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The condition of the victims hasn't been released yet. 7 people have been stabbed. The psycho who stabbed them has been shot and killed by police Update: 5 people were killed



Not again! BoM issues Flood warning for Qld and NSW.
Not again! BoM issues Flood warning for Qld and NSW. "A major rain event will engulf most of eastern Australia during the next 48 hours, prompting the Bureau of Meteorology to issue flood watches from southern Queensland to the NSW South Coast. "Greater Sydney could be soaked by up to 200mm from late Thursday to early Saturday, potentially leading to major flooding along the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, while Brisbane and Canberra also face the prospect of heavy rain." [https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-04/torrential-rain-triggers-flood-watch-for-sydney/103665240](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-04/torrential-rain-triggers-flood-watch-for-sydney/103665240) [@sydney](https://aussie.zone/c/sydney) [#sydney](https://aus.social/tags/sydney) [#NSW](https://aus.social/tags/NSW) [#Australia](https://aus.social/tags/Australia) [#ClimateChange](https://aus.social/tags/ClimateChange) [#weather](https://aus.social/tags/weather) [#floods](https://aus.social/tags/floods)






SMH | [‘Words can’t describe’: Puggle magic in Royal National Park after 50 years](https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/words-can-t-describe-puggle-magic-in-royal-national-park-after-50-years-20240319-p5fdih.html)

So WestConnex was totally going to solve traffic in Sydney by adding more lanes for cars. Just a few teething problems on the Rozelle Interchange and it’ll all clear up, they said.
cross-posted from: https://aus.social/users/ajsadauskas/statuses/112121164974009194 > So WestConnex was totally going to solve traffic in Sydney by adding more lanes for cars. Just a few teething problems on the Rozelle Interchange and it'll all clear up, they said. > > I wonder how it's going? > > "Gladesville and Drummoyne locals say gridlock is worsening in their suburbs following changes to improve traffic flow through the notorious Rozelle Interchange, with drivers using local streets as “rat runs” to dodge congestion." > > Oh dear... > > [https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/rozelle-interchange-fix-has-created-rat-runs-in-the-suburbs-20240319-p5fdim.html](https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/rozelle-interchange-fix-has-created-rat-runs-in-the-suburbs-20240319-p5fdim.html) > > [\#roads](https://aus.social/tags/roads) [#cars](https://aus.social/tags/cars) [#fuckcars](https://aus.social/tags/fuckcars) [#urbanism](https://aus.social/tags/urbanism) [#UrbanPlanning](https://aus.social/tags/UrbanPlanning) [#traffic](https://aus.social/tags/traffic) [#cities](https://aus.social/tags/cities) [#congestion](https://aus.social/tags/congestion) [#car](https://aus.social/tags/car) [@fuck\_cars](https://lemmy.ml/c/fuck_cars)




