Peter Hannam, Leesha McKenny New Planning Minister Rob Stokes has flagged an overhaul of the way large mining projects win approval, signalling that the community will be given greater opportunity to "test the decision".
Leesha McKenny With his non-regulation haircut and wayward ears, Colin is not everyone's idea of the perfect miniature schnauzer.
Leesha McKenny Many beachgoers lured to the coast by Sydney's balmy conditions were in for a treat on Saturday, with as many as 10 humpback whales turning out to mark the start of Sydney's whale-watching season.
Leesha McKenny When Sydney swelters, not all suburbs suffer evenly. An environment dominated by built canyons of concrete and vast tracts of asphalt, devoid of trees and cooling winds, could be heating up its own...
Leesha McKenny Harry Mitchell can list more than a dozen reasons why he disagrees with a state government report that branded his line of work costly and inefficient when it comes to protecting beachgoers from...
Leesha McKenny Aerial shark patrols of the NSW coastline are ''inefficient and expensive'', a government report says.
Leesha McKenny Sydney woke up to gale-force winds on Sunday, with a severe weather warning issued as gusts reaching 91km/h buffeted the city.
Leesha McKenny, Amanda Hoh If it came to it, Ian Muir had 80,000 litres of water and a back-up plan.
Leesha McKenny and Sarah Whyte "If you see them in a bushfire, they go off like a bomb," said Clint Smart of an unlikely weapon that found its way into firefighters’ arsenal in the Blue Mountains on Tuesday.
Leesha McKenny, Amanda Hoh, Sarah Whyte Rural Fire Service volunteer firefighters in the Blue Mountains town of Bilpin have criticised ''alarmist'' community alerts sent by its Lidcombe headquarters, which they say have been based on...
Leesha McKenny Another NBN-related asbestos incident has emerged in Sydney's west, adding to community anxiety about the dangerous material.
Leesha McKenny A warm burst of autumn emerged from the fog to bask Mother's Day in above-average temperatures.
Leesha McKenny, Glenda Kwek A SEVERE storm sweeping up the coast collided with the year's highest tide and evening peak hour yesterday, causing traffic delays, power outages and damage to homes across Sydney.
Leesha McKenny and Elizabeth Frias It took 14 years to fill up but the last few days felt the longest.
Leesha Mckenny Sydney has copped a historic drenching, but the rain that has helped make this the wettest July in more than 60 years is expected to ease today.
Leesha Mckenny, Jarrod Lipscombe Parts of NSW have been declared natural disaster zones as days of extreme weather continued to batter the mid-north coast and upper Hunter, claiming the life of one person and forcing 1900 more from...
Leesha Mckenny Sydney's wet weather woes will continue today but areas to the north will again face the brunt extreme conditions battering NSW.
Leesha Mckenny In Islam, eating becomes a form of spiritual nourishment.
Leesha McKenny Australia's highest-ranking Catholic is not convinced of a dire warning about the need to mitigate man-made global warning made by a Vatican-appointed panel of scientists.
Leesha McKenny, Religious Affairs The crippling of Japan, the devastation of Christchurch and the floods that ravaged Queensland were not the work of God, church leaders said.