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Cross-current demands to stop Powerhouse move

By ALEC SMART As the June date for the controversial closure and eventual destruction of the Powerhouse Museum draws closer, with its exhibits transferred to a new building out west, opponents are ramping up pressure for the museum to remain at its current site in Ultimo. An inquiry, featuring cross-party members from NSW Legislative Council, […]

Potts Point alterations cause confusion

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE After three public meetings, Sydney Council Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, is still no closer to garnering unequivocal support from small businesses and the local community for her zany Macleay Street alterations in Potts Point. At the most recent meeting on Wed 18 March at Council’s Rex Centre, about 150 anxious locals […]

Time for action to help Sydney’s small businesses

Opinion by CHRISTINE FORSTER Sydney is reeling from the spread of coronavirus and it’s time the Lord Mayor put her money where her mouth is to assist the small businesses that may not survive the crisis. The City of Sydney currently has more than $670 million in the bank and yet not one cent of […]

Sydney skyscrapers are about to get taller

By ALLISON HORE Sydney City Councillors have endorsed a proposal that could see dramatic changes to the city’s skyline. The plan will lift a cap on building height across the city’s CBD to allow for more intensive commercial development around Barangaroo, Circular Quay, Central Station and Town Hall. The current 235-meter limit for buildings in […]

Police give Moore less than expected

by ALEC SMART The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has dropped its investigation into Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor, who used allegedly forged documents to malign Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore by claiming City of Sydney spent $15 million on travel expenses in the 2017-18 financial year – 50 times her departments’ annual budget of $300,000. […]

Clover Moore’s Christmas gift

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE Who dared whisper that Santa Claus is not real? After Sydney Council community meetings, plans and counter plans, discussions, arguments and accusations, Clover Moore’s public panacea for Macleay Street, Potts Point, is now a nihilism. All so-called “upgrade” plans have come to nothing. The much-maligned “vision” concept has been quietly cancelled […]

THE NAKED CITY – FIREWORKS OR FIZZER!

It’s about this time of the year that the PR machine of the City Of Sydney Council swings into overdrive to promote the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks. We always hear that the pyrotechnics will be bigger and better than ever, along with the gross exaggeration that a billion people will be tuning in worldwide […]

Ghost town’s revival plans

By ALLISON HORE Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter is set for a face-lift, which developers say will “breathe new life into a ‘tired’ and ‘forgotten’ part of Sydney” and revitalise the precinct, which many think is like a ghost town. Late last month leaseholders of the Entertainment Quarter, Carsingha Investments, made an unsolicited development proposal to […]

Macleay St upgrade a downgrade

Opinion BY ANDREW WOODHOUSE Clover Moore’s proposed mega-million dollar Macleay Street “upgrade” has hit a snag; it’s not universally popular. Residents were roiled at the first community meeting in early November and another vociferous meeting on 19th November raised alarm bells. About 130 local residents and businesses attended the meeting which Mrs Moore described as […]

The Cross hung out to dry

by JOHN MOYLE On Tuesday 14th January 2020 Sydney will wake to what it has wanted for five years when the lockout laws will be repealed. The changes will come into effect for the CBD and Oxford Street, but not Kings Cross, which the NSW Government Response to Night Time Economy report says will be […]