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Unlock the gates: resident petition disputes parks kept under lock over lockdown

By EVA BAXTER An Ashbury resident’s petition questioned the council practice of keeping large open spaces such as athletic fields and ovals locked behind fences over the course of Sydney’s lockdown. Local resident Luke Buckle started the petition 4 weeks ago asking Canterbury-Bankstown Council to “open up our locked down spaces, Campbell Oval and Blick […]

Marrickville golf club scores 18-holes and 21-year lease

By EVA BAXTER Inner West Council voted to grant Marrickville golf club a 21-year lease. The decision follows an intense and ongoing debate over the use of dwindling public land. The inner west has one of the lowest ratios of public green space per resident in Sydney with 789 residents for every hectare of public […]

Community group call on Paul Keating to secure public space in Blackwattle Bay renewal

By EVA BAXTER The Blackwattle Bay Precinct Plan has been criticised as being designed for profits not people. The Bays Water Club Collective represents nearly 2000 people who row, kayak and dragon boat and use the Bays for exercise and recreation every week. Jacob White, the convener of the Collective is a rower and by […]