Botany

Contamination concerns grow as Botany Bay booms

Anne Davies It’s quite a transformation. The Botany Bay local government area has gone from industrial heartland and barren port landscape to a new boom housing area in less than a decade.

Tony Kelly rezoned Botany port land

Tony Kelly

Anne Davies Former Labor planning minister Tony Kelly made changes to a planning policy designed to protect land around Port Botany for port uses.

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...

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...

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.

EPA management of contaminated sites 'inadequate, inconsistent and unclear'

Target: Contamination in the Botany area had residents concerned.

Natalie O'Brien The Environment Protection Authority's management of contaminated sites in NSW has been criticised as inadequate, inconsistent, and lacking transparency in decision making.

Councils ramp up parking fines to boost revenue

15 October 2012. News Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Parking ticket on car towing Liberal Party election sign along Parkes Way.

James Robertson A Sun-Herald analysis of figures released under freedom-of-information laws shows a massive rate of growth in the number of fines issued by some Sydney councils in the last five years, growth that...

New plan to ease Sydney Airport traffic congestion

Sydney Airport

Nicole Hasham An upmarket hotel, a transport interchange and new one-way roads have been proposed to tackle the traffic nightmares plaguing Sydney Airport.

Barangaroo tower should stay: experts

The Harbour Control Tower

Nicole Hasham It is hardly a classic beauty, it occupies prime real estate and does not serve much purpose. But that is no reason the harbour control tower at Barangaroo should be obliterated from the skyline,...

NSW budget: Asset sales drive down debt

desalination plant

Sean Nicholls The privatisation of assets such as the Sydney desalination plant, Port Botany and Port Kembla have helped drive down the state's net debt to $8.

Burst water main causes major delays on King Street in Newtown

Newtown

Megan Levy Motorists and bus commuters in Newtown have been warned to expect major delays during Tuesday's morning peak hour due to emergency repairs on King Street that are expected to take several hours to...

Residential building planned on contaminated Pagewood site

Contaminated: Botany site which has chlorinated hydrocarbons PCE and TCE in the soil.

Anne Davies Across the road from Pagewood Primary School, large piles of soil covered in grey plastic cover a 2 hectare former industrial site, that was once home to the Electrolux factory.

Environment Protection Authority to be investigated following string of controversies

Contamination in the Botany area had residents concerned.

Natalie O'Brien A parliamentary inquiry is to be held into the performance of the state's Environment Protection Authority after a string of controversies including botched prosecutions, accusations of cover-ups,...

Woman killed at Mascot

police

Saffron Howden A woman has been killed by a truck while crossing the road at Mascot.

Population projections for Sydney deliver urban planning wake-up call

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Leesha McKenny, Kim Arlington Sydney will need more than 600,000 extra homes for an additional 1.6 million people in the next two decades, according to state government figures.

Premier Mike Baird's electricity privatisation plan to reap $15b windfall

Poles and wires

Sean Nicholls NSW could reap a windfall of up to $15 billion under new models being considered for the partial sale of the state's ''poles and wires'' electricity business before crucial party room meetings next...

Power sale may not be finished by end of 2016

Grid lease to power infrastructure upgrade in NSW 1 (Thumbnail)

Brian Robins The first power network assets will not be offered for sale until late next year, at the earliest. The state government will need to get a mandate for the sale at the elections in March.

Men far outnumber women in committing crime

Louise Hall NSW criminal courts continue to be dominated by men aged in their 30s with just one in five defendants being female, new figures show.