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Where will the children play?

By ALLISON HORE The plans for a skatepark at Leichhardt Park have hit another roadblock after council voted to put the park's plans under an extra layer of scrutiny.  The move will mean the decade-long decision making process for a new Inner West skatepark will be drawn out even longer.  The vote follows lengthy debate […]

Sydney Park farts methane again

by ALEC SMART Like a cud-chewing cow belching ozone-depleting gases, Sydney Park, the former brickworks and garbage dump in St Peters, is burping and farting methane from landfill gas below again. Two areas in the park were fenced-off recently and the park’s managers, City of Sydney, are monitoring the emissions. Signs attached to the fencing […]

Is a dog poisoner on the loose in Sydney’s parks?

By VANESSA LIM Multiple dog poisonings and the deliberate placement of poisoned meat in parks, especially in off-leash areas where dogs are free to roam, are still being reported across Sydney. Sydney Park locals reported recently that poisoned meat was left on the ground, posing a risk of serious harm to pets. In the past […]

Adani protest: getting the facts right

BY WENDY BACON In a sign that the NSW state is increasingly encircling the lives of young people, Stop Adani organisers found themselves in court last Friday defending their right to march down King Street Newtown, a site of many previous street protests. Stop Adani gave notice of an intention to march from Camperdown Park […]

Sydney Park to be tunneled

By Wendy Bacon and Lanie Tindale Electricity company Transgrid plans to dig a deep three metre wide trench across Sydney Park to install a cable that is part of a project to increase available power to central Sydney. If approved by NSW Planning, the project would involve digging into contaminated landfill, removing trees, intruding into […]

Sydney Park

At the very end of King Street, Sydney Park is a breath of fresh air. With over 40 hectares of gardens, fields, forests, and lakes, the park caters to everyone. Lose yourself on a quiet walk along one of the park’s many gurgling creeks. Take your children to the specially designed tactile playground and experience […]

Birds’ eye view

BY ALEC SMART This is National Bird Week and to coincide with avian awareness the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count is underway until Sunday 29 October. The aim of the count is to promote awareness of our feathered neighbours, as well as encourage a citizen-scientist method of recording bird numbers. The 2016 bird count involved […]

WestConnex opposition celebrates first anniversary

BY WENDY BACON Save Sydney Park WestCONnex protest camp is holding its first birthday celebration this Sunday, September 24. The camp began as an early morning protest on September 19th 2016, the day WestConnex moved in to take sections of the park and knock down hundreds of trees. That protest ended in a decision to […]

Old trees ripped out over Sydney

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Despite community opposition, the state government lopped down dozens of trees in Randwick to make way for the light rail. This week, trees in Sydney Park in the inner west looks slated for the same fate to make way for the WestConnex project, leading some to wonder if the government hates trees. […]

Protesters: Monster motorway will destroy King Street

By Lauren O'Connor On Sunday an estimated 3000 people marched down King Street to oppose a four lane motorway and clearway being established in St Peters and Newtown. The dress up parade was organised by the WestConnex Action Group and Reclaim the Streets for communities to demand a stop to stage three of the WestConnex […]