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Perrottet government plans to gift more foreshore land to Barangaroo developers

By WENDY BACON A partnership between Infrastructure NSW and property developer Aqualand is planning a public land grab that will override previous planning agreements. The developers plan to build high rise offices, expensive apartments and a shopping centre that their critics say will diminish heritage and block iconic views from Observatory Hill and Millers Point.  […]

Pyrmont residents ignored on fight for viable public transport on peninsula

By AMBER GRIFFIN A Pyrmont resident group says it has been ignored by NSW government about concerns over limited public transport options, after key bus stops were removed from an essential route early in the year. The Pyrmont Peninsula Public Transport Forum (PPPTF), a group of Pyrmont businesses and residents who advocate for improved public […]

George Street even more pedestrian friendly as City opens new public spaces

By ERIN MODARO Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore celebrated the opening of the most recent public works on George St, improving and expanding the public spaces in the inner city. The finished works includes the expansion of a pedestrian boulevard that stretches from Bathurst Street to Rawson Place, advancing into Devonshire Street in Surry […]

‘They can relieve that pain’: Voluntary assisted dying passes NSW parliament

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY In a historic turn of events, New South Wales became the final Australian state to introduce assisted dying laws earlier this month. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, which was introduced to parliament last year by Independent Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich, includes legislation to "provide for and regulate access to voluntary assisted […]

‘No place in the inner-city’: First greyhound of the new year killed at Wentworth Park

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Veteran greyhound Bide Your Time has been the first dog to be killed after racing at the Wentworth Park racetrack this year after suffering a fractured leg last Friday.  Bide Your Time is the fourth dog lost in NSW in 2022, and the 21st nationwide. The five-year-old dog was euthanized after […]

Bill to ban ‘convenience killing’ in animal pounds across NSW passes parliament

By DANIEL LO SURDO Killing animals because it is cheaper and easier than rehousing them will soon be a crime in NSW, after state parliament passed a new bill that would set out actions that councils must take towards rehoming a surrendered or seized animal. The Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Bill 2021 was passed […]

‘It doesn’t make sense’: Pyrmont residents angered by 389 bus route changes

By TOKS OGUNDARE Pyrmont residents have become frustrated after the introduction of the South East Sydney bus network removed a key stop along the 389 route from Pyrmont to Bondi Junction. The new network saw 22 route changes and 24 routes discontinued after its introduction on the 5th of December.   Under the changes, the 389 […]

Pyrmont poised for more changes under NSW Government plans

By TOKS OGUNDARE The NSW Government is exhibiting draft master plans for the Pyrmont peninsula to set out how the area could develop over the next 20 years. The draft follows on from the release of the final Place Strategy in December 2020, which cleared the path for the controversial 110-metre Star Casino tower. It […]

Sydney Lockdown: COVID-19 numbers surge through inner-city social and Aboriginal housing

By DANIEL LO SURDO COVID-19 rates have skyrocketed in the inner-city over the past week as vaccination clinics are being set up to combat growing cases. Outbreaks across high-density social and Aboriginal housing have rocked the inner-city, as the virus spreads among some of the state's most vulnerable. "We have a number of identified Aboriginal […]

Voluntary assisted dying debate reignited by NSW Parliament bill

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The euthanasia debate has been reignited by the release of a draft voluntary assisted dying bill by Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich in July. The bill will give adults suffering with neurodegenerative conditions or terminal illness that will cause death within six months or twelve months access to voluntary assisted dying. In […]