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Glebe Ferry future in doubt

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI In October 2019, thanks to community pressure, Glebe received a ferry. Me-Mel, the small, 60-capacity mini-cat, was launched by Transport NSW as an ‘on-demand’ service, run by operator Transdev. City Hub reported at the time that the NSW Government initiative was launched to cater to wharves not currently serviced by regular ferries, […]

NSW Election Wrap

By ALLISON HORE After Saturday’s state election, the status quo remains very much intact, with the Coalition returned to power for a third term. However, with a swing across the state away from the major parties, the crossbench will play an important role in the NSW parliament over the next few years. The Coalition needed […]

Clean sweep for Greens

BY WENDY BACON Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong recorded the highest vote ever for a Greens MP in a single member electorate in Australia in the NSW election last weekend. Leong recorded 46.8 per cent of the primary vote, with a small swing towards her from her 2015 result. In central Newtown around King […]

RMS thumbs its nose at NSW EPA

OPINION BY WENDY BACON NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has thumbed its nose at the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), NSW Health, City of Sydney, the Inner West Council and the authors of 13,000 submissions, nearly all objecting to the Stage 3 WestConnex interchanges and tunnels between St Peters, Haberfield and Rozelle. Last week, […]

Questions over amalgamation impact

BY BEN RAUE The forthcoming Local Council Elections on September 9 appear likely to produce some unexpected results amidst a backdrop of unfamiliar candidates and uneasy alliances. The forced amalgamations of electorates, that began after the NSW Government announced 19 new Sydney councils in May 2016, has created a significant stirring of resentment against the […]

Woollahra stands strong

BY ANITA SENARATNA The electorate of Woollahra has been safe Liberal party territory for the past two decades, and the local government election on September 9 is unlikely to bring any changes to the status quo. But the Greens and Residents First parties are also campaigning hard in the area. Both parties will be running […]

Plan to privatise prisons labeled a “risk to democracy”

BY ANDREW BARCLAY The NSW Government’s plan to privatise the state’s prisons is “completely mistaken” according to criminal justice experts and campaigners. Coordinator for Justice Action Brett Collins told City Hub the government’s plan was a “complete farce” because privatisation wouldn’t solve the biggest problem facing NSW prisons -- overcrowding. Mr Collins said that there […]

Double Bay rallies to retain council

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Hundreds of concerned citizens rallied at a Save Our Councils Coalition meeting last weekend, pushing for the retention of Woollahra Council. Support came from an unlikely place, with NSW Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton going against the government grain and showing support for an independent Woollahra Council. Ms Upton spoke of the need for […]

Fail to prepare, prepare for Bays Precinct failure, community groups warn

BY LEXY AKILLAS Local residents have said the Bays Precinct Urban Transformation Program will fail, unless public transport and infrastructure issues are fixed. The NSW Government aims to redevelop over 80 hectares of mainly government owned land, from Blackwattle Bay to White Bay Power station, in cooperation with UrbanGrowth NSW and the WestConnex Delivery Authority. However, community groups are worried these […]

The Greens North Sydney

The brains behind The Grounds of Alexandria have taken over the North Sydney Bowlo, where old guys in knee high socks have been bowling with views of Sydney Harbour for over 125 years. It’s basically The Grounds, with million dollar views.