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Transgender victims of violence remembered

BY RYAN QUINN The transgender community came together last week to mark Transgender Remembrance Day, acknowledging those who had suffered ‘transphobia’ in society. Over 60 transgender and LGBTIQ supporters gathered at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on November 20 to mark the day. Transgender Remembrance Day is an annual international event to mourn those who have […]

Half pipe is here

BY RYAN QUINN Leichhardt Council has ‘ollied’ over State Government red tape, finally receiving consent to lodge a Development Application (DA) for the Callan Park Skate Park. The decision, made on November 12 by Callan Park owners, the NSW Health Department, came after many months of friction bteween government and council over the site. Leichhardt […]

Green groups demand tax concessions

BY RYAN QUINN Over 400 environmentalists crowded the corner of Goulburn and Castlereagh streets on Tuesday November 17 to rally against an inquiry into taxing the donations made to environmental organisations. The gathering at Sydney Masonic Centre was in response to green groups being called in front of the Federal Government Inquiry into the Register […]

Archway Theatre left out of the loop

BY RYAN QUINN The Archway 1 Theatre Company and Coffee Co. cofounders have said they will not go away without a fight, despite the City of Sydney Council’s attempt to leave them out of the loop in the relocation decision. Theatre cofounders Rachel Jordan and Stefan von Reiche, as well as supporter David Misiluki, addressed […]

Parking not so fine in Leichhardt

BY RYAN QUINN Leichhardt is ranked the fifth highest of 36 Sydney councils to issue parking fines in the past year, according to new data. Between 2014-15, Leichhardt Councils’ rate of issuing parking fines per 1,000 residents was almost double the average of most Sydney councils. These statistics came from data compliation of Independent Leichhardt […]

Mirvac resuscitates old Marrickville Hospital Site

BY RYAN QUINN Marrickville Council has finally signed a contract to deliver a new library, park and a residential development with affordable housing after twenty years of deliberation Real estate company Mirvac formally approved the negotiations with Marrickville Council last Wednesday, October 14 to develop the old Marrickville Hospital site. Marrickville Greens Councillor Max Phillips […]

George St businesses suffer alone in compensation loss

BY RYAN QUINN The NSW Government has ignored small businesses in the light rail compensation package, with millions pledged to aid government agencies. City of Sydney Councillor and George Street business owner Angela Vithoulkas said she was one of 700 businesses that would be negatively burdened by the light rail construction. She said she was […]

Drama abounds as community theatre and council clash

BY RYAN QUINN A petition of 795 signatures is part of the large community campaign to save a Glebe theatre and art studio. City of Sydney Council has plans to replace the theatre with a skate park. The skate park is part of the Johnstons Creek Parklands Master Plan, and was allegedly conceived following community […]

Labor and Liberal’s “little family”

BY RYAN QUINN Three neighbouring inner-west councils have formed Labor-Liberal coalitions in recent annual elections, leading some to wonder if it’s a good or bad thing. Labor mayors and Liberal deputy mayors now oversee Leichhardt, Marrickville and Canada Bay councils. Leichhardt Independent Councillor John Stamolis says that these two parties being together in this way […]

Marrickville calls for residents to stickybeak on ibis birds

BY RYAN QUINN Marrickville Council wants you to grab those binoculars and get stickybeaking this weekend. Residents are being encouraged to participate in the upcoming Australian White Ibis Community Survey this Sunday, October 8. The Royal Botanic Gardens Wildlife Ecologist John Martin said the results would help them understand the White Ibis bird population, size […]