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School students protest for school zone in St Peters

By ERIN MODARO For a second consecutive year students at St Peters Public School will protest safety concerns about a crossing on Campbell Street. Students and parents organising the protest are voicing their concerns about the dangers of the crossing, with several incidents involving pedestrian near-misses having occurred in the past.   Sarina Kilham, whose […]

Waverley Council rejects $340 million War Memorial ‘overdevelopment’ proposal

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council has continued its crusade against overdevelopment in the eastern suburbs, unanimously rejecting a proposal that would have changed the planning controls of the Waverley War Memorial Hospital site. The planning proposal for 99-117 Birrell Street, made at the request of aged care provider Uniting and part of a $340 […]

New portrait gallery celebrates the people of Rose Bay

By DANIEL LO SURDO Portraits of local business owners have been installed across multiple locations in Rose Bay to celebrate the faces and stories behind the area. The exhibition, which will be on display until May 13, hopes to honour the people that bring the local commercial centre "to life" and have endured challenges during the […]

Teachers to strike on Wednesday for better pay and conditions

By DANIEL LO SURDO Members of the NSW Teachers Federation will strike for the second time in six months on Wednesday, with a large crowd expected outside Macquarie Street tomorrow to call for a pay rise and better working conditions. The strikes come after NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said that the profession was […]

Inner West Council demands $30 million NSW government funding for ‘traffic nightmare’

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Council has continued a push for the NSW government to install “long-overdue” safety upgrades along streets affected by WestConnex, including a dangerous pedestrian crossing in Ashfield.  At a meeting on April 12, councillors unanimously passed a motion brought by fellow councillors Philippa Scott and Marghanita da Cruz that demanded the […]

Bondi heats up

BY PAUL PAECH From cab-fares to cabbages, there’s value in measuring. Trapping mercury in a thin glass tube and measuring what it did tells us all that on January 6, Sydney had its hottest day in almost 80 years, and the autumnal sunburnt leaves on the streets confirm the harsh reality of that measure. Politicians […]

Redfern Station railroaded

BY JOHN MOYLE Mike Baird’s legacy gets another boost as the fight for Redfern Station upgrades and new stations for the proposed Sydney Metro Line continue within the NSW Government. Meanwhile the community, University of Sydney and other stakeholders are ignored. Baird was known for his love of taking assets held in public hands and […]

Baird’s plan to decide future of ICAC

By Joe Bourke   The Coalition government last week passed a bill to review the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and determine its jurisdiction following a high court ruling that the commission would not be allowed to investigate Crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen. Premier Mike Baird also announced that the government would legislate to ensure previous […]

Eveleigh railworks and Technology Park to be sold

By Lauren O'Connor The Australian Technology Park (ATP) will be sold and subdivided in coming months to accommodate the State Government’s Central to Eveleigh development. Leaseholders and residents of Eveleigh and Redfern have expressed concern that the railyards and heritage buildings are not protected from redevelopment. Greens spokespeople and community activists met on January 20 […]

Council hesitant on Parramatta Road urban renewal

Leichhardt councillors have flagged their suspicion of the state Government’s plan to redevelop Parramatta Rd. There is growing concern among residents the urban renewal project will see high-density development cut through Leichhardt and Annandale. The Parramatta Rd Urban Renewal Programme, by the state Government city planning body Urban Growth NSW, would involve a transformation of […]