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Harbour health dead in the water

By VERONICA ANASSIS Stormwater debris from suburban gutter and land pollution are destroying Sydney Harbour, smothering marine life and creating uninhabitable areas called “dead zones,” say researchers. According to the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), they’ve found patches of harbour water where no signs of life, not even bacteria, can exist due to low […]

Sewer side no solution

BY ALEC SMART In a Federal Court battle at the end of June in Sydney, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) lost a significant case against toiletries giant Kimberly-Clark, over ‘flushable’ Kleenex brand wet toilet wipes, which the ACCC claimed were not suitable for sewage systems. The ACCC alleged that Kimberly-Clark breached Australian consumer […]

Rushcutters Bay on the nose

BY ALANA LEVENE Sydney Water is urging residents to watch what they’re flushing down their toilets after a recent sewer blockage caused wastewater to drain into Rushcutters Bay, blocking the area to swimmers for weeks. This is the fourth choke in the in Paddington area since the beginning of November, according to a Sydney Water […]

Sydney Water forced to pay over sewage leak

By Georgia Fullerton   Sydney Water have been ordered to pay $157,000 in damages after pleading guilty to neglect  that resulted in a sewage leak in Malabar. The Land and Environment court charged Sydney Water with failure to comply with their environment protection licence, after a sewage leak affected Malabar Headlands in September of 2013. […]

$25 million tower of arts power

Sydney’s tallest residential tower will house a $25 million dance, theatre, music, film and visual arts facilities in a deal between the City of Sydney and property developer Greenland Australia. Described as an Australian first, the creative hub will span 2000 sq m over five storeys in the tower at the former Sydney Water site […]

Street art to displace graffiti

Renowned inner west street artist Sid Tapia has teamed up with Sydney Water and Marrickville Council on an initiative with the unique proposition of utilising street art to reduce the sort of graffiti which some see as vandalism. In what is the pilot project of Sydney Water’s anti-graffiti initiative, Mr Tapia has painted a 75 […]