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Eastern Suburbs Councils say bus privatisation needs to be reversed

By SASHA FOOT Waverley Council has made a public plea to the NSW government to reverse bus privatisation as bus-service cancellations and route changes have decreased commuter satisfaction. Waverley and Randwick City Council, which make up Region 9 of the Sydney Bus Network, made submissions to a Parliamentary inquiry into the privatisation of bus services […]

Inner West council joins Sydney in opting-out of e-scooter trial

By AMBER GRIFFIN The Inner West Council has joined the City of Sydney as another key inner-city local government area rejecting a state government proposed trial for e-scooters. The council says they made the decision not to participate due to "similar concerns raised by City of Sydney". "These were mainly around safety issues for pedestrians, […]

Western Harbour Tunnel route through Rozelle, Balmain and Birchgrove revealed

By ERIN MODARO Inner West residents can now find out if their properties will be affected by construction on The Western Harbour Tunnel. The NSW government has released the detailed route of tunnelling that will cut through Rozelle and Balmain, and into Birchgrove, showing residential properties both directly affected or within an influenced zone. The […]

Sydney to face another rail strike as union says it won’t be ‘bullied’ by government

By ERIN MODARO Sydney can expect further rail strikes next week, as The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has announced that industrial action will continue, following failed negotiations with the NSW government. The Union said in a media statement that a four hour stoppage will occur on Thursday July 28 from midnight to 4am. Union […]

The Powerhouse Museum is NOT Saved

Opinion by KYLIE WINKWORTH If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. This must be the government’s mantra in lodging its EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) for the ‘Ultimo Renewal’ of the Powerhouse Museum (PHM). The EIS is for a concept DA that will set the parameters for a design competition and redevelopment of the […]

Rail union and state government meet at Fair Work Commission for full hearing

By ERIN MODARO The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RBTU) and state government are back at the Fair Work Commission (FWC) today for a full hearing, trying come to an agreement after over a week of industrial actions. This comes after the FWC told the NSW government on Tuesday that they couldn't block further industrial […]

City of Sydney opposes state government’s secret plan to sell off billions of dollars of public land

By AMBER GRIFFIN The City of Sydney Council has carried a motion opposing secret government plans to sell off huge blocks of public land along Sydney's Rail networks. The NSW government's plan would allow the Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) to become a developer and owner of assets, enabling the government to sell off a […]

Rail union in negotiations with NSW Government after further action planned this week

By ERIN MODARO The NSW Government and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) are in negotiations today at the Fair Work Commission (FWC), trying to come to an agreement to end rail worker's industrial actions. Yesterday, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced that the state government would move forward with blocking further industrial action. The […]

Get ready for a week of strikes and protests in Sydney

By ERIN MODARO A wave of strikes and protests is hitting Sydney this week as public workers take industrial action, climate activists plan demonstrations, and Sydney-siders march against the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Here is the week of protests and strikes: Monday June 27 Early on Monday, climate […]

Sydney’s New 91-Kilometre Walking Trail

Ever wanted to walk from the Sydney Opera House all the way to Parramatta whilst taking in the views of our iconic Sydney Harbour? Well if the NSW Government's $60 million Parramatta to Sydney Foreshore Link project goes ahead you will be able to do just that. The 91-kilometre walk will reimagine Sydney & Parramatta […]