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Government property sale brings forward planning problems

By Joe Bourke and Emily Contador-Kelsall   The state government’s planning policy and transparency have come into question following the announcement that a property acquired for the failed metro line will be sold. 108 Miller Street Pyrmont, previously owned by photo and imaging company C.R. Kennedy, was bought by the former Labor government for the […]

Guns in courts won’t make anyone safer: Shoebridge

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Greens MP David Shoebridge has urged for the “centuries of tradition of removing weapons from courts” to remain in place as the Police Association of NSW (PANSW) intensify calls for police witnesses to be armed in courts. The PANSW slammed the Chief Magistrate and Sheriff’s Office last week for continuing to […]

USYD accused of denying civil liberties

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Students and staff at the University of Sydney (USYD) have joined high profile figures including Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon in condemning the university for attacking their civil liberties and right to protest. A packed public meeting was held last Wednesday April 29 at the university to defend civil liberties and oppose […]

Chippendale calls for consultation

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   The Chippendale Residents' Interest Group have attacked UrbanGrowth NSW, saying "meaningful consultation" is not happening with the Central to Eveleigh corridor project. The community group wrote an open letter to the NSW Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, after learning of a community panel that was selected to attend “workshops and briefings […]

Betts’ big Bondi plan under fire

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Plans for a civic centre in Bondi Junction are moving forward and have come under fire from the local community for being premature and not strategic. Similar to a town centre, the civic centre would cost at least $60 million according to Labor councillor Ingrid Strewe and would feature headquarters for […]

Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign calls for new ANZAC focus

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   The ANZAC centenary is approaching and while tributes are flowing, debates surrounding the ANZAC legend are moving into the public eye. Several Marrickville councillors last year attempted to stop an ANZAC debate happening at Petersham Town Hall on Wednesday 22 April, as this edition of City Hub went to print. The […]

Sydney’s nightlife moves local

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   As Sydney’s nightlife continues to move out of the CBD, its controversial lockout laws received a lift last week after the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) revealed a significant drop in violence across the CBD and Kings Cross area. While BOCSAR has cemented the positive impacts of the laws […]

Marrickville condemns anti-Semitism

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Marrickville Council unanimously supported a mayoral minute last week condemning anti-Semitic behaviour that had surfaced in the area. The motion was introduced after councillor Rosana Tyler was targeted with anti-Semitic vandalism on a sign advertising her personal business due to her Jewish faith. The University of Sydney has also come to […]

City connects against WestConnex

By Emily Contador-Kelsall. In a show of opposition against WestConnex the City of Sydney hosted a public meeting in an almost-full Town Hall on Monday. The meeting comes after the majority of councillors openly denounced the project upon receiving the findings of the council-commissioned SGS report. The report was the first independent review of WestConnex […]