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NSW COVID: Local Government Elections pushed back to December

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Local Government Elections scheduled for September 4 this year have been postponed three months to December 4 as the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state continues to grow. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock MP announced Saturday night that December 4 would be the new date that elections would be held, […]

ACM Executive Chairman calls out ‘delusional’ staff ahead of looming journalist strikes

By DANIEL LO SURDO Australian Community Media (ACM) Executive Chairman Antony Catalano has labelled his staff ‘delusional’ after journalists have set the groundwork for a strike.  Members of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) at the Canberra Times, Newcastle Herald and Illawarra Mercury have been in bargaining with ACM management since October last year, […]

Glebe: Parents ‘completely let down’ by Childcare Centre

By DANIEL LO SURDO Parents of Glebe’s KU Laurel Tree House Childcare Centre have grown disappointed with management abandoning pleas to save the facility.  In a letter released to Laurel Tree House families in June, KU’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer announced that they would not be continuing operations at 61 Arundel Street.  […]

Inner West Next in Line for Deep Excavation Risks

By DANIEL LO SURDO Deep excavation set to take place in the Inner West has raised concerns with the Rozelle community about the ramifications to their lives and properties. Excavation as part of the Rozelle Interchange, a three-storey spaghetti junction connecting the M4-M5 Link Tunnels and the City West Link, began last month after 60 […]

Sydney Lockdown: WestConnex to cause further pain for Inner West residents told to stay home

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West is set to undergo a colossal 12 months of construction with work on the Western Harbour Tunnel beginning while Sydney’s Gateway and M6 Motorway development is tipped to start early next year.  The Western Harbour Tunnel, an infrastructure project promising a western bypass of the CBD, began excavation […]

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 […]

The Erskineville author finding his muse in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO Andrew Pippos takes a moment to ponder when asked about the creative influence that the inner-city holds over him. He gathers his thoughts, then speaks. “The city has always done something to my imagination,” Pippos says to City Hub. “I see Sydney as this kind of beautiful, too-bright, menacing place with […]

Yvonne Weldon on NAIDOC Week in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO Unfortunately for Yvonne Weldon, the COVID-19 outbreak means that she will be forced to observe NAIDOC Week this year much the same as the last: indoors. Dreary aesthetics aside, Weldon contends that no lockdown could dampen the community spirit that remains at the core of NAIDOC Week, which will run from […]

Creatives left ostracised from Small Business COVID-19 Grants

By DANIEL LO SURDO Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich and Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney Jess Scully yesterday launched a joint Parliament petition to extend financial support to the creative sector as part of the NSW Government’s Small Business COVID-19 Grants.  The petition has called on the State to reduce the $75,000 turnover threshold as […]

How much support will the City of Sydney’s affordable housing expansion offer inner-city residents?

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government approved plans last month to extend the City of Sydney’s affordable rental housing scheme throughout the inner-city, with the new changes to come into effect on the 1st of July this year.  Changes will mean that more affordable rental properties will be available in the city as new […]