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Dairy beloved building

BY ALEC SMART In Marrickville, a property at 209 Livingstone Rd, once part of an historic dairy and, latterly, a State Emergency Services (SES) building, is facing demolition. The Greek Orthodox Church alongside, which owns the premises, were granted permission to bulldoze and replace it with a two-storey boarding house and that’s now set to […]

Marrickville Arts Mayhem

BY LANIE TINDALE Developer Danias Holding has threatened to pull out of Marrickville’s proposed creative hub, saying that the Inner West Council is taking too long to approve it. The proposal involves converting an old timber storage yard to a 500-artist hub, including office space, cafe and a park. Danias Holdings told Domain.com that the […]

A crock at the end of the rainbow

BY JOHN MOYLE It has taken the Inner West Council just two months since its formation to achieve headlines for all the wrong reasons, and most of these come down to two words: Julie Passas. Having served three terms on the old Ashfield Council, in September Councillor Passas was elected as a Liberal candidate for […]

Marrickville calls for residents to stickybeak on ibis birds

BY RYAN QUINN Marrickville Council wants you to grab those binoculars and get stickybeaking this weekend. Residents are being encouraged to participate in the upcoming Australian White Ibis Community Survey this Sunday, October 8. The Royal Botanic Gardens Wildlife Ecologist John Martin said the results would help them understand the White Ibis bird population, size […]

Marrickville council raises alarm over asbestos-ridden WestConnex site

BY WENDY BACON Marrickville Council is seeking urgent legal advice as to whether it can issue a stop work order for the Alexandria Landfill site in St Peters. Since August, the WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) has removed hundreds of truck loads of waste from the site. This is despite resident concerns that trucks have not […]

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 […]

Seven story “eyesore” to cast shadow over Newtown

By LYDIA WATSON-MOORE Residents have been left dumbfounded following the announcement that a controversial Newtown development may expand even further. The Alice Street site is currently being constructed by the elusive Al Maha company as a five storey residential block, which will house more than 200 units. The developer has now appealed to the NSW […]

Community ‘united’ against amalgamations

By Lauren O'Connor   A protest against forced amalgamations near State Parliament last Thursday June 11 highlighted a “united position” against amalgamation, according to Greens spokesperson for local government David Shoebridge. Several state politicians supported the “Save Our Councils Coalition” rally including Labor’s local government spokesperson Peter Primrose MLC, member for Strathfield Jodi McKay, Christian […]

Marrickville library’s heritage cost

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Marrickville council has taken the next step towards development of a proposed $40 million library site, but at the potential cost of three heritage buildings. At their meeting on May 19, councillors voted to progress to stage two of the tender process for the site and approved demolition of three terrace […]

Marrickville joins stand against WestConnex

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Marrickville Council officially declared their opposition to the contentious WestConnex project at last week’s council meeting, a move that the WestConnex Action Group labelled “a great win for grassroots resident groups”. This vote came a week before revelations that the WestConnex project will not ease congestion based on the state government's […]