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Meriton mute on Little Bay high-rise scheme

by ALEC SMART With the NSW Govt delaying their planned mega cruise ship terminal for Botany Bay, campaigners are hoping that the high-rise housing scheme proposed by Meriton, Australia’s biggest home developer, for nearby Little Bay might also be postponed for the foreseeable future. On 12 April NSW Transport and Ports Minister Andrew Constance confirmed […]

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 […]

Marrickville Council reforms confidentiality policy

By Sophie Schmidt Marrickville Council has reversed its implied ban on disclosing confidential information between council and developers. According to Greens Councillor Max Phillips, however, there is still a need for more transparent procedures. Earlier this year, Cr Phillips released confidential information regarding a proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) between local council and Meriton, the […]

Whistleblower wins: Marrickville councillor’s suspension overturned

The appeal of Marrickville Greens councillor Max Phillips against his two month suspension from council has been upheld by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The suspension was issued by the NSW Division of Local Government after Cr Phillips refused to apologise for informing local residents about a $5 million offer made to council by […]