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School students protest for school zone in St Peters

By ERIN MODARO For a second consecutive year students at St Peters Public School will protest safety concerns about a crossing on Campbell Street. Students and parents organising the protest are voicing their concerns about the dangers of the crossing, with several incidents involving pedestrian near-misses having occurred in the past.   Sarina Kilham, whose […]

Long Bay Gaol art program booms after COVID-19

By SASHA FOOT A website and social media launch has made a “massive difference” to the public outreach of Long Bay Gaol's art gallery program, which the NSW government has said helped inmates in Matraville "to cease their offending and to lead productive lives”. Boom Gate Gallery, which exhibits art created by inmates inside the […]

Waverley Council rejects $340 million War Memorial ‘overdevelopment’ proposal

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council has continued its crusade against overdevelopment in the eastern suburbs, unanimously rejecting a proposal that would have changed the planning controls of the Waverley War Memorial Hospital site. The planning proposal for 99-117 Birrell Street, made at the request of aged care provider Uniting and part of a $340 […]

Inner West demerger motion falls behind opposition of Labor bloc

By DANIEL LO SURDO The only motion at an extraordinary Inner West Council demerger meeting has been voted down behind the opposition of the one-seat majority Labor bloc this week. The 11-part motion, tabled by Greens councillors Justine Langford and Liz Atkins, as well as Independent John Stamolis, included calls for council to establish a […]

Inner West mayor decries delayed demolition of ‘hazardous eyesore’ following Balmain fire

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne has called on the NSW government to demolish the “hazardous eyesore” Balmain Leagues Club, following a large fire at the disused site yesterday. While police continue to investigate the suspicious fire at the abandoned Balmain Leagues Club that left black smoke blowing into the sky, Cr Byrne […]

New plans for Leichhardt Oval released ahead of expected NSW funding boost

By DANIEL LO SURDO A major grandstand, a museum of rugby league in the Inner West, and at least six Tigers home games each year is part of a new Leichhardt Oval master plan released by Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne this week, ahead of expected state government funding for the ground. Cr Byrne will […]

Teachers send ‘strong and powerful messages to the government’ at strike

By DANIEL LO SURDO Teachers across the state went on strike for the second time in six months on Wednesday, with the NSW Teachers Federation saying that the industrial action was "too loud to ignore". More than 15,000 teachers gathered outside NSW parliament in the Sydney CBD on Wednesday to call for better pay and […]

Leichhardt skate park receives state government seal of approval

By DANIEL LO SURDO The chief executive of the NSW government's Greater Sydney Parklands Trust has thrown her support behind a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt, saying that it would be a "key recreational facility for young people and families". In a letter to Inner West Council General Manager Peter Gainsford last month, Suellen […]

Teachers to strike on Wednesday for better pay and conditions

By DANIEL LO SURDO Members of the NSW Teachers Federation will strike for the second time in six months on Wednesday, with a large crowd expected outside Macquarie Street tomorrow to call for a pay rise and better working conditions. The strikes come after NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said that the profession was […]

Crowds gather at Town Hall for May Day march

By DANIEL LO SURDO Large crowds gathered at Town Hall on Sunday to support workers' rights as part of the 2022 May Day march. The march, which was organised by Unions NSW, celebrated workers' rights and called on Australians to vote out the Morrison government at the upcoming election. Greens State Member for Newtown Jenny […]