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Selling NSW – Berejiklian style

BY WENDY BACON Last week, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told the Sydney Morning Herald that her government had taken the politics out of building things. Her comment was designed to gloss over the obvious fact that this election is all about the politics of destroying and building things, especially the Sydney Football Stadium. Before we […]

Wrecking balls hang in the balance

BY WENDY BACON UPDATE: On Friday, Justice Pain refused to continue the injunction. This means demolition is underway inside the stadium. However Local Democracy Matters have appealed and will be back in court on Monday. City Hub paid a visit this morning and you can hear internal parts of the stadium crashing to the ground. […]

Stadium wrecking balls yet to swing

By Wendy Bacon UPDATE Waverley Council rejected a Liberal rescission motion on Thursday evening and voted for legal action aimed at stopping Infrastructure NSW's (INSW) plan to demolish the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park. This means there will now be two legal actions. Also on Thursday, City of Sydney Mayor Clover Moore, Waverley Mayor […]

Stadium may be headed for court

By Wendy Bacon  Waverley Council voted to take legal action to stop demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium unless the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, informs it about what action he will take to address concerns about the validity of his project approval by 10am on Monday January 14. Council passed this motion on Monday […]

Lendlease juggernaut lacks social licence

By Wendy Bacon Just a week before Christmas, the social media team at corporate giant Lendlease tweeted a prediction for 2019 from its CEO Steve McCann. “It’s now well understood that while government’s grant permits, communities are the ones that grant permissions. This means if we don’t have a social license to operate, our projects […]

WestConnex delivers less park

OPINION BY WENDY BACON The NSW Gladys Berejiklian government announced last week that it plans to tear down Sydney Cricket Ground Allianz stadium and rebuild it to blend with Moore Park and connect to a massive intersection and widened roads, all the way from the massive WestConnex interchange at St Peters. With this announcement, the […]