Sydney has opened up consultation on a strategy to reduce car traffic and make the city more walkable
cross-posted from: https://aus.social/users/ajsadauskas/statuses/112105256146111201 > Sydney has opened up consultation on a strategy to reduce car traffic and make the city more walkable > > "Driving in central Sydney will become harder under a plan to make the city more comfortable for pedestrians. > > "The City of Sydney wants to narrow roads for wider footpaths and push for lower speed limits to discourage drivers from the CBD and transform Sydney into a walkable city. > > "The council will also install more pedestrian crossings and prioritise people over cars... five times more pedestrians than motorists on the average street, yet just 40 per cent of road space is allocated to footpaths." > > [https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/greener-safer-calmer-the-plan-to-discourage-drivers-from-central-sydney-20240312-p5fbr7.html](https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/greener-safer-calmer-the-plan-to-discourage-drivers-from-central-sydney-20240312-p5fbr7.html) > > Some key points of the strategy are: > > We will ensure that there is sufficient space for people to walk. > > We will improve connectivity for people walking by ensuring there are frequent street crossings that give people priority and that align with people’s walking routes. > > We will ensure that footpaths and crossings are accessible so that everyone can use them. > > We will plan our city based on 10-minute neighbourhoods so that people are able to meet their daily needs easily by walking. > > We will make it safer for people to walk by reducing vehicle speeds. > > We will reduce traffic volumes on surface streets and manage through-traffic in residential neighbourhood streets to improve both safety and experience for people walking. > > We will work to make all people feel safer while walking around our city. > > We will work to improve compliance with road rules, especially the lesser-known rules that benefit people walking. > > We will make our streets and public spaces comfortable and inviting by ensuring that they > are green and cool. > > We will make sure that there are frequent opportunities for people to stop and rest, use the toilet or have a drink of water. > > We will make our city more pleasant to walk in by reducing noise and air pollution from > traffic. > > We will make all streets interesting to walk along by ensuring that built form has active, permeable frontages that invite engagement and curiosity. > > We will use design, activations and installations to create neighbourhood-based community and encourage people to interact with their streets. > > Full details here: [https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/policy-planning-changes/your-feedback-walking-strategy-action-plan#strategy](https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/policy-planning-changes/your-feedback-walking-strategy-action-plan#strategy) > > Unfortunately, the car-brained leader of the local business lobby isn't on board: > > "Business Sydney executive director Paul Nicolaou welcomed efforts to make the city pedestrian-friendly... But Nicolaou said it was difficult to see how making Sydney a predominantly walking city would benefit businesses such as retailers." > > (Worth repeating that 80% of people on an average city street are pedestrians, so it already is a predominantly walking city.) > > Anyway, if you think the plan's a good idea, make sure you let the Sydney City Council know by emailing sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au > > [\#urbanism](https://aus.social/tags/urbanism) [#UrbanPlanning](https://aus.social/tags/UrbanPlanning) [#Sydney](https://aus.social/tags/Sydney) [@fuck\_cars](https://lemmy.ml/c/fuck_cars) [#walking](https://aus.social/tags/walking) [#walk](https://aus.social/tags/walk) [#walkability](https://aus.social/tags/walkability) [#nswpol](https://aus.social/tags/nswpol) [#auspol](https://aus.social/tags/auspol) [#nsw](https://aus.social/tags/nsw) [#planning](https://aus.social/tags/planning) [#cities](https://aus.social/tags/cities) [#UrbanGreening](https://aus.social/tags/UrbanGreening) [#city](https://aus.social/tags/city) [#cities](https://aus.social/tags/cities) [#australia](https://aus.social/tags/australia)

Apparently they are hosting a fascist https://www.change.org/p/shut-it-down-douglas-murray-at-the-enmore-theatre

[archive.org linky link](https://web.archive.org/web/20240314044955/https://www.afr.com/companies/sport/sydney-scraps-half-marathon-20240314-p5fci9).


Bushfires, floods, droughts, heatwaves. What other climate -related disasters could be on the way? Oh, wait…
Bushfires, floods, droughts, heatwaves. What other climate -related disasters could be on the way? Oh, wait... [https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/13/australia-autumn-weather-sydney-sea-temperatures-cyclone-risk](https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/13/australia-autumn-weather-sydney-sea-temperatures-cyclone-risk) [\#Sydney](https://aus.social/tags/Sydney) [#cyclone](https://aus.social/tags/cyclone) [#ClimateChange](https://aus.social/tags/ClimateChange) [#ClimateEmergency](https://aus.social/tags/ClimateEmergency) [@sydney](https://aussie.zone/c/sydney)

The tree cover in Sydney's Hyde Park is so lush and cool on a hot day. (And yes, to everyone reading this from interstate or overseas: I know naming the big park in the Sydney CBD "Hyde Park" was not exactly a creative choice.) (I'll also refrain from making me obvious jokes about Sydney's asbestos crisis.) [@sydney@aussie.zone](https://pixelfed.social/@sydney@aussie.zone) [#sydney](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/sydney?src=hash) [#park](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/park?src=hash) [#urbanism](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/urbanism?src=hash) [#UrbanPlanning](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/UrbanPlanning?src=hash) [#UrbanGreening](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/UrbanGreening?src=hash)


[archive.org linky link](https://web.archive.org/web/20240311025104/https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/bring-balmain-back-to-life-darling-street-to-be-the-next-enmore-road-20240310-p5fb9y.html). Darling Street in Balmain will become the next Enmore Road under an Inner West Council plan to inject more nightlife into Balmain and Rozelle by creating two “special entertainment precincts” in the area, where rules around noise and trading hours are relaxed. Inner West Labor Mayor Darcy Byrne used the official opening of the 24th Biennale of Sydney on Friday night, at the repurposed White Bay Power Station, to announce Darling Street would be the location of the next special night-time zone. It would help “bring Balmain back to life”, Byrne told dignitaries and guests.


