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Clover Moore calls for free transport zones as NSW government holds CBD Summit for third consecutive year

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The NSW government has convened a summit of businesses, government and industry stakeholders to discuss driving business, employment and foot traffic in Sydney in response to the impacts of COVID-19. The summit was held on Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art and followed events held in 2020 and 2021. While speaking […]

Works on King Street bike path to begin next month

By TOKS OGUNDARE Construction on a proposed bike path on King Street is set to begin next month if designs are approved by the City of Sydney Council Environmental Committee next week. According to council documents, the cycleway will form part of the Bike Network identified in the council's Cycling Strategy and Action Plan to […]

$14 million works to begin on White Bay Power Station this month

By TOKS OGUNDARE Works on the White Bay Power Station are beginning this month under a two-year, $14 million project aiming to address safety, maintenance and heritage obligations at the century-old building. The repair works are part of a strategy finalised by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) last November to transform the […]

‘It doesn’t make sense’: Pyrmont residents angered by 389 bus route changes

By TOKS OGUNDARE Pyrmont residents have become frustrated after the introduction of the South East Sydney bus network removed a key stop along the 389 route from Pyrmont to Bondi Junction. The new network saw 22 route changes and 24 routes discontinued after its introduction on the 5th of December.   Under the changes, the 389 […]

Stokes urges high-quality housing amid rising population figures

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes has stressed the need for high-quality housing supply to form a cost-effective solution to Sydney’s housing affordability crisis. The Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) released by the NSW government last week circled commerciality and feasibility as two factors that will […]

Greater Sydney Parklands Bill to face Parliamentary Inquiry

By DANIEL LO SURDO The controversial Greater Sydney Parklands Bill introduced by Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes was last month sent to a Parliamentary inquiry following talks that the proposed legislation would harm the community through privatisation and excessive commercialisation.  Impassioned speeches in the NSW Legislative Assembly were mirrored by the concerns […]

Sydneysiders impacted by inner west “light rail fail” demand answers

By EVA BAXTER New bus routes have begun operating to cover the tracks of the out of order for up to 18 months Dulwich Hill to Central and return Light Rail line. The tram service has been replaced by three separate bus routes running either in the inner city, or from Central to Lilyfield, or […]

Addressing the Climate Emergency on our Doorstep

Opinion by DANIELA OSIANDER Do you like dinosaurs? Many kids go through a period of dinosaur obsession. Interestingly, studies show that these kids tend to be smarter than those who don’t. Don’t jump to conclusions, but it turns out the NSW Government doesn’t seem to care much about dinosaurs! At least not when it comes […]

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 […]