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Construction begins on northern beaches sea wall despite ‘vexed’ funding issues

Construction begins on northern beaches sea wall despite ‘vexed’ funding issues

Residents on the northern beaches have coughed up millions of dollars for a long-awaited sea wall to protect their properties.

  • by Sarah McPhee

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Council refers media leak of missing millions to ICAC

Council refers media leak of missing millions to ICAC

Corruption watchdog asked to look at leak concerning missing millions, but council stops short of saying ICAC should look at the actual missing money.

  • by Michael Evans
‘Abuse of power’: Inner West mayor fights possible suspension

‘Abuse of power’: Inner West mayor fights possible suspension

The local government watchdog has accused Labor mayor Darcy Byrne of a conflict of interest for using a council vote to quash allegedly defamatory comments about him and others on social media.

  • by Angus Thompson
‘Over my dead body’: Regional mayors at odds over quarantine facilities

‘Over my dead body’: Regional mayors at odds over quarantine facilities

Opinions are divided about building regional quarantine facilities, but the mayors of Albury and Dubbo both agree medical services in regional NSW are not up to standard.

  • by Andrew Taylor
‘Our kids play school sports nearby’: Locals fear contamination from new tunnel

‘Our kids play school sports nearby’: Locals fear contamination from new tunnel

Community groups are concerned about the environmental impact of a tunnel under Middle Harbour, as the NSW government maintains it will be built according to strict conditions.

  • by Andrew Taylor
‘Feel like criminals’: War erupts over off-leash dogs on beaches
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‘Feel like criminals’: War erupts over off-leash dogs on beaches

A dispute over whether to permit dogs on a beach on the NSW South Coast has turned vicious, as dog owners accuse a local council of treating them with contempt.

  • by Andrew Taylor
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Developers forced to fix defects after commissioner wields new powers

Developers forced to fix defects after commissioner wields new powers

The NSW Building Commissioner has shown he will not hesitate using one of his strongest powers to clean up the construction industry, issuing prohibition orders on several projects.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Catholic Church unhappy with Heaps Gay concert

Catholic Church unhappy with Heaps Gay concert

The Catholic Bishop of Sydney says the City of Sydney council showed “little sensitivity” to people of faith by promoting a Live N’ Queer concert on the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral.

Sydney developer’s plans for old James Hardie site suffer setback

Sydney developer’s plans for old James Hardie site suffer setback

The government has blocked a proposal to change planning rules to clear the way for 3200 homes and buildings up to 126 metres tall on the contaminated site.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Marrickville gets ‘Little Greece’, despite gentrification making the suburb less diverse

Marrickville gets ‘Little Greece’, despite gentrification making the suburb less diverse

Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne said the Little Greece precinct was a “gesture of respect” to all the Greek migrants who had helped build Marrickville into one of the “most interesting suburbs on earth”.

  • by Andrew Taylor
‘It can never go back’: From red lights to red wine for Kings Cross

‘It can never go back’: From red lights to red wine for Kings Cross

The end of the lockout laws signals a new chapter for what was once Australia’s most notorious party precinct.

  • by Angus Thompson and Matt O'Sullivan