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Making Waves in Waverley

BY ANITA SENARATNA   The Liberal Party’s reign in Waverley officially ended last Tuesday night as the council elected Labor councillor John Wakefield as Mayor and Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak as Deputy Mayor, signifying a new working relationship in which Labor and the Greens now hold a majority on Waverley Council.   Prior to […]

Midnight Shift ends

BY JOSEPH FENAUGHTY Oxford Street will be a little less sparkly as of next month with legendary gay club The Midnight Shift set to close its doors on October 1st. The Shift has been a part of the very fabric of Oxford Street for nearly 40 years and will be sorely missed by its regular […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide Sep 14

Lenka: Is an Australian singer/songwriter, who has been releasing solo albums and touring worldwide for the last decade. Lenka’s music has featured in movies like Moneyball and Easy A, with TV placements on Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy and a multitude of commercials, oh and Billy Crystal even sang her song at the 2012 Oscars. Thu, […]

Towers illuminate to meet their Waterloo

BY ALEC SMART The twin towers at the centre of Waterloo public housing estate have been illuminated with squares of coloured lighting for an arts project that draws attention to their uncertain future. Visible from a distance, the 30-storey high Matavai and Turanga building windows light up at 5.30pm each evening with a display that […]

Newtown: King Street clearway moves trade away

BY WENDY BACON The NSW Government has backed down on its promise not to introduce clearways along Newtown’s King Street. Last week’s announcement by the government that weekend clearways would be introduced in King Street has upset many in the community. Clearways are designed to remove parking whilst speeding up traffic, but are known to […]

Independents Day of reckoning in the Inner West

BY TOMMY BOUTROUS   On Saturday, September 9, residents of the former Leichhardt, Marrickille and Ashfield Councils will elect councilors for the new Inner West Council. In 2016 the amalgamation of these three separate inner west councils more than halved the number of local representatives in the area from 36 to 15. On Saturday voters […]

Glebe harbour park to go dry

BY JOEY FENAUGHTY A proposed extension of the alcohol-free zone in Jubilee Park has provoked ire among some Glebe locals. Police have stepped up patrols of the alcohol-free area in Jubilee Park in Glebe, coinciding with a proposal to extend the prohibition zone to the foreshore. An alcohol-free zone gives police the power to move […]

Best of Sydney 2017

We’re never tourists in our own cities, but perhaps we ought to be. Often there are things that stop us in our tracks — a snazzy bit of street art down a hidden lane; a perfect bowl of noodles with just the right amount of bite; the sky looking a certain way at a certain time of the day as the sun sets over the harbour; a dirty ibis crouched on top of a bin, pecking at the remnants of lunch.

While Sydney drowns, country bakes

BY ALEC SMART A newly released study by the University of NSW has confirmed that urban centres will experience intensified flooding as global temperatures rise and storms become more severe. Unless flooding is properly managed, it is expected to impact harshly upon city living. But by contrast, the countryside is drying up. Despite heightened rainfall […]

Railing against all the disruption

BY ALEC SMART On Thursday 2 August, a public forum was held at Vivo Café on George Street in the city, for people adversely affected by Sydney’s light rail construction. Radio 2GB’s Alan Jones addressed the meeting, attended by over 100 business owners and residents who live and trade along the new CBD and South […]