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Commercial rent hikes frustrate Balmain businesses

By RACHEL CLARK The increase in commercial rent along Balmain’s infamous Darling Street is an ongoing issue that is potentially leading to the loss of a vibrant community of small businesses. In recent years, the turnover of business along Darling Street in Balmain has been quite high, with a once-vibrant street filled with small businesses […]

“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 […]

Dog owners warned of deadly bacterial infection

By ALLISON HORE Dog owners around Sydney’s CBD and Inner West are being warned about an outbreak of a bacterial disease which can be deadly to dogs and is transmittable to humans. Following a number of fatal cases across inner city suburbs, pet owners are being “urgently encouraged” to speak to their vet about a […]

Toxic terminal: Proposed construction at White Bay threatens local livelihoods

By RIDA BABAR and ALLISON HORE Imminent plans to undergo construction at the White Bay residential site, near Rozelle and Balmain, will have an immense impact on the community. Long-suffering residents in the area who have already dealt with WestConnex construction will have more noise pollution to contend with. But not only that, leaked government […]

String of venues fined for COVID-19 breaches

By ALLISON HORE A string of venues across Sydney’s CBD and Eastern suburbs have been slapped with $5000 fines for failing to comply with COVID-19 public health orders Unity Hall in Balmain, the Darlo Village Hotel in Darlinghurst, the Eastern Hotel in Bondi Junction, and the Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel were all found to be […]

Covid-19 returns to Sydney via Melbourne

By ALEC SMART Victorian health authorities allowed a man who tested positive for coronavirus to leave his quarantine early and travel to Sydney, where he returned to work in a Woolworths supermarket in Balmain. The man, who flew into Melbourne on June 11 after a trip to Bangladesh, was initially ordered to self-isolate in a […]

Protection for the Victorian ring

By Peter Hehir With the pro developer NSW Government refreshed following their narrow win in the recent election, we can now expect a renewed attack on the historic suburbs that ring the CBD. Thanks to the Greater Sydney Commission, the legislation exists to increase the density of these historic and visually attractive precincts by 35%. […]

Historic walkout defers plebiscite demerger vote

BY JOAN HENSON A historic walkout of Inner West councillors has deferred a vote on whether a plebiscite should undo the council’s amalgamation. On Tuesday 26 March, Mayor Darcy Byrne used the first council agenda item to request a retraction and apology from two colleagues for alleged Facebook comments made last July. At the time of […]

Jamie Parker, candidate and new father

BY KYLE HUWALDT Running a campaign for State Parliament is very difficult, but becoming a father is even harder. Jamie Parker, the state MP for Balmain and incumbent Greens candidate, recently welcomed his four-month-old daughter into this world at the beginning of his re-election run. We asked Jamie, who lives in Rozelle with his partner, […]

OPINION: On common ground

BY PETER HEHIR And so it begins. Glad the Impaler has hit the airwaves, telling us all how successful she’s been at raiding the public pantry and flogging off the spoils. On the other side of the political divide, Jo Halen is busy telling her Summer Hill electorate just how much WestConnex is on the […]