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Bunnings Going To Court Over Rozelle Development

The Artazan Property Group has taken court action to get their application to build a Bunnings retail store at Parsons Street in Rozelle approved. A hearing date is set for 9:00am on 26 April in the Land and Environment Court. Commenting on the case, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain says: “I’ve been working with local…

Residents Say Council Plan On Wrong Track

The Inner West Council is proposing to build a new two-way cycleway along Lilyfield Road.  Submissions are open until Tuesday 20 Feb. Residents are telling me they are concerned that: Sections of Lilyfield Road from Gordon Street to Victoria Road will made one way, forcing traffic to divert onto local residential roads. WestConnex is currently…

Greens MP Backs Community’s Call to Recognise Local Icon

For 25 years, Beatrice Bush sold newspapers to commuters on the corner of Victoria Road and The Crescent in White Bay. Since her death in 1996, her memory has been commemorated with a ferry pontoon and a pedestrian bridge named in her honor as well as the placement of a small commemorative plaque at the…

Former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club To Become Excavation Site

Roads and Maritime services have indicated that they are seeking to use the former Balmain Tigers leagues club site as a midpoint tunnel excavation zone. This would mean a compulsory acquisition leagues site for several years while the Western Harbour Tunnel is being constructed. The Western Harbour Tunnel is a project of the RMS which…

Greens Force Govt to Release Powerhouse Business Case

The Liberal National government will be forced to release the business case for its plan to blow up the Powerhouse and move it to Parramatta after being embarrassed in Parliament. A motion moved by Greens MP David Shoebridge was supported by Labor, Shooters, Animal Justice Party and a government member who crossed the floor to…

Residents Could Lose Their Homes Over Construction Noise at White Bay

Leaked government documents have revealed White Bay has been identified as the main construction site for large sections of tunnel built for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link.The documents reveal that residents in White Bay will be exposed to heavy, long-term construction noise and may be relocated or bought out as a result. The…

Face to face with the Upper House Greens candidates

A Greens NSW Upper House candidates forum will be held at Leichhadt Town Hall on Monday 16 April at 6.30PM. This is  an unprecedented opportunity to ask your questions and is open to all Greens members All the candidates in the upper house preselection have been invited to this Q&A meet-the-candidates session. David Shoebridge, Cate…

Confusion and delay steal the day with Baird’s forced council mergers

Baird’s unpopular forced council amalgamations are continuing to cause confusion and chaos, with advice from the Office of Local Government today indicating that there could be as many as four separate election dates for local councils. The so-called “clarification was sent by circular to all local councils this week. It sets out four possible election…

Callan Park Skate Park

Callan Park has been described as a ‘Jewel of the Inner West’. Successive State Government have attempted to sell off parts of this jewel over the years but were stopped by widespread community outrage and activism. Once this was achieved Leichhardt Council agreed upon a Callan Park Master Plan that was designed and agreed upon…