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Leichhardt skate park approved by council despite local concerns

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West Council has officially approved plans for a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt.  The plan was carried at the latest Inner West council meeting earlier in May. Approval for the Leichhardt skate park was rescinded in December 2020 following the initial adoption of the Leichhardt Park management plan […]

New HJ Mahoney Reserve Youth Facility proves timely despite delays to completion

By ELYSIA COOK The Inner West Council opened the HJ Mahoney Reserve Youth Facility on June 16th. The facility is stage 3 of the Cooks River Parklands upgrade, and was originally set for completion in mid 2020.  The area has a multi-purpose court, skate ramps, three street art walls, outdoor study spaces, hang-out nets and […]

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 […]