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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 […]