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Central Sydney residents to lose free parking

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS Central Sydney residents are set to lose free street parking permits under a draft policy on exhibition by the City of Sydney council. Under the changes, residents of apartment blocks without onsite parking would no longer be eligible for a parking permit. CBD resident and permit holder Stephen Taylor said those living […]

Grassroots gallery hung out to dry by City

By ALEXANDER LEWIS A key stepping stone for burgeoning artists has been shut down after 27 years of service. The iconic Tap Gallery in Darlinghust was kicked out by its new landlord due to a fire safety order imposed upon the building by the City of Sydney last year. Founder Lesley Dimmick said the non-profit […]

Imperial clings to life as Spice stops the music

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS Erskineville’s Imperial Hotel will remain closed for up to four weeks in the wake of two forced closures and the departure of its weekly dance dungeon Spice Cellar. The notorious nightclub was forced to shut for 72 hours last Friday for the second time in little over a month by the Office […]

Leichhardt cycles ahead of state

By ALEXANDER LEWIS Leichhardt cyclists have welcomed an allocation of nearly $1 million to local bike paths as pressure mounts for the state government to abandon its plans to tear up Sydney CBD’s College Street cycleway. The combined Leichhardt Council and RMS funding, as outlined in council’s 2015-16 budget, is set to improve existing Leichhardt […]

Callan Park closer to becoming the Centennial Park of the inner west

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS Callan Park is one step closer to total protection from development after the state government passed a motion to implement a trust to manage its future care and use. The heritage-listed site has languished for more than a decade under revolving door management from multiple government agencies. And while the Callan Park […]

Beneath the ice: Housing’s junky haven exposed

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS An ice addict inhabiting Ultimo public housing has terrorised her fellow tenant Anna Hamilton for three “sleepless” years. But Housing NSW has refused to relocate either tenant, despite a litany of complaints from Ms Hamilton and NSW Police. Earlier this month, Housing NSW successfully appealed an order from the NSW Civil and […]

Emirates sues passengers after flying them to wrong destination

By ALEXANDER LEWIS When Australians Vjeckoslav Matic and Matt Atkins boarded an Emirates flight to New York in 2012, they knew they were flying into a storm. But it would be a different kind to the hurricane they’d been watching ravage their destination on TV screens throughout Sydney airport. It was a legal tempest with […]

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 […]

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. […]