Lane Cove

Forecasts point to dangerous bushfire season

Emma Partridge If you thought last year's bushfires were bad – get ready – things are expected to get a whole lot worse.

Audit chief Tony Shepherd pushed traffic forecasts on Lane Cove Tunnel

Lane Cove Tunnel.

Jacob Saulwick Tony Shepherd, one of the key business advisers to the Abbott and Baird governments, was one of a group of "big wigs" trying to drive up traffic forecasts on the ill-fated Lane Cove Tunnel project,...

Lane Cove Tunnel forecasts based on 'very large number of unknowns'

Lane Cove Tunnel.

Jacob Saulwick One of the traffic forecasters being sued over the financial collapse of the Lane Cove Tunnel project, Parsons Brinckerhoff, says it never intended for its forecasts to be used for investment advice.

Trial to start on $144 million Lane Cove Tunnel debacle

Lane Cove Tunnel.

Jacob Saulwick The dark art of forecasting how many cars are expected to use toll roads will come under examination in a 10-week trial starting on Monday, as investors pursue compensation over the disastrous Lane...

Lane Cove gas explosion and fire leaves man with serious burns

Fire

Esther Han A 21-year-old man is suffering from serious burns after a gas main exploded near a busy shopping strip in Lane Cove on Sydney's lower north shore.

Planned cycle paths in Lane Cove bushland upset the walkers

Rory Burke rides his bike.

James Robertson A plan to build cycle paths through bushland on the north shore has opened a new front between Sydney's warring transport partisans.

ANALYSIS

Sydney apartment parking ban is on right lines for wrong reasons

Jimmy Thomson The NSW government's much-trumpeted "saving" of $50,000 for a car parking space in new car-free apartment blocks should be taken with a fairly healthy pinch of salt.

"I am ashamed": new Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher admits church has failed abuse victims

Rick Feneley The new Archbishop of Sydney has used his first press conference to apologise to sex abuse victims and reach out to Muslims who are feeling marginalised over the terror raids.

Catholic Church names Bishop Anthony Fisher as Cardinal George Pell's successor

Bishop Anthony Fisher at El Phonecian Restaurant in Parramatta in 2011.

Richard Blackburn The Bishop of Parramatta, Anthony Fisher, has been appointed the ninth Archbishop of Sydney, replacing the controversial Cardinal George Pell.

Rate increases for NSW ratepayers easier under council merger plan

Snappa Head Restaurant , York St Sydney.  - Premier Mike Baird and Local Government Minister Paul Toole ( pictured),  will visit a Sydney CBD small business to discuss proposed changes to council elections. Photo: Peter Rae Tuesday 12 August 2014.

Kirsty Needham Councils that agree to merge will find it easier to increase resident's rates, above the annual limit set by the independent pricing tribunal.

Doctors fear health impact of NorthConnex tunnel pollution

Fuming: Air quality will be monitored, NorthConnex says.

Amy Corderoy Doctors fear thousands of school children and elderly residents of Sydney's upper north shore are being put at risk by a new freeway that will funnel unfiltered traffic pollution into a residential...

Fat Pizza actor Alex Haddad's home destroyed in suspicious fire

Alex Haddad pictured outside the house earlier this year.

Megan Levy A home belonging to Fat Pizza actor Alex Haddad has been destroyed in a fire that police and firefighters believe was deliberately lit.

Bushfire laws used to increase waterfront views

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23:  Houses and boats are seen in Mosman, on August 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Residents have the permission to remove any vegetation, without Council approval, as they live in a bush fire area.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Natalie O'Brien, Michaela Whitbourn Waterfront homeowners can legally chop down trees which might be ruining a million-dollar harbour view in some of Sydney's most sought-after residential areas, under controversial new vegetation...

Rural Fire Service considers review of urban bush clearing laws

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23:  Houses and boats are seen in Mosman, on August 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Residents have the permission to remove any vegetation, without Council approval, as they live in a bush fire area.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Natalie O'Brien The Rural Fire Service is to consider making amendments to the controversial new vegetation clearing laws for bush-fire zones in built-up urban areas as more evidence has emerged that homeowners are...

GPS rugby safe, parents insist, but scholarships raise qualms

GPS sports.

Lisa Visentin A cross section of parents and supporters have rejected public concerns about student safety in GPS rugby, despite last weekend's 101-0 defeat of Newington at the hands of Scots.

The Sydney toll roads that are getting busier

Sydney's cross city tunnel

Melanie Kembrey There’s a reason why the daily commute seems to be going a little slower – traffic numbers continue to rise on the city’s major toll roads.

Couple stabbed on Sydney's north shore

Police

A man has been arrested following the stabbing of a couple on Sydney's north shore.Emergency services were called to a unit block on the Pacific Highway in Lane Cove North just before 1pm on Friday...

SCG violence: Claims Swans fans caused concussion

Georgina Mitchell A Lane Cove man says he was left with concussion and still cannot fully open or close his jaw after he was assaulted by six Sydney Swans fans at the SCG on Saturday night.

WestConnex has a numbers issue: What are they?

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Jacob Saulwick Christopher Zito has a tough job. Zito is the state government employee who has to work out how many people will drive on the WestConnex toll road planned to be built through and under Sydney's inner...

Huge traffic delays after bus crash on Cahill Expessway

Peak hour congestion on the approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Esther Han Citybound motorists north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge faced lengthy delays on Tuesday morning after a multi-vehicle crash involving a bus blocked all but one lane on the Cahill Expressway.