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A sweet tribute to Rosebery’s history

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has put forward a proposal to name two areas of Rosebery after some of Australia’s favourite lollies. Under the proposal, a new park and a green link located in Sweetacres will be named Allsorts Park and Honeykiss Park, two sweets created at the former James Stedman-Henderson Sweets factory. […]

Building safety on the edge

BY ALEC SMART Residents of a four-year-old building in Sydney’s inner-southern Rosebery have been warned not to let their children play on the balconies, or allow more than three people to stand on them, after safety investigators found they were of “inadequate strength”. Otto Rosebery, an ‘island site’ of 298 multi-storey apartments bordered by four […]

Tanya Plibersek: reign check

BY ALEC SMART Tanya Plibersek is a seasoned and highly capable MP. She was a member of the House of Representatives since 1998, Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since 2013, and a Minister in the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd revolving-door governments (Minister for Health her last portfolio until the ALP’s defeat at the 2013 general […]

Little People: Big Ideas

These school holidays The Cannery in Rosebery is launching a special new play area and activity zone designed specifically for babies, toddlers and preschool-aged children and their parents. This will make for the perfect day out for parents and their little ones. The parents can enjoy some educational play with their children before then heading […]


Back in the 50s and 60s the hard working Australian housewife would often find herself in need of a well-earned break after a full and often stressful day of household chores and kiddie care. Around 3pm it was often time for “a Bex, a cup of tea and a good lie down,” as the popular […]

Rosebery rising

BY JADE MORELLINI Residents of Rosebery are concerned with the City of Sydney Council’s proposed changes to the planning controls for 102 – 106 Dunning Avenue. The Council plans to increase the height restriction from 18 to 29 metres, change the sites land zoning and increase the site density by 40%. Rosebery resident, June Buchanan […]

Congestion flows where Rosebery grows

BY ALEC SMART South Sydney residents fear they will face never-ending traffic jams and restricted parking when new high-rise housing developments, currently under construction, are finished. A massive urban regeneration program is underway in the adjoining suburbs of Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo, and Alexandria, with additional development projects in the planning stage. Once finished, and included […]

Zeus Street Greek

Hellenic street food in a sleek modern restaurant, that’s the premise of Zeus, the second joint in the Sydney empire. Like their god, the food is lightning fast, and there seems to be a staff member for every guest on this busy Sunday.


Land-locked and industrial, Rosebery is far cry from where you would expect to find beachside motifs and a menu to match. However with Surf Life Saving (SLS) Australia’s National Headquarters situated above it, Clubhouse is an incongruous but welcome presence.