City News

Digital revolution hits local schools

Six local secondary schools will receive funding for new computers as part of Federal Government's $1.2 billion Digital Education Revolution. The funding is from Round One of the National Secondary School Computer Fund. The successful schools include St Mary's Cathedral College, Alexandria Park Community School, Conservatorium High School, Newtown High School of Performing Arts, Sydney […]

Million dollar facelift for Sydney’s Central Station

BY MICK ROBERTS   Millions of dollars will be spent over the next three years to restore more than a century of weather and pollution damage to Sydney's historic Central Railway Station. Work began three months ago to clean and restore the crumbling and discoloured sandstone façade of the Hay Street ramp on Pitt Street, […]

Residents win battle for zebra crossing

BY MICK ROBERTS Pedestrian safety at the intersection of Randle and Elizabeth Streets Surry Hills has been improved with the placement of a zebra crossing. Residents and local businesses have been pushing for improved pedestrian safety around the intersection for some months. Although the Surry Hills Business Alliance has applauded the City of Sydney Council […]

Digital revolution hits local schools

Six local secondary schools will receive funding for new computers as part of Federal Government?s $1.2 billion Digital Education Revolution. The funding is from Round One of the National Secondary School Computer Fund. The successful schools include St Mary?s Cathedral College, Alexandria Park Community School, Conservatorium High School, Newtown High School of Performing Arts, Sydney […]

Labor confirms team for council elections

Less than two weeks after she replaced Tony Pooley as Labor's candidate for Lord Mayor, Meredith Burgmann has announced the team she will lead at the City of Sydney Council elections. Rank and file Labor members last Saturday chose five people to represent the party and chase a position as councillor. The candidates include Surry […]

Danish bike culture rolls through CBD

BY JOSHUA MAULE An exhibition boasting innovative Danish bicycle designs and promote Danish cycling culture in Sydney opened at the University of Technology's Broadway campus last week. Dreams on Wheels is a joint venture between the Danish Embassy and City of Sydney Council aiming to boost the profile of cycle culture in Sydney. Among the […]

Labor confirms team for council elections

Less than two weeks after she replaced Tony Pooley as Labor's candidate for Lord Mayor, Meredith Burgmann has announced the team she will lead at the City of Sydney Council elections. Rank and file Labor members last Saturday chose five people to represent the party and chase a position as councillor. The candidates include Surry […]

A TAP away from home

BY ROJE ADAIMY For almost 19 years, TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst has played host to the work of hundreds of local emerging artists, actors, playwrights, and directors. But as the building faces redevelopment, the gallery is now struggling to find a new home because of the lack of affordable art space in the inner-city. Artist […]

Danish bike culture rolls through CBD

BY JOSHUA MAULE An exhibition boasting innovative Danish bicycle designs and promote Danish cycling culture in Sydney opened at the University of Technology's Broadway campus last week. Dreams on Wheels is a joint venture between the Danish Embassy and City of Sydney Council aiming to boost the profile of cycle culture in Sydney. Among the […]

Aboriginal employment service in Glebe shines

BY LINDA DANIELE Out of the workforce for 13 years, Diana Smith says she found the job seeking process alien and intimidating, particularly for an indigenous woman. But since approaching the specialised Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) in Glebe seven months ago, the mother-of-two has not looked back. Ms Smith now works for multi-national company PriceWaterhouseCoopers, […]