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Callan Park dispute resounds regarding mound

By EVA BAXTER The Waterfront Green revitalisation is underway. This is the first stage of parkland upgrades for Callan Park funded by the NSW government planning to transition Callan Park into an iconic urban parkland comparable to other iconic parks across Sydney. Tyrrell Studios is the principal landscape architect responsible for designing the works at […]

The demise of live music: Two iconic venues to be demolished

By Katelyn Milligan Some have dubbed it the end of an era, with two of Sydney’s live music institutions set to be demolished. A recent development proposal for Coogee Bay Hotel has called into question the future of its live music venue Selina’s. This announcement comes just months after the revelation that Frankie’s Pizza By […]

Community group call on Paul Keating to secure public space in Blackwattle Bay renewal

By EVA BAXTER The Blackwattle Bay Precinct Plan has been criticised as being designed for profits not people. The Bays Water Club Collective represents nearly 2000 people who row, kayak and dragon boat and use the Bays for exercise and recreation every week. Jacob White, the convener of the Collective is a rower and by […]

Callan Park’s $14 million dollar revitalisation project breaks ground

By KATELYN MILLIGAN Work has begun on the government’s $14 million revitalisation project at Callan Park. Renovations of key heritage buildings are near completion, and demolition is set for two dilapidated buildings on the waterfront in mid-August. The buildings were deemed non-heritage and intrusive and their removal aims to open up the parkland and its […]

Court refuses development plans to turn Darlinghurst Victorian terraces into a hotel

By EVA BAXTER Six Victorian terraces in Hardie Street, Darlinghurst will not be turned into a hotel in a decision by the Land and Environment Court (LEC) on Friday, August 6. The site is located within the Oxford Street (Darlinghurst Road) and Victoria Street Heritage Conservation Area. Development consent was not granted because the commissioner […]

Mobility parking space cancelled in council confusion

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Stanmore resident Dr. John O’Brien had his mobility parking space revoked after a complaint was made about the space being unoccupied. O’Brien hadn’t owned a car since his accident in February but needed the space for transport services. Greens councillor Louise Steer tabled a motion in April noting the importance of reinstating […]

THE NAKED CITY – JACKHAMMERS ON GEORGE

Perhaps the best analogy is somebody who has endless cosmetic surgery, never satisfied with their current appearance and willing to go to great expense and inconvenience to achieve their desired look. That’s George Street in Sydney’s CBD, the city’s landmark thoroughfare but one which has been continually ripped up, dug up and architecturally violated over […]

The fallacy of sustainable growth

Opinion by PETER HEHIR In the slums of the England that Dickens wrote so vividly about, the working poor saw 3 or four families squeezed into one dwelling with a dozen or more sleeping in one room. Irish immigrants were welcomed as a source of cheap labour and in the eyes of many English, they […]

Waterloo Metro Quarter proposal filled with “broken promises”

By ALLISON HORE Plans proposed by Mirvac and John Holland for the Waterloo Metro over station development promise a sleek, modern precinct which would benefit the whole community. But local housing advocacy groups say the proposal is filled with “broken promises”. The detailed plans for the $900 million Waterloo Metro Quarter were revealed in early […]

Public housing to boutique luxury: Sirius plans revealed

By ALLISON HORE Controversial plans to transform the Sirius public housing tower into luxury apartments have been revealed in the public exhibition of a development proposal before the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The state government sold the building in 2019 for $150 million to a private development company called Sirius Developments, owned […]