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Sydney-siders take to the streets in their swimmers

The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) held its sixth and final ‘Strut the Streets’ parade on Friday December 5. Over 550 swimwear-clad Sydney-siders took to Martin place in an attempt to break a Guinness world record and raise funds for the organisation. AIME connects young Indigenous Australians with mentors to help them through high school, […]

Freya Newman escapes conviction for Frances Abbott Leak

Freya Newman has avoided a criminal record and a potential 2 year jail sentence for leaking the details of Frances Abbott’s Whitehouse Institute of design scholarship. Ms Newman gave the details of the questionable scholarship to New Matilda in May of this year while she was working at the institute as a library assistant. It […]

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A victory in the battle for same sex marriage in New South Wales Under new State legislation, NSW will now recognise the legitimacy of homosexual marriages that take place overseas. The change to the Relationships Register Amendment (Recognition of Same-sex and Gender-diverse Relationships) Bill 2014 was put forward by the Independent Member for Sydney, Alex […]

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Woollahra beaches become smoke-free Woollahra Council and the Cancer Council of NSW have made all beaches in the Woollahra local government area smoke-free. Woollahra Council voted to enact a smoke-free policy on all of the council's foreshore. As of October 1, smoking on any Woollahra beaches will be met with a $550 fine. “This ban […]

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Bondi Park Fitness Centre re-opens The "outdoor gym" on Bondi Beach has re-opened following extensive refurbishments. The gym, formally known as the Bondi Park Fitness Centre, recently underwent a $220,000 overhaul including the addition of new and updated exercise equipment. Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton said she is pleased the gym has re-opened for use by […]

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Carrington Road cycleway completed This week the Carrington Road cycleway in Marrickville is expected to be completed. The cycleway, an initiative of Marrickville Council, provides a cycle link between the Cooks River and Marrickville Station. The route will create a new link in Regional Cycle Route 05, which runs from the Cooks River to Camperdown. […]

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City of Sydney Council advised against live streaming A motion to live stream all City of Sydney Council meetings was voted down by a rescission motion on Monday, August 25. The motion was originally put to Council by Liberal Councillor Edward Mandla. It was passed on its initial hearing, but Deputy Lord Mayor Robyn Kemmis […]

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Pyrmont community remembers Andy Andy, a long-time member of the Pyrmont community, passed away last week. Andy was a young homeless man who has been sleeping under the awning of Raine and Horne at Jackson’s Landing for fifteen years. Andy was seen as an integral part of the Pyrmont community, with many residents buying him […]

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Controversy heightens over Pyrmont Bridge garden Plans by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) to install a vertical garden on the Pyrmont Bridge have been criticised by Bicycle NSW. The AMAZE project aims to use the organic waste from surrounding amenities at Darling Harbour to fertilise the garden and showcase the benefits of sustainable composting. […]

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By Nick Richardson Concerns build over UrbanGrowth Memorandum The City of Sydney has voted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UrbanGrowth NSW in support of the NSW government plans to develop the inner city. The move makes UrbanGrowth NSW the primary agency for the development and renewal of inner Sydney, including the Central-Eveleigh […]