The Rocks

Heritage impact ignored in proposed sale of historic houses in The Rocks area, says National Trust

Nicole Hasham The O'Farrell government must halt the sale of 200 historic homes at Millers Point, because it failed to properly assess the potential heritage damage or seek appropriate advice, the National Trust...

Anne Tarasov

Rock fisherman dies after being swept off the rocks near Lake Macquarie

A 35-year-old man has died after being struck by a large wave and swept out to see while rock fishing with friends at a beach near Lake Macquarie on Saturday afternoon.

Dab hands at painting to tell The Rocks story

Tim Elliott IT HAS 300 litres of paint, 40 artists and an 81-year-old rapping pensioner, but stage two of the Great Southern Wall mural is finally complete.

Feeling secret pinstripe pressure in The Rocks

Les Kennedy Complaints of intimidation, both verbal and in legal emails, to businesses in Sydney's The Rocks allegedly by suited men not from government departments in the past year have been the subject of a...

Rats plague The Rocks, businesses want action

Les Kennedy NINETY years after The Rocks was inundated by the rat plague, the historic Sydney harbour-side area and the foreshore of Circular Quay are again under siege by the rodents.

Big art project blocks the cops at The Rocks

Les Kennedy POLICE at The Rocks will soon be unable to charge alleged criminals at their Circular Quay waterfront station - and modern art is the culprit.

NSW government reveals first Millers Point public housing properties to be sold off

Residents are unhappy about the government's plans to sell of hundreds of public housing properties.

Julie Power Public housing residents will be evicted as the first of the 293 government-owned properties at Millers Point and The Rocks go under the hammer.

Close shave for men after risky ritual makes comeback at barbershops

A socially acceptable

Josephine Tovey It’s a quarter past four on a wintery afternoon, and in a quiet laneway in Surry Hills, a man dressed in black approaches Michael Nicolian’s throat with a razor blade.

Matthew Richell from Hachette Australia dies surfing at Tamarama beach

Matthew Richell

Michael Koziol The surfer who died on the beach at Tamarama on Wednesday was a well-known publisher who had settled in Sydney with his young family after moving from Britain.

Surfer Matthew Richell dies at Tamarama Beach

Tamarama

Michael Koziol A jetski was on its way to rescue a surfer at Tamarama Beach on Wednesday afternoon when a wave knocked the man into the rocks, fatally injuring him.

Tamarama surfer death: Where were the lifeguards?

Hachette Australia chief executive Matthew Richell died at Tamarama on Wednesday.

Rose Powell The death of a surfer at Tamarama beach has the local community asking why they had to wait for a surf lifeguard to arrive from Bondi.

Game of Thrones fans pay strangers to queue for them at exhibition

Queues for the Game of Thrones exhibition extend for six hours.

Sophia Phan The lines at the Game of Thrones exhibition in Sydney are so long that die-hard fans are paying others to queue for them.

Decision to block heritage listing for future car park raises ire of experts

Winner: the Majestic Theatre in Petersham.

Leesha McKenny London or New York might salivate at the prospect of reviving an inner-city heritage landmark, but in Sydney it seems we’d rather swap it for a car park.

Fisherman injured in Balmain fall

Megan Levy A fisherman who fell three metres onto rocks in Balmain phoned emergency services to say he had broken his leg and needed to be rescued.

National Trust fights to save Barangaroo's control tower from demolition

Off the register: The historic control tower.

Leesha McKenny The National Trust has questioned why a historic harbour control tower was allowed to "disappear" from a state government heritage register, as it launches a bid to save it from the wreaking ball.

National Trust blasts government's 'unfortunate mindset' on heritage

Leesha McKenny The National Trust has blasted the state government for appearing to return to an "unfortunate mindset" where Sydney’s heritage is allowed to be swept aside in the pursuit of profit.

Milford Track tragedy: Yessica Asmin's body found

Yessica Asmin

Emma Partridge, Esther Han, Alexandra Back A Sydney man says he has lost a part of himself after the body of his girlfriend was found, two days after she fell into an icy New Zealand river.

Sydney CBD speed limit to be reduced to 40km/h, Duncan Gay says

Forty

Alexandra Back, Lucy Carroll The speed limit in the Sydney CBD will be cut to 40km/h after a spate of pedestrian deaths.

City speed limits to be cut to 40km/h in bid to save pedestrian lives

Alexandra Back, Lucy Carroll The speed limit in a large part of the CBD will be lowered to 40km/h in a move aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian deaths in the city.