Leesha McKenny Investigations into this week's Barangaroo fire must consider whether the area's toxic history played a role in the blaze, the author of a report into contamination at the site says.
Leesha McKenny What started half a century ago as a gesture of peace in a world torn apart by war - the bond of being sister cities across the globe - has become the source of blazing rows in local government.
Damien Murphy, Leesha McKenny Slim Dusty wanted to be the saviour of his home town.
Leesha McKenny A lucrative harbourside lease at the centre of a corruption inquiry into Eddie Obeid has been transferred to another branch of the disgraced former Labor powerbroker's family - and potentially beyond...
Leesha McKenny ''How would you feel if someone said to you we're going to take 20 per cent of your income away overnight?'' says Justin Goldsmith from Corkscrew Cellars.
Leesha McKenny The independent authority that assesses some of the state's most controversial developments has been described as a ''rubber stamp'' after a study found it agreed with the Planning Department in 96...
James Robertson, Leesha McKenny Nearly twice as many Sydney councils have applied for the right to hit ratepayers with extra rate payments this year - increases that they claim are backed by popular support.
Leesha McKenny A Sydney deputy mayor, property developer and aspiring state MP has emerged as the owner of a house damaged by a suspicious fire this week.
Leesha McKenny A front company for the family of disgraced former Labor minister Eddie Obeid has been ordered to pay almost $1 million to the state government over two cafe leases at the centre of a corruption...
Leesha McKenny As the doors closed on the first event at Sydney's temporary exhibition centre at Glebe Island, the press release declared it a "unanimous" success.
Leesha McKenny The elegant beams and soaring white walls of the Sydney Exhibition Centre are being reduced to piles of concrete and twisted steel as its demolition gathers pace this week.
Leesha McKenny Along with the usual array of glassware, jewellery and at least one animatronic dinosaur, visitors to this year's Reed Gift Fairs will have to negotiate cyclone fencing, a purpose-built ferry...
Emma Partridge, Leesha McKenny Police have arrested and charged an imam accused of conducting the marriage of a 12-year-old girl in the Hunter Valley this year.
Leesha McKenny Excited about the start of the academic year? Why not take out an ad in the local paper? That is what Auburn City Council's deputy mayor has done, as he prepares to embark on a legal studies degree.
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 The writing is on the wall for the Sydney convention and exhibition centres - and, it seems, for thousands of love-struck Sydneysiders.
Leesha McKenny A disused railway tunnel to Sydney's station for the dead could be given new life transporting pedestrians and cyclists to Redfern.
Leesha McKenny A new program uses Google Earth to view data showing how NSW has changed and offers a way to plan for its future.
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Leesha McKenny A former heavy vehicle competency assessor who solicited and received kickbacks for falsifying drivers' log books engaged in corrupt conduct, the Independent Commission Against Corruption has found.