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Artists have their spray

BY STEPHANIE TILLER A City of Sydney Council proposal to remove unnecessary barriers and make street art more accessible has been praised by the Sydney art community. The proposal seeks to remove the current requirement for street artists to seek development consent before any work can be carried out in the City of Sydney local […]

Parramatta Rd: Boulevard of broken budgets

BY PAUL CLARK The Inner West Council has offered a way to transform public transport on Parramatta Road with the proposed introduction of Guided Electric Transit System (GETS) technology. The Inner West Council, supported by Canada Bay, Burwood and Strathfield Councils, commissioned independent consultants Bodhi Alliance and EDAB Consulting to prepare a Parramatta Road Public Transport […]

Paddock to press in Danks Street

It all started over twenty years ago over lunch beneath the Tuscan sun. When Dominic Quattroville was a teenager, his family had a meal under an olive tree in Tuscany, Italy. It was this moment that his father "fell in love with the olive grove" and was inspired to start one of his own back […]

Homeless face more sleepless nights

BY JESSICA HILL Homelessness advocates have praised the Inner West Council for adopting a new Homelessness Policy, but believe it needs further development when it comes to helping young people. Youth Off The Streets partnered with the council to give input into the new policy and is the main youth homelessness service operating in the […]

Green Living on death row

BY ALEX YUJIN The Green Living Centre on King Street, Newtown has been a local champion of environmental enthusiasts for the last 14 years. The shop originally known as The Watershed regularly runs free workshops on solar panelling, and in the past has also run courses on food composting and rainwater tank use. Run by […]

New art event puts Australian artists front and centre

BY STEPHANIE TILLER Sydney’s peak art institutions are being praised for putting Australian artists at the forefront of new art event, The National. The exhibition was established in 2015 after representatives from The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Art Gallery of New South Wales and Carriageworks began talks about forging a partnership to create a […]

Woollahra Council ready for next round

BY TOMMY BOUTROS SATHSARA RADALIYAGODA Kur-ring-gai Council’s recent court victory gives Woollahra Council hope for their appeal against their forced amalgamation with Waverley and Randwick councils. Ku-ring-gai Council won their court appeal and their merger with Hornsby Council has been halted. This may prove pivotal in the future of council mergers if it stands as […]

Turnbull fails Australian students

BY DYLAN CRISMALE and TALLULAH THOMPSON Students from Sydney universities joined together as part of a nationwide protest against the Turnbull government’s move to limit the accessibility and quality of higher education. Around 150 protesters gathered at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 22 March to rally under the slogan, ‘Make Education Free Again’, before […]

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Camperdown in the dark over dive site

BY STEPHANIE TILLER Camperdown community members are calling for better consultation and transparency over a proposed WestConnex dive site on Parramatta Road. The dive site will be used for tunnelling and construction of the new M4-M5 Link, which connects M4 East at Haberfield and the New M5 at St Peters via Rozelle. Parramatta Road, Pyrmont […]