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NSW government announce fund for events cancelled or disrupted by COVID-19

By TOKS OGUNDARE Organisers of major events and festivals disrupted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for up to $10 million in funding after the NSW government released details of a support package earlier today. Dubbed the "Event Saver Fund", the $43 million scheme aims to support events and festivals impacted by the Omicron surge. […]

Inner West Council experiencing staff shortages as NSW surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 cases

By TOKS OGUNDARE Inner West Council has announced it is experiencing staffing shortages due to the surging Omicron outbreak in Sydney. It comes as NSW reports 25,870 new cases on Tuesday, with hospitalisations rising to 2,186 after 156 more people were admitted for treatment yesterday. The shortages have impacted several council services, including bulky waste […]

New COVID-19 restrictions a blow for inner city nightlife

By DANIEL LO SURDO The newest batch of restrictions imposed by the NSW government has coarsened the road to COVID-19 recovery for inner city nightlife venues, as singing and dancing were banned by Premier Dominic Perrottet in hospitality venues, entertainment facilities and major recreation facilities this week. Mr Perrottet conceded that the state would face […]

Omicron spoils NYE plans across Sydney

By EVA BAXTER Sydneysiders are being forced to change plans and businesses are cancelling New Year’s Eve events as cases of Omicron soar. Long lines have formed at PCR testing clinics over the festive season, with some clinics closed or operating on reduced hours until January 4th. Sonya queued for three hours at RPA to […]

St Vincent’s Hospital launches emergency response after 400 incorrect COVID-19 tests found

By TOKS OGUNDARE St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst has launched an emergency response after its pathology service, SydPath, incorrectly informed 400 people that they had returned negative COVID-19 test results. The hospital apologised for the error in a statement released this morning.   “SydPath last night incorrectly messaged more than 400 people, advising them they had […]

Marrickville the biggest Yes voters in Inner West De-Amalgamation poll

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner west’s poll on de-amalgamation showed that voters from the former Marrickville Council were most in support of splitting the current Inner West Council back to its three former councils.  Results from the NSW Electoral Commission found that 62.5 per cent of inner west voters favoured the return of the […]

Stokes urges high-quality housing amid rising population figures

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes has stressed the need for high-quality housing supply to form a cost-effective solution to Sydney’s housing affordability crisis. The Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) released by the NSW government last week circled commerciality and feasibility as two factors that will […]

Pyrmont poised for more changes under NSW Government plans

By TOKS OGUNDARE The NSW Government is exhibiting draft master plans for the Pyrmont peninsula to set out how the area could develop over the next 20 years. The draft follows on from the release of the final Place Strategy in December 2020, which cleared the path for the controversial 110-metre Star Casino tower. It […]

Greater Sydney Parklands Bill to face Parliamentary Inquiry

By DANIEL LO SURDO The controversial Greater Sydney Parklands Bill introduced by Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes was last month sent to a Parliamentary inquiry following talks that the proposed legislation would harm the community through privatisation and excessive commercialisation.  Impassioned speeches in the NSW Legislative Assembly were mirrored by the concerns […]

Sydneysiders impacted by inner west “light rail fail” demand answers

By EVA BAXTER New bus routes have begun operating to cover the tracks of the out of order for up to 18 months Dulwich Hill to Central and return Light Rail line. The tram service has been replaced by three separate bus routes running either in the inner city, or from Central to Lilyfield, or […]