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Balmain Leagues Club site no longer needed for Western Harbour Tunnel

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW government announced on Tuesday that the abandoned site of the Balmain Leagues Club would no longer be required as part of the multi-billion dollar Western Harbour Tunnel project, in a move that has been celebrated by the Inner West community. Transport for NSW said that the site was discovered […]

Emergency safety orders issued to Balmain Leagues Club after fire

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has issued emergency safety orders to clean up the Balmain Leagues Club after a large fire was discovered at the disused site earlier this month. Last week, a suspicious fire arose from the abandoned Balmain Leagues Club leaving black smoke blowing into the sky and disrupted traffic in […]

Inner West mayor decries delayed demolition of ‘hazardous eyesore’ following Balmain fire

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne has called on the NSW government to demolish the “hazardous eyesore” Balmain Leagues Club, following a large fire at the disused site yesterday. While police continue to investigate the suspicious fire at the abandoned Balmain Leagues Club that left black smoke blowing into the sky, Cr Byrne […]

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 […]