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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 […]

Westconnex stage 3 rorts begin

BY WENDY BACON NSW Planning approved Stage 3 of WestConnex despite receiving formal advice from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that a more detailed environmental assessment of its impacts on the community was needed. Along with other government agencies, the EPA was given a final opportunity to respond to the NSW Roads and Maritime […]

Airborne carcinogens increase around kids

BY WENDY BACON Thousands of homes, community centres, worksites and open spaces will be exposed to increased health risks if NSW Planning approves WestConnex's M4/M5 tunnels between St Peters and Haberfield and Rozelle. These risks would arise from elevated concentrations of the fine particle carcinogen PM 2.5 exposing several child care centres and schools, including: […]

Clean-up order given after Caltex spill

Caltex has been issued a clean-up notice by the Environmental Protection Authority after an oil spill from a Caltex refinery in Botany Bay spread to nearby beaches last month. The clean-up notice requires Caltex to nominate “ecological practitioners” to analyse the extent of any pollution along the shores affected by the spill and monitor their […]