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WestCONnex dodges air quality conditions

By WENDY BACON The M4 East Tunnel has been allowed to open last week, although several important conditions imposed by NSW Planning have not been fulfilled. The failure to meet these conditions exposes Inner West residents to potential health risks. After a number of concerns about gas leaks and other safety concerns slowed progress, the […]

Alexandra Cyclepath Closure

BY ALEC SMART The NSW Government plans to close a popular cycling and walking path alongside the Alexandra Canal on the northern perimeter of Sydney Airport. The cycleway, between Tempe Basin and Coward Street, Mascot, will be diverted by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) through Tempe in an as yet undecided route to make […]

OPINION: The ALP’s Tunnel Vision?

BY PETER HEHIR When the ALP’s Jodi McKay said last Saturday at the Birchgrove tennis court meeting, in front of about 200 residents, that “If elected, the ALP won’t build the Western Harbour Tunnel,” what she really meant was that they wouldn’t build the remaining 60%. She neither acknowledged nor addressed the fact that a […]

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 […]

Newtown: King Street clearway moves trade away

BY WENDY BACON The NSW Government has backed down on its promise not to introduce clearways along Newtown’s King Street. Last week’s announcement by the government that weekend clearways would be introduced in King Street has upset many in the community. Clearways are designed to remove parking whilst speeding up traffic, but are known to […]

Retailers call for more free car parking time

  A Darlinghurst retailers consortium wants free 15-minute parking zones in retail areas of village main streets outside the city centre extended permanently, six months into the year-long trial by the City of Sydney. Darlinghurst Business Partnership president Stephen Gyory called for an increase in the trial period to fully experience the benefits of increased […]