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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.

Four city councils united against Barangaroo

September 8, 2010 INNER WEST COURIERFour inner city councils have vowed to continue their campaign against Lend Lease’s vision for Barangaroo right up until the state election in March.

Government stands to profit: developer

September 8, 2010 INNER WEST COURIERBarangaroo developer Lend Lease appears to have confirmed criticism that it will pay the State Government more if it is allowed bigger buildings on the controversial Sydney Harbour foreshore site.

Harbour must not be ruined - Fight For Our Foreshore

September 1, 2010 INNER WEST COURIERThe Inner West Courier today launches a campaign in support of rapidly growing community concern over the Barangaroo development on Sydney's precious harbour foreshore. More people are turning out to oppose this monumental project, launched by the Labor Government with strong support from Premier Kristina Keneally.

Lib Boost To Greens Threatens State Labor (The Australian)

Gains by the Greens in NSW have deepened the gloom for the NSW Labor government ahead of the state election next March. Along with an extra Senate spot -- secured at Labor's expense by former NSW Greens upper house MP Lee Rhiannon -- the party managed to give federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese a scare in his inner-western Sydney seat of Grayndler.

Greens nominee in bid to take state seat (ABC News Online)

The New South Wales Greens have closed nominations for the state seat of Balmain in Sydney's inner-west and only one person has put their name forward. Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker is hoping to make history by becoming the first Greens MP in the lower house of NSW Parliament.

Environment Office backs Barangaroo opponents

August 11, 2010 SYDNEY MORNING HERALDAustralia's biggest urban re-development appears certain to end up in court after the Environmental Defender's Office agreed to represent opponents of the $6 billion Barangaroo project.

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