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Ratepayers to fund WestConnex protests

By Alexander Lewis   City of Sydney ratepayers will fund a community campaign coordinator to muster opposition to WestConnex. In its latest act of defiance to the NSW government’s plans for the new motorway, the Council approved the payment of $15,000 to the community action group No WestConnex (NoW) for the role. A NoW spokesperson […]

Fit for the Future deadline unable to waver Councils

By Lydia Watson-Moore   The majority of Sydney councils remained defiant against forced amalgamations as the state government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ deadline passed on June 30. While most councils including Marrickville, City of Sydney and Woollahra positioned themselves as against forced mergers, Waverley, Randwick and Leichhardt stood out as the few willing to propose […]

WestConnex dinosaur would cleave St Peters

By Alexander Lewis   It’s been more than 100 years since dinosaur remains were discovered in St Peters, but the Baird government plans to bring one back, according to residents. The WestConnex motorway will wipe out more than 40 houses in the historical suburb and a portion of Sydney Park if construction plans go ahead. […]

New DA for Bronte RSL ‘step in the right direction’

By Lydia Watson-Moore The latest development application for the Bronte RSL site was lodged with Waverley Council last week, following lengthy anticipation from the community. The proposal from developer Winston Langley Burlington (WLB) seeks to demolish the current Bronte RSL building on the Macpherson St site, and build four storeys of retail and residential space. […]

Leichhardt Council: “Keep nurses in nursing home”

By Joshua Thomas Leichhardt Council has unanimously passed a motion to publicise their support for registered nurses in nursing homes. The motion, passed on Tuesday June 23, proposed council support the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association in their campaign to keep registered nurses on at all times in nursing homes. This comes following the federal […]

Randwick opposes park price hike

By Miriam Webber Randwick Council has pledged to support the campaign against rising fees for school hire of Centennial Parklands. Councillors from all parties pledged unanimous support on Tuesday June 23 for a motion to lobby state ministers for a guarantee of affordable fees. The motion was petitioned to Council by local action group Save […]

CBD faces transport nightmare

By Joe Bourke A rally of around 300 people was staged in Sydney’s CBD last week protesting the removal of the College Street cycleway. The state government announced at the end of May that it would be removed despite a Castlereagh Street replacement lane not being complete, breaking a government commitment. Lord Mayor Clover Moore […]

Sydney Metro’s cash injection

By Joe Bourke   The NSW government released their 2015 budget last Tuesday June 23, allocating more than $1 billion for Sydney Metro rail projects. $84 million of the funds were allocated to a new station at Barangaroo and development of the Sydney Metro City and Southwest. This line is set to run through the […]

‘Totally inappropriate’ meetings scheduled by Waverley

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Community representatives and councillors have questioned Waverley Council’s decision to reschedule the amalgamation rescission motion to a Sunday morning. The next rescission meeting, scheduled for Sunday June 28, comes after criticism of the previous meeting’s date, which was also on a Sunday. As earlier reported by City Hub, the previous meeting, […]

New Newtown ‘no fun’

By Alexander Lewis Indignant partygoers have taken to Facebook to vent their frustration at an increased police presence in the inner west after an iconic gay bar was forced to shut over the weekend. Undercover police allegedly caught bar staff at The Imperial Hotel taking ecstasy during service last Friday night. The NSW Office of […]