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Historic Randwick House opening to public with arts and cultural exhibitions

By SAM PASHMI Historic Blenheim House, the home of Randwick’s first mayor, will be opening its doors to the public for a variety of performances and art exhibitions, bringing the history and culture of the site to life. Located at 17 Blenheim Street Randwick, the historic two-storey sandstone house was built in 1848 by the […]

Leichhardt Oval snubbed for funding by state government

By SAM PASHMI Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has called out NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet for again neglecting to fund Leichhardt Oval, a stomping ground for the Wests Tigers. Leichhardt Oval was granted no funding in a recent budget announcement by the state government, stalling previous plans to give the oval upgrades. Cr Byrne said […]

Ku-ring-gai Mayor advocates for Australian literature during visit to historic ‘Woodlands’ house

By SAM PASHMI Ku-ring-gai Mayor Jeff Pettett recently said that more recognition needs to be given to Australian literature during a visit to the historic home of Australian author Ethel Turner. Mayor Pettett visited the heritage site with several other parliament members after the home of ‘Seven Little Australians’ author opened for public viewing during […]

Randwick Council proposes transformation of Maroubra Street into public plaza

By SAM PASHMI Randwick council has announced plans to transform McKeon Street Maroubra into a pedestrian friendly plaza to "increase the amount of space available to the public and improve access to local businesses". Beginning September this year, McKeon Street will be temporarily converted and redesigned into a public space for a 6 month trial […]

Randwick joins neighboring councils in opposing weekend construction

By SAM PASHMI Randwick Council is joining with Woollahra, Waverley and Bayside councils to oppose government plans to green-light weekend construction without council approval. A motion was passed at a Randwick Council meeting on May 24th calling for a letter to be addressed to NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts […]

Inner West Council passes Reconciliation Action Plan for public exhibition

By SAM PASHMI Earlier this month the Inner West council unanimously voted to put a draft Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) up for public exhibition. The Reconciliation Action Plan will aid in local execution of the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’, which is designed to create constitutional change that will grant First Nations peoples a permanent […]

Home of ‘Seven Little Australians’ author to be opened for public viewing

By SAM PASHMI The owner of the state heritage-listed Killara property that was once home to Australian bestselling author Ethel Turner will be opened up to public viewing this Saturday, including the room where it is believed that Australia's most popular children's novel, Seven Little Australians, was written. Current homeowner Albert Lim, who migrated to […]