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WestConnex pollution on the rise

BY TOMMY BOUTROS The Inner West Council has hit out at the NSW Government’s most recently released Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for WestConnex. The WestConnex Stage 3 EIS was released only 10 working days after the period for community consultation closed. The EIS outlines that there will be an increase in pollutant concentrations from automobiles […]

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 […]

Homeless stand their ground at Martin Place

BY TOMMY BOUTROS The dwellers of the homeless camp in Martin Place are refusing to move on despite Lord Mayor Clover Moore announcing on Monday night that she had come to an agreement with the camp leader, Lanz Priestly, that they would do so. Ms Moore promised an immediate safe space would be provided within […]

Tale of two cities: Woollahra saved, Leichhardt razed

BY THE CITY HUB NEWS TEAM Alex Eugene, Georgia Clark, Tommy Boutros, Dylan Crismale Premier Gladys Berejiklian's latest backflip has created havoc for a number of Sydney councils. The shock announcement this week that the government would scrap all amalgamation plans for Councils contesting merger plans in court ensures that Woollahra Council will not be […]

Unique retail concepts driving change

BY TOMMY BOUTROS In the heart of Marrickville, surrounded by a dense collection of creative studios and maker spaces, Hypmotive Hub have just opened their doors to deliver locally designed and made brands direct to the public. The Hub is part of a unique new retail concepts to drive the growth of Sydney’s cultural scene, […]