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City of Sydney backs public housing plan

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney is backing a proposed plan for more social housing in the inner-city. The proposed social housing development in Glebe which will spread across two sites, 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, was initiated by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation and is being endorsed by the […]

String of venues fined for COVID-19 breaches

By ALLISON HORE A string of venues across Sydney’s CBD and Eastern suburbs have been slapped with $5000 fines for failing to comply with COVID-19 public health orders Unity Hall in Balmain, the Darlo Village Hotel in Darlinghurst, the Eastern Hotel in Bondi Junction, and the Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel were all found to be […]

Inner West Council pushes to protect historic church

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council is moving to have a now-closed local church listed on the environmental heritage register to ensure that it is protected.  In response to the threat of demolition, the Inner West Council are seeking to amend the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 to recognise the heritage significance of the […]

Checking in to hotel quarantine

By ALLISON HORE On Wednesday the NSW Government announced that hotel quarantine would be enforced for interstate travellers. But what is hotel quarantine like for those who have been through it? Under the new guidelines all NSW residents returning from Victoria, except for those living in border regions, will only be able to enter NSW […]

Fundraiser set up for victim of “disfiguring” attack

By ALLISON HORE The family of a man who was victim of a random violent attack in Pyrmont have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. The 36 year-old man, a visitor to Sydney from the Gold Coast, was found with "permanent and disfiguring" injuries on Wattle Street in […]

Social housing solution to homelessness

By ALLISON HORE According to new interactive heat maps showing the problem of homelessness across NSW, Sydney is the electorate in fourth most need of social housing. Timed to coincide with the launch of Homelessness Week on Monday, the maps created by Homelessness Australia and Everybody’s Home show the number of people without a home […]

Masks “strongly recommended” on public transport

By ALLISON HORE Facial masks on public transport are being “strongly recommended” by the NSW government to reduce community spread of COVID-19. In a press conference on Sunday premier Gladys Berejiklian offered a “strong recommendation” for people to wear a mask in enclosed spaces including on public transport, in supermarkets, places of worship and in public […]

Draft Pyrmont Place Strategy unveiled to mixed reviews

By ALLISON HORE The first draft of the much-anticipated Pyrmont Place Strategy has been unveiled and it’s already raising eyebrows. After months of consultation with the community and a detailed study by the NSW Government, the draft strategy which explores future development frameworks in the Pyrmont peninsula over the next two decades was released to […]

App to give a helping hand to the homeless

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council rangers have begun using an “innovative” free app to help rough sleepers and, in the lead up to homelessness week, are encouraging the general public to get involved.  The app was launched 12 months ago by Sydney based entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios and The Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel. It […]

Mayor backs call to end greyhound racing

By ALLISON HORE Lord Mayor Clover Moore is backing calls for greyhound racing to end at Wentworth Park in Sydney’s inner city. On Monday night the City of Sydney council voted eight to two in favour of a motion proposed by independent councillor Philip Thalis to “return Wentworth Park to the public”.  Mr. Thalis told […]