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Double trouble in Double Bay

By Erika Echternach As Double Bay continues to develop into a late night hub, Council officials are taking strides to manage noise levels within the Double Bay commercial centre. Susan Wynne, the deputy mayor of the Woollahra Municipal Council, said the Council has been working with local businesses, Liquor and Gaming and Eastern Beaches Local Area […]

New budget growing pains

by Erika Echernach Despite the City of Sydney’s projected rapid expansion to over 350,000 residents in the next 18 years, the 2018/19 City of Sydney budget approved at last week’s Council meeting lacks the investment in infrastructure needed to sustain such growth. City of Sydney Labor councillor Linda Scott has contested the new budget saying: […]

Nightmare on William Street

By Erika Echternach While Anglicare’s latest rental affordability snapshot reported that less than one per cent of Sydney’s housing options were affordable for low-income residents, tenants on Leichhardt’s William St received an eviction notice this month. Although some of the renters have lived in the bedsit units for over 30 years, they must now say […]

Striking Strife in Hallowed Halls

by Erika Echternach Thousands participated in a 24-hour strike at UNSW hosted by the NSW division of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) on 30 May, including academics, professional staff, students and other unions.  The strike was primarily meant to raise awareness over the job security crisis at UNSW, but also called for improved academic workload […]

Parking meters run out of time

by Erika Echternach Free parking after 7:00pm has been instituted in Sydney’s Inner West with the hopes of reviving its businesses, but it may be too little to reverse the toll that meters took on the area.  When meters and parking fees were introduced to the Inner West in 2001, they had a massively detrimental effect […]