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Star Casino fight far from over

By ALLISON HORE On Wednesday the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) released the findings of their review of the Star Casino’s plans for a 237-metre tower in Pyrmont, rejecting it on the grounds that it was “overly obtrusive”. The tower development was part of the Star Casino’s strategy to remain competitive with Crown’s $2.2 billion resort […]

Glebe Island dust-up

by ALEC SMART The proposed construction of a facility for the delivery, storage and distribution of construction materials, including sand and concrete, on the east side of Glebe Island in Sydney Harbour, faces strong community opposition. On Monday 28 October, the Port Authority of NSW granted approval to its own plan for a ‘multi user […]

Pyrmont in the cross-hairs

By ALLISON HORE Following the release of the results from the Greater Sydney Commission’s review of the planning protocols in Pyrmont at the end of last month, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the NSW Government’s intentions to “transform” Pyrmont into “the next jobs hub”. “For our city and State to continue to be the jobs capital […]

Pyrmont Festival 2019

By Rita Bratovich It’s a celebration of wine, food, art, community, sunshine, fresh air and the unmatched visual splendour of Sydney Harbour; the ninth annual Pyrmont Festival takes place at the end of this month and promises to be as big and festive as ever. After the success of last year’s partnership, Orange 360 will […]

Mary Mortimer: the woman who “can’t say no!”

By Irina Dunn The Pyrmont that Mary Mortimer moved into some 17 years ago was a very different suburb to what it is today. Then it was being developed as a dormitory suburb where childless workers would go home to eat and sleep between stints at work in the city. Now it has become the […]

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 […]

Quick fix plans for Darlo Road

BY JOHN MOYLE   Responding to a Development Application (DA) lodged late last year by developer Iris Capital to demolish almost an entire block of Darlinghurst Road and build an imposing wall of blandness, the City of Sydney has quickly responded with a draft Development Control Plan (DCP) for the area. After a response not […]

Ritz-Carlton back for a Star wedding

By Michael Hitch   After a decade in the wilderness, the Ritz-Carlton brand is returning to Sydney. The Star Entertainment group has lodged a development application with the NSW Department of Planning to build a 237-meter high hotel in Pyrmont. The hotel, which will be an addition to The Star Casino, will have 220 hotel […]

Winter Wonderland

By Rita Bratovich. Sydney-siders love to be outdoors, even in winter. The proliferation of night markets, and the crazy crowds at Vivid prove the public is hungry for evening activity. Well, now there’s another event on the calendar to feed their restless souls. Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Winter Solstice Pop […]

The Sugar House

Bringing brutal social change back to the forefront of discussion, The Sugar House sees its world premiere at the Belvoir this month. Written by Alana Valentine, the play follows Narelle, a high achiever from a working-class background who is repeatedly drawn back to her home suburb of Pyrmont. “It’s a really beautiful family dynasty story […]