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Unused lot to be transformed into new affordable housing for Alexandria

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has resolved to transform an unused council site in Alexandria into 21 affordable apartments, creating more inner-city housing for low-income households. Council is currently undergoing negotiations with community housing provider Bridge Housing over the sale of an unoccupied site at 44-54 Bourke Road in Alexandria for the development […]

Dive into Zetland’s new multi-million dollar aquatic centre

By ALLISON HORE A new hundred million dollar aquatic centre has opened in Zetland after being delayed for almost a year. On February 1, the City of Sydney officially opened the $106.5 million Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. City of Sydney Mayor Clover Moore said the facility is the “largest pool complex built in […]

Late night Sydney loosens its bonds

By Sarah McLenaghan Since the inception of the NSW lockout laws in 2014 there have been growing calls for a revitalisation of Sydney’s nightlife. Last week, City of Sydney responded to these demands with a proposal for some of the most drastic changes to City planning and development across Sydney in decades. Lord Mayor Clover […]

Affordable housing still too exie

BY VANESSA LIM The City of Sydney is planning 330 new affordable rental units in Green Square within the next 15 to 20 years in a bid to ease rental stress. This will add to community housing group City West Housing’s contribution of 200 affordable units as part of the Green Square Town Centre development. […]

Congestion flows where Rosebery grows

BY ALEC SMART South Sydney residents fear they will face never-ending traffic jams and restricted parking when new high-rise housing developments, currently under construction, are finished. A massive urban regeneration program is underway in the adjoining suburbs of Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo, and Alexandria, with additional development projects in the planning stage. Once finished, and included […]

Green Square High St: now you see it, now you don’t

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS It has been heralded as Sydney’s first high street built in over 100 years. The Ebsworth Street construction was completed last week, but will now be ‘cocooned’ away until the surrounding Green Square development is complete. The cocoon to be laid out next week, made of industrial fabric and concrete, will protect […]

Green Square’s future on the rails

By JOE BOURKE The state government’s mention of potential light rail from the city to Green Square has been met with caution. Minister for Transport Andrew Constance told an audience last week he would be “very keen” to see light rail going to Green Square to address congestion. Greens Transport spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi said the […]

Residents speak out over traffic gridlock

By Stephanie Hua   Green Square residents have attacked the area’s nightmarish traffic conditions as the redevelopment of the area moves forward. “Driving has become a nightmare,” said resident Barbara Rysenbry. “The roads are [so] congested with cars and buses that it has made getting home from work so difficult. Sometimes I end up catching […]

Brown development for Green Square

City of Sydney Council has approved the Employment Lands Strategy for Green Square despite objections over its content and process. Amongst the issues council has identified are burgeoning transport flows, increases to building heights, high density urban renewal and commitments to affordable community housing. Liberal councillor Edward Mandla was the sole opposing voice during the […]

Council trigeneration ‘reckless’: report

A statutory committee report has condemned the City of Sydney’s pursuit of trigeneration at Green Square as “reckless” and says the modelling was based on “incorrect or uncertain factors”. The state parliamentary Public Accounts Committee report, ‘Polygeneration in New South Wales’, found multiple shortcomings and inconsistencies in the certification system for such emerging technologies. Council […]