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Historic school site modification disregards heritage advice

By KATELYN MILLIGAN School infrastructure NSW has been criticised for ‘picking and choosing’ which heritage regulation to adhere to in its $53 million Fort Street Public School redevelopment program. Fort Street Public School is one of Australia’s oldest public schools, located within the heritage listed Millers Point and Dawes Point Village Precinct. After redevelopment plans […]

Public housing pushed out

BY ALANA LEVENE Over the past five years, Barney Gardner has watched his Miller’s Point community slowly fall apart. The 69-year-old retired wharf worker knew his working-class suburb had little chance of survival when in 2014, the government announced the intended sale of 300 harbourfront public housing properties. Tenants in Millers Point, Dawes Point, and […]

NAKED CITY – THE PHILOSOPHER’S SEAT

With Coffin Ed. As a good citizen of Woolloomooloo, I am always on the lookout for both things that add and detract from everyday life in this fractured precinct of the Sydney City Council. When historic photos of the area cover the hoardings of a building site it’s a plus, when the homeless tragically continue to […]

No equity for Millers Point Residents

BY LUCAS BAIRD The Millers Point community will not get any return on the millions of dollars it has sunk into maintaining heritage properties in the area. The community has criticised the government for its plans to auction off Darling House in the suburb. The Millers Point community believes that they own around a 20 […]

Govt forces Millers Point residents to fight over units

BY LUCAS BAIRD The NSW Government has announced that only 28 units will be available for the 90 remaining Millers Point residents, leaving residents to fight it out for the sparse spots. Myra Demetrio is one of 90 residents fighting for a unit, and said she was anxious about what would happen if she was […]

Barangaroo Picnic turns ‘heavy handed’

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Campaigners trying to save Millers Point from privatisation at Barangaroo have told City Hub that multiple guards “descended” on them last Saturday, November 1 while they were gathering outside a celebratory picnic at the Barangaroo Reserve. The campaigners were told they were not allowed to write on the footpath, or distribute their […]

Millers Point residents still fighting for right to remain

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS As the population in Millers Point continues to dwindle, those who remain are fighting hard against the government to stay in their homes. The number of residents in the area has diminished since the government embarked last year on its agenda to rid the area of social housing tenants. The residents turned […]

Millers Point residents in the dark

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Millers Point residents are still uncertain about their fate, more than a month after NSW Housing Minister Brad Hazzard said there could be possible exceptions to the forced evictions. In correspondence with Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich, the minister wrote he was “actively considering the question of whether there should be exceptions, […]

Hotel Palisade

With a convict-cum-chic menu, craft beers and views of the coat hanger, one of Sydney’s oldest pubs has reopened with a vengeance. Overlooking Barangaroo, it still has a certain quietness, with a whiff of potential; and with plans to open a penthouse bar upstairs, the owners are surely banking on this.

Nile is godsend for Millers Point residents

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The long battle for Millers Point residents against the state government to remain in their homes might be coming to an end, with early signs suggesting the residents may be the victors. City Hub can reveal last Thursday NSW Christian Democrat MLC  Fred Nile, who holds the balance of power, visited some […]