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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 […]

Blackwattle Bay: Renewal plan sparks community outrage over ‘unnecessary’ high-rise development

By TESSA PELLE Inner-city locals are outraged over the NSW Government's plans to redevelop Blackwattle Bay and the Sydney Fish Markets. The proposed vision of the new site went on public exhibition last week and includes 1150 new residential apartments and high-rise towers of up to 45 storeys. Convenor of Pyrmont Action Group Elizabeth Elenius […]

Metro contractor fined for polluting Sydney Harbour

By ALLISON HORE A construction company contracted by the NSW Government to work on the Sydney Metro Project at Central Station has been fined for allegedly dumping contaminated wastewater into Sydney’s harbour. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction $15,000 for releasing low pH water from a water treatment facility into […]

Goodbye greyhounds, hello metro: Final Pyrmont Place Strategy released

By ALLISON HORE After months of consultation with the public, the NSW government have released their final Pyrmont Peninsula Place strategy. The construction of a new metro station at Pyrmont, the end of greyhound racing at Wentworth park and the green-light for a 6-star hotel tower at the Star are just some of the many […]

Blackwattle Bay scenarios unacceptable

Opinion by Dr Hannah Middleton Infrastructure NSW has issued a shiny brochure with three “scenarios” for the development of the Blackwattle Bay Precinct. Hands off Glebe Inc argues that none of the three options is acceptable as a vision for Blackwattle Bay. In line with the Sydney Harbour Regional Environmental Plan, we value the harbour […]

Fast-track for new fish market

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government announced that the development proposal for the new Sydney Fish Market will be fast-tracked through the planning assessment system, which NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claims is part of a bid to boost the state’s economy in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The fish market proposal, by Danish architecture […]

Pyrmont: founded on corruption, divided by disease, united by industry

by ALEC SMART The Pyrmont peninsula is a sandstone-based outcrop bordered either side by two navigable coves, Blackwattle Bay and Darling Harbour. The region has gone through boom, bust and boom again as it transitioned from abattoirs to quarries to docks to slums and is now a hub for technology and tourism. Although inhabited for […]

Fish market plans coming out of our gills

By JOAN HENSON City of Sydney councillors have rejected Deputy Lord Mayor Linda Scott’s call to propose an alternate plan for the Sydney Fish Market’s redevelopment, but will lobby instead to release the overdue Bays Precinct master plan. A Monday June 24 motion affirmed that principles developed over the last 20 years as guidelines for […]

Concrete outcome in Glebe

BY MICK DALEY Good news stories are rare when they mix a busy working harbour with a state government bent on constant profitable development. But the probable move of Hanson Concrete, a fifty year-old business based in Glebe, to the heavy industry facility on Glebe Island is a provisional win on many levels. It keeps […]

Pyrmont residents kept at bay

BY ANNA FREELAND Following ongoing pressure from residents, UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation have extended the community consultation period for the revised proposal to relocate Blackwattle Bay Marina (BBM) to 5 Bank St, Pyrmont. A four-month review of the proposal was undertaken after UrbanGrowth received 200 submissions from locals opposing the plan and citing concerns about […]