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City of Sydney council recruits over 50 experts to join advisory panels

By ERIN MODARO The City of Sydney council has announced a team of over 50 experts have been recruited to join four select advisory panels, which will advise the council on a multitude of social and economic issues. The newly created panels are designed to support the recovery of Sydney's economic and cultural life. City […]

City of Sydney to boost business by transforming high streets for 1 day only this summer

By EVA BAXTER The City of Sydney is transforming a series of village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping, and dining for 1 day only this month and in February as part of the City’s Community Recovery Plan. The City will provide acoustic roving entertainment and chairs and tables around the street, and a […]

Inner West florist Jodie McGregor Flowers wins $10,000 grant from CBA

By EVA BAXTER  Annandale local since 1999 Jodie McGregor Flowers has won a $10,000 grant from Commonwealth Bank (CBA).  CBA offered merchants the chance to win $10,000 as part of the company’s recent campaign supporting small businesses to resurge after the impacts of the pandemic through the introduction of StepPay.  StepPay, similar in many ways […]

Candidate for City of Sydney Lord Mayor Angela Vithoulkas wants small business to have a seat at the table

By EVA BAXTER Councillor Angela Vithoulkas, founder of the Small Business Party and a nominee for Lord Mayor of City of Sydney in the upcoming local government elections, told City Hub small business is her natural habitat. She has 35 years of hands on experience as a business owner and it’s the reason she got […]

Government support package welcomed by local small businesses, but eligibility threshold leaves out smallest

By TESSA PELLE The NSW Government has announced a brand-new grants package to assist small businesses due to Sydney’s stay at home orders. The ongoing pandemic has seen multiple small businesses shut their doors due to COVID restrictions and significantly less trade. Guy is the manager of Simply Hummus in Darlinghurst. He says going into […]

Working out from home: fitness trainers offer gym alternatives amid Sydney’s stay-at-home orders

BY TESSA PELLE As Sydney dives into a two-week lockdown, the closure of gyms and fitness centres have forced personal trainers to find other means of keeping their businesses afloat. The NSW government has limited outdoor exercise to groups of no more than 10 people, meaning most community sport will not be able to go […]

Alfresco Revolution

By Rida Babar Councils in Sydney have launched an alfresco dining initiative to boost local businesses and encourage a return to normality as the warmer months approach. The plan, led by the City Of Sydney and Place Management NSW, has shortened the process of venues applying for approval of outdoor dining, thus incentivising it. This […]

83 Weeks With Eric Bischoff

Outsiders are seldom welcomed into the inner sanctum of the secretive world of professional wrestling, and even fewer rise to the heights Eric Bischoff achieved. When Bischoff first became involved in the world of wrestling he was as simply a salesman for syndicated episodes of the Minnesota based American Wrestling Association (AWA). By pure accident […]

Parking not so fine in Leichhardt

BY RYAN QUINN Leichhardt is ranked the fifth highest of 36 Sydney councils to issue parking fines in the past year, according to new data. Between 2014-15, Leichhardt Councils’ rate of issuing parking fines per 1,000 residents was almost double the average of most Sydney councils. These statistics came from data compliation of Independent Leichhardt […]

Liberal councillor urges own party to amend compulsory business voting

By ALEXANDER LEWIS Liberal councillor Christine Forster has said the NSW government should amend the act which requires compulsory business voting in City of Sydney elections. The controversial City of Sydney Amendment Act, introduced by the Shooters and Fishers party and backed by the Baird government last year, gives two votes to companies with more […]