Lane Cove

Audit chief Tony Shepherd pushed traffic forecasts on 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.

Councils and environmental groups protest at eco-damage from 10/50 tree cutting

Harvey Grennan In areas such as the Blue Mountains villages, urban residents are destroying habits by over-zealously applying the new "10/50" bushfire-risk rule, say Sydney councils and environmental groups.

Revealed: Second Sydney Harbour road tunnel

Sydney harbour

Jacob Saulwick and Leesha McKenny A motorway under the Balmain peninsula and Lane Cove will be included in the government's next plan for the state.

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Hello darkness, my new friend: Tunnels to be the new normal for commuters

Sydney Harbour Tunnel.

Jacob Saulwick Road tunnels are being touted as a cure-all for congestion in Sydney, but residents and public health experts want air quality issues to be reassessed.

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Sydney traffic: delays on M2 after accident

Rachel Browne Traffic delays after accident in Sydney's north west

Riders take to the city streets for Spring Cycle

Wheel fun: Participants in the 2014 Spring Cycle.

Stephanie Gardiner With a noticeable spring in their pedals, thousands of cyclists took to Sydney's roads on sparkling Sunday to celebrate the joys of riding.

Tony Shepherd: the deal-maker

Tony Shepherd uses a Giants wristband to help him lift his audit findings.

Jacob Saulwick The adopted Sydneysider's many roles have made Tony Shepherd a go-to man for government and business.

North Sydney Council escapes suspension threat

James Robertson The council still faces a Performance Improvement Order.

Teen charged with Harbour Bridge train-surfing

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly train-surfing across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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...

Sydney lunar eclipse live: everything you need to know about Wednesday's blood moon

A total lunar eclipse

Eryk Bagshaw The moon is expected to be bathed in a bright orange-red glow tonight when the second total lunar eclipse of the year occurs - and Sydneysiders should have prime-time viewing.

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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...

Forecasts point to dangerous bushfire season

Bushfire in Castlereagh in July.

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

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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.