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The demise of live music: Two iconic venues to be demolished

By Katelyn Milligan Some have dubbed it the end of an era, with two of Sydney’s live music institutions set to be demolished. A recent development proposal for Coogee Bay Hotel has called into question the future of its live music venue Selina’s. This announcement comes just months after the revelation that Frankie’s Pizza By […]

Perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing dubbed “the most dangerous” in the Inner West

By GEMMA BILLINGTON  Community concerns about a perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing culminated in the Inner West council’s unanimous decision to enhance the safety at the West Street and Railway Terrace intersection.  In a meeting last month, the Inner West council voted to alert Transport for NSW and the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, of the […]

Government plan to slash Eastern Suburbs bus services slammed

By ALLISON HORE In a bid to “improve connections” to the CBD and South East Light Rail, the NSW government has announced a plan to slash the number of bus services across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.  Under the plan, which the government is currently seeking feedback on, 25 bus services will be cut, 23 will be […]

Work set to begin on Redfern Station upgrades

By ALLISON HORE Work will begin this month on a new southern concourse at Redfern Station.  The upgrades will give most of the stations’ platforms a much needed boost in accessibility but will still leave some platforms lacking.  Plans for the $100 million Southern Concourse, announced in May, include a six-metre wide walkway over the […]

“Absurd” suggestion to demolish heritage power station slammed

By ALLISON HORE In a suggestion which has raised ire in those passionate about Sydney’s heritage, the NSW Treasurer and Transport Minister have both hinted at knocking down the disused White Bay Power Station in Rozelle. In parliament, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet called the heritage listed former coal-fired power station a “shocking building” and said […]

“World first” use of data for COVID-safe commuting

By ALLISON HORE To make physical distancing on public transport easier during the busy summer period, the NSW government is trialling new app features to track how full train carriages are and warn regular commuters if their train is crowded. The feature, which Transport Minister Andrew Constance says is “world first”, measures how full train […]

NSW lower house votes unanimously to support transgender people

By ALLISON HORE The lower house of the NSW parliament have voted unanimously in support of a motion calling for fair and equal treatment of transgender and gender diverse people across the state. The motion was introduced before parliament on Wednesday by independent member for Sydney Alex Greenwich. He said the motion recognises the ongoing […]

Sydney Uni questions Redfern accessibility

By ALLISON HORE The University of Sydney has formally objected to Transport for NSW’s proposal for the new Southern Concourse at Redfern station. In a submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment, University of Sydney vice chancellor Michael Spence lodged objection to the proposal based on concerns about pedestrian safety on Little […]

Yarra Bay cruise ship terminal postponed

By ALEC SMART The NSW Government has postponed their plan for a third cruise ship terminal in Botany Bay. The $550 million construction project, as yet awaiting a decision on the two proposed sites of Yarra Bay cove or Molineaux Point alongside, is now suspended for 18 months. The government’s marina plan envisions cruise ships […]

Don’t dial and drive

By ASHNA BHARKHADA Mobile phone detection cameras were activated across the state this weekend in a new initiative by NSW authorities to catch drivers using their phones while behind the wheel. A six-month trial earlier this year in Sydney, along the Anzac Parade and M4 Motorway, scanned 8.3 million vehicles of which thousands were caught […]