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Drag community forgotten in arts support package

By ANTONIA MANGOS Bingo Nights and Oxford Street in a post-COVID-19 world are set to be very different with Sydney’s Drag Community still facing the forefront of the current pandemic. Despite the lifeline the NSW Government has thrown to save the arts sector, Sydney’s drag queens will be left vulnerable in an economic recession. The […]

The killing of Darlinghurst Road

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE Not since the Green Bans and the Victoria Street wars of the ‘70s has Kings Cross faced such a powerful and existential threat to its existence. Under the cover of COVID on Friday 11th of September Iris Capital for developer Sam Arnaout lodged its second Development Application with the City of […]

Survey reveals thousands of shovel-ready affordable houses

By ALLISON HORE Estimates say there could be around 6,000 new affordable homes ready to be built in NSW if a Federal stimulus package for affordable housing is included in the October 6 budget. According to a survey from the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), not for profit housing providers in NSW have shovel ready […]

NSW Government “24-hour economy” plan unveiled

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government has unveiled a new plan to turn Sydney into a 24-hour economy.  The strategy which was developed in cooperation with key industry bodies and local councils lays down key initiatives with the aim of creating a “vibrant, diverse, inclusive and safe 24-hour economy in Sydney”.  Minister for Jobs, Investment, […]

No more parking on Moore Park

By ALLISON HORE Councillors and members of state parliament from across the political spectrum have signed an open letter calling for a commitment to ending on-grass parking at Moore Park. The letter from community group Saving Moore Park calls on Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, to agree […]

Abacus’ Metro-Minerva calculations go wrong 

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE Property developers Abacus Group have thrown down the gauntlet to Potts Point and Kings Cross when last week they circularised the area with pamphlets outlining their intentions to begin community consultations with residents and business owners. Writing to the residents under the cloak of the MetroProject, with no disclosure that they […]

CBD cluster climbs to 66

By ALLISON HORE Nine new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Monday, bringing the total number of active cases across the state to 3,937. Of the nine new cases, three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and five are linked to a known case or cluster. Two of the confirmed cases with known sources were […]

All news is fake news to Facebook

By LAWRENCE GIBBONS Facebook has refused to let the City Hub promote a news story written by the preeminent investigative journalist Wendy Bacon. The censored report criticised changes to state planning guidelines which will pave the way for the Star casino (with possible links to organised crime) to build a new high-rise development in Pyrmont. […]

The long road to Sydney’s economic recovery

By ALLISON HORE With COVID-19 hitting the city’s economy hard there is a long road ahead to economic recovery.  On Thursday it was announced that Australia had officially entered a recession for the first time in three decades. The country’s economy went backwards for two consecutive quarters, the commonly accepted definition of a recession.  This […]

Consulting on a more accessible city

By ALLISON HORE People with disability are being encouraged to share their experiences to help shape the City of Sydney’s disability inclusion action plan.  This will be the fifth disability action plan developed by the City of Sydney and will cover four areas which are improving public attitudes, improving community accessibility, reducing unemployment and underemployment […]