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Art Deco icon receives heritage listing

By ALLISON HORE After “impassioned pleas” from the Kings Cross community, the NSW Government has announced their decision to grant state heritage listing to the Metro Minerva theatre building in Potts Point.  The much-loved Art Deco building, which opened in 1939 as The Minerva Theatre, received state heritage recognition in December. Built in Hollywood’s golden […]

While Sydney drowns, country bakes

BY ALEC SMART A newly released study by the University of NSW has confirmed that urban centres will experience intensified flooding as global temperatures rise and storms become more severe. Unless flooding is properly managed, it is expected to impact harshly upon city living. But by contrast, the countryside is drying up. Despite heightened rainfall […]

Light rail construction derails small businesses

  BY CHARLI SHIELD The NSW Government and City of Sydney are facing backlash over problems caused by the construction of their $2.1 billion light rail project that local retail owners say is destroying the viability of their businesses. Construction has been delayed for the second time since the project started 18 months ago, after […]

Boring bollards keep Sydney safe

BY GEORGIA CLARK The installation of anti-terror bollards in Martin Place has aroused controversy amidst claims that the City of Sydney failed to consult with NSW Police about the development. The concrete slabs, installed near the State Library late last month, have well and truly cemented their place in history this week, after Lord Mayor […]

Shake-up for Clover’s spin doctors

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s media team is set for a shake-up, with the Office of the Lord Mayor (OLM) advertising for a new Senior Communications Officer. In a job description posted on employment website Seek, the role was advertised as a fixed term contract to January 2017. "This is a rare opportunity to be […]

Clover feels the heat over bid to gag media

City of Sydney councillors from across the political spectrum have supported the Alternative Media Group of Australia, publishers of this newspaper, after representatives of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore threatened legal action over a story published in City News on September 5. The story reported the experience of Surry Hills resident Luke Harper, whose 2011 […]