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Balmain Leagues Club site no longer needed for Western Harbour Tunnel

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW government announced on Tuesday that the abandoned site of the Balmain Leagues Club would no longer be required as part of the multi-billion dollar Western Harbour Tunnel project, in a move that has been celebrated by the Inner West community. Transport for NSW said that the site was discovered […]

New plans for Leichhardt Oval released ahead of expected NSW funding boost

By DANIEL LO SURDO A major grandstand, a museum of rugby league in the Inner West, and at least six Tigers home games each year is part of a new Leichhardt Oval master plan released by Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne this week, ahead of expected state government funding for the ground. Cr Byrne will […]

Inner West mayor lashes Perrottet’s ‘bonkers’ neglect of suburban sporting grounds

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne has lashed NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet's refusal to adequately fund upgrades to suburban grounds across the state, as the state government held crisis talks last week to keep the NRL grand final in Sydney. NRL Chairman Peter V'landys and Perrottet entered crisis talks after an agreement […]

Nursery rhymes with empty facility

By ALEC SMART Opposite Leichardt Oval, the former home ground of Balmain Tigers Rugby League Club, now the merged Wests Tigers, construction on a childcare centre began in 2015. Comprising of multiple classrooms and three partitioned play zones, the building work was finally completed in 2018. The premises, consisting of citrus trees, sand pits, an […]

Tigers position ‘very serious’

The threat to Balmain Leagues and its football club remains “very serious”, Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne says. A public meeting held last night, after print deadline, was expected to discuss contingency plans in case the club is put into receivership. Balmain Leagues has successfully sought an injunction against developer Rozelle Village, which attempted to place […]

Battle to save an endangered Tiger

By Edmund Kirkwood The future of the Tigers’ remains uncertain despite Balmain Leagues Club surviving an attempt by developers Rozelle Village to place it into receivership. While the club’s operations in Five Dock and Flemington continue, there is growing doubt that it will ever return to its Balmain heartland. One of the founding NSWRL teams, […]

Rozelle developers hope fourth time’s the charm

A revised proposal for the former Balmain Leagues Club site has further reduced the height and density of residential towers slated to be built. Rozelle Village, the international developer seeking rights to the site, submitted its amended proposal on July 15 and will await a decision from the state government’s planning authority. The changes slash […]