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Community unites against high density development

by Mariana Podesta-Diverio Local politicians and community members came together last Sunday to attend an action picnic hosted by the Save Petersham Park group protesting against UrbanGrowth’s high-rise development plans. More than 400 submissions were written on the day to Planning Minister Pru Goward and UrbanGrowth, protesting the planned high-rise development in the area surrounding […]

Protesters: Monster motorway will destroy King Street

By Lauren O'Connor On Sunday an estimated 3000 people marched down King Street to oppose a four lane motorway and clearway being established in St Peters and Newtown. The dress up parade was organised by the WestConnex Action Group and Reclaim the Streets for communities to demand a stop to stage three of the WestConnex […]

WestConnex was ‘aggressive’ says waste company

By Wendy Bacon A Sydney waste company has accused the WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) of behaving aggressively and secretly in its negotiations to resume its St Peters property in inner Sydney. As City Hub reported last week, the WDA compulsorily acquired the Dial A Dump waste site at the southern boundary of Sydney Park in […]

Eveleigh railworks and Technology Park to be sold

By Lauren O'Connor The Australian Technology Park (ATP) will be sold and subdivided in coming months to accommodate the State Government’s Central to Eveleigh development. Leaseholders and residents of Eveleigh and Redfern have expressed concern that the railyards and heritage buildings are not protected from redevelopment. Greens spokespeople and community activists met on January 20 […]

Newtown seat a two candidate race

By Mariana Podesta-Diverio   The electoral race for the state seat of Newtown is coming to a head with campaigners from Labor and the Greens taking to the streets. This will be the first election for the seat, which was formed after the Marrickville electorate was divided into Newtown and Summer Hill in 2013. The […]

Redfern station unfairly targeted according to residents

Police are using sniffer dogs to search Redfern commuters at a rate 6.5 times higher than other similar stations, but these searches are less likely to find drugs, according to figures recently obtained by the Greens. In a community historically marred by tensions between the residents and police, this statistics are being seen by many […]

Fears over rise of racism in the inner city

Local residents have voiced concerns about xenophobic flyers distributed to inner city suburbs this week. Community activists have speculated that the federal government's lenient approach towards discriminatory speech may have fostered this activity. As City Hub goes to print, the federal government announced it would abandon proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination […]

News in brief

Greens win extra funding for Marrickville bike paths At last week’s Marrickville Council meeting (June 24), the Greens won approval for a bid to increase funding for bike paths in the council area. “Years of underfunding had led to a short fall of more than $7 million to build the priority bike paths identified by […]

Zoe’s Law calls into question criminal status of abortion in NSW

The Zoe’s Law bill, which is still poised to go before the upper house, has renewed calls to remove abortion from the NSW Crimes Act. Women and health professionals are currently being criminalised for undergoing and performing abortions, a procedure that polls have consistently shown the majority of Australians support. A national study published in […]

Jenny v. Penny: the battle for Newtown

By Paul Gregoire and Michael Koziol Labor’s Penny Sharpe and the Greens’ Jenny Leong have both identified affordable housing as a priority issue for the seat of Newtown ahead of next year’s state election. Ms Sharpe, a sitting member of the upper house, won Labor’s community preselection at the weekend with 64 per cent of […]