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Walsh Bay Redevelopment Delays

By Madison Behringer. Plans to redevelop the Walsh Bay arts precinct in Barangaroo have been in the pipeline since as far back as 1998. In May 2018, plans were approved by the State Government for the precinct alongside a $207 million budget for the project. However just as quickly as the building began, the project […]

Lendlease juggernaut lacks social licence

By Wendy Bacon Just a week before Christmas, the social media team at corporate giant Lendlease tweeted a prediction for 2019 from its CEO Steve McCann. “It’s now well understood that while government’s grant permits, communities are the ones that grant permissions. This means if we don’t have a social license to operate, our projects […]

Allianz Stadium’s top secret plans

BY SOPHIE STOCKMAN Community members are being kept in the dark about important issues associated with the $729 million Allianz Stadium redevelopment project. The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust (SGCT) privately owns the Allianz Stadium site, unlike stadiums at Olympic Park and Parramatta, which come under the NSW government. Saving Moore Park president, Michael Waterhouse, has […]

In the dark on WestConnex

By Elise Dalley   The Abbott government yesterday refused to table information about the cost and construction of the Westconnex tollway because such information is “contrary to the public interest”. Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon, who ordered the motion on 18 March, said it’s absurd that Minister Warren Truss believes revealing the information is not […]

If the answer is Bill Shorten, how dumb was the question?

Nobody was sitting outside the Brushtail Cafe in Werrong Lane when I went down for lunch. A hot gusty north-westerly was blowing dead leaves and litter and dust down the lane. A hideous glare bounced off the sunlit walls. I hurried inside and shut the door behind me. Inside, it was deliciously cool and almost […]

Music icon slams ‘Ent Cent’ demolition

Iconic music critic, journalist, television presenter and record producer Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum has urged the State Government to reconsider its plan to demolish the Sydney Entertainment Centre (SEC). In April, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the iconic Haymarket venue would be bulldozed to make way for expanded convention and exhibition facilities at Darling Harbour. Mr […]