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Rallying for suburban character

ROSEBERY: In July the state government made changes to the housing code that could allow the 1912 Covenant, which set the character of the...

Triple threat for WestConnex

WestConnex faces a triple threat.

WestConnex – ‘smoke stacks and mirrors’

The New M5 tunnel will terminate in St Peters and is expected to deliver 120,000 vehicles to two local roads.

Heffron – changes and challenges

Heffron is considered to be a safe seat for Labor but is changing rapidly, particularly in areas like Alexandria, Zetland and Mascot.

Regions, not local councils, to rule on planning

Last year, the O’Farrell government announced it will change NSW’s planning laws and has floated a Green Paper (an ideas paper) setting out the direction of the new legislation and asking for comments. Prior to the Green Paper, there was a bipartisan enquiry into planning that made 374 recommendations, including the need for a focus on Environmentally Sustainable Development.

Ron Hoenig replaces Kristina Keneally

Botany’s Mayor since 1981, Ron Hoenig, has been elected member for Heffron in the recent by-election with 58.9% of the primary vote. He led the Greens’ Mehreen Faruqi (23.3%), The Australian Democrat’s Drew Simmons (10.8%) and Fred Niles’ Christian Democratic Party’s Robyn Peebles (7.0%). In two-party preferred terms Mr Hoenig received 70.6% of the votes and Ms Faruqi 29.4%.

Heffron, it’s on!

WATERLOO: On Thursday August 2 The Factory Community Centre hosted a candidates forum organised by REDWatch and chaired by Geoff Turnbull. Since former Premier Kristina Keneally announced her resignation as Member for Heffron in June, it became apparent that the ALP’s Ron Hoening and the Greens’ Mehreen Faruqi would contest the seat at a by-election on August 25. The Liberals have chosen not to field a candidate.