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Bronze statues of Bennelong and Barangaroo unveiled at The Rocks

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Two bronze sculptures of Indigenous leaders Bennelong and Barangaroo have been unveiled at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in The Rocks. The ceremony, held on the afternoon of December 12, saw NSW Governor Margaret Beazley unveil the two busts that sit on either side of the Church doors. "If you haven't already done […]

New electric ferry tests the waters between Barangaroo and Pyrmont

By TOKS OGUNDARE The Manly Fast Ferry launched a new service between King Street Wharf and Pyrmont Bay Wharf this month, operating daily from 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. The two vessels (named Barangaroo and Wallaru) are the state's first fully electric commercial ferries after being converted from diesel to electric operations, joining a global […]

Community group call on Paul Keating to secure public space in Blackwattle Bay renewal

By EVA BAXTER The Blackwattle Bay Precinct Plan has been criticised as being designed for profits not people. The Bays Water Club Collective represents nearly 2000 people who row, kayak and dragon boat and use the Bays for exercise and recreation every week. Jacob White, the convener of the Collective is a rower and by […]

Barangaroo: $2.2bn Crown Tower Sydney investigated for water leak less than a year after construction

By DANIEL LO SURDO Crown Tower Sydney has discovered a water leak in its basement as the building marks another troubling chapter in their Barangaroo development. The leak is being investigated internally by the builder Lendlease, who is working to determine whether groundwater is seeping into the structure at Barangaroo. Crown maintained that the leak […]

Crown opening blocked over money laundering admission

By ALLISON HORE Following allegations of money laundering NSW’s gaming regulator has banned Crown from opening its $2.2 billion Barangaroo casino next month. NSW's Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) made the decision less than 24 hours after Crown admitted accounts it set up for VIP players may have been used to launder money.  The […]

Crown “unsuitable” for NSW licence, inquiry hears

By ALLISON HORE Crown Casino is “unsuitable” to hold a license to run a casino in Sydney, the ongoing inquiry into the appropriateness of the NSW licence heard on Wednesday. The lawyer running the inquiry into whether Crown should be allowed to operate the planned casino in their 75-floor Barangaroo tower, Counsel Assisting Adam Bell, […]

Inquiry leads to questions over Crown opening

By ALLISON HORE Questions have been raised as to whether Crown Casino should go ahead with its December opening while the investigations into the group’s NSW licence are ongoing. The new $2.2 billion Crown Casino in Barangaroo is due to open on the 14th of December- months before the ongoing investigation into whether or not […]


Repurposing old and historic buildings is nothing new when it comes to both urban and rural communities. Go to any Australian country town and you are more than likely to find an old post office or bank that has been converted to a coffee shop or b’n’b. In the big cities many fine old buildings […]

Casino gift turns nightmare

By WENDY BACON NSW police have charged a 30-year-old man after an investigation into his gambling transactions at The Star casino in July. He was searched while he was at the casino and more than $10,000 in cash, $50,000 in casino chips and documents were seized. A search of his home resulted in police seizing […]

Pyrmont in the cross-hairs

By ALLISON HORE Following the release of the results from the Greater Sydney Commission’s review of the planning protocols in Pyrmont at the end of last month, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the NSW Government’s intentions to “transform” Pyrmont into “the next jobs hub”. “For our city and State to continue to be the jobs capital […]