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Ultimo Public School left in the lurch

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The local community has rejected the NSW Government’s latest plan for the Ultimo Public School, saying the proposal was “plugging holes” and “a band aid that would peel off quickly”. The governmentt proposes to demolish the 15 year old school building and replace it with a larger capacity structure for 700 students. […]

Pyrmont historical arts centre under threat

Historic terraces on Scott Street in Pyrmont are under threat after being placed on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority’s divestment list this month. The terraces are among the last remaining single-storey Georgian cottages left in Sydney and have significant historic value to the Pyrmont community. The properties are currently occupied by Culture At Work, a […]

Land ahoy for heritage fleet at Pyrmont despite concern

The City of Sydney council has joined a Pyrmont residents’ group in expressing concern over the approval of an educational and museum facility for the Sydney Heritage Fleet (SHF) in Bank Street. The development, underneath the deck of the Anzac Bridge and fronting onto Blackwattle Bay, will also serve as a berthing point for the […]

Pyrmont brothel banished

Pyrmont residents and office workers are applauding the City of Sydney’s decision to refuse a proposed brothel at 200 Harris St. The building’s rear entrance, on Paternoster Row near the Quarrymans Hotel, is only three doors from an existing brothel and 80 metres from a childcare centre. Liberal councillor Edward Mandla said the addition of […]

Push for Pirrama Park swing

Community action groups in Pyrmont are petitioning for the installation of a swing specially designed for the disabled at Pirrama Park. Labelled the ‘Liberty Swing’, the feature would allow people in wheelchairs to roll onto a swing. Elizabeth Elenius, Convenor of the Pyrmont Action group, said the initiative has the broad support of the local […]

Pyrmont rallies against proposed brothel

Pyrmont residents and office workers are up in arms over the proposal to open a brothel at 200 Harris St. Members of the Pyrmont Community Group have been campaigning against the brothel and have received a groundswell of support with a petition reaching nearly 400 signatures. The group argues that the locality of the proposed […]