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Preliminary report on Coles development at Gladesville

Site consolidation and demolition of existing buildings Most of the existing development that includes the Coles supermarket and associated shops is to be demolished together with the Council-owned car park, the Council-owned former community centre and the Betta Electrics building. It is proposed to incorporate some of the  existing car-parking structure into the new development. Council sale […]
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Culture of corruption?

Corruption in NSW has a long history and, as evidenced by the current ICAC investigation into the City of Ryde Council, is ongoing and cuts across party lines.  What if we want to see a cleaner and more transparent politics in NSW?   The answer from the O’ Farrell Government is clearly “No” when one considers […]
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Foreshore destruction in Hunters Hill

With a small number of exceptions, most of the houses along the steeply sloping Lane Cove River side of Bonnefin Road have been built up at street level.  As a consequence, up until now, there has been an almost unbroken green corridor extending from the Figtree Bridge to Boronia Park. This corridor softens the visual […]
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A house in my street

On January 21, 1930, in the middle of the world’s busiest city, excavation for  New York’s Empire State Building began.  14 months later, on May 1 1931, the building was officially opened. At 102 storeys it was for years the world’s tallest building.  Around  21,000 people work there every day.  It has a total floor […]
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