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Opinion: Heritage bulldozed

By Peter Hehir The development infrastructure has waged war on New South Wales’ heritage for decades. Whenever the Liberal Party gains power, the bulldozers are turned loose and destruction is unleashed on a grand scale. In its 1999 oral history Development of the Pacific Highway and the Sydney–Newcastle Freeway, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) says […]

Dulwich Hill heritage house saved

By Lanie Tindale The Inner West Council has had its decision to pause the development of a Dulwich Hill heritage home into an apartment block upheld on appeal. The Interim Heritage Order was placed in March this year, giving Council six months breathing room to consider the Development Application on the property. The home at […]

Bondi Pavilion’s second wind

BY PAUL PAECH It was clear to everyone - except Waverley’s colourful Mayor Sally Betts - that the $38 million proposal to transform Bondi Pavilion into a sleek commercial operation was a dud. So when the NSW Government finally stopped its deeply unpopular compulsory amalgamation of councils, local electors had their chance to create the […]

Past Perfect Future Tense

By Rita Bratovich. With the incredible degree of building and development occurring in almost every part of the country, it can feel like our entire past is being slashed and burned. That’s why organisations such as The National Trust and events like the upcoming Australian Heritage Festival are so important. They not only raise awareness, […]

Tranquility tested as locals sample taste of things to come

BY EMIKO REED It has been dubbed a “wedding factory” and local residents have said it will choke local streets on weekends. But opposition to a development on the Watsons Bay peninsula now has some fire power behind it. The director of legendary Australian film Mad Max invited Watsons Bay residents to the foreshore on […]

Alex is looking safe for nowf

BY GEORGIA HING The Alexandria Hotel is one step closer to a heritage listing after City of Sydney Council voted to approve an amendment of zoning laws to allow preservation. The council discussed the proposal on Monday October 19. The City will firstly attempt to extend the current interim heritage order with the Office of […]

Marrickville library’s heritage cost

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Marrickville council has taken the next step towards development of a proposed $40 million library site, but at the potential cost of three heritage buildings. At their meeting on May 19, councillors voted to progress to stage two of the tender process for the site and approved demolition of three terrace […]

Council urged to guarantee future for Kings Cross heritage

Andrew Woodhouse, President of the Kings Cross Heritage Society, has called on the City of Sydney to guarantee the future of Kings Cross library’s heritage collection. Network Manager of the library Jeffery Cruz said the library is not “planning on moving the collection” and it would remain “for the foreseeable future”. A spokesperson for the […]

Residents have their spray on City’s graffiti policy

By Joe Bourke   The City of Sydney has been accused of showing “disrespect” and “nonchalance” towards heritage by the president of the Potts Point Heritage and Conservation Society for taking too long to clean up vandalism in the area. Andrew Woodhouse said Potts Point residents “expect a higher standard of care” from council after […]

Marrickville to debate fate of heritage houses

By Georgia Fullerton Marrickville Council may reassess the heritage value of three terraces situated on the site of the old Marrickville Hospital.The development application, put forward in September of last year, is part of a plan to redevelop the rear half of a site on Livingstone Road. Marrickville Hospital closed in 1991 and was purchased […]