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ICAC reportedly investigating City of Sydney

By Joe Bourke   The City of Sydney is reportedly being investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) over its Development Application (DA) policy. President of the Potts Point and Kings Cross Heritage Society Andrew Woodhouse referred a DA for outdoor seating from the Sugarmill Hotel to the commission, asking if Council was breaching […]

Council to overhaul local planning assessments

Leichhardt councillors will no longer have authority over any planning decisions, under a radical overhaul of the council’s development application process. Rather than councillors deciding on applications at Building and Development meetings, an expert-led Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) will be set up, following a vote at an extraordinary council meeting on May 6. […]

Clover feels the heat over bid to gag media

City of Sydney councillors from across the political spectrum have supported the Alternative Media Group of Australia, publishers of this newspaper, after representatives of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore threatened legal action over a story published in City News on September 5. The story reported the experience of Surry Hills resident Luke Harper, whose 2011 […]

Cycleway objection “irrelevant”, admits Lord Mayor’s office

A spokesperson for Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has admitted staff in her office were in error when they linked a resident’s Development Application (DA) and his alleged opposition to the Bourke St cycleway. Surry Hills resident Luke Harper, owner of an historic four-storey terrace house on Bourke St, alleges his 2011 DA for home […]