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Albanese invites local government to one annual Cabinet meeting with association ‘working towards’ full membership

By AMBER GRIFFIN The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has been granted an appointment at the National Cabinet at a conference this week by Labor government, after a long history of lobbying for representation. The appointment of Local Government to the National Cabinet was just one of Prime Minster Anthony Albanese's pre-election promises, however the […]

Pyrmont residents ignored on fight for viable public transport on peninsula

By AMBER GRIFFIN A Pyrmont resident group says it has been ignored by NSW government about concerns over limited public transport options, after key bus stops were removed from an essential route early in the year. The Pyrmont Peninsula Public Transport Forum (PPPTF), a group of Pyrmont businesses and residents who advocate for improved public […]

Inner West Council seeks transparency on St Peters Interchange contamination

By AMBER GRIFFIN After a City Hub investigation revealed that council had been left in the dark about the NSW government's concerns over contamination at the WestConnex St Peters Interchange, the Inner West Council is taking action to gain transparency on the situation. A motion at a recent Inner West Council meeting requesting an "urgent […]

Bid to rename Woollahra Street to ‘Ukraine Street’ dropped by council following community push-back

By AMBER GRIFFIN Fullerton Street in Woollahra will not be renamed to 'Ukraine Street', after Woollahra council dropped the idea at a recent council meeting following push-back from local residents. The proposed renaming is part of an effort by the Ukrainian Council of NSW to change street names where Russian Consulates stand to show solidarity […]

‘Rise of the pub gig’ brings live music back to Sydney’s local venues

By AMBER GRIFFIN Live music platform Muso will begin its initiative to bring live music back to pubs, helping venue owners and musicians to re-establish Sydney's once-electric local live music scene. The list of artists and venues chosen to participate in the 'Rise of the pub gig' initiative has been released, as Muso starts its […]

City of Sydney to investigate hosting gender diverse swim nights after Inner West success

By AMBER GRIFFIN The City of Sydney will investigate hosting their own trans and gender diverse swim nights after the neighbouring Inner West Council's first-ever inclusive swim night in April was hailed as a resounding success. A motion calling on council officers to evaluate the capacity for the City to host their own trans and […]

Sydney Con Jazz Festival 2022

By Amber Griffin The Sydney Con Jazz Festival will return to Sydney for the fifth time on June 5. The festival will take place at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music, with over 100 trailblazing jazz artists from Australia, the United States and Europe set to perform. Myriad jazz music will pour throughout five world-class concert halls, […]

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Wins National Trust Heritage Award

By Amber Griffin One of Sydney’s most characterful and creative waterfronts has been acknowledged by the National Trust at its annual Heritage Awards, in time for the Australian Heritage Festival. Earlier this year, the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct was unveiled following a major redevelopment on Sydney’s historically remarkable Pier 2/3 and Wharf 4/5, designed by Tonkin […]

Surfing’s “unsung hero” honoured on Bondi Sea Wall

By AMBER GRIFFIN A mural of Australian surfing trailblazer Pauline Menczer was unveiled on the Bondi Sea Wall this week, with the eastern suburbs native honoured as an "unsung hero" of the surfing world. Menczer is the only person from Bondi to win a world surfing title (1993) but never received any prize money or […]

The Sydney Blues Society sparking appreciation for the Blues throughout the Inner West

By Amber Griffin Just when you thought the music scene in Sydney couldn’t get more electrifying and diverse, wait until you hear about the Sydney Blues Society, the hidden gem for blues music in Sydney. In an interview with City Hub, Sydney Blues Society Secretary Nina Sbresni shared with us all things blue music. “We […]