In the News

FoSH is keen to represent The Community View.
These articles are presented to inform you of issues impacting on the harbour.
We hope they help you form an opinion.

13 November 2013
Public has right to see why Packer was awarded huge prize

This has fuelled questions about the whole nature of the opaque deal that gave Packer the last remaining large-scale, super-prime, harbourside open space in Sydney without a public tender process or having to resist other bids.

9 November 2013
Casino slots into No.1 spot

Changes to the Barangaroo development raise questions about who is looking after the public interest.

By Anne Davies, Leesha McKenny, SMH
10 October 2013
A fleeting moment, not real bridge to past

Sydney is not innocent. Sydney is the Caravaggio of cities - sumptuous, tempestuous, full of violent emotion and intense contrast, fecund and fetid, passionate and putrid, strongly flavoured, deeply textured, dangerous, enchanting, shadowed, untame, intense.

By Elizabeth Farrelly, SMH
16 July 2013
Court Rejects Long Island Helicopter Noise Routing Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld the FAA’s right to impose the mandatory overwater North Shore Route on helicopter traffic over New York’s Long Island.

By Mark Huber, AIN Online
7 July 2013
Sewage overflows threaten Sydney beaches, claims Opposition

Partly treated sewage is overflowing into Sydney waterways including the harbour and beaches an average of three times a week, frequently making many of the city’s most popular spots unsafe for swimmers, new figures show.

By Anna Patty, SMH
27 June 2013
Harbour view: just a phoney dream

Just when you think Sydney's waterfront couldn't get any tackier, Star casino chairman John O'Neill reveals - da-dah! - his billion-dollar brainwave to ''complete Sydney's new feature precinct''.

By Elizabeth Farrelly, SMH
26 June 2013
Sydney Harbour helipad fiasco exposes official bungles

A scathing report into the O'Farrell government's approval of a floating helipad in Sydney Harbour has identified numerous failures of communication and culture among wide layers of the state's bureaucracy.

By Jacob Saulwick, SMH
8 June 2013
More unhappy berth days as boat ownership ramps up

So convoluted are the rocky coves of Sydney Harbour, old salt Frank Talbot can still find places to drop anchor, sit alone and sip tea, where you ''can't hear a damn thing'' but wind in the trees.

By Nicole Hasham, SMH
7 June 2013
Litterbugs do their dirty deeds on our most famous bit of sand, Bondi Beach

BONDI Beach has 10 times as much rubbish as Parramatta Mall, a damning new survey had found.     

By Vikki Campion, The Daily Telegraph
1 May 2013
Sydney Harbour Heliport Review Report (independent review)

"In the case of the Newcastle Helicopters proposal process, there were some concerning instances of apparent failures to accept either direct or shared organisational accountability."

By Peter L D Loxton