Circular Quay

Eddie's Arc: Relatives take over Circular Quay lease from front company

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...

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...

Circular Quay leases: Costa's office got cold feet, inquiry told

NCH  NEWS  Property Council luncheon at Newcastle City Town Hall.   Former NSW MP, Managing Director Australian Water Holdings and Executive Director BG&E Infrastructure, Michael Costa.  19th JULY 2012  - photo by Marina Neil

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Former Labor minister Michael Costa's office got "cold feet" about opening retail leases at Circular Quay to public tender after an associate of the Obeid family lobbied the government to abandon the...

Revealed: Obeid links to Circular Quay bar

Kate McClymont dinkus

Kate McClymont The son of corrupt former Labor MP Eddie Obeid installed an associate in the Cruise Bar at Circular Quay ''to keep an eye on things'', claiming his family had a secret interest in the venue.

Eddie Obeid's Circular Quay leases: Joe Tripodi accused of lying to ICAC

Joe Tripodi

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Former Labor minister Joe Tripodi has been accused of lying to a corruption inquiry after giving extraordinary evidence that Eddie Obeid's "interest" in businesses at Circular Quay was not financial.

$300m revamp for Circular Quay

Carolyn Cummins The face of Circular Quay is set for a $300 million revamp after the NSW government gave the go-ahead for the demolition of the former Coca-Cola headquarters and the development of upmarket...

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


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.

Copycat: Sydney is slowly turning into Melbourne

Good Food - George St Special. Saturday 19th October 2013. China Lane. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH GOOD GOOD 131019

Luke Slattery Sydney is knocking off its urban design ideas from Melbourne - and isn't ashamed to admit it.

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Power couple Tanya Plibersek and Michael Coutts-Trotter face divide over housing plan


Nicole Hasham One wonders how the marital chat unfolded on Wednesday night at the Plibersek/Coutts-Trotter home. For the past three years, the high-powered couple have found themselves on opposite sides of the...

Nightmare on George Street worth the fuss

Town Hall.

Joseph Conrad visited Sydney twice in the late 1800s. On one of the trips, the Polish sailor and writer spent a lot of time outside a pub, transfixed by a street merchant touting ''hot saveloys'' to...

Light rail project: proposal to use parks as construction compounds on route


Jacob Saulwick All parks along the length of the proposed tram line from Circular Quay to the eastern suburbs will be used as construction compounds while the line is being built, government documents show.

A fare cop: state loses $120m every year to passengers who don't pay

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Jacob Saulwick, Alexandra Back Public transport fare evaders cost NSW about $120 million a year, according to the first detailed survey of Sydney's bus, rail and ferry passengers.

Glebe Island exhibition centre gets mixed reviews after Reef Gift Fair

New Exhibition centre, Glebe Island.

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.

Eddie Obeid company ordered to pay almost $1 million to Roads and Maritime Services


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...

ICAC: Joe Tripodi said to have taken road trip to visit Tony Kelly


Sean Nicholls The four-hour drive from western Sydney to Wellington in the state's central west is not exactly a well-worn path for politicians.

Harbour braces for flood of cruise ships


Nina Karnikowski A coveted window-seat at some of Sydney's most popular restaurants overlooking the Opera House and Circular Quay may not be quite the best table in town next month, with the host venue, the Overseas...

Suspended Joe Tripodi keeps tabs on party affairs

Joe Tripodi

Sean Nicholls He may have been suspended from Labor after being placed under investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption but former Labor factional boss Joe Tripodi has retained a keen interest...

Light rail will run behind schedule


Jacob Saulwick Sydneysiders could face more traffic chaos after the government severely underestimated the difficulty of building a tram line through the heart of the city, according to a damning internal report.

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Obeid opened doors for health company: ICAC

Rocco Triulcio

Michaela Whitbourn Corrupt former Labor minister Eddie Obeid used his political connections to "open doors" in the NSW government for a health company linked to his family, a corruption inquiry has heard.

Eddie Obeid 'very confident' about ICAC investigations

Eddie Obeid

Disgraced former NSW minister Eddie Obeid has told reporters he is "very, very confident" before taking the stand at the Independent Commission Against Corruption.