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Where will the children play?

By ALLISON HORE The plans for a skatepark at Leichhardt Park have hit another roadblock after council voted to put the park's plans under an extra layer of scrutiny.  The move will mean the decade-long decision making process for a new Inner West skatepark will be drawn out even longer.  The vote follows lengthy debate […]

Skate park roller ride

Opinion: By ANDREW WOODHOUSE After six years Woollahra Council is still no closer to finding a location for its $1.1 million skateboard structure for youngsters aged 5-12. The NSW Heritage Office intervened to impose an Interim Heritage Order over the proposed Rushcutters Bay site, effective from 25th January this year. The Order lasts twelve months and […]

Rushcutters Bay on the nose

BY ALANA LEVENE Sydney Water is urging residents to watch what they’re flushing down their toilets after a recent sewer blockage caused wastewater to drain into Rushcutters Bay, blocking the area to swimmers for weeks. This is the fourth choke in the in Paddington area since the beginning of November, according to a Sydney Water […]

Woollahra’s arrogant councillors

BY IRINA DUNN Former City of Sydney Councillor and barrister Dixie Coulton is among many people appalled by the behaviour of some Woollahra councillors towards constituents opposing the proposed skatepark on the eastern side of Rushcutters Bay Park. The proposed skatepark is larger than an Olympic-sized swimming pool at 1,225 square metres. Coulton is a […]

Skating not so smooth in Woollahra

BY JOHN MOYLE   Last Monday night’s Woollahra Council meeting was one of the most contentious for some time, drawing battle lines between young and old residents as a vote to place a skate park in Rushcutters Bay Park passed unanimously. “It was already a done deal before we got there,” Andrew Woodhouse, president, Potts […]

Rushcutters Bay locals fenced in over oval concerns

  Rushcutters Bay residents are up in arms over an upgrade to Reg Bartley Oval that they believe will fundamentally change the passive nature of the park. The City of Sydney council is proposing replacing the timber picket fence around the oval, which was built in 1885, with a metal lookalike for maintenance reasons. Council […]