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Pedestrians concerned over conduct of inner-city cyclists

By EVA BAXTER Some residents of the inner-city have complained about the behaviour of cyclists on City of Sydney streets. The City of Sydney Active Transport Survey released in June found there are more people riding more regularly, and decreased patronage on public transport due to COVID has seen a cycling boom in the inner-city. […]

Outdoor Public Pools reopen across the Inner West and Inner City

By ASTON BROWN Outdoor pools reopened on Monday following an announcement from the NSW Government last week, with the change allowing both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to visit outdoor pools across NSW. Inner West Mayor Rochelle Porteous welcomed the news. “Opening these to our community will significantly improve wellbeing and services can be managed in […]

City of Sydney: Councillors unanimously support a new Women’s Refuge in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney Councillors have unanimously supported a motion that will increase services to communities affected by Family Violence. The motion, which sets to establish a publicly-funded Women's Refuge in the City of Sydney Local Government Area (LGA), was moved by Councillor Kerryn Phelps in direct response to the rising Domestic […]

Court refuses development plans to turn Darlinghurst Victorian terraces into a hotel

By EVA BAXTER Six Victorian terraces in Hardie Street, Darlinghurst will not be turned into a hotel in a decision by the Land and Environment Court (LEC) on Friday, August 6. The site is located within the Oxford Street (Darlinghurst Road) and Victoria Street Heritage Conservation Area. Development consent was not granted because the commissioner […]

London plane trees to remain in city’s canopy despite health risks

By KATELYN MILLIGAN City of Sydney Council voted on Monday not to stop the planting of London plane trees. The city aims to increase overall green cover to 40% across the local area, including a minimum of 27% tree canopy by 2050 with its Greening Sydney Strategy. London plane trees make up around 11% of […]

NSW COVID: Local Government Elections pushed back to December

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Local Government Elections scheduled for September 4 this year have been postponed three months to December 4 as the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state continues to grow. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock MP announced Saturday night that December 4 would be the new date that elections would be held, […]

Councils welcome $490 million NSW Government Electric Vehicle investment

 By SASHA FOOT The NSW Government's announcement to incentivise electric vehicle (EV) use has been received positively by Inner West and City of Sydney Councils. The Inner West Council has declared their particular support for the Government's Electric Vehicle Strategy.     "Council is now keen to work with the NSW Government to encourage EV uptake in […]

Signs of the times: #RACISMNOTWELCOME

By KATE RAFFERTY 50 “#RACISMNOTWELCOME” street signs have been erected across the Inner West, as part of a new campaign by the Inner West Multicultural Network and Addison Road Community Organisation. Initiated in response to a rise in racist attacks during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, #RacismNotWelcome addresses racism in the Inner West. Independent […]

Potts Point alterations cause confusion

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE After three public meetings, Sydney Council Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, is still no closer to garnering unequivocal support from small businesses and the local community for her zany Macleay Street alterations in Potts Point. At the most recent meeting on Wed 18 March at Council’s Rex Centre, about 150 anxious locals […]

Coronavirus: how Sydney city councils are managing

by ALEC SMART CoronaVirus cases are still on the rise across Australia as venues close, public events are cancelled, sporting matches played without audiences, and borders close to all foreign visitors for the foreseeable future. People are slowly adapting: those that are able begin working from home, and consumers stock up – often hoarding – […]