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“Absurd” suggestion to demolish heritage power station slammed

By ALLISON HORE In a suggestion which has raised ire in those passionate about Sydney’s heritage, the NSW Treasurer and Transport Minister have both hinted at knocking down the disused White Bay Power Station in Rozelle. In parliament, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet called the heritage listed former coal-fired power station a “shocking building” and said […]

Government to sell off remaining WestConnex stake

By ALLISON HORE While all eyes were on the USA late last week and over the weekend, the NSW Government announced their intention to sell off their remaining stakes in the WestConnex project. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced on Friday that the government would offer its 49 percent stake in the controversial motorway up for sale. […]

NSW Government “24-hour economy” plan unveiled

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government has unveiled a new plan to turn Sydney into a 24-hour economy.  The strategy which was developed in cooperation with key industry bodies and local councils lays down key initiatives with the aim of creating a “vibrant, diverse, inclusive and safe 24-hour economy in Sydney”.  Minister for Jobs, Investment, […]

WestConnex privatisation likely

by ALEC SMART The NSW Govt is planning a scoping study to consider divesting its remaining 49 per cent stake in WestConnex toll roads and sell it to the private sector. NSW Treasury will seek to appoint advisers to conduct the scoping study with a report expected to be handed to the Government in the […]

Powerhouse move on new timeline

By ALLISON HORE Originally slated to be shut down in January, the controversial closure of the Powerhouse Museum’s Ultimo site has been pushed back again. The staged shutdown of the museum is set to begin in June next year. In May, newly appointed museum CEO Lisa Havilah told the Sydney Morning Herald that she would […]

SOS for Powerhouse’s Collection

By Kylie Winkworth If the Powerhouse collection had a voice it would be sending out SOS distress signals. One of Australia’s most significant museum collections, including treasures of international significance, is under existential threat. The recent news of a flood in the textile store is just the latest assault on the collection. It might not sound […]

Foreshore Authority bows out

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The NSW Finance Minister has indicated that control of waterfront parkland in Pyrmont would ideally transfer to the City of Sydney, following the reshuffling of government authorities. Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet met with City of Sydney Liberal Councillor Edward Mandla earlier this week, and told the councillor that transferring the park’s control […]