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Can local character be saved?

Opinion by MERRILL WITT Earlier this year two strange bedfellows, Tony Recsei of Save our Suburbs and Chris Johnson, the former CEO of the developer lobby group Urban Taskforce, joined together to co-write an op-ed in the Sydney Morning Herald that was critical of the NSW Government’s push for more medium-density housing in Sydney’s suburbs. […]

Battle of Waterloo Station begins

BY JENNIFER LUU Waterloo residents have welcomed the possibility of a metro station for the suburb at a community meeting on Thursday. But the proposal tied to the station to upgrade social housing in the area was met with skepticism. Community group REDWatch facilitated a heated community meeting on Thursday July 2, which saw residents […]

Communities “still in the dark” over Metro

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   The south Sydney community is calling for a “tailored dialogue” with the government bodies involved in the Sydney Metro project, following the announcement that the state government has secured funding for the project through the leasing of the state’s electricity network. The government has allocated $7 billion of funding towards the […]

Sydney Fish Market

In the photo there are men standing in dark suits in a dark warehouse. Before them, separated by what look like thick chalk lines or ropes, are sections of neatly ordered fish laid out on the floor. This photo is from the late 1800s when the Sydney Fish Market was in Woolloomooloo, and hangs in […]

Central to Eveleigh consultation still “challenging”

By Jessica Yun   UrbanGrowth NSW’s latest round of consultation for their Central to Eveleigh Transformation project began last week but controversy over plans and transparency continues to surface among the community. The ‘study night’ last week was the first of a series focused on green space, preserving diverse community services, school capacities and explaining […]

Eveleigh railworks and Technology Park to be sold

By Lauren O'Connor The Australian Technology Park (ATP) will be sold and subdivided in coming months to accommodate the State Government’s Central to Eveleigh development. Leaseholders and residents of Eveleigh and Redfern have expressed concern that the railyards and heritage buildings are not protected from redevelopment. Greens spokespeople and community activists met on January 20 […]

Petersham Park saved from WestConnex

By Lauren O'Connor Roads Minister Duncan Gay has ruled out the possibility of WestConnex encroaching on Petersham Park in stark constrast to plans revealed in November last year. On November 23 the government announced that, as part of the Parramatta Road revitalisation plan, an entrance to an interchange between the new motorway and a tunnel […]

Bays precinct international summit speakers announced

The Minister for Planning, Pru Goward has announced the dignitaries who will speak at the Bays Precinct International Summit.  The announcement comes after two ‘people’s summits’ held by both the City of Sydney and Leichhardt council to hear community concern. The International summit will take place over Saturday and Sunday (November 22-23) and will be […]