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Callan Park at breaking point

By Hall Greenland The future of Callan Park is back on the political map and is set to become a state election issue. Friends of Callan Park successfully lobbied MPs on Tuesday as the first step in a campaign to persuade the state government and state opposition to take immediate action. They held a short […]

Vale Irene Doutney 1948 – 2018

By Hall Greenland When news came through last week that Irene Doutney, the former deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney Council, had died just 11 days short of her 70th birthday, the phrase that immediately sprung to mind was ‘Last of the Mohicans’.   Irene was born and bred in the heart of a […]

Callan Park under threat

BY ISOBEL RUSHE The Inner West Council is in limbo after an award-winning master plan for Callan Park was rejected by the NSW State Government late last month. The crucial need for a Master Plan for Callan Park arose after the site ceased being used as a psychiatric hospital, with the last remaining patients transferred […]

Callan Park in danger of being “demolished by neglect”

Prominent members of the Leichhardt community have called on the state government to rule out privatisation and establish a Callan Park Trust to secure the future of the park. Callan Park’s website said it is currently preserved “by historical accident” and many of its unused buildings are currently neglected, with some buildings reportedly infested by […]

Socialist Alliance targets public ownership

While the two major parties are expected to dominate the vote on Saturday, the Socialist Alliance have put forward a candidate likely to stir debate. Peter Boyle, the national co-convenor of the Socialist Alliance, has a strong history of socialist radicalism since the 1970s. He is hoping to raise awareness on the issues of refugees […]

The would-be giant-slayer: why Hall Greenland wants to take down Albo

Hall Greenland, Greens candidate in the inner-western seat of Grayndler, says the seat is the most progressive and enlightened in the country. He wants to take that progressive attitude to Canberra by joining Melbourne’s Adam Bandt in the 150-strong House of Representatives. To do so, he will have to perform the mammoth task of unseating […]

Greens hindering Callan Park plan, says Mayor

The Greens and neighbourhood activists are hindering the prospects of the Callan Park Master Plan by battling Leichhardt Council instead of the State Government, Mayor Darcy Byrne has said. In an interview with The Inner West Independent, Mr Byrne implored his opponents to "stop hectoring me for political purposes and get on board with the […]