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Very Cross

BY LOUIS NOWRA Cities are about change. The new replaces the old. There can be no better example than what is happening to Kings Cross. At the moment the Omnia apartment block now being built on the former Crest Hotel site will provide 135 luxury apartments once it’s finished. Part of its plans is to […]

Councillors’ NY resolutions

BY ISOBEL RUSHE As the City of Sydney Councillors re-enter office after the holiday period, its time to look at their New Year’s Resolutions and plans for council in 2018. With the Council predicting big things for this year, like always we are interested to see if these predictions are achievable and what each individual […]

The centre of goodwill

BY JOHN MOYLE The Kings Cross Community Centre is not big on Xmas. Not because they are grinches, but because they hope that for their clients, the goodwill associated with Xmas flows year round. Having just delivered its 42nd annual report, the centre is also celebrating the fact that due to considered and prudent management, […]

Street Food Culture

By Rita Bratovich. There was a time when the only mobile food vehicle was a chubby pink and white van that played a music-box version of Greensleeves and dispensed soft serve cones - gourmet if you added chocolate and crushed nuts. Today, the range and quality of food available from mobile trucks is equal to […]

City turns up the volume

BY ALEX EUGENE New businesses, including residential developments, will be responsible for planning modifications to assist with noise management, if a proposed ‘Agent of Change’ regulation is accepted by City of Sydney Council. A recommendation will be made for the council to add the regulation to the City’s Night Time Economy policy at its next […]

Homeless hounded in park

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The NSW Government removed the homeless population from Glebe’s Wentworth Park in a similar manner to the mass eviction at Martin Place earlier this year. The evictions took place approximately a week ago. According to Denis Doherty from Hands Off Glebe, some of the former residents of Martin Place, including their unofficial […]

Oxford Street backpacker beef

BY ALEX EUGENE A proposed backpackers' hostel for Oxford Street in Darlinghurst has locals worried their area would be destroyed by noise and all-night disturbances. The City of Sydney received an application from a company identified only as "Nukotel" to open the new business on level two of 38-46 Oxford Street, which is near the […]

Warding off city residents

BY ALEX EUGENE AND ANITA SENARATNA City of Sydney residents could have yet another plebiscite on their hands in the upcoming 2020 local election, if local advocates get their way. This time it would be to decide if the council should consist of geographical wards with more councillors, instead of being one large, united area […]

Heritage heresy

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN   The unauthorised demolition of the protected façade of historic Hensley Hall in Kings Cross may have exposed a developer to more than simple repairs.   At the corner of Bayswater Road and Ward Avenue, where the 1912 Edwardian-era Hensley Hall once towered, all that remains of the former grand façade are […]

City of Sydney turns up the music

BY ANITA SENARATNA Sydney was once a city known for its live music scene, where bands like AC/DC, Cold Chisel and the Divinyls played in crowded pubs with permanently sticky floors, building up loyal followings before going on to become rock icons. But the NSW Government’s 2014 decision to introduce 1:30am lockouts and 3am last […]