Byron Bay mulls midnight call for Last Drinks

By Julian Bajkowski The iconic New South Wales surfing mecca of Byron Bay has become the latest front in a growing push by community advocates and emergency services workers to cut after-midnight liquor trading hours to reduce incidents of alcohol fuelled violence that are giving the coastal town a bad name. A weekend community forum […]

More councils sign onto Sydney’s extended light rail

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The concerted push to add swift and serious passenger transport capacity to Sydney’s notoriously gridlocked Eastern Suburbs has continued at pace after New South Wales Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian signed key agreements with Randwick City Council, Centennial Parklands and the University of NSW (UNSW) to support the building […]

Motorola tuned out of government radio deal

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales Government has changed channels on the day-to-day management, monitoring, maintenance and service restoration of the state’s Government Radio Network. The NSW Telco Authority, which oversees government radio communications assets and services, has confirmed that it will move from Motorola to Airwave in a deal that aims to improve […]

Positions splinter on NSW planning overhaul

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Extensive changes to planning and development laws proposed by the New South Wales government have produced widely divergent positions among key stakeholders in the local government and property development sectors as negotiations with Macquarie Street start in earnest. NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard announced the proposed […]

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