City News

Kings Cross: where to from here?

BY CHRISTOPHER DAWSON The plan, Sustainable Sydney 2030, is intrinsic to the future of the city. This was the message of Councillor John McInerney. It will also be the mantra of the Clover Moore Independent Team as they launch themselves into the September local government elections. To give substance to the visionary rhetoric, Cr McInerney […]

Safe Place for GLBT community shuts its doors

After six months of operation, Oxford Street's Safe Place ' a shop front used to report homophobic violence ' has closed its doors. It was an initiative led by the Aids Council of NSW (ACON) in a bid to help members of the gay, lesbian, bixsexual and transgender community feel comfortable in reporting criminal activity. […]

East Sydney bus services cut short

BY BRENDAN WONG City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, warns that Sydney Buses' proposed changes to eastern suburbs bus routes will anger and upset residents.' The changes involve redirecting and withdrawing some services, including the cancellation of route 359 that runs between Bondi Junction and East Gardens. Resident's will not be offered a replacement […]

City casino plans to bring in the stars

BY EMMA KEMP The high rollers will be coming to town ' well to Pyrmont that is ' if Star City Casino's new development plans are anything to go by. Sydney's biggest gambling venue has released major concept plans to build a 13-storey, 5-star contemporary style hotel with 300 rooms in an attempt to attract […]

Home is where the art is

BY BRENDAN WONG The annual Glebe Art Show is on again, exhibiting works by local artists, living and working in the CBD, Glebe and Leichhardt. Well into its 11th year, founder and organiser of the event, Robin Lawrence says the exhibition's popularity has grown each year with the quality of artworks increasing to an incredible […]

Ugly looks better from up here

BY MARIA TSIALIS For most, the idea of hanging out of a low-flying plane in remote parts of Australia is, at the very least, terrifying. Richard Woldendorp does it for a living. At 81 years of age, Dutch-born Woldendorp is a pioneer of aerial photography. His photographs of Australia's wide, vast landscape look almost like […]

Small bars are on their way to Sydney town

BY MICK ROBERTS The woman credited with introducing small bars to Sydney said she is looking forward to liquor reforms shaping a new drinking culture within the city. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the biggest shake-up of the State's liquor laws in a quarter of a century will lead to a greater choice for […]

City rents set to rise says report

BY MICK ROBERTS The number of people in the city turning to welfare assistance is growing as rents and mortgage rates spiral out of control. Rents are set to rise over the next two financial years across Sydney due to the undersupply of new housing, according to a recently released industry report. Business analyst, BIS […]

Police Briefs

With Mick Roberts CHILD Protection and Sex Crimes Squad detectives are investigating the indecent assault of a boy at Moore Park. An eight-year-old boy and his friend, aged nine, were watching a movie at a Moore Park cinema complex on Sunday June 15, when they left to use the toilet between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. The […]

Toasting Australia’s drinking culture

BY MICK ROBERTS Retired Sydney University academic Bruce Ross freely admits he comes from a long line of 'serious drinkers'. In fact, he was once an 'indiscriminating beer drinker', but at the age of 70, today he would rather enjoy a good red wine or boutique beer. 'We all got to slow down our alcohol […]