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Fisher’s planning for the future

Shortly after the NSW Government released its Green Paper in July 2012, Corinne Fisher attended a presentation on the proposal to overhaul the state’s planning laws. And she was shocked. “The thing that really got me very agitated was the question of fairness,” she says. “I saw the proposals in the Green Paper as fundamentally […]

Urban residents to crow over rail corridor

Community action group REDWatch is urging the residents of inner city suburbs to engage with the State Government about its plans to revitalise the Central to Eveleigh rail corridor. Geoffrey Turnbull, the spokesperson for REDWatch, said community engagement with government initiatives such as the Central to Eveleigh project is necessary if residents can have a […]

Mobbs: Sydney to reach breaking point

A Sydney expert in sustainable living has cast doubt on the capacity of the city’s infrastructure to withhold the string of large-scale, State Government-approved urban developments. Michael Mobbs, a Chippendale-based author and environmental consultant, is concerned the CBD’s transport system will fail to cope with the influx of people stemming from the line of developments […]

Fairfax and Google become Pyrmont housemates

A new arrangement between two of the most recognisable brands in Australia has led to the radical reimagining of a Pyrmont office space. Internet giant Google has moved into the second floor of Fairfax’s Pyrmont offices, subleasing the space from the struggling media company responsible for newspapers including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and […]

Rate rise to address infrastructure gap

There may be a special rise in Council rates to fund vital infrastructure as a result of State Government cost shifting, Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne has said. A public meeting on October 12 will form part of the community consultation process Council is obliged to undertake before applying to the regulator for a "special rate […]

Demolish Glebe Island Bridge: report

A report suggesting demolition of the old Glebe Island Bridge would be most cost-effective has been derided by Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne as "biased and incomplete". The "Options for Glebe Island Bridge" report, by ACIL Allen Consulting, said savings would come from reduced maintenance costs and reductions in travel time for maritime vessels passing through […]

‘Get it right’, says PUSH

Community action group PUSH (People Unite Surry Hills) is throwing its full force behind an alternative plan for the proposed State Government construction of the South East light rail route along Devonshire St. Under the ‘Get it Right’ plan, PUSH advocates for the light rail route shifting to Foveaux St, involving the construction of a […]