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New draft strategy a pathway for White Bay Power Station and Glebe Island Bridge renewal

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment have today released their new strategy for the Bays West Precinct.  The strategy, which promises to deliver a “new kind of Sydney urbanism”, outlines six “big moves” for the area which spans over three times the area of Barangaroo. The six moves outlined […]

Saving Glebe Island Bridge

By ALLISON HORE Once a world-first feat of engineering and a testament to ingenuity of industrial Sydney, the Glebe Island Bridge has been allowed to fall into disrepair over the quarter century since it has been decommissioned. Now, community groups and local politicians are amping up their efforts to save it. The now-disused Allan truss […]

“Absurd” suggestion to demolish heritage power station slammed

By ALLISON HORE In a suggestion which has raised ire in those passionate about Sydney’s heritage, the NSW Treasurer and Transport Minister have both hinted at knocking down the disused White Bay Power Station in Rozelle. In parliament, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet called the heritage listed former coal-fired power station a “shocking building” and said […]

Troubled bridge needs to go over water: council

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS It is a short distance as the crow flies, but a long way from any notion of a tech hub slated for the site of the former White Bay Power station, according to Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne. He called on the NSW Government last week to reopen the Glebe Island Bridge to […]

White Bay’s powerful asset for the Bays Precinct

By Joe Bourke Calls for making innovative use of the old White Bay Power Station have risen with development of the controversial Bays Precinct drawing closer. The building has not been in operation for over 30 years and residents and politicians have said it could be an asset to the community if developed in the […]