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State Government withdraws libraries

By Rickie Hardiman Anyone stepping into a public library for the first time in a while might be surprised to find much more than books. Despite the significant expansion in the range of services provided by the Local Government operated libraries, in its 2018 Budget the NSW Government cut recurrent library funding and locked metropolitan […]


Compared to some of the calamitous events abroad and the many large scale problems we face in this country, the following gripes – like the colour you are allowed by Council to paint your own house and the new high tech ‘self service’ borrowing machines in the Kings Cross Library - may seem like small and […]

Mirvac resuscitates old Marrickville Hospital Site

BY RYAN QUINN Marrickville Council has finally signed a contract to deliver a new library, park and a residential development with affordable housing after twenty years of deliberation Real estate company Mirvac formally approved the negotiations with Marrickville Council last Wednesday, October 14 to develop the old Marrickville Hospital site. Marrickville Greens Councillor Max Phillips […]

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 […]