MOORE A state government decision to rezone recreational land in Bondi has sparked fierce council and community outrage. The Wellington Street site currently houses several tennis courts, but after a successful development application from its owners, the site will be rezoned for residential apartments. Waverley Mayor Sally Betts has vowed to fight the […]

Bronte fights against overdevelopment of RSL

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Bronte residents have expressed concern over the upcoming development of the Bronte RSL. Developer Winston Langley Burlington has proposed to double the floor space of the RSL and increase the height of the building by half, sparking overdevelopment fears amongst local residents. Waverley Council recently rejected a proposal by Winston Langley Burlington (WLB) to […]

State government development may threaten Leichhardt’s future

Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne has raised concerns about the future of Leichhardt following a NSW Government announcement that it will build up to 1000 new units in the small inner west suburb. Following this announcement, Mayor Byrne has questioned the level to which the NSW State Government is willing to let local councils control the […]

School enrolments skyrocket in Waverley

A report presented to Waverley Council has called for an increase to educational infrastructure in order to accommodate surging school enrolments. The April 22 report outlines the ailing capacity of public schools in the Waverley LGA, noting particularly the dearth of available places in Rose Bay Secondary College (RBSC), the area’s only public high school. […]