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Cross Street development plans met with concern following Woollahra election

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Council’s plans to encourage mixed-use developments and increase building heights in Double Bay’s Cross Street has been met with community backlash following last month’s elections.  The Cross Street planning and urban design strategy - which “seeks to maintain and enhance the existing unique character of the precinct” - has raised […]

Combatting overdevelopment and climate change at the heart of Woollahra election

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Municipal Council is another intriguing battleground ahead of the local elections on December 4.  Bellevue Hill  The Bellevue Hill Ward will be contested by incumbent councillors Isabelle Shapiro and Lucinda Regan, while Liberal councillor Nick Maxwell will not be seeking reelection. Hoping to replace Maxwell will be Liberal members Sean […]

Scots College’s appeal dismissed by court

By PETA GILBERT Bellevue Hill residents group Concerned Scots Neighbours has raised the prospect of legal action against Scots College, following a decision by the NSW Land and Environment Court last week. Last week, Scots College’s appeal to increase its student cap by 30 per cent was dismissed by the court, after the court found […]

Jury remains out on Oxford revitalisation

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND LYDIA WATSON-MOORE Once the jewel in the city’s crown, attempts to revive the ailing Oxford Street have been as ineffectual as they have been numerous. But with both Woollahra and City of Sydney councils investing strategies to give the strip a sense of place, the Darlinghurst Business Partnership has abandoned any […]