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Council merge splurge diverge

BY JOHN MOYLE In 2016 the Baird Government did an embarrassing backflip over NSW council amalgamations, resulting in only 19 of the 35 proposed mergers going ahead. The only inner city amalgamation to proceed was between Leichhardt, Ashfield and Marrickville councils, as all others fought or escaped when Baird’s plans fell into a malodorous heap. […]

Moore mobilises locals to save green space

BY LUCAS BAIRD The City of Sydney will organise a public meeting as well as provide financial support to campaigning against a new Stadium at Moore Park following an ABC Radio National Program that aired last Sunday. In the program, a promotional video produced by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust champions a precinct of sporting […]

The Powerhouse math doesn’t stack up

OPINION -- BY LAWRENCE GIBBONS The Baird government’s intention to sell the existing Powerhouse Museum site in Ultimo to developers is economic and cultural vandalism on an unprecedented scale. No modern day global city in living memory has bulldozed a museum in the historic heart of the city in order to relocate its cultural collection […]