[Archive.org linky link](https://web.archive.org/web/20240309060917/https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/glebe-heritage-home-owners-in-developer-s-sights-20240307-p5fapn.html) Sydney residents living in century-old homes have been approached by developers seeking to buy their properties to redevelop under the Minns government’s housing reforms. Evan Jones is one of several residents in Glebe who received a letter from developer Wilroad seeking to purchase his home above market value.

I remember walking through this park sometime in the last couple years. They were clearing a whole section but I'm not sure what for.

Did anyone in Sydney feel the earthquake?
Did anyone in Sydney feel the earthquake? [https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-03-08/nsw-earthquake-3-6-magnitude-blue-mountains-area/103567618](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-03-08/nsw-earthquake-3-6-magnitude-blue-mountains-area/103567618) [\#earthquake](https://aus.social/tags/earthquake) [#Sydney](https://aus.social/tags/Sydney) [@sydney](https://aussie.zone/c/sydney)

More asbestos! More asbestos! More asbestos!
More asbestos! More asbestos! More asbestos! Via The Guardian: [https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/06/asbestos-contaminated-mulch-found-at-75-sites-across-sydney-watchdog-finds](https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/06/asbestos-contaminated-mulch-found-at-75-sites-across-sydney-watchdog-finds) And here's the obligatory Simpsons reference: [https://youtu.be/ykm3GI1oTnQ?si=CpMjO\_7BYPbxNvap](https://youtu.be/ykm3GI1oTnQ?si=CpMjO_7BYPbxNvap) [@sydney](https://aussie.zone/c/sydney) [#sydney](https://aus.social/tags/sydney) [#nswpol](https://aus.social/tags/nswpol) [#australia](https://aus.social/tags/australia) [#environment](https://aus.social/tags/environment)


[Archive/non-paywall link.](https://web.archive.org/web/20240305073906/https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/why-is-it-so-hard-to-get-a-coffee-in-sydney-after-3pm-20240305-p5f9x1.html)

Warning: This post is about to make you feel very old. Think for a moment where you watched the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Well, one of the busses from those games is now on display at the Sydney Bus Museum. But wait, why is a bus from the Sydney Olympics doing in a transport museum? Well, because the 2000 Olympics were held almost a quarter of a century ago. I did warn you this post would make you feel old. [\#bus](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/bus?src=hash) [#busses](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/busses?src=hash) [#transport](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/transport?src=hash) [#transit](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/transit?src=hash) [#TransitHistory](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/TransitHistory?src=hash) [#Olympics](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/Olympics?src=hash) [#Sydney](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/Sydney?src=hash) [@Sydney@aussie.zone](https://pixelfed.social/@Sydney@aussie.zone)


Beautiful Sunday afternoon at the park in Sydney... Oh wait... [@sydney@aussie.zone](https://pixelfed.social/@sydney@aussie.zone) [#sydney](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/sydney?src=hash) [#nswpol](https://pixelfed.social/discover/tags/nswpol?src=hash)

[Archive.org](https://web.archive.org/web/20240229233244/https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/building-at-risk-of-collapse-in-south-sydney-after-ground-sinks-20240301-p5f90c.html). ABC news with drone footage | [Sinkhole opens in industrial building car park at Rockdale adjacent to M6 motorway as tunnelling work stopped](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-03-01/sinkhole-rockdale-carpark-no-injuries-m6-tunnelling-stopped/103531958) | Thanks to [@WaterWaiver@aussie.zone](https://aussie.zone/u/WaterWaiver).

Free food at Newtown station twice a week! (Food Not Bombs)
Heyo, just wanted to let Sydney-goers know that yous can grab free vegan meals from Newtown Station every Thursday and Sunday from 5:30pm (and usually until 6:30pm). There are no "checks" or "qualifications" that you need to meet to grab some food or to help volunteer. Thought I would share this here since the cost of living is fucked and I feel like some users on this instance would enjoy the decentralised + horizontal structure of the group. To learn more about us (and how to start your own) either dm me on [XMPP](xmpp:ezra@fnbsydney.org), or check out our other contact deets on our website below: fnbsydney.org/contact

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