Do Sydneysiders act like noisy galahs?

A recent holiday to Japan had me thinking about Australian birds. Big, noisy birds such as cockatoos, kookaburras and crows. It also had me thinking about how little we value space in Sydney. And I will explain below why I was thinking about these things. I visited Tokyo with my family during September. While in…

Western Sydney is ready for growth: mayors

Western Sydney’s councils are embracing growth. That was the clear message from a lunch held by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) on Thursday, May 8, at the Waterview Function Centre at Sydney Olympic Park. UDIA chief executive Stephen Albin interviewed five western Sydney mayors – Blacktown’s Len Robinson, Parramatta’s John Chedid, The Hill’s…