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Northern beaches end of lockdown fears: 'We don't want visitors bringing the virus back'

Northern beaches end of lockdown fears: 'We don't want visitors bringing the virus back'

Northern Beaches mayor Michael Regan says there are concerns about a potentially large influx of outsiders to the beaches this weekend.

  • by Tim Barlass

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Northern beaches first to benefit from $500 million restaurant voucher stimulus

Northern beaches first to benefit from $500 million restaurant voucher stimulus

Venues across the northern beaches look set to enjoy the fruits of the state government's hallmark $500 million restaurant voucher program to stimulate the pandemic-ravaged economy.

  • by Lucy Cormack
One billion tonnes in mining emissions approved despite landmark case

One billion tonnes in mining emissions approved despite landmark case

Projects which would emit one billion tonnes of greenhouse gases have been approved in NSW following a landmark court case for the planning umpire to consider climate impacts.

  • by Mike Foley
Golf takes up precious space, but the sport has earned it
Opinion
Planning

Golf takes up precious space, but the sport has earned it

No one is arguing against the provision of parklands. Killing off or reducing golf courses like Moore Park to attain that is something else.

  • by James Sutherland
Rob Stokes says Moore Park golf course should be reworked, not halved

Rob Stokes says Moore Park golf course should be reworked, not halved

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes has weighed into the debate about whether a Sydney golf course should be cut in half to provide more parkland.

  • by Megan Gorrey
Ministers set to clash over plan to slash housing target by 40 per cent

Ministers set to clash over plan to slash housing target by 40 per cent

NSW government minister Victor Dominello has thrown his support behind a council in his electorate that voted to dramatically slash housing targets, opening the door for a policy rift with Minister for Planning Rob Stokes.

  • by Angus Thompson
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New land-clearing code for fire mitigation to exclude Sydney councils

New land-clearing code for fire mitigation to exclude Sydney councils

The NSW government will exclude Sydney's councils from new land-clearing rules that would have given residents much greater freedom to cut down trees on their properties.

  • by Peter Hannam
COVID-19 city exodus puts strain on local broadband, power and traffic networks

COVID-19 city exodus puts strain on local broadband, power and traffic networks

A migration from cities to suburban and regional areas during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread office vacancies, greater strain on the broadband network, greater energy and water consumption in residential areas and increased local traffic congestion.

  • by Tom Rabe and Matt O'Sullivan
'The traffic is so terrible': Tunnel plan divides North Sydney retailers

'The traffic is so terrible': Tunnel plan divides North Sydney retailers

The state government says a multibillion motorway tunnel planned for Sydney's north will help transform retails strips in Mosman, Cremorne and Neutral Bay.

  • by Megan Gorrey
Rob Stokes spoke up for Bondi Beach, but what about Moore Park?
Opinion
City life

Rob Stokes spoke up for Bondi Beach, but what about Moore Park?

Moore Park North is regularly turned into a car park, a decision at odds with everything the state government says about the need for green space in the city.

  • by Michael Waterhouse
'We're not nationalistic about it': Sydney needs exotic trees, light colour buildings to cool down

'We're not nationalistic about it': Sydney needs exotic trees, light colour buildings to cool down

Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the debate between exotic and indigenous trees is "old fashioned" because Sydney needed to look at all options to create more shade in the city.

  • by Megan Gorrey