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Labor’s war on the Greens

OPINION: BY COLIN HESSE Since the inception of the Greens, the Labor Party has felt both angry and threatened; angry because some of the founding Greens were ex-Labor Party members, and threatened because the Labor machine felt “our” votes were being “stolen” by the new party. In NSW, the centre of Labor’s opposition to the […]

Balmain Leagues’ Club can’t afford to move back to historic home: Mayor

BY ANDREW BARCLAY The Balmain Tigers appear certain to lose their chance to return to their spiritual home in Rozelle after Leichhardt Council claimed it would be too expensive for the club to return to the historic venue. The concerns come amidst an ongoing feud between the developer and council after the developer said it […]

Finger pointing continues over beleaguered Balmain club

BY KENJI SATO Leichhardt Council and Rozelle Village Director Ian Wright are locked in a contest over the redevelopment of Balmain Leagues Club. Last week, Mr Wright said that Leichhardt Council had repeatedly rejected his DA proposals for the site’s redevelopment, destroying the future prospects of the club. But Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne called Mr […]

Go-time for Balmain Leagues site

By Joe Bourke   Leichhardt Council received an independent study into the future configuration of the infamous Balmain Leagues site at last week's council meeting, marking a step forward in the development of the site. The site, subject to controversy since developers Rozelle Village attempted to get plans through for a high rise development, currently […]

Balmain Leagues Club saved from receivership

This week the Balmain Leagues Club reached an agreement with developer Rozelle Village and as a result is no longer at risk of going into receivership. Leichhardt Mayor Dracy Byrne has welcomed the news. "I hope the public pressure myself and other supporters of the Club have exerted on the developer has contributed to this […]

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Balmain Leagues Club saved from receivership This week the Balmain Leagues Club reached an agreement with developer Rozelle Village and as a result is no longer at risk of going into receivership. Leichhardt Mayor Dracy Byrne has welcomed the news. "I hope the public pressure myself and other supporters of the Club have exerted on […]

New developer in talks with Rozelle Village over Balmain Leagues Club

A mystery developer is said to be in talks with key players about buying out developer Rozelle Village and proceeding with a new plan for the Balmain Leagues Club site on Victoria Road in Rozelle. The potential development comes more than a month after Rozelle Village’s most recent proposal to build two towers on the […]

Rozelle Village rejected

The proposed Rozelle Village development at the old Balmain Tigers site has now been rejected for a third time. The complex was to contain 247 apartments across two towers of 20 and 24 storeys, plus the redeveloped Balmain Leagues Club and a retail section. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure previously recommended the development be […]

Tigers position ‘very serious’

The threat to Balmain Leagues and its football club remains “very serious”, Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne says. A public meeting held last night, after print deadline, was expected to discuss contingency plans in case the club is put into receivership. Balmain Leagues has successfully sought an injunction against developer Rozelle Village, which attempted to place […]

Battle to save an endangered Tiger

By Edmund Kirkwood The future of the Tigers’ remains uncertain despite Balmain Leagues Club surviving an attempt by developers Rozelle Village to place it into receivership. While the club’s operations in Five Dock and Flemington continue, there is growing doubt that it will ever return to its Balmain heartland. One of the founding NSWRL teams, […]