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Behind Closed Doors

BY MICK DALEY A Sydney Morning Herald article last week on housing market inequalities caused by government rezoning is only half the story, according to activist Maire Sheehan. The one-time Mayor of Leichhardt says that confidential rezoning decisions made between developers and planners are driving property prices up and encouraging ‘Hong Kong’ style residential high […]

Cross to lose more pubs

BY JOHN MOYLE The ghost of the Bourbon and Beefsteak Bar’s founder, Bernie Houghton, howled Tuesday night as news arrived of a development application (DA) proposing the construction of 83 apartments along a strip of Darlinghurst Road from near the famous El Alamein Fountain to the Empire Hotel located at the other end of the […]

Saturday night Cross road closure

The City of Sydney Council will trial a partial closure of Bayswater Rd in Kings Cross and is considering a similar initiative in Darlinghurst Rd following other initiatives to crack down on violent incidents. At a Council meeting on Monday night, the City decided to close Bayswater Rd to vehicles for a trial period of […]