Redfern is on the path to becoming another Surry Hills, which has already turned into a Balmain, which is well established as a Paddington, which might as well be Mosman.
Jacob Saulwick is City Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald.
Property developers, would you believe, are angry at the Baird government. How could this be?
There are all sorts of ways to cut the numbers. But whichever way you do, the amount of money Mike Baird's government will spend building prisons in the next few years is remarkable.
Mike Baird should bring forward elections for councils he has sacked. The delay is fostering suspicion.
Why has the state merged so many councils? And will the new councils be better than the old?
Should the development of new rail lines be based on their potential value to property developers? The government thinks so.
Some will say Baird's stadiums decision leaves Sydney with the second-best outcome - but it's the sensible option.
The Sports Minister has never demonstrated why the preference of the majority of Sydney rugby league clubs would be so terrible.
Consider the possibility that, above the craps tables they want to lump on the side of the city, James Packer and Crown had been made to build something useful at Barangaroo.
There is a $20 billion-plus unanswered question at the heart of the biggest public transport project in Sydney, NSW and Australia. And it is highly likely the Baird government will at least pretend over the coming year to let the community have its say in answering the question.