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TAP Gallery rises from the ashes

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst has landed on its feet again, although it won’t be staying still for long. After its owner Lesley Dimmick was given just three weeks to vacate the previous premises, she managed to secure an alternate space just one block away on Palmer and Burton Streets. Now located next […]

Outdoor ‘Pissoirs’ to come out on Oxford

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Plans for a retractable urinal in Kings Cross have been flushed, but Oxford Street partygoers may be able to take a slash in the $350,000 contraption instead. On Monday night, City of Sydney Council dismissed plans for a urinal in Kings Cross’s Springfield Plaza. Independent Councillor John Mant said the square needed […]

Nile is godsend for Millers Point residents

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The long battle for Millers Point residents against the state government to remain in their homes might be coming to an end, with early signs suggesting the residents may be the victors. City Hub can reveal last Thursday NSW Christian Democrat MLC  Fred Nile, who holds the balance of power, visited some […]

Ultimo Public School left in the lurch

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The local community has rejected the NSW Government’s latest plan for the Ultimo Public School, saying the proposal was “plugging holes” and “a band aid that would peel off quickly”. The governmentt proposes to demolish the 15 year old school building and replace it with a larger capacity structure for 700 students. […]

Shopping centre set to expand off-Broadway

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Broadway Shopping Centre in Ultimo has been given the green light for a $55 million development that will reduce car parking and provide 31 specialty stores. City of Sydney Council approved the upgrade, which will begin this month, and it is estimated to conclude in Spring 2016. Broadway, owned by property company […]

Trevor Davies Remembered on Abercrombie St

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS It’s been four years since Chippendale character Trevor Davies died but time hasn’t silenced the friendly and passionate voice friends and locals remember. Friends and locals gathered on Saturday July 25 at Charles Kernan Reserve on Abercrombie St in Darlington. Present was City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore who officially opened […]

New party to tackle housing crisis

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND CASSANDRA MORGAN A new political party is aiming for a senate seat in the next federal election after months of media discussion of housing affordability in Sydney. The Affordable Housing Party of Australia was conceived in 2013, but the party is  “stepping up their game”, with the pursuit of giving buyers a chance […]

Never doubted, Irene honoured by party faithful

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Although she’s a politician, City of Sydney Councillor Irene Doutney doesn’t behave like one. Modest, unassuming, “with a common touch” and a discerning eye for art, Irene Doutney was lauded for her contribution to the Australian Greens and the Sydney community last Friday evening, July 10, at Redfern Town Hall. Doutney’s motivation […]

Jury remains out on Oxford revitalisation

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND LYDIA WATSON-MOORE Once the jewel in the city’s crown, attempts to revive the ailing Oxford Street have been as ineffectual as they have been numerous. But with both Woollahra and City of Sydney councils investing strategies to give the strip a sense of place, the Darlinghurst Business Partnership has abandoned any […]

Whistleblowing Ranger commits suicide after concerns dismissed

By Christopher Harris On June 22, Leong Lim, a City of Sydney ranger was found dead in his Waterloo home. Police have confirmed the cause of death was suicide. The matter was referred to the Glebe Coroner's Court. A spokeswoman for the court said that the coroner is in the early stages of investigation and in cases […]