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Court refuses development plans to turn Darlinghurst Victorian terraces into a hotel

By EVA BAXTER Six Victorian terraces in Hardie Street, Darlinghurst will not be turned into a hotel in a decision by the Land and Environment Court (LEC) on Friday, August 6. The site is located within the Oxford Street (Darlinghurst Road) and Victoria Street Heritage Conservation Area. Development consent was not granted because the commissioner […]

Big trouble in Little Bay

By VERONICA ANASSIS Meriton’s plans for a massive 1900-apartment development in Little Bay may still go ahead, despite protests and council opposition. Likely to be rejected by Randwick Council, Meriton’s proposal, which includes controversial 22-storey complexes that will cast shadows on the beach, may still be approved through State Government. The site, a 135,961.6 sqm […]


When the acclaimed American director Peter Bogdanovich visited Sydney some years ago, he was asked what impressed him most during a jaunt around the harbour on an evening media cruise. It was not the Bridge or the Opera House that captured his attention but the bright lights of Luna Park. Less impressed in more recent […]

Balmain Leagues Club drama drags on

The long running saga of the redevelopment of Balmain Leagues Club is entering another chapter. But there is no sign of it being the denouement to a seemingly unending drama of Dickensian proportions. Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne has pointed the finger at the Rozelle Village for stalling the process, an accusation which has been denied […]

Newtown ‘eyesore’ put on hold

By LYDIA WATSON-MOORE Newtown residents gained a modest victory last week after a controversial seven-storey development was stalled, pending amendment. However, the local Alice St residents weren’t celebrating just yet, as they feared the developer may only make slight, bare adjustments. As previously reported by City Hub, elusive developer Al Maha is currently constructing a […]

Marrickville Council evicts theatre group

Marrickville Council has come under fire from the arts community after evicting local theatre group Short + Sweet from their offices on the Princes Highway. The council has received a number of complaints from the community in recent months over a rezoning proposal that would allegedly make conducting a successful arts business more difficult. New […]

No fair play at Fitzroy Gardens

The Land and Environment Court has granted an injunction against the City of Sydney Council building a canopy over the playground at Fitzroy Gardens in Kings Cross, as part of its broader upgrade plans for the park. The decision prevents the Council from building the 45-square metre, five-metre high and steel-framed canopy until a development […]