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Early works to the Western Harbour Tunnel starting this month despite community concerns

By TOKS OGUNDARE Early works to the multi-billion dollar Western Harbour Tunnel will start this month after the NSW government awarded a $722 million contract to deliver the first stage of tunnelling. The first 1.7 kilometres of tunnels will be built from Rozelle to Birchgrove, eventually linking the WestConnex motorway at the Rozelle Interchange to […]

Sydney Mardi Gras cancels key party as COVID-19 surge continues

By TOKS OGUNDARE The 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party will not go ahead as density limits and restrictions on singing and dancing remain in place for venues in NSW.  "It’s with very heavy hearts we must advise that Party will no longer take place in 2022," the organisers said yesterday. The announcement […]

‘It doesn’t make sense’: Pyrmont residents angered by 389 bus route changes

By TOKS OGUNDARE Pyrmont residents have become frustrated after the introduction of the South East Sydney bus network removed a key stop along the 389 route from Pyrmont to Bondi Junction. The new network saw 22 route changes and 24 routes discontinued after its introduction on the 5th of December.   Under the changes, the 389 […]

NSW government announce fund for events cancelled or disrupted by COVID-19

By TOKS OGUNDARE Organisers of major events and festivals disrupted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for up to $10 million in funding after the NSW government released details of a support package earlier today. Dubbed the "Event Saver Fund", the $43 million scheme aims to support events and festivals impacted by the Omicron surge. […]

Inner West Council to grant land access to Iglu student accommodation

By TOKS OGUNDARE Inner West Council announced yesterday a proposal to grant an easement over the Darrell Jackson Gardens to the controversial Iglu student accommodation building site in Summer Hill.  The easement will allow Iglu Pty Ltd the permanent right to access and use the land to connect stormwater drainage to the existing Sydney Water […]

Inner city daily COVID-19 numbers edge towards 3,000 as NSW reports a record 92,264 new cases

By TOKS OGUNDARE NSW reported a national record of 92,264 new COVID-19 cases today as positive rapid antigen test results were included for the first time in reporting, with 2,873 cases coming from the Sydney Local Health District. NSW Health also reported the deaths of 22 people from COVID-19, making it the state's deadliest day.  […]

Zetland dog owners celebrate new off-leash area at Nuffield park

By TOKS OGUNDARE Dog owners in Zetland have welcomed an additional space for pets to enjoy after the grass lawn at Nuffield Park became off-leash this week. Under the changes, dogs are now allowed off-leash at all times on the grass in the northern section of Nuffield Park. Zetland residents have long been calling for […]

National cabinet to discuss rapid antigen test subsidies

By TOKS OGUNDARE Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to outline a proposal for rapid antigen tests to be subsidised at the first national cabinet of 2022, to be held later today. The meeting comes as COVID-19 cases across the country surge, with NSW reporting 35,054 new cases and 1491 people hospitalised in the last […]

Scott Morrison rules out free rapid antigen tests as demand surges

By TOKS OGUNDARE Prime Minister Scott Morrison again pushed back against calls to make free rapid antigen tests widely available, as COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations continue to rise. “We’re now in a stage of the pandemic where you can’t just go around making everything free,” Mr Morrison told Sunrise today. Currently, only people who fall […]

Sydney brings in 2022 while COVID-19 keep crowds at home

By TOKS OGUNDARE Sydney waved goodbye to 2021 and ushered in the new year with its signature fireworks spectacular, marking a return to a traditional program after a limited display in 2020.  First Nations artist Blak Douglas curated the 9:00 pm fireworks and Welcome to Country. The display included projections of local First Nations custodians […]