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Alexandra Cyclepath Closure

BY ALEC SMART The NSW Government plans to close a popular cycling and walking path alongside the Alexandra Canal on the northern perimeter of Sydney Airport. The cycleway, between Tempe Basin and Coward Street, Mascot, will be diverted by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) through Tempe in an as yet undecided route to make […]

Gateway to hell

By WENDY BACON Today Premier Berejiklain announced that $2.6 billion public dollars would be spent on the Sydney Gateway that would allow drivers to travel from Parramatta to Sydney’s airport without going through a single traffic light. $800 million of this $2.6 billion budget is supposed to be sitting in the WestConnex budget. The remaining […]

RMS thumbs its nose at NSW EPA

OPINION BY WENDY BACON NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has thumbed its nose at the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), NSW Health, City of Sydney, the Inner West Council and the authors of 13,000 submissions, nearly all objecting to the Stage 3 WestConnex interchanges and tunnels between St Peters, Haberfield and Rozelle. Last week, […]

Pondering the pond’s purity

BY TOMMY BOUTROS ‘Extremely high’ levels of cancer-causing chemicals were found in a waterway adjacent to Sydney Airport. Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) were detected by researchers from the University of NSW in water tests of the Mill Stream, which runs from a pond in the Lakes Golf Cub in Mascot, alongside the […]

Sydney’s environment: the wins have been tactical, but the losses strategic

Sometimes I take an hour or two and travel back in time to the Sydney I was born into in 1948. It's a fascinating trip, and, at least until the bean-counters and fun police have their way, it's all free on the NSW Government's wonderful SIX Maps website. SIX Maps is like a slow and […]

Will second airport bring racket or relief?

By Jonathan Mimo Local Greens politicians have warned that a second airport at Badgerys Creek could counter-intuitively lead to increased aircraft noise in the inner west. Marrickville councillor Max Phillips said a Western Sydney airport could leave Kingsford-Smith open to receiving more of the heavy jumbos that produce the most noise, like 747s and A380s. […]

Airport station fee survives inquiry

A parliamentary inquiry into Sydney Airport’s station access fee has declined to recommend scrapping the fee, but instead suggests investigating the use of discounts for certain users. The stations, privately operated by Airport Link Company, require all passengers who purchase a train ticket to or from the domestic or international terminal to pay the station […]