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Lockdown Lifted: Sydney reopens after 106 days in the dark

By DANIEL LO SURDO The city’s small businesses have breathed a sigh of relief this week after Sydney reopened from its 106-day lockdown, but many shop owners contend that there is a long road back to normality ahead. With NSW surpassing 70 per cent double-dose vaccinations last week, fully vaccinated Sydneysiders were permitted a multitude […]

Areas of grass car parking to cease at Moore Park

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Minister for Planning & Public Spaces Rob Stokes announced that cars will no longer be allowed to park on the northern section of Moore Park to revitalise the area for the community. Car parking will also cease on the southern end of Moore Park in 2023. The announcement comes as […]

Callan Park’s $14 million dollar revitalisation project breaks ground

By KATELYN MILLIGAN Work has begun on the government’s $14 million revitalisation project at Callan Park. Renovations of key heritage buildings are near completion, and demolition is set for two dilapidated buildings on the waterfront in mid-August. The buildings were deemed non-heritage and intrusive and their removal aims to open up the parkland and its […]

One size fits all model for Sydney parklands draws criticism

By EVA BAXTER Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes released at the end of May a white paper for public consultation which proposes to legislate the Greater Sydney Parklands (GSP). GSP is a NSW government super agency established last year to oversee more than 6,000 hectares of parklands, Centennial Parklands (Centennial, Moore and […]

Get on ya bike: Cycle link between Petersham and Newtown completed

By ALLISON HORE A missing link Sydney’s bicycle network has now been filled in following the completion of a new-and-improved cycleway linking Petersham Station and King Street in Newtown. The bike corridor is part of a larger planned cycleway known as “Regional Route 7” which links the Inner West with Sydney’s CBD. The route was […]

Design “teaser” revealed for controversial beach club proposal

By ALLISON HORE Last year plans to open a private beach club on Bondi Beach were slammed as elitist and ultimately rejected by the Waverley Council.  But that hasn’t stopped polo entrepreneur, Janek Gazeck, from revealing his vision for the Amalfi Beach Club ahead of lodging of yet another application to council.  In a “teaser” […]

Callan Park pooch policy under review

By ALLISON HORE Callan Park in Balmain has been a popular spot for off-leash dog walking for decades.  Some days, when community sports aren’t being run, dog owners and their best friends are the only ones making use of the 60-hectare parkland. Technically speaking, off-leash dog walking in the park is illegal outside designated zones. […]

Callan Park canine crackdown

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West council will not enforce a proposed new ban on off-leash dog walking in Callan Park, says Mayor Darcy Byrne. Despite Callan park being used as an unofficial off-leash dog walking area for decades, the NSW government’s Greater Sydney Parklands Authority, which recently took control of the park, has warned […]

Hey Rob Stokes, please don’t let Sydney Water trash the Two Valley Trail

By GAVIN GATENBY Planning Minister Rob Stokes is spruiking a “bold” new post-COVID planning statement for Sydney – a “regulatory instrument” that, among other laudable things, enshrines the creation and protection of accessible open spaces for everyone.  Supposedly, it's all about the government stepping in to “ensure good design”. So here's a challenge for Rob […]

Council clashes with state government over Waterloo Estate proposal

By ALLISON HORE After lengthy discussions, the City of Sydney council has voted to support a revised version of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC)’s proposed redevelopment for a public housing estate in south Waterloo.  But the LAHC has fired back at council for their delay in approving the development, leading to bitter debate […]