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City on edge over light rail construction

BY PETA GILBERT The NSW Transport Department has said they are committed to reducing environmental impacts and noise concerns during CBD light rail construction, but residents and businesses have claimed that not enough is being done. At the Sydney Light Rail Community Forum on Tuesday November 17, Transport For NSW faced the complaints of CBD […]

Outdoor dining smoking ban: all smoke and no fire

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND PETA GILBERT No fines or prosecutions have been issued under new smoking laws introduced in NSW on July 6 this year, according to the NSW Department of Health. But that doesn’t mean the implementation of the new laws has everyone happy, with businesses having to police smokers and apologise to disgruntled […]

Balmain business wilts

By PETA GILBERT Balmain businesses have united in an attempt to retain the village-like atmosphere of the suburb after a spate of business closures in the area. The inner west suburb has seen a noticeable decline in consumers as well as increased commercial vacancy rates, but local business are determined to fight the decline. Many […]

Scots College’s appeal dismissed by court

By PETA GILBERT Bellevue Hill residents group Concerned Scots Neighbours has raised the prospect of legal action against Scots College, following a decision by the NSW Land and Environment Court last week. Last week, Scots College’s appeal to increase its student cap by 30 per cent was dismissed by the court, after the court found […]