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Balmain Leagues Club drama drags on

The long running saga of the redevelopment of Balmain Leagues Club is entering another chapter. But there is no sign of it being the denouement to a seemingly unending drama of Dickensian proportions. Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne has pointed the finger at the Rozelle Village for stalling the process, an accusation which has been denied […]

Balmain Leagues’ Club can’t afford to move back to historic home: Mayor

BY ANDREW BARCLAY The Balmain Tigers appear certain to lose their chance to return to their spiritual home in Rozelle after Leichhardt Council claimed it would be too expensive for the club to return to the historic venue. The concerns come amidst an ongoing feud between the developer and council after the developer said it […]

Balmain Leagues Club saved from receivership

This week the Balmain Leagues Club reached an agreement with developer Rozelle Village and as a result is no longer at risk of going into receivership. Leichhardt Mayor Dracy Byrne has welcomed the news. "I hope the public pressure myself and other supporters of the Club have exerted on the developer has contributed to this […]

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Balmain Leagues Club saved from receivership This week the Balmain Leagues Club reached an agreement with developer Rozelle Village and as a result is no longer at risk of going into receivership. Leichhardt Mayor Dracy Byrne has welcomed the news. "I hope the public pressure myself and other supporters of the Club have exerted on […]

New developer in talks with Rozelle Village over Balmain Leagues Club

A mystery developer is said to be in talks with key players about buying out developer Rozelle Village and proceeding with a new plan for the Balmain Leagues Club site on Victoria Road in Rozelle. The potential development comes more than a month after Rozelle Village’s most recent proposal to build two towers on the […]

Rozelle Village rejected

The proposed Rozelle Village development at the old Balmain Tigers site has now been rejected for a third time. The complex was to contain 247 apartments across two towers of 20 and 24 storeys, plus the redeveloped Balmain Leagues Club and a retail section. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure previously recommended the development be […]

Tigers position ‘very serious’

The threat to Balmain Leagues and its football club remains “very serious”, Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne says. A public meeting held last night, after print deadline, was expected to discuss contingency plans in case the club is put into receivership. Balmain Leagues has successfully sought an injunction against developer Rozelle Village, which attempted to place […]

Rozelle Village blames council, government

The managing director of Rozelle Village, Ian Wright, says the fiasco surrounding the ill-fated development can be traced back to a meeting he had with then Mayor of Leichhardt Jamie Parker in 2010. The meeting regarded  Joint Regional Planning Panel decision to refuse a 12-storey development on the old Balmain Leagues Club site, a project […]

Battle to save an endangered Tiger

By Edmund Kirkwood The future of the Tigers’ remains uncertain despite Balmain Leagues Club surviving an attempt by developers Rozelle Village to place it into receivership. While the club’s operations in Five Dock and Flemington continue, there is growing doubt that it will ever return to its Balmain heartland. One of the founding NSWRL teams, […]

Rozelle developers hope fourth time’s the charm

A revised proposal for the former Balmain Leagues Club site has further reduced the height and density of residential towers slated to be built. Rozelle Village, the international developer seeking rights to the site, submitted its amended proposal on July 15 and will await a decision from the state government’s planning authority. The changes slash […]