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Submissions to Inquiry into Bill impacting future of Callan Park almost due

By EVA BAXTER Public submissions to the Upper House Inquiry into the Greater Sydney Parklands Trust Bill 2021 are open until January 16th. Last year debate over the use of Callan Park, a parkland with 61 hectares of space including waterfront, sites connected to Country, and history as a hospital for the treatment of mental […]

Inner West: Assault to Police surges during the pandemic

By DANIEL LO SURDO Data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has revealed the Inner West as the highest and only grower in police assaults across Greater Sydney.  The Inner West recorded a 31.9 per cent surge in assaults to police officers from July 2019 to June 2021 and was the […]

WestConnex noise takes toll on HSC students

By ELYSIA COOK Students sitting the HSC locked down in homes near WestConnex construction sites have had their studies affected by “relentless” drilling. The HSC trial exam period nears its conclusion as Sydney enters its tenth week of lockdown. On August 11, the NSW government lifted the snap ban on construction, just a week out […]

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 […]

Greens Demand Greater Support For Artists In Lockdown

By Tessa Pelle The arts, entertainment and live music industries were some of the first hit by social distancing restrictions and continue to face further uncertainty as the Sydney lockdown drags on indefinitely. Greens MP for Balmain, Jamie Parker has backed calls for greater government support to be given to creatives affected by Sydney’s stay at […]

Sydney Lockdown: WestConnex to cause further pain for Inner West residents told to stay home

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West is set to undergo a colossal 12 months of construction with work on the Western Harbour Tunnel beginning while Sydney’s Gateway and M6 Motorway development is tipped to start early next year.  The Western Harbour Tunnel, an infrastructure project promising a western bypass of the CBD, began excavation […]

Annandale community bands together to save heritage property

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG The Inner West community has rallied together to save a historic Annandale property threatened by subdivision and redevelopment. Annandale boasts some of Sydney’s oldest buildings, with wide roads revealing gothic-style architecture and WWII buildings.  When a historic home on Nelson Street featuring original wooden facades and a historic 10metre wide frontage was […]

NSW Government to sell land occupied by beloved Glebe Children’s Centre

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government has approved plans to sell land currently occupied by KU Laurel Tree House Children’s Centre in Glebe.  The impending sale of the Government-owned commercial property situated at 61 Arundel Street has been met by considerable opposition in the inner-city, with the Glebe community believing the sale to be […]

Balmain nurses walk out over staffing ratios

By ALLISON HORE Nurses from Balmain Hospital rallied on Thursday afternoon to draw attention to their concerns about nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW hospitals.  The rally was part of a broader campaign by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), who are calling on the NSW government to introduce a mandated minimum nurse-to-patient ratio.  A study […]

WestConnex substrata acquisition cheats residents out of receiving fair compensation

By KATE RAFFERTY Permanent acquisition of underground land due to WestConnex construction has left property owners in the Inner West battling the government for compensation. Under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991, governments can permanently acquire underground land, or substratum, without compensation if it is in the path of project plans. In the […]