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North Bondi streetscape works underway

By DANIEL LO SURDO Works to the North Bondi streetscape were due to start on Monday, in a move that Waverley mayor Paula Masselos said would "be beautifying" the eastern suburbs neighbourhood. The construction at Glenayr Avenue in North Bondi, which will last six months, is expected to install new pedestrian crossings and signage in […]

City Hub’s guide to the 2022 federal election

By DANIEL LO SURDO After months of official and unofficial campaigning, gotcha questions, COVID infections and pithy one-liners, the 2022 federal election is now staring us right in the eye. On May 21, Australians across the country (and indeed, overseas) will take to the polling booth to share who they wish to be represented by […]

Emergency safety orders issued to Balmain Leagues Club after fire

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has issued emergency safety orders to clean up the Balmain Leagues Club after a large fire was discovered at the disused site earlier this month. Last week, a suspicious fire arose from the abandoned Balmain Leagues Club leaving black smoke blowing into the sky and disrupted traffic in […]

Long Bay Gaol art program booms after COVID-19

By SASHA FOOT A website and social media launch has made a “massive difference” to the public outreach of Long Bay Gaol's art gallery program, which the NSW government has said helped inmates in Matraville "to cease their offending and to lead productive lives”. Boom Gate Gallery, which exhibits art created by inmates inside the […]

What you need to know before the federal election

By DANIEL LO SURDO With the federal election one week away, City Hub has compiled all the information that voters will need to know before they cast their ballot on May 21. Who can vote in the election?  Voting is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 and over. To vote, you must be enrolled […]

Waverley Council rejects $340 million War Memorial ‘overdevelopment’ proposal

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council has continued its crusade against overdevelopment in the eastern suburbs, unanimously rejecting a proposal that would have changed the planning controls of the Waverley War Memorial Hospital site. The planning proposal for 99-117 Birrell Street, made at the request of aged care provider Uniting and part of a $340 […]

Federal election: The Grayndler candidates challenging Albanese

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West seat of Grayndler has long been viewed as a safe seat for Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese, who has represented the electorate since 1996 and is currently running for prime minister as Leader of the Opposition. Established in 1949, Grayndler has historically been known as a working-class area, […]

Home of ‘Seven Little Australians’ author to be opened for public viewing

By SAM PASHMI The owner of the state heritage-listed Killara property that was once home to Australian bestselling author Ethel Turner will be opened up to public viewing this Saturday, including the room where it is believed that Australia's most popular children's novel, Seven Little Australians, was written. Current homeowner Albert Lim, who migrated to […]

Inner West demerger motion falls behind opposition of Labor bloc

By DANIEL LO SURDO The only motion at an extraordinary Inner West Council demerger meeting has been voted down behind the opposition of the one-seat majority Labor bloc this week. The 11-part motion, tabled by Greens councillors Justine Langford and Liz Atkins, as well as Independent John Stamolis, included calls for council to establish a […]

Liberal councillor knocks City of Sydney’s ‘silent’ response to Pyrmont community centre concerns

By DANIEL LO SURDO A Liberal councillor has lashed the City of Sydney and lord mayor Clover Moore's efforts to relocate the Pyrmont Community Centre ahead of its $4.5 million refurbishment, calling for a better public relocation process to ensure that "this ineptitude doesn't happen again". Shauna Jarrett, a City of Sydney councillor who entered […]