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Metro draws criticism from transport group

BY KENJI SATO The NSW Government’s revised plans for a Sydney Metro have drawn criticism for being privately run and not integrated with existing transport. On November 16, the government announced a proposal to alter the plans for the Sydney Metro by extending it a further 17 kilometres into Liverpool. This would change the current […]

It’s not a dog’s life in Sydney

BY KENJI SATO Bondi veterinarian and TV heartthrob Doctor Chris Brown has revealed that Sydney is one of the worst places to own a pet in Australia. The Bondi vet took to Bondi Beach on Monday November 9 to announce the findings of the 2015 Pet Positives Score report, which compared the ‘pet friendliness’ of […]

Finger pointing continues over beleaguered Balmain club

BY KENJI SATO Leichhardt Council and Rozelle Village Director Ian Wright are locked in a contest over the redevelopment of Balmain Leagues Club. Last week, Mr Wright said that Leichhardt Council had repeatedly rejected his DA proposals for the site’s redevelopment, destroying the future prospects of the club. But Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne called Mr […]

Transport Forum in Alexandria calls for urgent solutions to burdened system

By KENJI SATO Local Alexandria residents have raised concerns that the state government is not doing enough to address the increasing burden on Sydney’s transport networks. The queries were raised at a Transport and Traffic Forum held by the Alexandria Residents Action Group last Thursday, October 15. Ben Aveling, the group’s co-convenor, said that the increased […]

Community group spearheads “final charge” to save the Powerhouse Museum

BY KENJI SATO Community group Friends of Ultimo and Balmain Greens MP Jamie Parker collected the final signatures for the ‘Save the Powerhouse Museum’ petition last Saturday, October 17. Last week, City Hub reported that the petition had collected the 10,000 signatures required to force a debate on the issue in NSW state parliament. However, […]

Martin Place to receive French facelift

BY KENJI SATO Restaurant patrons may soon be able to dine outdoors in Martin place under new plans to redevelop the area. Last week, the City of Sydney Council revealed draft policies that will cut red tape and allow businesses to serve food and drink outside. The plans will also introduce more outdoor lighting, trees, […]

Abandoned hospital site to be brought back to full health

BY KENJI SATO City of Sydney are set to turn land surrounding the abandoned South Sydney Hospital into public parklands. The park will be part of the $8 billion Green Square project, which aims to transform the southern part of the city centre into a “green, urban environment”. City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore […]

Sydney rallies to welcome refugees

BY RYAN QUINN Over a thousand people rallied Sydney CBD streets over the weekend to support the current global refugee crisis. At least four different protest groups joined together at Sydney Town Hall, with the same overarching message: racism is bad, welcoming refugees is good. Refugee Action Coalition Sydney and its supporters surrounded the town […]

Abandoned railway line transforms into busy walkway

BY KENJI SATO The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority has turned a disused stretch of railway into a “strategic” walkway between Railway Square, Ultimo, and Darling Harbour. Formerly a rail line, The Goods Line opened up for public access last Sunday, and Sydneysiders can now walk and cycle along it. Like its name suggests, The Goods […]