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Pedal Power wins the day in the Inner West

By JOHN MOYLE The demand for more cycleways and the advent of COVID-19 made for strange bedfellows that have seen new pop-up cycleways created across Sydney. They have come about through responses from government, local council and residents to take pressure off public transport and the demand for safer routes offering access to key employment […]

The fight for Franklyn Street

By ALLISON HORE Rose has lived in her public housing unit in Glebe for the past two decades. One day she went outside and found an A4 flyer laying in the street showing concept art for a proposed new development on the site of her home. That’s the first time Rose heard about the government’s […]

Delays plague bath reopening

By ALLISON HORE Construction delays have plagued the reopening of Australia’s oldest sea pool.  Located in Elkington Park, Balmain, the Dawn Fraser Baths were not reopened for the start of the summer swim season as the Inner West Council had hoped. The popular swimming spot has been closed since September 2019 for extensive renovations to […]

Multi-million dollar makeover for Darlington Public School approved

By ALLISON HORE Multi-million dollar upgrades to Chippendale’s Darlington Public School have been given the go-ahead, with the first stage of construction works beginning this month. The co-educational primary school’s refurbishment plans have been in the works since the NSW government’s 2017 budget. Now, the $40 million State Significant Development application has been approved by […]

Social housing renewal proposals hit with criticism

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government’s announcement of a proposal to “renew” the Explorer Street social housing estate in Eveleigh has been met with criticism from the community. On Thursday, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation letterboxed public housing tenants in Explorer Street, South Eveleigh with a letter expressing their intention to “renew” the property […]

Inner West “cheated” out of Stronger Community Fund grant

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN  The investigation into the distribution of funds from the Stronger Community Funds grants has continued, with Mayor Darcy Byrne saying that the Inner West Council has been “cheated” out of $24 million, which could have contributed to a new local library. The Inner West Council announced on October 27th that they had […]

Government to sell off remaining WestConnex stake

By ALLISON HORE While all eyes were on the USA late last week and over the weekend, the NSW Government announced their intention to sell off their remaining stakes in the WestConnex project. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced on Friday that the government would offer its 49 percent stake in the controversial motorway up for sale. […]

Short-term rental shake up

By ALLISON HORE A mandatory Code of Conduct for the short-term rental industry will come into force across NSW in December in an effort to reduce the impact of troublesome guests on neighbours. The Code of Conduct, put together by the NSW Government department of Fair Trading, will apply not just to just commercial ventures […]

Fireworks to fire off despite COVID-19 risk

By ALLISON HORE After months of debate Sydney’s New Years Eve fireworks are set to go ahead, albeit in a more condensed form. On Thursday the City of Sydney handed the reins of the event over to the NSW Government, who will also be footing the bill for the event. Ms. Moore said it would […]

A new vision for Central Station

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney have revealed their vision for a new major public square at Sydney’s Central station. The new square is set to complement the NSW Government’s “Tech Central” technology precinct.  The new square to be named Central Square is set to transform the area around Sydney’s Central Station and turn […]