Successive governments have proposed selling parts of Callan Park, and constructing almost 2,000 apartments and other overdevelopment projects on the site. While the community has defended Callan Park from these proposals, without the government adopting and funding the Master Plan the future of the site is not secure.
Callan Park contains nearly 40 buildings of exceptional heritage significance. It was home to a hospital for those with mental illness from 1878 until its closure in 2008. Since then, the site has remained predominantly dormant yet the need for public open space and mental health services continues to increase.
Published January 27, 2015 - Sarah Sharples, reporter.
A GROUP of people with lung conditions are breathing a bit easier after Sydney Local Health District reinstated an exercise rehabilitation program at Balmain Hospital after it had been scheduled to close.
The group were sent letters late last year informing them the service would close on December 19.
Balmain state Greens MP Jamie Parker, who also intervened on behalf of the patients, said he was delighted the “heartless decision” had been reversed.
MEDIA RELEASE. December 9, 2014 UN INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY
Speaking on International Anti-Corruption Day, the Greens have called on both the Liberal and Labor parties to urgently support legislation for a national anti-corruption body in light of trust-destroying events in NSW politics.
Sometimes the solution is right in front of us: the historic and perfectly positioned Glebe Island Bridge offers a safe, accessible, level link for pedestrians and bicycle traffic between Rozelle and the city. It also offers a great opportunity for light rail to be provided to create public transport connection within the Bays Precinct and the CBD. The Glebe Society has set up an informative website www.glebeislandbridge.com. Add your support for the bridge to be refurbished and reopened for walking and cycling - click the link to send your letter to the Roads Minister.