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Labor plans marine park for Sydney Harbour

By Joe Bourke The State Labor Government has announced plans to build an extensive marine park in Sydney Harbour, should they win the next state election. The marine park would stretch from Pittwater to Port Hacking and aims to provide protection for the 3000 species living in the Harbour. Under the current zoning, there are […]

Darling Street businesses on road to recovery

The majority of businesses on Darling Street have re-opened following an explosion on Thursday, September 4 and are confident about their prospects for recovery. Last week, businesses that had been closed for a full two weeks were able to re-open following Leichhardt Council’s opening of the street to traffic, and are pleased with the response […]

Triumph for women’s services

NSW Parliament will debate the closure of women's homelessness services under the NSW Government's Going Home Staying Home reforms. A number of activist groups and local and state politicians have lobbied the state government since it announced the reforms. On the 11th of August, NSW Labor received a petition with over 14,000 signatures of those […]

WestConnex uncertainty to continue to 2015

By Jessica Yun House owners cannot be certain if the NSW Government will acquire their property until the final WestConnex development plans are released in mid-2015. Though a number of residents and tenants have received acquisition notices, a WestConnex Delivery Authority spokesperson confirmed that planning was still at the conceptual stage. In late June, the […]

Labor to launch ‘Stop the Cuts’ campaign

The New South Wales Labor Party is set to embark on a six week ‘Stop the Cuts’ campaign focusing on funding for health, according to an email circulated to campaign teams and candidates this week. The email outlined a six-week campaign program focusing on State Government cuts to health services. “Organisers will be in touch […]

News in brief

Leong prevails Jenny Leong has won Greens preselection for the newly-created seat of Newtown ahead of next year's state election. The seat should be an easy win for the minor party, according to election analyst Antony Green, with a nominal margin of more than four per cent. Ms Leong narrowly beat former Marrickville mayor Fiona […]

Sydney councillors slam local government conference

The first annual Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Conference, hosted in Sydney from October 1-3, has been branded a disappointment by City of Sydney councillors of various political hues. Criticisms of the content and calibre of the conference were expressed, with complaints about sexism looming especially large. In a statement released late last week, Greens Councillor […]

Anna Bligh in Sydney seat negotiations

Former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh is in negotiations with NSW Labor to run as the ALP candidate in the state seat of Sydney, City News understands. State Labor officials are reportedly in talks with the Queenslander – who moved to Sydney yesterday – about running in the Sydney by-election once the seat is vacated by […]