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City being 'bullied' Over Harold Park (Inner West Courier)

LEICHHARDT Mayor Jamie Parker has accused the City of Sydney of allowing itself to be bullied by the State Government about the future of Harold Park, claiming there was "widespread discontent" over the city council's planning controls for the site.

More War Than Love In Balmain (SMH)

Balmain is set to go green. This may come as surprise to those of you who have visited the peninsula suburb on any recent Saturday afternoon, with the crush of four-wheel-drives, SUVs and buses panting fumes up and down Darling Street, offering a dependable impression of the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Parker declares tilt at State seat (Balmain Village Voice)

It was the worst-kept secret in all Leichhardt, but the cat is finally officially out of the bag: Mayor Jamie Parker has announced he will run for preselection for the state seat of Balmain.

Mayor backs skate park call (Inner West Courier)

The teens of Balmain spoke as one at last week’s meeting of Leichhardt Council, demanding the council build them a state-of-the-art skate park to rival the one enjoyed by skaters at Five Dock.

White Bay Fighting

May 27, 2010 INNER WEST INDEPENDENTLeichhardt Council is investigating avenues of opposition to the state government’s plans for Barangaroo, having passed a motion at its April meeting to approach City of Sydney and North Sydney Councils to investigate the possibility of working together to oppose “overdevelopment” and the move of the Cruise Passenger Terminal to White Bay.

Balmain battlers prepare for a fight (Inner West Courier)

Will he or won’t he? And does it even matter? The battle between sitting MP Verity Firth and Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker for the state seat of Balmain is one of the most hotly anticipated tussles of the coming state election, but Cr Parker is yet to declare whether he’ll run.

Park gift a 'lemon' (Inner West Courier)

THE NSW Government gave Leichhardt Council a money-sucking lemon when it handed over Callan Park , according to Liberal MP Rob Stokes.Mr Stokes attended last Saturday's Friends of Callan Park rally on behalf of Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell, telling the crowd the government's decision reminded him of when his father gave him a notoriously bad Leyland P76 car.

Mayors unite against metro (Inner West Courier)

Mayors Against the Metro, a joint initiative by Leichhardt and Hills Shire councils, is gaining recruits quicker than you can say "metro madness", with 15 councils signing up to the campaign to see the NSW Government's pet project dumped.

Hero in them thar hills (Inner West Courier)

LEICHHARDT mayor Jamie Parker 's opposition to the CBD Metro and call for the State Government to focus on heavy rail links to Sydney's northwest is turning him into the hero of the Hills Shire.

Public transport fight rolls on (Hills Shire Times)

It's impossible not to like Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker .For the second time this year, Mr Parker has come to the aid of the Hills and each time it concerned the proposed Sydney CBD Metro.

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