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Two inner Sydney councils approve moves for electric vehicle charging stations

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West and Waverley Councils will look into providing more public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their areas, following successful motions at recent council meetings. At an Inner West Council meeting this month, councillors unanimously passed a motion proposing an EV charging station pilot program across council-managed public parking areas. The […]

‘Disappointing and very unfair’: Glebe ferry excluded from free public transport deal

By AMBER GRIFFIN A Glebe ferry that travels from Blackwattle Bay to Barangaroo has been excluded from the state government's fare-free travel period that will begin tomorrow, sparking outrage from residents who think the service "should be promoted, not punished". The Me-Mel ferry, a 60-capacity mini-cat vessel that operates twice an hour, is a jewel […]

NSW government ‘chose to ignore’ warning signs before Inner West pedestrian death

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Inner West Council warned the NSW government four years ago about the dangers of the Ashfield intersection where a pedestrian was killed last month. The WestConnex local area improvement report, commissioned by council and released in 2018, flagged the dangers of the Frederick and John Street intersection, warning that increased traffic volume […]

The Star CEO ‘had to go’: Greens anti-corruption spokesperson

By DANIEL LO SURDO It was "clear" that the CEO of The Star Entertainment Group had to resign amid a public hearing into the suitability of the company's Pyrmont casino licence, according to the NSW Greens' anti-corruption spokesperson. Matt Bekier, the CEO of The Star Entertainment Group, resigned on Monday amid an Independent Liquor and […]

$60 million renewable White Bay power plan ‘life-changing’ for Balmain and Rozelle: Parker

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW government has announced that a $60 million renewable 'shore-to-ship' power plan will be installed at Glebe Island and White Bay in a move that will save an estimated 14,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. The new net-zero energy infrastructure will eliminate fumes from docked cruise ships and reduce […]

Clover Moore targets Sunday cycling takeovers, free public transport following summer street success

By SHARLOTTE THOU A Sunday cycling takeover involving free public transport into the city, pausing the light rail and closing side streets is being targeted by Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore following the success of the City of Sydney's summer streets festival. Cr Moore has asked the state government to support closures in the heart […]

‘No place in the inner-city’: First greyhound of the new year killed at Wentworth Park

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Veteran greyhound Bide Your Time has been the first dog to be killed after racing at the Wentworth Park racetrack this year after suffering a fractured leg last Friday.  Bide Your Time is the fourth dog lost in NSW in 2022, and the 21st nationwide. The five-year-old dog was euthanized after […]

Bill to ban ‘convenience killing’ in animal pounds across NSW passes parliament

By DANIEL LO SURDO Killing animals because it is cheaper and easier than rehousing them will soon be a crime in NSW, after state parliament passed a new bill that would set out actions that councils must take towards rehoming a surrendered or seized animal. The Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Bill 2021 was passed […]

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 […]