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City of Sydney Council - Voting on Harold Park

The issue of Harold Park has come before City of Sydney Council twice and both times only the Greens have voted against the plan that Council is now rushing headlong towards.

Harold Park planning agreement leaves much to be desired

The draft voluntary planning agreement for Harold Park, to be negotiated by City of Sydney Council shortly, looks set to be far too generous to the site’s owners, the Harness Racing Club (HRC) at the expense of the community.

Balmain & Marrickville Turning Green (Ch 10 News)

Channel 10 News Report: Parts of Sydney could be turning a brighter shade of green as the 3rd force in state politics prepares to tackle Kristina Keneally at the ballot box. With the election due in March the Greens are riding high in two of Labor's high profile electorates ...

Forums Generate A Rush Of Ideas (Inner West Independent)

For all its strong arts bent, the cultural life of Leichhardt and its surrounds suffer from a broader affliction common to Sydney – a lack of energy, verve and commitment towards promoting the arts, at least compared to everyone’s favourite yardstick, Melbourne.

Residents’ fury at White Bay terminal plans

October 15, 2010 DAILY TELEGRAPHPlans for a giant harbourside carpark and road as part of the White Bay cruise ship terminal have angered Leichhardt Council and residents.

Brief window to change Callan Park (SMH)

An eclectic vision will be exhibited for public comment, writes Josephine Tovey.AN INNER-CITY farm, a skate park, new sporting fields and a range of services and accommodation for people with severe mental illness: that's the vision for one of Sydney's oldest and most fiercely protected stretches of waterfront.

Leichhardt Council backs skatepark (Inner West Courier)

SKATERS were kickflipping for joy last week, after Leichhardt Council resolved to support their quest to see a skatepark built in Callan Park. Councillors resolved to put the idea forward as part of the ongoing masterplanning process for the Callan Park site.

Parker elected to third term as Leichhardt Mayor (Balmain Village Voice)

Greens councillor Jamie Parker was elected to his third term as Leichhardt mayor last night, defeating the Liberal’s Gordon Weiss by nine votes to three.Read more at the Balmain Village Voice

Developers off in race for Harold Park site (SMH)

Harold Park Raceway will go on the market for development today, bringing Sydney's newest inner-city, high-density suburb one step closer.The NSW Harness Racing Club will call for expressions of interest for the 11-hectare site after the club agreed to planning rules put forward by the City of Sydney and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

Protest with loud voice demands waterfront plan be sliced

September 13, 2010 SYDNEY MORNING HERALDJamie Parker, the mayor of Leichhardt, claimed the development was ''the wrong size, in the wrong place, with the wrong approach''. If it went ahead it would be ''a wound to the heart of Sydney." read more at the Sydney Morning Herald

Green machine sets its sights on Macquarie Street (The Age)

The success of the Greens in the federal election - nine senators by July 1 next year and a Green MP in the House of Representatives - has profound implications for the NSW election next March.For example, based on the victory of Adam Bandt in the federal seat of Melbourne and Sam Byrne's savaging of the federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese's vote in the inner-Sydney seat of Grayndler, the Greens are on track to snatch two seats in the Legislative Assembly.

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