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St John’s Anglican Church Darlinghurst: a deal with the devil?

BY ANDREW WOODHOUSE, President Potts Point and Kings Cross Heritage and Residents’ Society  The money-motivated Anglican Church of St John in Darlinghurst has been involved in some dubious dealingst with its attempts to squinch dollars from an adjoining car wash site fronting both Darlinghurst Road and Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, a site technically owned by the Anglican Church […]

Bird is the word

BY JORDAN FERMANIS The annual Australian White Ibis Community Survey and Aussie Backyard Bird Count is about to commence as the Inner West Council urges residents to participate. The two programs form part of National Bird Week 2016 which runs from October 17 to 23 lead by Birdlife Australia in partnership with NSW office of […]

Humpty Dumpty development

BY JORDAN FERMANIS IPM Holdings, the group looking to develop the Calidad building in Woolloomooloo for $8.6 million has modified its submission which dismantles the building to put it back together again. The Calidad building was constructed in 1974 and was heritage listed in 2014 by the City of Sydney. It stands on 153-165 Brougham […]

Forging new ties at Annandale Interiors

BY JORDAN FERMANIS In August of this year City Hub announced that Annandale Interiors had won the best furniture store in Sydney as part of ‘Best Of’ issue. Now Sydney’s best is forging a new partnership with Le Forge Furniture and Decoration. Le Forge are located on Denison St in Camperdown and specialise in wrought […]

Protestival for Sydney Park

BY JORDAN FERMANIS On Saturday October 1, protestors and partygoers descended upon Sydney Park in what was billed as a ‘protestival’. The protestival was organised by the WestCONnex Action Group and Reclaim the Streets. The protestival came together with only a weeks notice. It commenced at 1pm, where music acts kept crowds entertained until 6pm. […]

Tent blockade stalls WestCONnex

BY WENDY BACON Community campaigners have maintained the camp on Euston Road twenty-four hours a day for more than two weeks after Westconnex tried to begin work that would destroy hundreds of trees and remove strips of Sydney Park for the New M5 tollway. Westconnex failed to file a tree report required to justify the […]

Business vote bites

The City of Sydney elections have delivered Lord Mayor Clover Moore her best election results ever. Ms Moore received 58% of the first preference votes. The Liberal Party came in second, receiving 18.95% of the votes. This was less than a three point increase on their 2012 results and far less than was anticipated given […]

BEST COMEDY SPACE — GIANT DWARF

Pet project of the notorious team behind The Chaser, Giant Dwarf has steadily built a reputation as the city’s premier alternative comedy venue. Making its home in the shabby-chic surrounds of the old Cleveland Street Theatre on the cusp of Surry Hills and Redfern, the Dwarf also hosts satirical storytelling and performance art, attracting throngs […]

BEST THEATRE – OLD 505 THEATRE

The big name in little theatre, the Old 505 is committed to supporting indie theatre makers. For over ten years, this artist-run venue is of and for a community that is warm, strange and inviting. This is the calibre of venue that delivers such independent gems as Space Cats and the most authentic programming for the […]

PM graffiti gets off easy

BY JORDAN FERMANIS Inclement weather met protestors outside of the Waverley Courthouse on the 24th August where Stephen Langford was finally sentenced after his third court appearance.  Mr Langford faced three charges in connection with the political graffiti he spray painted outside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office in May of this year.  Mr Langford spray […]