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No more noise complaints: Say goodbye to the Enmore Theatre “fun police”

By ALLISON HORE A motion before the Inner West council would see Newtown’s Enmore Theatre declared as the state’s first “Special Entertainment Precinct.” The motion, tabled by Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne and Labor councillor Anna York, comes after the NSW parliament passed special laws allowing local councils to declare venues and geographic areas as […]

Design “teaser” revealed for controversial beach club proposal

By ALLISON HORE Last year plans to open a private beach club on Bondi Beach were slammed as elitist and ultimately rejected by the Waverley Council.  But that hasn’t stopped polo entrepreneur, Janek Gazeck, from revealing his vision for the Amalfi Beach Club ahead of lodging of yet another application to council.  In a “teaser” […]

Asian-Australians call for an end to anti-Asian sentiment at Sydney vigil

By ALLISON HORE With anti-Asian racism on the rise, Asian-Australians in Sydney are calling for the federal government to tighten anti-racism laws. The call comes as part of the global #StopAsianHate campaign.  According to a survey by the Asian Australian Alliance which launched in April last year, there have been 520 incidents reports of COVID-19 […]

Could free public transport revive Sydney’s CBD?

By ALLISON HORE As part of an ambitious plan to bring people back into Sydney’s CBD, the NSW government is considering offering free rides on public transport. After an idea floated at the Sydney CBD summit, NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the government is considering allowing commuters to ride public transport to and from the […]

Greyhound adoption drive in Moore Park a “huge success”

By ALLISON HORE Dozens of dogs found new homes in the “most successful” greyhound adoption drive ever held in Sydney. The drive by Greyhounds As Pets NSW (GAPNSW) was held at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park on the 18th of April, as part of the annual Sydney Family Show. In the largest public showing […]

Opposition leader cuts ribbon on community bus service in the Inner West

By ALLISON HORE Anthony Albanese, federal opposition leader and member for Grayndler, has cut the ribbon on a new community bus service in the Inner West.  The new bus will be used by Marrickville-based not-for-profit organisation Ethnic Community Services Co-Operative (ECSC) who provide multilingual services for culturally and linguistically diverse people in the area.  They […]

Callan Park pooch policy under review

By ALLISON HORE Callan Park in Balmain has been a popular spot for off-leash dog walking for decades.  Some days, when community sports aren’t being run, dog owners and their best friends are the only ones making use of the 60-hectare parkland. Technically speaking, off-leash dog walking in the park is illegal outside designated zones. […]

Promised potties undelivered at Newtown park

By ALLISON HORE  If you’ve ever found yourself busting for the loo at Camperdown Memorial Park in Newtown you’ve probably found yourself wondering, why aren’t there toilets here?  Liz Atkins, a Greens candidate in the upcoming Inner West Council elections, is asking the same thing.  In late 2018 the Inner West council unveiled a plan […]

Kill the Bill: Protesters take on Mark Latham’s transphobic bill

By ALLISON HORE Protesters took over Taylor Square on Saturday to make a strong statement against a “transphobic” education bill tabled in NSW Parliament by One Nation’s Mark Latham. The protest, organised by Community Action for Rainbow Rights, took on the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which activists say is less about giving […]

From fashion to innovation: Restoration of Bondi Junction’s Boot Factory begins

By ALLISON HORE Restoration works to transform the historic Boot Factory in Bondi Junction into a new civic innovation hub have begun.  The former shoemaking factory behind Norman Lee Place on 27-33 Spring Street in Bondi Junction, once left to fall into disrepair, is set to be transformed into a new civic innovation hub.  The […]