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Are they worthy of Wentworth?

BY ALEC SMART City Hub hosted a forum at Beauchamp Hotel in Darlinghurst of the prospective candidates vying for the seat of Wentworth in the forthcoming federal election. Those present included Matthew Drake-Brockman (Independent), Tim Murray (Labor), Dominic Wy Kanak (Greens) and incumbent MP, Dr Kerryn Phelps (Independent). Liberal candidate Dave Sharma was notably absent. […]

Parking meter plans suspended in Paddington

BY ALANA LEVENE The City of Sydney Council is putting off plans to install parking meters in Paddington and Darlinghurst due to a unified and forceful resistance from local residents and business owners. Councillors voted unanimously on 8 April to reject a proposal from the traffic committee to install paid meters along sections of Greens […]

Pubs say “no” to meters

By Sarah McLenaghan Sydney’s historic Oxford Street is facing further decline if the City of Sydney introduces parking meters to the area. Businesses and residents have joined forces to protest the parking changes and save the iconic strip. Sue Ritchie, owner of the Beauchamp Hotel on Oxford Street, said: “Oxford Street needs help, it doesn’t […]

HUB CLUB officially launches

What does $25 buy you in Sydney these days? We have some suggestions: how about lunch at the Crown Street Fish Shop offering Sydney’s best seafood as named by the City Hub? Or belly laughs for you and a mate at one of several comedy shows during the Sydney Comedy Festival? Or a date at […]

Lockout laws killing Oxford Street’s heritage hotels

By James Elton-Pym Small pubs and bars along Oxford Street have been hit hard by the NSW government’s controversial lockout laws, local business owners have reported. The legislation was introduced in February last year to curb alcohol-fuelled violence and are now in effect across entertainment precincts in parts of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, The Rocks and […]

Should the business vote be reformed in the City of Sydney?

Community Forum A debate and public discussion with: Alex Greenwich, Independent Member for Sydney Angela Vithoulkas, Independent Councillor City of Sydney Edward Mandla, Liberal Councillor City of Sydney Linda Scott, Labor Councillor City of Sydney Robert Borsak, MLC, Shooters and Fishers Party has been invited On Wednesday, September 10, City Hub will host an open […]

Marriage equality “really close”

With Australia lagging behind the developed world on same-sex marriage, political campaigners convened last week to champion a federal binding vote on marriage equality. The Future of Marriage Equality forum at the Beauchamp Hotel on Oxford St saw a variety of politicians and marriage equality campaigners discuss the way forward. Alex Greenwich, the Independent MP […]

Fresh impetus for Oxford St light rail

Local political and business leaders have vowed to continue the fight for light rail along Oxford St, despite the State Government’s decision to build Sydney’s first new light rail lines since the year 2000 on Devonshire St instead of Oxford St. At a forum held at the Beauchamp Hotel, Darlinghurst on Monday night – hosted […]