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Shopping centre set to expand off-Broadway

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Broadway Shopping Centre in Ultimo has been given the green light for a $55 million development that will reduce car parking and provide 31 specialty stores. City of Sydney Council approved the upgrade, which will begin this month, and it is estimated to conclude in Spring 2016. Broadway, owned by property company […]

Controversy on Cowper Street

By Joe Bourke   Glebe residents have criticised the NSW government’s plan to develop a site on Cowper Street, Glebe, into a mix of private apartments and social and affordable housing. The development will be made up of approximately 250 private apartments, 150 social housing units and 100 affordable housing apartments. President of the Hands […]

Residents’ Wentworth Park worries

By Joe Bourke   Speculation is mounting over the future of Wentworth Park as the inquiry into Greyhound Racing NSW heats up and the inner city property market booms. The nearby Bays Precinct is set to house 16,000 new residents and last weekend the Minister for Housing Brad Hazzard announced a $170 million development of […]

Forest Lodge Hotel

Festooned with fairy lights, a stocking-clad doll, vintage photos, and boasting craft beers on tap, the bar at the Forest Lodge Hotel—or Flodge as I once lovingly knew it—has come a long way from my fond memories of stale beer and aromatic football socks.

Glebe icon retires

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Gay Kalnins spent the larger part of her life working with the Glebe community and recently retired as the secretary of the Glebe Chamber of Commerce or the “Glebe Chamber of Comrades”, as she nicknamed the organisation. Ms Kalnins spent over 30 years as secretary of the chamber and made an […]

Artists bristle at council studio eviction

By James Elton-Pym   A group of artists and a well-known Sydney historian have been ordered to vacate their council-owned studios in Glebe by the end of the month to make way for renovations they never requested or wanted, the artists have told City Hub. The artists had their existing leases terminated and have been […]

Skaters finally win over City for skate park

The City of Sydney is planning to build the first skate park in 9 years in the Johnsons Creek Parkland development in Glebe.   The plan comes about after extensive lobbying from the Sydney Skateboarding Association, who worked with Labor councilor Linda Scott, who last week successfully moved a motion to build the skate park […]

Social housing in the firing line

By Christopher Harris   A Family and Community Services (FACS) spokesperson, speaking for Minister Gabrielle Upton, has refused to rule out the sell-off of inner city social housing properties, specifically Glebe and Woolloomooloo. The statement from the department comes after the government released a Social Housing discussion paper last week, with the aim of improving […]

International Summit overshadowed by Treasurer’s ‘mistake’

  The Bays Precinct international summit was held last Wednesday and Thursday (November 20-21) and saw hundreds of international experts converge on The Australian Technology Park to help decide the future of the precinct. But the event has been overshadowed by a remark made by the Treasurer of NSW, Andrew Constance. “The Bays Precinct Urban […]

Discussing homelessness in a pub

By Sophie Trigger   A conference was held by Politics in the pub on Thursday (November 13) at the Harold Park Hotel to address the increasing homelessness in Sydney. Gary Moore, the CEO of Homelessness NSW, pinned the spike in price of the housing market as a driving factor in the increase of rough sleepers. […]