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Sydney residents take action

BY ADDIE MORTON An alliance of over 150 local community groups has formed to fight overdevelopment in the city of Sydney. The group, Save Sydney Coalition, officially launched on Thursday April 12 in the Domain just behind Parliament House. The peak body, one voice representing the interests of hundreds of community groups and campaigners, has […]

Koala wake up call

BY ADDIE MORTON An Australian icon is in danger and the only political party to recognise this are the New South Wales Greens. Wild koalas are disappearing at an alarming rate due to the impacts of logging, land clearing, and urban development. As a result the area has seen koala numbers decline by an estimated […]

Businesses derailed by construction

By Gabriela Szymanowska and Addie Morton Heading into another day of construction, businesses and residents along the Light Rail project can expect more headaches, dust and business downturn. The NSW government is facing yet another threat of a class action suit, this time with plenty of physical and financial evidence of damages caused to small […]

Paddy’s Market

By Addie Morton and Gabriela Szymanowska Paddy’s Market is more than just a market. It is an Australian icon. Paddy’s has been associated with the Haymarket area for 150 years and is the largest and longest running market in Sydney. It specialises in the sale of fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes, electrical goods and souvenirs. […]

The Almost-Occupants of the Abandoned Ultimo Depot Site

BY ADDIE MORTON Australia’s most densely populated suburb is about to lose its last large site owned by the ratepayers of Sydney as it currently goes to market. The highest bidder will take over the Ultimo Depot site, located at 14-26 Wattle St, which has sat idle for decades. The City of Sydney has made […]

Caught with Their Pants on

BY ADDIE MORTON Tradition is out and putting education first is in. In the midst of what seems like a national fad, three Sydney schools have opted for gender neutral uniforms in their schools, meaning girls can choose to wear pants or shorts on any given day. The move away from traditional, gender specific, and […]

Dockless bikes get the boot

By Addie Morton Waverley Mayor John Wakefield has succeeded where no other Councillor has before. He has taken a stand against dockless bikes. There are four companies operating in Waverley and the broad inner city, and around 10% of the bikes in circulation are damaged or a public safety hazard. Wakefield can see the problem […]

Taking a stroll down a creative trail

BY ADDIE MORTON AND GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA The annual Inner West Open Studio Trail (IWOST) is opening up local studios for a behind the scenes look for the public. The event encourages the Inner West to explore the art scene near them and to spur interest in art during National Art Month. Over the span of […]