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Risky high-rise faces fast-track approval

By WENDY BACON St Peters’ residents fear that the NSW Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, is fast-tracking a development proposal that is based on outdated and misleading information about contamination, aircraft noise, pollution and traffic risks. The development, known as Precinct 75, is currently a ‘creative hub’ of 70 small businesses housed in old industrial […]

Overshadowed and overlooked: West Oxford talks dubbed “disingenuous”

Discussions surrounding the future of the Waverley bus depot site at West Oxford Street in Bondi Junction have been labelled as “disingenuous” and “shoddy” by Waverley councillor Paula Masselos, who argues that the community has limited say in the process. A groundwater assessment report prepared by environmental consultancy firm A. D. Envirotech Australia for the […]

Leichhardt leads on lead contamination

Lead contamination in Leichhardt’s soil is among the worst in Sydney, a recent study has revealed. Yet the local council has relatively little information available for gardeners, families and growers about its dangers. The Macquarie University study, led by environmental science professor Mark Taylor, found one in five backyard soil samples had lead content of […]