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...

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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.

Woman dies after falling into the ocean while rock fishing in Shell Cove


Melanie Kembrey A woman has died after falling into the ocean while rock fishing with her husband in the Illawarra region.

Spanning the decades: Gladesville Bridge marks 50 years since opening across Parramatta River

The Gladesville Bridge today.

Lisa Visentin When the Gladesville Bridge opened in 1964, engineers declared its impressive concrete arches, which stretch 300 metres across the Parramatta River, would stand for 2000 years.

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Food tourism transforming western Sydney communities

Attracting visitors: Culinary delights at Bau Truong Vietnamese restaurant in Cabramatta.

Melanie Kembrey Cabramatta is leading the way in what is rapidly becoming a world cuisine tour across Sydney.

Friend of cliff fall survivor thanks 'hero' strangers who rushed to help at Warriewood

Blake Hayes, who survived after falling off a cliff at Warriewood Beach.

Megan Levy The friend of a teenager who plunged an estimated 35 metres from a cliff on Sydney's northern beaches and remarkably survived has thanked the strangers who rushed to his aid, saying: "They're heroes".

Man dies at Gordons Bay after apparent cliff fall

Gordons Bay, south of Clovelly, where a man has died.

Alexandra Back A man has died after apparently falling from the cliffs above Gordons Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

A gay beat, a fatal cliff fall, and one family's 26-year battle with police for answers to Scott Johnson's death

Gay-hate murder?: Scott Johnson was about to receive a doctorate in mathematics when he died in 1988.

Rick Feneley Almost 26 years after Scott Johnson plunged to his death, his family complains they have confronted an openly hostile police investigation.

Police 'pawns' resented political pressure to pursue family's gay-hate theory for Scott Johnson's cliff death

The last family photo of Scott Johnson, whose family want an independent inquiry into almost 30 unsolved and potentially gay-hate related deaths.

Rick Feneley Senior NSW police felt like ''pawns in a political game'' and resented pressure to give priority to investigating whether a young American's plunge from a North Head cliff in 1988 was a gay-hate...

NSW Government criticised for secrecy over public housing proceeds

Millers Point

Nicole Hasham The NSW government has refused to tell taxpayers how it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars reaped from the Millers Point public housing sell off, despite a parliamentary inquiry expressing...

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'Saint Joseph of Tripodi': ICAC hears corrupt former Labor MP gave land tip-off to Nathan Tinkler's company

ICAC.AFR.9 APRIL 2014.Photo by ROB HOMER ........ JOE TRIPODI former state labor minister arriving at the icac inquiry,he will be questioned into his deaing with australian water holdings. ICAC.AFR.9 APRIL 2014.Photo by ROB HOMER ........ JOE TRIPODI former state labor minister arriving at the icac inquiry,he will be questioned into his deaing with australian water holdings.

Michaela Whitbourn Corrupt former Labor minister Joe Tripodi told Nathan Tinkler's property development company to buy a parcel of land in south-western Sydney before the government "came knocking" to buy it for a rail...

New committee to develop the government's vision for Sydney's harbourfront

A new committee will develop some of Sydney's most valuable public harbourfront land, including The Rocks and Circular Quay.

Leesha McKenny Responsibility for the future of Sydney's harbour foreshore will be handed to a high-powered committee led by former transport mandarin Les Wielinga.

Fisherman dies at Lurline Bay


Lisa Visentin A fisherman has died at a beach near Maroubra after a helicopter rescue team was unable to reach him in time.

Cameras used to search for survivors in Rozelle blast

Bianka O'Brien with her child Jude.

Megan Levy Three people are still missing in the rubble of a collapsed building in Rozelle following an explosion that rocked Sydney's inner west.

Millers Point by the numbers

Nicole Hasham Numbers