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$60 million renewable White Bay power plan ‘life-changing’ for Balmain and Rozelle: Parker

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW government has announced that a $60 million renewable 'shore-to-ship' power plan will be installed at Glebe Island and White Bay in a move that will save an estimated 14,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. The new net-zero energy infrastructure will eliminate fumes from docked cruise ships and reduce […]

The sulphur is down but it’s all engines blazing at White Bay Cruise Terminal

BY RYAN QUINN Leichhardt Council are outraged that ships will berth at White Bay Cruise Terminal for eight hours a day with their engines running. The council told City Hub that the ships, docking up to 7 days a week in peak season, will cause noise and harmfully pollute the fresh air of residents on […]

Cruise ship terminal big issue for Balmain

By Joe Bourke More than 100 residents gathered at Balmain’s Clontarf Cottage on Sunday March 8 to attend an electoral forum. The forum was focused on the controversial White Bay Cruise Terminal following a damning Upper House inquiry released last month on its effect on Balmain. Independent councillor John Stamilos, a long time campaigner against […]

White Bay residents and Environment Minister in historic first meeting

  White Bay residents have called on the New South Wales Environment Minister for the first time about their air and noise pollution concerns from the White Bay Cruise Terminal. Residents met Rob Stokes in a meeting convened by Balmain MP Jamie Parker on May 27. A representative from the Environmental Protection Authority was also […]

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Raue on the ropes The vice-president of the University of Sydney student union, Tom Raue, may be expelled after the NSW Supreme Court ruled that the union's board of directors has the power to remove fellow directors. The board moved to expel Raue after he leaked a sentence from a confidential report to the student […]

Pollution data may be worthless

By Shami Sivasubramanian & Michael Koziol Sydney Ports has warned that data collected by additional air quality monitors at the White Bay Cruise Terminal may be compromised. The government body promised extra monitoring at or near residential properties close to the terminal, in response to complaints from residents about air and noise pollution. But in […]

Shore power “not being considered”

EXCLUSIVE Sydney Ports has effectively ruled out using shore power as a means of reducing noise and air pollution at the White Bay cruise terminal. The technology, which nearby residents say is their preferred solution to the current impasse, would enable ships to off their diesel engines and electricity generators while berthed at the site. […]