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An Overarching Concern for Public Art

by Michael Hitch The City of Sydney Council has hit the pause button on the controversial Cloud Arch project as tensions rise over the $22 million sculpture. The contentious art piece, set to soar over Sydney’s newly “pedestrianised” George Street, was originally expected to cost $3.5 million and has divided Liberal and Labour Councillors as […]

Bondi Pavillion Plans Flushed Out

By Michael Hitch Bondi is one step closer to restoring its famous Pavilion and putting an end to its toilet terrors. The Bondi Pavilion Restoration Project has successfully progressed to the detailed design phase, with Waverley Council endorsing the community’s changes to the original concept design. After a 28-day community consultation period in September, Waverley […]

Having a beer with Duncan

By Michael Hitch I love to have a beer with Duncan …  and I’d love to have a beer with Darcy too. Inner Westies can rejoice as the Inner West Council has revealed new plans to protect local watering holes from dreary redevelopments after studies revealed a number of historic hotels are not heritage listed. […]

ARCCO bows to The Bower, for now

By Michael Hitch The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville has reopened its doors after being locked out by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) due to an alleged breach of the conditions of its lease. Staff, customers and supporters of The Bower rejoiced on Sunday 2 December after negotiating an agreement with […]

New Fish Markets slightly on the nose

By Michael Hitch A design for the new Sydney Fish Markets (SFM) has been revealed amidst concerns of increased parking and traffic pressure in Pyrmont and a loss of limited public land. The largest fish market in the southern hemisphere will be relocated to the eastern end of the Blackwattle Bay foreshore, opposite Wentworth Park […]

The Bower locked out of Addison Road

By Michael Hitch The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville has been locked out without notice from its premises by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) due to an alleged breach of the conditions of its lease. Customers and staff of the Bower arrived at 8:30am on Monday morning to find that the […]

Better Together the City of Sydney way

By Michael Hitch City of Sydney Council has voted unanimously to grant a $20,000 scholarship to the Equality Project to help facilitate its Better Together conference in Sydney in January 2019. The scholarship will assist with the costs of running the conference under the Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision. Better Together will explore issues facing the […]

Skate park plans shredded and reborn

By Michael Hitch After six years of debate, dispute and foiled plans, the Inner West Council has finally committed to build a skate park in Leichhardt. Council will proceed to undertake community engagement for the development of the skate park near Leichhardt Oval, after years of previously unsuccessful attempts to develop the facility in Rozelle. […]

Bondi memorial marks a tragic era

Waverley Council and LGBTQI health organisation ACON have joined forces to endorse Tamarama’s Marks Park as the site for a memorial commemorating those killed in historic homophobic attacks. As part of the Bondi Memorial Project, Waverley Council and ACON have partnered to commission and install a memorial art piece in Marks Park to acknowledge the gay […]

Newtown to park its late night problems

By Michael Hitch The Inner West Council has unveiled plans to tackle antisocial behaviour at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park and Fleming Street Reserve as Newtown continues to earn a reputation as the party suburb of Sydney. The Council decided to undertake a community safety survey of the park after a reported increase of assaults, underage […]