EPA seeking information after deliberate bird baiting

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is appealing for information about the apparent poisoning of a large number of birds at a suburban Sydney park. The EPA received reports of 24 and possibly more deceased and sick birds at Hampden Road Reserve, Lakemba, with 10 found in a single day on Saturday 29 August.  The […]

NSW School kids are helping the planet this Fruit & Veg Month

The health of kids (and adults!) is closely tied to the health of our planet. So, for Fruit & Veg Month 2020, NSW primary school students will journey into “Planet Fruit &Veg” and explore the world of fruit and vegetables through the lens of sustainability. Fruit & Veg Month is a free health promotion event for NSW primary schools that […]

Taxi driver allegedly caught drink-driving at Coffs Harbour

A taxi driver has been charged with mid-range drink-driving after being stopped by police at Coffs Harbour over the weekend. Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Traffic and Highway Patrol were conducting patrols of the Coffs Harbour area when they stopped a taxi on Long Street about 6.20pm on Saturday (29 August 2020). The driver – a […]

Sweet gesture to commemorate Rosebery’s history

In a nod to the suburb famed for its confectionary making, the City of Sydney is proposing to name two areas in Rosebery after of some of Australia’s most-loved lollies. Under the proposal, a new park and a green link located in Sweetacres – the site of the former James Stedman-Henderson Sweets factory – will […]

Two men rescued after boat capsizes near Port Kembla

Two men have been rescued after spending at least two hours in the water in the Illawarra region. About 5.50pm yesterday (Wednesday 26 August 2020), emergency services were called to water off Purry Burry Point, Primbee, following reports a boat had capsized. Police were told two men – aged 44 and 60 – had been […]

Sydney Harbour Bridge fatal crash

A woman has died following a head-on crash on the Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning. Just before 7.15am (Thursday 27 August 2020), emergency services were called to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, after reports a Mitsubishi Mirage travelling north and a BMW travelling south collided. The female driver of the Mitsubishi died at the scene. Her […]

New public sports centre for Alexandria

The City of Sydney is undertaking the ultimate warehouse conversion, transforming an industrial building into a beautifully designed public recreation centre for sports-loving locals. Early designs for the recreation centre at 6-8 Huntley Street, Alexandria propose four indoor multipurpose courts, outdoor practice recreation courts, a fitness space, landscaped public lawn and stylish exterior. Lord Mayor […]

Police charge man with lighting 28 fires at Lake Illawarra

A man will face court today charged with lighting 28 fires in the Lake Illawarra region over an eight-month period. About 1am on Wednesday 15 January 2020, emergency services were called to Hilltop Avenue, Lake Heights, following reports a vacant block of land was on fire. Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze, […]

Hotel damaged after sprinkler activated

A man has been charged after allegedly activating a fire sprinkler in a Sydney hotel over the weekend resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. Just before 10pm on Saturday 22 August 2020, it is alleged a man entered the male toilets in the Argyle Street hotel and tampered with the sprinkler head on the […]

COVID breaches result in costly birthday lunch

COVID safety breaches at the Red Lion Hotel in Rozelle have resulted in $10,000 in fines after a complaint about a birthday lunch triggered a Liquor & Gaming NSW inspection. The pub was hit with a double fine on Friday, totalling $10,000 for both the birthday breaches and other breaches on the day it was inspected. Liquor […]

Riverina restaurant owner and woman fined over separate breaches of Public Health Orders

Police in the Riverina region have issued two Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) in the past 24 hours for non-compliance with COVID-19 Public Health Orders. As part of proactive compliance operations, officers from Riverina Police District attended a restaurant on Fernleigh Road, Mount Austin, just before 7pm on Saturday (15 August 2020). After speaking with the […]

Five teenagers arrested following crime spree across Sydney

Five teenagers have been arrested following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle in Sydney’s west today. Since Sunday (16 August 2020), officers from Cumberland Police Area Command have been investigating at least eight separate incidents, including property and traffic offences, that have occurred across Sydney. One of the incidents occurred shortly before 4.40pm yesterday (Monday […]

Two stabbed at Bexley North

Police are waiting to speak with two people after they were stabbed at Bexley North overnight. Emergency services were called to Ellerslie Road about 9.25pm (Monday 17 August 2020), and found two males with stab wounds to their legs. A 19-year-old man had sustained a serious stab wound to his right leg. He was treated […]

Police charge two after guns, ICE seized from unit at Rosebery

Two people have been charged, and firearms and drugs seized, after a search warrant was executed at a Rosebery overnight. Officers attached to South Sydney Police Area Command attended the home on Mentmore Avenue shortly before 6pm (Monday 17 August 2020), and attempted to contact the occupants. A short time later, officers from the Tactical […]

Cocaine, guns, $1m cash seized in Sydney

A man has been charged and cocaine, guns and $1 million cash has been seized as part of an ongoing investigation into drug supply and firearms use. Officers attached to the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor conducted a vehicle stop on a Toyota Corolla on the M5 at Riverwood about 1pm on Friday (14 […]