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)

Mayor backs skate park call (Inner West Courier)

White Bay Fighting

Leichhardt 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.

Suburb uses water wisely (Inner West Courier)

Balmain, the birthplace of Labor, taking on a decidedly Green tinge (Crikey)

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)

Public transport fight rolls on (Hills Shire Times)

Fourteen bus services to be dumped by NSW Govmt (Inner West Courier)

Fourteen bus services to the Inner West will be dumped under Sydney Buses’ proposed changes to the bus network.

According to Sydney Buses, the changes, which are part of its first review of bus routes in the area for 20 years, will provide residents with a more direct service to the CBD as well as between the Inner West and Sydney’s south.

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