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15-year-old punched and struck with bottle in Sydney’s CBD

By ERIN MODARO NSW Police are appealing for public assistance after a teen was physically assaulted and struck with a glass bottle early on Sunday morning in Sydney's CBD. The 15-year-old was walking with friends towards York Street, when at approximately 3:45am the teen was involved in an argument with a man, who then pushed […]

Works on King Street bike path to begin next month

By TOKS OGUNDARE Construction on a proposed bike path on King Street is set to begin next month if designs are approved by the City of Sydney Council Environmental Committee next week. According to council documents, the cycleway will form part of the Bike Network identified in the council's Cycling Strategy and Action Plan to […]

King Street Carnival postponed, again

Newtown's three-day music and arts festival, the King Street Carnival, is the latest victim of the Omicron outbreak sweeping New South Wales. This marked the second time the festival has faced a delay, with organisers saying on Instagram "we don't feel that now is the right time to be bringing large crowds into the local community." […]


Sydney, since its very beginning, has always been an ever-changing landscape. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the way certain suburbs fall in and out of favour. Back in the early 80s one of the daily papers conducted a survey of all metropolitan suburbs according to their desirability as a place to live […]

Newtown poo-poo’s the party buses

By Vanessa Lim Venues in Newtown have banded together against ‘party buses’ which they say bring trouble to the precinct. Restaurants and bars along King Street and Enmore Road have banned the entry of people who arrive on party buses due to the often heavily intoxicated people’s behaviour adversely affecting the enjoyment of other clients. The […]

Newtown: King Street clearway moves trade away

BY WENDY BACON The NSW Government has backed down on its promise not to introduce clearways along Newtown’s King Street. Last week’s announcement by the government that weekend clearways would be introduced in King Street has upset many in the community. Clearways are designed to remove parking whilst speeding up traffic, but are known to […]

Westconnex clearways could turn King Street into Parramatta road: Plibersek

By ALEXANDER LEWIS Federal deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has joined an accelerating campaign to put the brakes on WestConnex. Ms Plibersek said the toll road should not proceed as it would kill retail in Newtown and surrounding areas. “The extension of clearways would turn King Street into Parramatta Road,” she said in a statement […]

Protesters: Monster motorway will destroy King Street

By Lauren O'Connor On Sunday an estimated 3000 people marched down King Street to oppose a four lane motorway and clearway being established in St Peters and Newtown. The dress up parade was organised by the WestConnex Action Group and Reclaim the Streets for communities to demand a stop to stage three of the WestConnex […]

Leave King St alone

Councillors from Marrickville and the City of Sydney have spoken out against the state government’s Sydney Clearways Strategy, which has listed King Street Newtown among possible future clearway sites. Marrickville Mayor Jo Haylen said it would be at the expense of local businesses, pedestrians and diners. “[King Street] is a thriving local retail and entertainment […]