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Airbnb is eating the neighbourhood

Opinion by JANE HEARN Last month the NSW “Airbnb Policy” was quietly gazetted by the Minister for Planning, Mr Robert Stokes MP. This is a major planning reform that permits all housing to be used for short stay tourism.  It takes some chutzpah to give in to tourist Platforms in the middle of pandemic with […]

Cracks appear in NSW building policy

BY ALEC SMART Mascot Towers, the Sydney apartment blocks from which residents were urged to vacate on June 14 after structural cracks appeared in the basement, remain uninhabitable. Tenants are expected to pay for superficial repairs, although it has since been revealed the flats are moving in a ‘downward motion’ – sinking into the ground, […]

Survey shows postal changes needed in Pyrmont

Experts are calling on local retailers to adopt more flexible hours as apartment residents in Pyrmont raise concerns about problems receiving online shopping deliveries in the post. A survey by residents has found that nearly half of all respondents have had deliveries returned because they were unable to collect them in time. "There are a […]