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Clover Moore calls for more social housing after Redfern land sale

By TOKS OGUNDARE Lord Mayor Clover Moore has spoken out against the NSW government over a "deficit" in Sydney's affordable and social housing portfolio following a decision to sell public land in Redfern. A plan to house 500 social, affordable and private build-to-rent homes in Redfern was scrapped last year when the NSW Land and […]

Family of teen killed in inner city police car crash calls for independent investigation

By TOKS OGUNDARE The father of a teenage boy who died after an unmarked police car collided with him in Sydney's inner-city is calling for an independent investigation into the incident. The 16-year-old, who is a member of the Thungutti nation and is from Revesby, suffered head injuries when the trail bike he was riding […]

16-year-old arrested and another injured after police car crashes into bike in Eveleigh

By TOKS OGUNDARE A 16-year-old has been charged, and another remains in critical condition after an unmarked police car collided with a dirt bike in Sydney's inner-city yesterday. According to a police statement, officers attached to South Sydney Police Area Command were responding to a job when a police vehicle and a blue 2019 Sherco […]

Sydney Harbour Bridge partially closed after major police operation on Friday morning

By TOKS OGUNDARE Sydneysiders were warned to avoid the Harbour Bridge after a major police operation forced a partial closure on Friday morning, with NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responding to a “medical emergency” along the bridge. Two city-bound lanes were closed, causing delays before they were reopened shortly afterwards. Live Traffic Sydney warned drivers […]

Two Sydney teens charged with assault over alleged ‘hate crimes’ in CBD

By TOKS OGUNDARE Two teenage boys have been charged with assault in what police are treating as hate crimes in Sydney's CBD. At about 8:50 pm on Sunday 6 February, a 19-year-old man and two women – aged 20 and 21 – were walking on Castlereagh Street in Haymarket when a black Volkswagen Golf pulled […]

Woollahra councillors move to take down Racism Not Welcome signs

By TOKS OGUNDARE Liberal councillors have called to remove Racism Not Welcome street signs from Woollahra, arguing that the signs do not accurately represent the area. Councillors Toni Zeltzer, Peter Cavanagh and Mary-Lou Jarvis have put forward a motion for a Woollahra Council meeting on Monday tonight recommending that the signs be immediately removed, as […]

Police officer injured as six arrested following car chase in Haberfield

By TOKS OGUNDARE Six people are in custody and a police officer has been injured following a car chase that ended in Sydney’s inner west this morning. Just after 11:20 pm on Friday night, police observed a Land Rover that had been reported stolen earlier that day travelling on the M2 Motorway at Baulkham Hills. […]

Works on King Street bike path to begin next month

By TOKS OGUNDARE Construction on a proposed bike path on King Street is set to begin next month if designs are approved by the City of Sydney Council Environmental Committee next week. According to council documents, the cycleway will form part of the Bike Network identified in the council's Cycling Strategy and Action Plan to […]

Central Station to house the Southern Hemisphere’s longest escalators

By TOKS OGUNDARE Sydney's Central Station has a new claim to fame after the NSW government this week installed the longest escalators in the southern hemisphere.   The first of nine record-breaking escalators running underground have been installed at Central Station as part of the NSW Government's $955 million development of the nation's busiest station. Extending […]

‘Absolute carnage’: Four hospitalised after six-car collision closes Parramatta Road at Leichhardt

By TOKS OGUNDARE A man has been arrested and several people have been hospitalised after a six-car collision closed Parramatta Road in both directions for seven hours yesterday.  Around 6:25 am yesterday, the driver of a silver Subaru Outback collided with five vehicles, including a Jeep Cherokee, Toyota Prado, Honda Civic, Mazda 6, and a […]