15-minute parking approved
The City of Sydney has introduced free 15-minute ticket parking zones in the retail areas of village main streets outside the city centre from December 1, 2013. The year-long trial of free 15-minute ticket parking covers nine streets, including Oxford St, Crown St, Glebe Point Rd and King St. Parking meters in the retail areas of the streets will feature clear signage outlining the free 15-minute ticket option. To park in the 15-minute free ticket zone, motorists will need to press a button marked ‘¼ P free with ticket’ and place the ticket on the dashboard. If intending to park longer than 15 minutes, motorists must buy a normal longer stay ticket when first parking their vehicle.
Same-Sex Marriage Bill defeated in Upper House
The Upper House of the NSW Parliament narrowly voted down a bill to legalise same-sex marriage last week. MPs voted against it by 21 votes to 19 in the Legislative Council on Thursday afternoon. Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich, a member of the cross-party working group who devised the bill, said he took heart from the closeness of the vote. “There was essentially one vote in it,” he said. Liberals Catherine Cusack and Greg Pearce and Nationals Sarah Mitchell and Trevor Khan supported the bill.
Local artists invited to register for LOST
The Leichhardt Open Studio Trail will be held on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9, March, 2014 as part of Art Month. For the third year, artist studios and spaces in Leichhardt will open their doors to the general public. The community have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the realms of participating artists, and view the creative spaces in Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Balmain, Birchgrove, Annandale, Rozelle and Camperdown. For more information contact Bronwyn Tuohy at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9367 9379.