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Sydney rental woes to continue

By Vanessa Lim About 40 per cent of people in Sydney are now renting according to a 2018 study by the Committee for Sydney. The figure rises to over 50 per cent for people living near the heart of Sydney sparking concerns about housing affordability. Karen Walsh, the CEO of Shelter NSW said, “There’s nothing […]

New budget growing pains

by Erika Echernach Despite the City of Sydney’s projected rapid expansion to over 350,000 residents in the next 18 years, the 2018/19 City of Sydney budget approved at last week’s Council meeting lacks the investment in infrastructure needed to sustain such growth. City of Sydney Labor councillor Linda Scott has contested the new budget saying: […]

Vacant city: artists called in to fill space

Sydney is sitting on over a million square metres of empty commercial space as it faces a development boom in the CBD, prompting a council push for businesses to hand over their vacant floorspace to artists. The City of Sydney’s 2012 Floorspace and Employment Survey covers all commercial floorspace in the local government area (LGA), […]