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George St to be “reimagined”

Over $9 million in public artworks is expected to be funnelled into George St over the next decade, in a bid to revitalise Sydney’s main street. The City of Sydney Council recently announced plans to transform George St into a "light rail and pedestrian boulevard" complete with public art to reflect its heritage and identity. […]

Publisher responds to Clover Moore’s threats

Lawrence Gibbons, Publisher of the Alternative Media Group of Australia, in response to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore's threat to sue the company for defamation: As the lone, independent community newspaper in the City of Sydney, we believe it is our duty to fearlessly report all sides of a story. We also believe that there […]

Australian Museum to light up

Sydney’s Indigenous history and culture is set to be celebrated at the Australian Museum, with still images from a film work of Aboriginal women draped in cloth to be projected onto a 20-metre façade. The key artwork to be displayed is by Sydney-based Wiradjuri artist Nicole Foreshew. The Aboriginal concept of place, tracing personal histories […]

News in brief

New initiative targets families, fitness The Cook+Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre and Ian Thorpe Aquatic and Fitness Centre have introduced new Family Timetables in an effort to encourage families to spend more quality time together and experience the benefits of an active lifestyle. Darren Crumpler, Metro Manager of the two City of Sydney sites, […]

Cycleway objection “irrelevant”, admits Lord Mayor’s office

A spokesperson for Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has admitted staff in her office were in error when they linked a resident’s Development Application (DA) and his alleged opposition to the Bourke St cycleway. Surry Hills resident Luke Harper, owner of an historic four-storey terrace house on Bourke St, alleges his 2011 DA for home […]

Lord Mayor’s staff numbers rival Premier’s

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has almost as many staff as NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, prompting questions about staffing levels and employment costs at the Office of the Lord Mayor (OLM). The OLM this week confirmed Ms Moore is served by 21 full-time equivalent positions, made up of 19 full-time and five part-time staff. The […]

Economic strategy to boost jobs, tourism

Sydney’s future economic development has received a helping hand with the City of Sydney Council unveiling a new Draft Economic Development Strategy. Detailed plans for the retail and tourism sectors have been released, while specific plans for the creative and digital sector, finance and business services, and the green economy will follow in the coming […]

Kings Cross venues to pay off police?

Pubs, clubs and bars in Kings Cross could return to the days of making protection payments to police if a joint proposal by the Kings Cross Liquor Accord and the Potts Point Partnership goes ahead. The organisations, which represent more than 500 businesses, want to introduce a levy on businesses in the area to pay […]

Clover hit by nepotism claims

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has been hit by allegations of nepotism and improper conduct. Complaints have been lodged with City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone alleging favouritism by the Lord Mayor towards the development of a public children’s playground at Fitzroy Gardens, Kings Cross and the proposed expansion of a private childcare facility in […]

Bligh rejects Sydney seat speculation

Anna Bligh has firmly rejected speculation that she plans to run in the upcoming by-election for the state seat of Sydney. The former Queensland Premier said not only were the rumours untrue but that she would never again be a politician at any tier of government. “I can confirm that there is no truth to […]