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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 […]

New Balmain restaurant striving to tailor pizzas to the ‘people of this suburb’

By SEJA AL ZAIDI An innovative, eco-friendly pizza joint has opened in Balmain, founded by one of Sydney’s premier pizza chefs and promising a unique menu that honours local and Indigenous Australian ingredients. The restaurant called Tipo "00" Balmain will function mainly as a takeaway option, with a few alfresco tables outside giving diners a […]

Grandstanding, development and a choked peninsula: Balmain-Baludarri Ward priorities according to Inner West election candidates

By EVA BAXTER Balmain-Baludarri Ward covers Lilyfield, Rozelle, Balmain, Balmain East and Birchgrove and is currently represented on Inner West Council by Labor councillor Darcy Byrne, Greens Mayor Rochelle Porteous and Independent John Stamolis. Porteous is not standing for re-election. Darcy Byrne Byrne is the spokesperson of Inner West Local Labor and was the inaugural […]

Council and community oppose state government plans to privatise Callan Park

By EVA BAXTER A new draft Bill from the state government has proposed a series of amendments to the Callan Park (Special Provisions) Act 2002. The Act disallows any private or commercial uses on the site. The Bill’s amendments to the Act include permitting 50 year potentially commercial leases in the heritage buildings, removing council […]

Colgate Avenue: the Colgate Company’s connection to Balmain

By EVA BAXTER The Colgate-Palmolive company is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Australia this year, and has a special connection to the Balmain Peninsula. In December 1923 the company opened a factory in the suburb on Broadstairs Street. The factory produced its first iconic toothpaste in 1928. According to Inner West Council, the company was […]

Inner West library services set to reopen next week

By EVA BAXTER Inner West library click and collect and home delivery services will be reopened on Monday September 20, or the week commencing. The library services were shut under the NSW government’s Public Health Order. Libraries are categorised separately from retail, for which click & collect and delivery has been permissible. An exemption to […]

Greens Demand Greater Support For Artists In Lockdown

By Tessa Pelle The arts, entertainment and live music industries were some of the first hit by social distancing restrictions and continue to face further uncertainty as the Sydney lockdown drags on indefinitely. Greens MP for Balmain, Jamie Parker has backed calls for greater government support to be given to creatives affected by Sydney’s stay at […]

Community welcomes Heritage Public Square for Balmain’s Telstra Exchange site

By SASHA FOOT The transformation of Balmain’s Telstra Exchange building has been praised by local residents as it nears completion following an extensive community campaign. The Heritage Square will introduce public seating, urban landscaping and a green wall to the corner of Montague and Darling Street. In 2015, Telstra announced they would demolish the building's […]

Pub launches safety initiative following child approach in Rozelle

BY EVA BAXTER At about 3:15PM on June 7 a 12-year-old girl was waiting to be picked up after school at the intersection of Terry and Thornton streets in Rozelle when she was approached by a man who was not known to her. Police have been told the man attempted to speak to the girl […]