New South Wales

Barwon-Darling River aerial

Rotten to the core: NSW government’s water theft cover ups

An irrigator in NSW’s northwest allegedly stole more than five billion litres of water from the Barwon-Darling River, and a community group has had to take action to enforce water laws when the government did not.

John Brogden announced as interim Landcom CEO

Former NSW opposition leader John Brogden has been announced as interim chief executive of NSW’s land and development agency Landcom, and will lead the organisation for six months until a permanent appointment is made.

Sydney, Anzac bridge arial

Funding Sydney: Where’s the value capture?

The release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s “A metropolis of three cities” at the same time  as Transport for NSW’s Future Transport strategy amounts to a great step forward for planning and delivering Sydney’s growth.

Greater Sydney Commission firms up plan for three cities

It was not so much a reveal than a reiteration when Greater Sydney Commission head Lucy Turnbull announced Sydney would become a tale of three “30-minute” cities by 2056 – we heard that last year when the city’s draft district plans were released.

NSW all alone as Victoria announces bag ban

Victoria’s ban on single-use plastic bags has left NSW the last state to act, falling behind every other state in Australia and even the major supermarket chains who have already taken action to ban the bag.