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With Coffin Ed. Everybody loves a party but when the annual cost is around $760,000, paid for out of the public purse and strictly invite only, the celebration is definitely not universal. That’s been the case with the Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s annual knees up at the Opera House for New Year’s Eve, where last […]

Councils roll out the red carpet (and some red tape) for AirBNB

BY ANDREW BARCLAY   Sydney Councils are moving to embrace the sharing economy around short-term accommodation sites such as AirBNB. Government and the law has been slow to catch up to the lightening pace of innovation of the sharing economy. Australia was the second largest market for AirBnB behind the United States in 2012 when the […]

As affordability decreases, homelessness rises

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Levels of homelessness in the City have increased to their highest figure since 2013, according to latest City of Sydney homelessness street count. The City of Sydney’s Febuary street count found there were 890 people without a place to live with 486 sleeping on the streets and 404 in hostels. Independent State […]

Bike hub hits the skids

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore abandoned plans to create a bike hub at Taylor Square at council on Monday, after letting the building stand empty for three years and spending more than $2 million on developing plans for it. Formerly the 24 hour T2 nightclub, the building was purchased in 2010 for […]

No one is sure about Foreshore Authority’s dissolution

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The state government’s decision to extinguish the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) has been met with caution from Sydney councils. City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore welcomed the news last week, and said that it could potentially mean the return of planning controls around Circular Quay to the City of Sydney. […]

Abandoned hospital site to be brought back to full health

BY KENJI SATO City of Sydney are set to turn land surrounding the abandoned South Sydney Hospital into public parklands. The park will be part of the $8 billion Green Square project, which aims to transform the southern part of the city centre into a “green, urban environment”. City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore […]

Liberal councillor urges own party to amend compulsory business voting

By ALEXANDER LEWIS Liberal councillor Christine Forster has said the NSW government should amend the act which requires compulsory business voting in City of Sydney elections. The controversial City of Sydney Amendment Act, introduced by the Shooters and Fishers party and backed by the Baird government last year, gives two votes to companies with more […]

Trevor Davies Remembered on Abercrombie St

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS It’s been four years since Chippendale character Trevor Davies died but time hasn’t silenced the friendly and passionate voice friends and locals remember. Friends and locals gathered on Saturday July 25 at Charles Kernan Reserve on Abercrombie St in Darlington. Present was City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore who officially opened […]

Scott says Clover should do Moore to tackle housing affordability

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS City of Sydney Councillor Linda Scott has urged the city’s Lord Mayor to work harder on housing affordability, pushing for support of a review into negative gearing. Labor Councillor Scott backed a federal review of negative gearing at the national Labor conference on July 24-26, and wants the city’s Lord Mayor Clover […]

Recycling rewards Sydneysiders

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR Two more reward based recycling machines have been placed in Wynyard and Redfern following a successful 12 month trial that collected over 75,000 plastic bottles and cans. The scheme, implemented by the City of Sydney, started with machines in Haymarket and Circular Quay, and rewarded participants not with cash but various prizes. […]