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Pyrmont residents ignored on fight for viable public transport on peninsula

By AMBER GRIFFIN A Pyrmont resident group says it has been ignored by NSW government about concerns over limited public transport options, after key bus stops were removed from an essential route early in the year. The Pyrmont Peninsula Public Transport Forum (PPPTF), a group of Pyrmont businesses and residents who advocate for improved public […]

Transport for NSW to ban right-hand turns at Bondi Road intersection against community consultation   

By SASHA FOOT Transport for NSW is proceeding to ban right-hand turns at the intersection of Wellington Street and Bondi Road from July 1st, despite continued community and council opposition that halted the proposal nine years ago.   The community maintains that removing the right turn will have detrimental impact on school time traffic, as Montessori […]

Council presses Transport for NSW on 40km/hr speed limits across Inner West

By ERIN MODARO 40km/hr speed limits could soon be implemented on all local roads throughout the Inner West as council continues to push Transport for NSW for lower limits. A motion was unanimously passed by Inner West at a recent council meeting calling for a letter to be sent to the Minister for Metropolitan Roads […]

School students protest for school zone in St Peters

By ERIN MODARO For a second consecutive year students at St Peters Public School will protest safety concerns about a crossing on Campbell Street. Students and parents organising the protest are voicing their concerns about the dangers of the crossing, with several incidents involving pedestrian near-misses having occurred in the past.   Sarina Kilham, whose […]

Inner West mayor decries delayed demolition of ‘hazardous eyesore’ following Balmain fire

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne has called on the NSW government to demolish the “hazardous eyesore” Balmain Leagues Club, following a large fire at the disused site yesterday. While police continue to investigate the suspicious fire at the abandoned Balmain Leagues Club that left black smoke blowing into the sky, Cr Byrne […]

Two inner Sydney councils approve moves for electric vehicle charging stations

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West and Waverley Councils will look into providing more public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their areas, following successful motions at recent council meetings. At an Inner West Council meeting this month, councillors unanimously passed a motion proposing an EV charging station pilot program across council-managed public parking areas. The […]

Bunnings Tempe: Planning panel defers decision in win for the community

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West councillors have unanimously supported a motion to conduct an independent risk assessment and feasibility review of proposed traffic lights near the site of the controversial proposed Bunnings store in Tempe. In passing a motion moved by councillor Mat Howard at a meeting last week, council resolved to “determine if safety […]

‘Disappointing and very unfair’: Glebe ferry excluded from free public transport deal

By AMBER GRIFFIN A Glebe ferry that travels from Blackwattle Bay to Barangaroo has been excluded from the state government's fare-free travel period that will begin tomorrow, sparking outrage from residents who think the service "should be promoted, not punished". The Me-Mel ferry, a 60-capacity mini-cat vessel that operates twice an hour, is a jewel […]

Eastern suburbs councillors reject New South Head cycleway obstacles

By ERIN MODARO A push at a Woollahra Council meeting to defer construction of a cycleway between Rose Bay and Double Bay has been rejected, with just two councillors voting in favour of the motion. Proposed at a meeting on March 28 by Liberal councillor Mary-Lou Jarvis, the motion requested that the construction on the […]

Tamarama road upgrade to be funded by federal government

By DANIEL LO SURDO New pedestrian safety works along Tamarama Marine Drive in May will be funded by the federal government via the Transport for NSW Road Safety Improvement Program. The proposed works, which is open to community consultation until April 13, will replace the existing pedestrian island with a raised pedestrian crossing, replace the […]