Man killed after Waterloo balcony fall


Megan Levy One man is dead and three other people have been seriously injured after falling from balconies and roofs in separate accidents in NSW in just one day, police say.

City's skating solutions still up in the air

Chairman of the board: Cameron Sparkes gets airborne at the Waterloo Skate Park, where a ramp has been replaced at a cost of $130,000.

Michael Koziol Sydney is poised to build a suite of new skate parks – but where they go and what they look like is up in the air.

Bomb shelter sign points to Sydney's anxious past

A war time photo of the shelter at St James station.

Nicole Hasham It was painted at an anxious time when the threat of Japanese bombing raids hung in the air and train commuters had more to worry about than minding the gap.

Meriton wins court challenge

Leesha McKenny The City of Sydney has failed in its bid force one of Australia’s largest developers to immediately stop working on a series of inner city apartments the council found does not have full...

Council bid to halt construction

Leesha McKenny One of Australia’s largest developers has spent six months building a series of inner Sydney apartment towers it is accused of not having full approval to build.

T.J. Hickey march turns ugly in Sydney

T.J. Hickey.

Anna Patty, AAP A march marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Aboriginal teen Thomas "T.J." Hickey turned ugly after police apprehended a young man.

Universities spend billions in race to be the best


Heath Gilmore The University of Sydney plans to spend $2.5 billion transforming its historic campus, as a building arms race between higher education providers reaches unprecedented levels.

Predictions of Pleasantville threaten to ruin identity of inner city areas

Stephen Nicholls, Toby Johnstone Property prices in inner-city areas would rise, some real estate agents say, if the government were to extend its policy of selling high-value public housing in Millers Point to other suburbs.

Rooftop fall followed long night of partying

Paulie Tomas

Rachel Olding A man who survived falling 15 metres from an inner-city roof on Sunday had been celebrating his birthday with a long afternoon and night of partying.

Anti-Islamic shooting victim Nathan Abela has string of detractors

Nathan Abela

Megan Levy and Rachel Olding He's offended countless Muslims, been described as a "grub" on Sydney radio and been in court over a domestic dispute, and that's just in the past fortnight.

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.

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Sydney skaters put theirs on and take their case to the council


James Robertson After seeing so many proposals for skate parks quashed by residents, Sydney's boarders have taken the decidedly uncool step of involving themselves in local government.

Prisoners' bed-sheet escape foiled by guards

The rope made of sheets, confiscated by prison staff at Emu Plains Correctional Centre.

Amanda Hoh It is the escape plan of old movies: a rope, made of tied-together bed sheets.

It's give then take over Redfern station funding

Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese  announces Federal funding for the Tourle St Bridge, Kooragang Island. Pictured also, from left to right, Anthony Albanese, Pat Conroy, Jill Hall.
8th August 2013 Newcastle

Jacob Saulwick When it comes to Sydney power couples, they don't come much more powerful than Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his wife, former deputy premier Carmel Tebbutt.

Lobbyist caught up in Ryde inquiry


Sean Nicholls A company owned by Liberal Party identity Joe Tannous lobbied the state government on behalf of Sydney property developer John Goubran, who is caught up in an Independent Commission Against...

Inner south apartment market heads north

The Tempo Apartments Mascot.

Toby Johnstone The booming inner west is old news; stand by for the rise of the inner south.

Rents to soar as housing discounts get means-tested

Generic street scenes  of the Rocks Sydney public housing unit,pedestrians and businesses.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,16th september,2011

Anna Patty Rents for almost 10 per cent of public housing tenants will rise by up to $300 a week under a state government decision to cut discounts.

Public housing no bar to property gains

Julie Power Fears that affordable housing for low-income earners will turn neighbourhoods into ghettos or slums are unfounded in 80 per cent of cases, and have little or no impact on property prices.

Redfern: Searching for Muhammad Ali

Jill Edwards.

Linda Morris The toffee lady came every Sunday afternoon, the iceman came door-to-door but the Sydney Story Factory wants to know: what happened the day Muhammad Ali came to Redfern?

Parents' shock at move to wind up Islamic school

Anna Patty A clothing company which supplies school uniforms has applied to wind up Malek Fahd Islamic School in Sydney because of its failure to pay debts of $286,303.