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City puts pressure on WYD organisers

The World Youth Day Co-ordination Authority have bowed to ongoing pressure from the City of Sydney and agreed to not carry out major works on the Parkham Street Reserve in Surry Hills in preparation for World Youth Day. The organisers had planned to remove mature trees at the reserve despite community objection, to make way […]

King Street cycle lane underway

The first stage of construction has begun on the city's first separated bicycle lane in the CBD. The City of Sydney started to remove the kerbs along the north side of King Street to make way for a dedicated cycleway, which will be separated from vehicle traffic by a median strip. "The King Street Cycelway […]

Circular Quay still on the nose

BY MICK ROBERTS The repulsive smell of rotting food continues to waft from a garbage pen in the middle of one of Sydney's most popular tourist destinations despite complaints from residents and businesses. The refuse store at east Circular Quay ' surrounded by fencing spruiking Sydney's tourist attractions ' harbours rubbish generated from local businesses. […]

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 […]

Pyrmont community banking on success

 The city's first locally-owned Community Bank may soon become a reality, with almost $600,000 being pledged to help fund a branch in Pyrmont. For a number of years, both local small business and large corporate organisations based in Pyrmont have supported the idea of establishing the Community Bank. "[The bank] will operate to meet the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Clover comes clean on electricity sell-off

BY LINDA DANIELE Amid pressure to 'come clean' on her position on electricity privatisation, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has signalled her opposition to the controversial proposal by NSW Premier Morris Iemma. Ms Moore said she does not support electricity privatisation without a sustainable energy strategy and believes it should be deferred. The Lord Mayor was […]