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Stadium wrecking balls yet to swing

By Wendy Bacon UPDATE Waverley Council rejected a Liberal rescission motion on Thursday evening and voted for legal action aimed at stopping Infrastructure NSW's (INSW) plan to demolish the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park. This means there will now be two legal actions. Also on Thursday, City of Sydney Mayor Clover Moore, Waverley Mayor […]

Saving the Powerhouse Museum

By Kylie Winkworth Voters will have a stark choice in the March State election after Opposition leader Michael Daley launched Labor’s cultural policy outside the Powerhouse Museum (PHM). The centrepiece of the policy is the promise to save the Powerhouse Museum and build a new $500m cultural institution in Parramatta, following proper consultation. The Riverside […]

Stadium still in the balance

By Wendy Bacon Following the defeat of a Liberal party rescission motion on Monday, Waverley Council has finally been able to push ahead with urgent legal moves against the approval of the demolition of Sydney Football Stadium. At its third attempt, Waverley Council had a quorum with nine councillors present. The rescission motion was narrowly […]

Libs play games with stadium’s future

By Wendy Bacon Waverley Council Liberals have boycotted debate on their own rescission motion aimed at reversing Council’s support for legal action to stop demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium. The motion supporting taking action was passed after Waverley Council received advice from a senior barrister that the Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts’ approval of […]

Stadium may be headed for court

By Wendy Bacon  Waverley Council voted to take legal action to stop demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium unless the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, informs it about what action he will take to address concerns about the validity of his project approval by 10am on Monday January 14. Council passed this motion on Monday […]

Lendlease juggernaut lacks social licence

By Wendy Bacon Just a week before Christmas, the social media team at corporate giant Lendlease tweeted a prediction for 2019 from its CEO Steve McCann. “It’s now well understood that while government’s grant permits, communities are the ones that grant permissions. This means if we don’t have a social license to operate, our projects […]

“It’s game on in Maroubra,” says Liberal candidate

By Lauren O'Connor Coming up to the March election the seat of Maroubra will be one to watch. With a deep-seated or ‘rusted on’ Labor allegiances the seat is marginal for the first time in more than 50 years this election. The electorate includes a former working port, a high immigrant population and is earmarked […]

Malabar Headland remains a 2015 election issue

By Lauren O’Connor The future of Malabar Headland in Sydney’s eastern suburbs continues to be uncertain after decades of federal indecision on its status. The reserve is a controversial and recurring topic in federal, state and local politics. Randwick Councillor Brendan Roberts, who will stand as Liberal candidate for the marginal seat of Maroubra in […]