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A bench seat to honour community champion

WATERLOO: On May 13, community leaders, volunteers and friends gathered at the Waterloo Neighbourhood Centre to remember Ross Smith (dec. 2016), and to unveil...

‘Authentic, caring, passionate’ – Vale Irene Doutney

Sydney’s public housing community has lost a great activist and a great friend with Irene Doutney’s death on June 11.

Mural restoration more than a heritage issue

'We are pleased to support the restoration of this iconic local landmark so it can be enjoyed by generations to come. UrbanGrowth

Development corridor a dividing wall

EVELEIGH: Images of the proposed Central to Eveleigh urban renewal have been broadcast on Channel Nine, concerning residents and protection groups in the area.

Council support for planning issues workshops

With the imminent release of the state government’s Planning White Paper, the City of Sydney has agreed to assisting communities with consultation workshops. Council will provide free meeting space and access to funding through the Quick Response Grants program for relevant community meetings.

New councillors for City of Sydney

City of Sydney’s Lord Mayor since 2004, Clover Moore, has been returned as Lord Mayor with 51 per cent of the mayoral vote, down from 56 per cent in 2008. Apart from Clover Moore only Robert Kok and Irene Doutney will return from the previous council, while Robyn Kemmis returns to council after a term’s absence.

Developer’s haven in a heritage area, say Greens

NORTH EVELEIGH: There is growing concern over the future development of North Eveleigh after the area was recently slated as a possible enterprise zone by the O’Farrell government. Enterprise zones, which were introduced in the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Green Paper, will aim to attract employment-generating developments by removing planning restrictions.

A debate not so uplifting

On August 23 the 11,000-signature petition initiated by Lift Redfern was brought to NSW Parliament for debate. Lift Redfern, representing local businesses and residents, Aboriginal groups and arts groups, had worked tirelessly over recent months to create awareness and push for lifts to be installed at Redfern station. Group members observed the debate from the public gallery.