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Rozelle calls for WestConnex noise reprieve

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI With Sydney on lockdown, the city has been forced inside their homes. Everyone who is not employed in an essential service have readjusted their lives to adapt to the new work from home environment. That begs the question as to why WestConnex, the huge underground highway construction, is seemingly exempt from the […]

Is your house being acquired for Westconnex? What you need to know

Opinion By PETER HEHIR Now that the RMS are sending notices in relation to the compulsory acquisition of the land beneath properties in Rozelle and Lilyfield – which includes almost all of the homes in SW Rozelle, most of Lilyfield and a good percentage of NW Rozelle – it’s timely for homeowners to consider how […]

Disquiet on the Inner Western Front

By Peter Hehir If the ALP is interested in winning the respect of the Inner West community – a respect that they’ve lost due to their appalling past performance in relation to the provision of public transport and because of their support for WestConnex – then there are seven key initiatives that they should give […]

It’s your home. You fix it

By Peter Hehir It’s now abundantly clear that the Sydney Motorway Corporation and the RMS have absolutely no intention of repairing any family homes damaged by WestConnex construction, despite this being a legal obligation. The Department of Planning and Environment have also failed the community, in not enforcing compliance of this requirement. The SMC and […]

Skate park plans shredded and reborn

By Michael Hitch After six years of debate, dispute and foiled plans, the Inner West Council has finally committed to build a skate park in Leichhardt. Council will proceed to undertake community engagement for the development of the skate park near Leichhardt Oval, after years of previously unsuccessful attempts to develop the facility in Rozelle. […]

No reprieve for the Inner West

By Peter Hehir In spite of huge resident opposition, in just a few days – while the bulk of the NSW population embraces holiday mode, the black shirts who form the NSW Government, will seal the fate of the Inner West. The Minister for Planning will again scrawl an illegible signature across the bottom of […]

A ten dentures perspective

BY PETER HEHIR   What can this possibly have to do with the WestConnex Parliamentary Inquiry (WPI) that wrapped up on Monday? Nothing to do with false teeth – more to do with falsehoods actually. And on the proponent’s side, there were many. Like the statement by RMS CEO Mr Kanofski that none of the […]

Dawn’s million dollar baths

By Lanie Tindale Balmain Ward Councillors are tussling over $1.1 million of the several million needed to save Dawn Fraser Pool. Significant upgrades are required to restore the pool, a Council report has found. The report says the bath poses a public safety risk, and may need to be closed. The initial estimated cost of […]

Monitoring an airy issue

BY: GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA Rozelle’s only permanent air quality monitoring station has been closed down for almost two months due to trees growing too close to the station. The Rozelle air quality monitoring station was closed on February 14 for four to six weeks for upgrades, yet it is still closed mid-April. “This is necessary to […]

Childcare workers chuck a tanty

BY GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA More than 300 childcare centres shut down on Tuesday, 27 March as thousands of workers walked off the job to demand higher pay. The walkout was part of the Union United Voice’s Big Steps campaign, which is a response to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to act on the equal pay crisis […]