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Man killed in fire at Botany home

Fire

Megan Levy Firefighters have found a body after a fierce blaze tore through a home in Sydney's south-east.

Botany water contamination: NSW health official attacked Macquarie University academic

Comtaminated water from her tap.

Natalie O'Brien A senior NSW Health official encouraged his staff to ''go for the jugular'' in an attack on an academic who publicly disagreed with the official government explanation for the Sydney Water tainted...

Botany Bay National Park bound for heritage register

Botany Bay National Park

Kirsty Needham Botany Bay National Park is to be included on the NSW heritage register, recognising not only the importance of James Cook's landing to Australian history but the devastation that followed for...

Freight industry concerns over cruise terminal at Port Botany

Patrick at Port Botany.

Leesha McKenny FEARS a multimillion-dollar cruise ship terminal could be built at Port Botany by its new private operator without development consent are the result of ''confusion'', the government said.

Sydney City accuses state of cherry-picking most profitable public land

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Nicole Hasham The City of Sydney has demanded control of Barangaroo, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and other prime land in a bold push to substantially expand its borders.

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How many disagreements might grow over an Australian city garden?

Rick Feneley Sydney, Sydney, how does your garden grow? In a predictably contrary fashion, now that a masterplan for the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain has fired up a very Sydney debate.

Brad Hazzard expected to reveal high-rise plans for North West Rail Link

Brad Hazzard

Leesha McKenny The state government is turning west to realise its ambition for high-rise development near transport hubs, amid speculation it will scale back its plans for Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Paul Keating takes aim at Art Gallery of NSW director over Botanic Gardens plan

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating speaking at Minister Bill Shorten's Maribyrnong Campaign Launch.. 23rd August 2013. THE AGE / MAL FAIRCLOUGH

Rick Feneley The director of the Art Gallery of NSW is ''just another property tart''. You would have to be ''brain-dead'' to build anything at Mrs Macquaries Point.

Labor calls for inquiry into Environment Protection Authority performance

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Natalie O'Brien The state opposition is seeking a parliamentary inquiry into the culture and performance of the Environment Protection Authority after controversies including botched prosecutions, accusations of...

Water treatment plant failed, despite deluge planning

Peter Hannam, Rachel Olding The water treatment plant that failed after Monday's deluge, prompting Sydney Water to appeal to about 250,000 households to cut back on water use, was examined for just such an event last year.

Sydney man dies in stormwater drain during storm

Sydney floods

Emma Partridge A man is dead after becoming trapped in a stormwater drain at a rubbish and recycling plant in Sydney's south.

Cyclists injured after collision with car

Car and cyclists

Brittany Ruppert Six cyclists have been injured, five seriously, after colliding with a car in Sydney's southeast.

Six cyclists hurt in collision with car

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Brittany Ruppert Five cyclists were hospitalised and another injured after a collision with a car on Sunday morning.

Government lab says pressure for fast results contributed to mistakes

Labs

Natalie O'Brien The state government's forensic science and chemical laboratory, which has been involved in some of the highest-profile environmental prosecution cases, is under a cloud after an investigation into a...

Circular Quay restaurant Ocean Room forced to close due to overseas passenger terminal renovation

Melanie Kembrey, Anthony Dennis A serious shortage of wharf space because of booming passenger cruise ship traffic, combined with an urgent need to redevelop Sydney's overseas passenger terminal, has led to the closure of another...

Proceeds Barry O'Farrell's key to selling network sale to the public

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Sean Nicholls NSW voters are overwhelmingly opposed to a sale of the state-owned electricity network businesses, or ''poles and wires'', but more could be convinced if the proceeds are quarantined for...

Macquarie Generation may be split up for sale, says Mike Baird

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Nicole Hasham Treasurer Mike Baird has not ruled out splitting up the nation's largest power generator after the competition watchdog blocked the NSW government's plans to privatise Macquarie Generation.

Cootes Transport allowed longer shifts, greater weight despite tanker deaths

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Jacob Saulwick Cootes Transport - the trucking company whose vehicles have been repeatedly hauled off the road because of major safety defects - continues to be allowed to roster drivers onto longer shifts and load...

NSW seen as world's infrastructure capital thanks to $85b in projects, says Mike Baird

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Matt Wade The O'Farrell government's strategy of selling public assets and using the capital to fund new infrastructure has helped Australia to become the "centre of attention" for the global infrastructure...

All out, change: bus-tram trip to CBD

Buses around Sydney CBD.

Jacob Saulwick Thousands of bus commuters from Sydney's inner west and eastern suburbs will need to change from buses to trams to get to the city when Sydney's light rail line is built.