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‘No place in the inner-city’: First greyhound of the new year killed at Wentworth Park

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Veteran greyhound Bide Your Time has been the first dog to be killed after racing at the Wentworth Park racetrack this year after suffering a fractured leg last Friday.  Bide Your Time is the fourth dog lost in NSW in 2022, and the 21st nationwide. The five-year-old dog was euthanized after […]

Hundreds of greyhounds died on tracks, report reveals

By ALLISON HORE A shocking report has revealed hundreds of greyhounds died on race tracks across the country in 2020.  The report, released by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds analysed data from thousands of official stewards’ reports from across the nation. The data they collected reveals last year there were 202 on-track deaths […]

Goodbye greyhounds, hello metro: Final Pyrmont Place Strategy released

By ALLISON HORE After months of consultation with the public, the NSW government have released their final Pyrmont Peninsula Place strategy. The construction of a new metro station at Pyrmont, the end of greyhound racing at Wentworth park and the green-light for a 6-star hotel tower at the Star are just some of the many […]

Best Night Out of the Box – Wentworth Park

In a land of social distancing and COVIDSafe measures an easy fun night out has never been more needed. Thankfully Wentworth Park has just the treat for Sydney residents. Get on down to a night at the greyhound racing, have a few drinks, grab some food and cheer loudly with friends. Where most venues now […]

Mayor backs call to end greyhound racing

By ALLISON HORE Lord Mayor Clover Moore is backing calls for greyhound racing to end at Wentworth Park in Sydney’s inner city. On Monday night the City of Sydney council voted eight to two in favour of a motion proposed by independent councillor Philip Thalis to “return Wentworth Park to the public”.  Mr. Thalis told […]

Pyrmont in the cross-hairs

By ALLISON HORE Following the release of the results from the Greater Sydney Commission’s review of the planning protocols in Pyrmont at the end of last month, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the NSW Government’s intentions to “transform” Pyrmont into “the next jobs hub”. “For our city and State to continue to be the jobs capital […]

New Fish Markets slightly on the nose

By Michael Hitch A design for the new Sydney Fish Markets (SFM) has been revealed amidst concerns of increased parking and traffic pressure in Pyrmont and a loss of limited public land. The largest fish market in the southern hemisphere will be relocated to the eastern end of the Blackwattle Bay foreshore, opposite Wentworth Park […]

Homeless hounded in park

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The NSW Government removed the homeless population from Glebe’s Wentworth Park in a similar manner to the mass eviction at Martin Place earlier this year. The evictions took place approximately a week ago. According to Denis Doherty from Hands Off Glebe, some of the former residents of Martin Place, including their unofficial […]

Residents’ Wentworth Park worries

By Joe Bourke   Speculation is mounting over the future of Wentworth Park as the inquiry into Greyhound Racing NSW heats up and the inner city property market booms. The nearby Bays Precinct is set to house 16,000 new residents and last weekend the Minister for Housing Brad Hazzard announced a $170 million development of […]

Homeless community in Wentworth Park face property removal

Early on Tuesday (August 5), the City of Sydney Council informed occupants of Wentworth Park in Glebe their property would be removed as part of a council clean-up, according to a local resident. The occupants were informed all their personal items such as shelter and mattresses would be removed, excluding clothing items. The removal of […]