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School dumped, ship hotel mothballed, buses bull: Hubbub – 30 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART School is a Dump The Dept of Planning are working with NSW Dept Education and Northern Beaches Council to relocate French’s Forest High School on Sydney’s North Shore, in order to build a new town centre on the school site, with shops, bars, a sports oval and 3,000 apartments. However, […]

Lendlease lose stadium

By VERONICA ANASSIS Lendlease has been dropped from the rebuild of Sydney Football Stadium, in a sudden vendor shake-up by NSW Government. NSW Infrastructure have abandoned the development giant, for failure to meet the $729 million project’s objectives, and an alleged cost blowout. Now a giant rink of rubble, only the stadium’s light still stands, […]

Protection for the Victorian ring

By Peter Hehir With the pro developer NSW Government refreshed following their narrow win in the recent election, we can now expect a renewed attack on the historic suburbs that ring the CBD. Thanks to the Greater Sydney Commission, the legislation exists to increase the density of these historic and visually attractive precincts by 35%. […]

Waterloo’s Tale of Two Proposals

BY JOHN MOYLE On the eve of a State election that could spell doom to Glad the Impaler’s government, the City of Sydney has presented the tenants of Waterloo Estate with an alternative vision for the redevelopment of Sydney’s largest public housing estate. Calling on the Government to scrap their current plan and hand control […]

Tweedle dumb or Tweedle dumber?

By Peter Hehir Is anything really going to change on the 23rd of this month? Let’s assume Glad the Impaler gets up and we are yet again subjected to another four years of her neoconservative brutality. Everything that hasn’t been sold is then put up for sale, forgoing any pretence of morality or of acting […]

The state of drug use

BY MICHAEL HITCH Following the deaths of five people at NSW music festivals since September 2018, and the cold fact that drug-induced deaths have now reached their highest number in 20 years, the matter of reforming drug policy in Australia has reached a critical point for many. The Greens MP for Newtown, Jenny Leong, is […]

14 Festivals Deemed “High Risk”

BY VANESSA LIM Fourteen NSW music festivals have been labelled “high risk” under the state government licensing scheme in a bid to secure safety. Local councils in NSW used to hold responsibility to ensure a smooth run for festivals. Now the state government has given responsibility to the NSW Department of Industry which runs the […]

The race for Maroubra

BY ALLISON HORE With less than a month until the state election, the race for the seat of Maroubra is reaching its final leg. Labor has held the seat of Maroubra since the electorate’s inception in 1950, making it a very safe seat for the party. Labor’s margin was broadened from 1.6% to 2.3% after […]

OPINION: On common ground

BY PETER HEHIR And so it begins. Glad the Impaler has hit the airwaves, telling us all how successful she’s been at raiding the public pantry and flogging off the spoils. On the other side of the political divide, Jo Halen is busy telling her Summer Hill electorate just how much WestConnex is on the […]

Opinion: Is WestConnex in the shite?

BY PETER HEHIR Perhaps the title of this article refers to the public perception of WestConnex? The fact that many people are aware that WestConnex won’t solve Sydney’s traffic problems, that it will actually worsen the chaos, is something that is now accepted by an ever-growing number of Sydneysiders. Or maybe it’s the fact that […]