City News

Active transport grants for a safer post-COVID city

By KIRSTA CHEUNG As more people are returning to workplaces from work from home arrangements, public transport services are getting busier and more congested. Could the development of active transport infrastructure offer a new travel option for busy Sydneysiders? The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Sydney's public transport hard, overall commuter rates in Australia have taken […]

Revamped Australian Museum to reopen next month

By ALLISON HORE After months of extensive renovations the Australian Museum in Sydney will reopen to the public next month. The 15-month building transformation cost $57.5m and is the most extensive renovation to the historic natural history museum in decades. The renovation saw 3,000 square meters of back of house areas transformed into new public […]

George Street tender exemption splits council

By ALLISON HORE After a vote which split the City of Sydney council, the planning and construction of the George Street pedestrianisation project will go ahead without the usual tenders process. The $35 million project will see the pedestrian zone on George Street extended further south from Bathurst street to Rawson Place.  Sydney’s Lord Mayor […]

Reclaiming Moore Park Golf Course for more than golf

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has revealed two plans to halve the size of Moore Park Golf Course to unlock more public open space. To transform part of the golf course into parklands, the City of Sydney has put together two options. The first option will see the parkland located to the north […]

World Kangaroo Day calls for kangaroo cull moratorium

By ALLISON HORE To mark the first World Kangaroo day this Saturday, animal activists took to the streets in Sydney to call for a moratorium on kangaroo slaughter. Saturday’s Sydney protest was just one of many which were held across NSW. Mark Pearson, NSW legislative council member for the Animal justice Party, told City Hub […]

Protests of up to 500 people now allowed

By ALLISON HORE Democracy campaigners are celebrating after NSW Health announced changes to restrictions on protests.  Despite not a single documented case of coronavirus transmission occurring at a protest in Australia, COVID-19 health and safety orders had been used to shut down a number of protests in Sydney. But changes to the public health orders […]

NSW lower house votes unanimously to support transgender people

By ALLISON HORE The lower house of the NSW parliament have voted unanimously in support of a motion calling for fair and equal treatment of transgender and gender diverse people across the state. The motion was introduced before parliament on Wednesday by independent member for Sydney Alex Greenwich. He said the motion recognises the ongoing […]

New study explores benefits of greening Sydney’s streets

By ALLISON HORE A study released this week explored what the city might be like if Sydney’s lesser used streets were transformed into car-free market gardens. The study by ERA-co was commissioned by Woods Bagot, the group behind the transformation of Central Station. By examining a sample of 11 local government areas in inner-Sydney, Streets […]

Artists take a stand against Parramatta Powerhouse

By ANTONIA MANGOS Although the Powerhouses’s Ultimo location has been saved, the NSW Government’s decision to press ahead with the construction of a second Powerhouse museum in western Sydney has sparked a public outcry.  After months of deliberation from the government, a second Powerhouse museum is set to make its mark in Parramatta on the […]

Let’s talk about infrastructure, not headgear

Opinion by ALLISON HORE It’s infrastructure, not helmets, that Sydney needs to be talking about to get people on their bikes. And with active transport highlighted as one of the keys to the city’s economic recovery, boosting our embarrassingly low cycling rates is more important than ever. According to the National Cycling Participation Survey, Sydney […]