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National Heritage listing for 100 hectares of Sydney

By ALLISON HORE A large part of Sydney’s CBD was added to the National Heritage list this week. The 100 hectare site known as the Governor's Domain and Civic Precinct is on the eastern side of Sydney’s Central Business District and extends from the Botanic gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s chair through to Hyde Park and […]

Fish market plans coming out of our gills

By JOAN HENSON City of Sydney councillors have rejected Deputy Lord Mayor Linda Scott’s call to propose an alternate plan for the Sydney Fish Market’s redevelopment, but will lobby instead to release the overdue Bays Precinct master plan. A Monday June 24 motion affirmed that principles developed over the last 20 years as guidelines for […]

Taken for a ride

By JOAN HENSON Redfern, in Sydney’s inner-south, is a cycling hub and home to Sydney’s sixth busiest station. The cycling infrastructure from Redfern’s George Street connects Green Square with the city centre, and NSW state government policy is to include cycling paths in new developments. Urban Growth’s 2016 Central to Eveleigh Development Strategy is an […]

The empire strikes back

BY ANDREW WOODHOUSE This week, the City of Sydney Council unanimously heritage-listed three individual major sites in Kings Cross. The three sites are Kingsley Hall, 1A Elizabeth Bay Road, a ten-storey art deco block of apartments by famous architect Emil Sodersten, including its light well; the façade of the Bourbon Hotel with an eight-metre setback behind the famous […]

A ferry too far from the ‘Loo

By John Moyle Woolloomooloo is one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs. Subdivided in the 1840, the area’s first land grant occurred in 1793. Nicknamed the ‘Loo, it is still predominately a working class area with a considerable public housing stock. But in recent years the suburb has witnessed a boom in upmarket dining along the Finger […]

Bulwara Bushwacked Again

by John Moyle It seems that for the City of Sydney moving forward means putting the lever into reverse, as they have done to the residents of Bulwara Road in inner city Ultimo by overturning the decision to rescind a work zone. The battle between the residents of the narrow street, the City of Sydney, […]

Battle in Bulwara

BY JOHN MOYLE Local councils and developers are both prolific and usually untruthful when they describe areas as “village precincts”, but in the case of the residents living in and around Ultimo’s Bulwara Road, that is an apt description of their neighbourhood. The area consists of Victorian terraces, single story dwellings, re-purposed factories and ancient […]

Brutal battle to save Glebe icon

BY ANNIE GONINAN On Monday night, Sydney City Council's Transport, Heritage and Planning Sub-Committee voted on the recommendation to put to Council a planning proposal to list the Bidura Children's Court building as a heritage item. As well as amending the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to reflect this listing, the planning proposal also seeks […]

Barangaroo’s “meaningless” community consultation attacked

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Significant changes to the master plan for Barangaroo South have brought the legitimacy of community consultation and the design process into question. Last month the proposed maximum building height of the Crown was increased to around 275 metres, which would exceed the current maximum of 170 metres, with a total floor area […]