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“WestConnex and I hate each other’s guts”: community concerned WestConnex will make harbour pools unusable

By EVA BAXTER Community around Balmain fears the looming construction of the controversial Western Harbour Tunnel will make the harbour west of the Harbour Bridge unfit for human use. Marine scientists have reported construction of the tunnel risks disturbing hundreds of years of toxic pollution on the harbour floor. The Western Harbour Tunnel route connects […]

Clean-up ‘contagious’ on Shark Island

By ALLISON HORE In the spirit of Clean-Up Australia day, a group of Sydney locals took their efforts to one of Sydney’s iconic harbour islands.  This year there were over 500 official clean-up events held across Sydney. But Debbie Neilson, a Sydney-based actor, was inspired to organise a clean-up of her own by her mother, […]

Metro contractor fined for polluting Sydney Harbour

By ALLISON HORE A construction company contracted by the NSW Government to work on the Sydney Metro Project at Central Station has been fined for allegedly dumping contaminated wastewater into Sydney’s harbour. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction $15,000 for releasing low pH water from a water treatment facility into […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE CREATIVE GUIDE TO LOCKDOWN PROTESTS

In case you hadn’t noticed, last Saturday was declared ‘Freedom Day’ with hundreds of anti-lockdown protestors confronting police in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. In Brisbane signs were displayed evoking a Trumpian ideology of “Make Australia Great Again” along with an appropriated “Freedom Matters.” In every city the relatively small number of demonstrators comprised […]

Harbour health dead in the water

By VERONICA ANASSIS Stormwater debris from suburban gutter and land pollution are destroying Sydney Harbour, smothering marine life and creating uninhabitable areas called “dead zones,” say researchers. According to the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), they’ve found patches of harbour water where no signs of life, not even bacteria, can exist due to low […]

Coathanger climb, cruise ship crusade, diving birds, diving for trash: News Bites – 18 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Climate of peers Thousands are expected to attend Friday’s Global Climate Strike gathering at The Domain in Sydney. On September 20, three days before world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of school students and workers across Australia will join millions […]

THE NAKED CITY – LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION – SYDNEY!

Think of some of the classic movie locations of all time and you might immediately recall the mean streets of New York City, the boulevards of Paris or the historic precincts of Rome. All have been the urban film sets of some of cinema’s greatest classics. Sydney, on the other hand, can’t quite match its […]

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 […]

REVIEW: West Side Story

First written as a book by Arthur Laurents in the late 1940s, West Side Story first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and has remained a steady favourite on stages the world over since then. That it was chosen as Opera Australia's first musical foray on Sydney Harbour proves it is just as appealing 70 years […]

THE NAKED CITY – SCREW THE VIEW!

Sydney is a city obsessed with views – harbour views, beach views, skyline views and district views. Anybody would think we spend most of our time starring out the window admiring the landscape or waterscape beyond. Rent some shoebox apartment and if there’s the slightest glimpse of the harbour or some far distant beach out […]