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Light rail angers south east

By Joe Bourke   Community groups are uniting in opposition of the controversial CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR), following a meeting at public meeting at Randwick Boys High School for communities along the proposed route. The meeting was chaired by Surry Hills activist Venietta Slama-Powell, also featured appearances from an economist, a Medical […]

Opposition continues against CBD and South East Light Rail

By Joe Bourke Community action groups opposing the Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) are becoming more outspoken in their opposition to the project. Community groups People Unite Surry Hills (PUSH) and Stop This Light Rail (STLR) have both been campaigning against the construction since the plan's announcement. Convenor and spokesperson for PUSH […]

NSW Government forced to release WestConnex documents

An ongoing struggle for transparency regarding the NSW Government’s WestConnex project has resulted in the release of over 200 documents that had previously been kept secret. The documents had not been released to the public as they were being held under government privilege. Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC of the NSW Greens challenged this use of […]

Randwick light rail project in deadlock

The Randwick leg of the recently approved Sydney CBD and South-East Light Rail (CSELR) has been heavily criticised by community groups and local politicians. Tensions between Randwick City Council and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) culminated in council’s rejection of the development agreement with TfNSW on June 24. The resolution summarily rejected the development agreement due […]

Umi Kaiten-Zushi

Festival season is in full swing with both Vivid and Sydney Film Festival drawing everybody into town.

Go to Bali, owners told

The project director for Sydney’s south-east light rail expansion suggested Surry Hills business owners ‘take a holiday to Bali’ while construction is underway, a community activist says. People Unite Surry Hills, a community group campaigning against the proposed rail route along Devonshire Street, said shop operators will be “financially ruined” by the disruption. They accused […]

Forgo the glory, declare the thing open, slip away

They opened the Dulwich Hill light rail extension at 7.15 am last Thursday. It was a sort of thief-in-the-night opening but set in the cold wet light of a sullen morning. I’m the co-convener of EcoTransit Sydney, and the project has occupied a big part of my life since May 2008, when we launched the […]

Does this train stop at Balmain?

Verity Firth, former member for Balmain and a candidate in Labor’s community preselection for the seat, said she will consider supporting the light rail station under Gladstone Park that was rejected by Leichhardt Council. Ms Firth will meet with advocacy group EcoTransit Sydney on Friday to discuss the issue. She described herself as a fan […]

News in brief

Leong prevails Jenny Leong has won Greens preselection for the newly-created seat of Newtown ahead of next year's state election. The seat should be an easy win for the minor party, according to election analyst Antony Green, with a nominal margin of more than four per cent. Ms Leong narrowly beat former Marrickville mayor Fiona […]

This tram’s been a long time coming

Sydneysider: A personal journey They’ll be opening the Dulwich Hill light rail extension any month now. It was supposed to be opened on February 1, but the long-awaited day came and went because the whole job is being done in John Holland’s own sweet time – like some builder’s personal vanity project; the showcase home […]