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Perrottet in discussion with Treasurer to support ‘heroes of the pandemic’

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has discussed a potential health care worker payment scheme with Treasurer Matt Kean, which would include an immediate bonus of $5000 ahead of an identical payment in 12 months, and a 'pandemic payment' of $60 per shift for nurses and paramedics across the state. It comes after […]

Two deaths and 41 arrested during Australia Day celebrations across NSW

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Police reported two deaths, 41 arrests and 67 charges during a high-visibility Australia Day operation, with Assistant Commissioner and Operation Commander Petter Cotter saying that "the vast majority celebrated safely" throughout the day. A 33-year-old woman died on Wednesday afternoon after she was pulled from the water unconscious and treated […]

Yabun Festival celebrates 20th anniversary at Victoria Park

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Yabun Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday as people from the inner city and beyond converged at Victoria Park and its surrounds to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia. Victoria Park welcomed both the Corroboree and the Yabun marketplace, while the neighbouring Seymour Centre was home to […]

City developments could ‘drastically alter’ the character of Oxford Street: National Trust

By DANIEL LO SURDO The National Trust of Australia has flagged concerns with the City of Sydney's proposed developments to Oxford Street, with the peak body for community-based non-profits warning that potential changes to building heights, floor space ratios and infill developments would "drastically alter the distinctive character of Oxford Street and irreversibly damage the […]

Sydney launches Lunar New Year festivities as prosperous Year of the Tiger awaits

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has launched its Lunar New Year celebrations for the Year of the Tiger following a COVID-interrupted festival last year marred by fewer events and no curator or artistic director being appointed. The 2022 festival will run from 29 January to 13 February and will feature an array […]

Perrottet calls return to school a ‘key priority’ as National cabinet opts for separate reopening plans

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has called the safe return to face-to-face learning a "key priority" as the state government finalises its plans for the reopening of schools on February 1. Mr Perrottet said that there would be challenges with the return to classrooms, but backed the government's plans for a safe […]

Norton Street facelift readies for February completion behind $22.5m grant

By DANIEL LO SURDO Works on Norton Street are taking shape ahead of an expected completion date next month, with a $22.5 million grant from 2018 financing the facelift for the area. Streetscape works hope to provide a safer place for pedestrians and instil a greater sense of pride in the public domain but have […]

Surry Hills man charged with murder responsible for ‘disposing’ the barrel containing remains of stepdaughter

By DANIEL LO SURDO Charlise Mutten has been formally identified as the nine-year-old girl whose remains were found inside a barrel near the Colo River in NSW's Central Tablelands on Tuesday. Charlise's stepfather was Justin Stein, the 31-year-old Surry Hills man who was arrested on Tuesday night at a Riley Street residence. Police have alleged […]

Surry Hills man charged with murder after human remains ‘consistent’ with missing nine-year-old girl

By DANIEL LO SURDO A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder at a unit in Surry Hills last night following an investigation into the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl, NSW Police confirmed this morning. This comes after the human remains of a child, which were found to be "consistent" with those of the […]

Watsons Bay markets to return in January following $17,500 council backing

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Watsons Bay markets will return on January 30 this month, as a three-year, $17,500 funding boost from Woollahra Council readies organisers to welcome back visitors for the summer period. Local retailers and businesses across Sydney have struggled over a summer period that was initially billed as the return to regular […]