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Dumb and dumber

By Maire Sheehan Education and training used to be the great leveller, developing and empowering people to contribute to society. Then it became a commodity; bought and sold in the marketplace. NSW held out against commodification. Then the federal government told the NSW government that TAFE had a monopoly and that must stop or NSW […]

Glebe Public School to be fleeced

BY KYLE HUWALDT A vital educational not-for-profit organization operating out of Glebe Public School has just been slapped with a new licensing agreement by the Department of Education (DoE), which is demanding it pay $31,000/yr rent to the State Government. The OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) program is called Centipede. Because Centipede catered to […]

Behind Closed Doors

BY MICK DALEY A Sydney Morning Herald article last week on housing market inequalities caused by government rezoning is only half the story, according to activist Maire Sheehan. The one-time Mayor of Leichhardt says that confidential rezoning decisions made between developers and planners are driving property prices up and encouraging ‘Hong Kong’ style residential high […]

From park to plate

BY GEORGIA CLARK One of the inner west’s longest running community gardens is this year heralding 20-years at the forefront of the community garden movement. The Whites Creek Community Garden forged its place as one of the inner west’s most successful community gardens after a hard-fought battle to reclaim the area as public space began […]

Finding safe harbour

BY MICK DALEY Sydney Harbour’s reputation as one of the finest in the world owes everything to its superb geographical advantages. But a working harbour requires infrastructure, and from post-Invasion to post-reality, commercial shipping and recreational boaters depend upon the wharves and safe waterways that enable every aspect of maritime endeavour. Ex-mayor of Leichardt and […]

Calls for update of the inner west light rail line

BY JOSEPH FENAUGHTY NSW MP for Leichardt Jamie Parker is calling for an upgrade of the current inner west light rail line. MP Parker believes that the line needs upgrading to make the carriages compatible with the CBD and South East Light Rail line, which is currently under construction. As it stands at the moment, […]

Community stresses ‘proper planning’ for Bays

By Leanne Elahmad   Locals, planners, council members and advocates gathered at Leichhardt Town Hall last Sunday May 7 to discuss UrbanGrowth NSW’s plans for the Bays Precinct and the impacts it will have on the community. The Bays Precinct has been the centre of controversy as UrbanGrowth has continually come under fire from the […]

Land ahoy for heritage fleet at Pyrmont despite concern

The City of Sydney council has joined a Pyrmont residents’ group in expressing concern over the approval of an educational and museum facility for the Sydney Heritage Fleet (SHF) in Bank Street. The development, underneath the deck of the Anzac Bridge and fronting onto Blackwattle Bay, will also serve as a berthing point for the […]