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Women employed by City of Sydney defy national trends by earning more than male counterparts

By EVA BAXTER This year the City of Sydney calculated its sixth gender pay gap report and found the organisation’s total gender pay gap was 3.4 per cent in favour of women. More men are employed by the City, with 1057 male employees to 774 female in 2020-21, yet the average total pay for women […]

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 […]

Contest for the inner city: the all-female Lord Mayoral candidates competing for City of Sydney Council

By EVA BAXTER In contrast to four other Sydney councils in City Hub’s catchment area, Randwick City Council, Waverley Council, Woollahra Council, and Inner West Council, City of Sydney Council has no wards, and a popularly elected Mayor. The Lord Mayor of City of Sydney Council leads decision making at council meetings and hosts civic […]

Local Sydney sustainability advocate calls for greater action on climate change at COP26

By ASTON BROWN Local Sydney sustainability advocate and architect, HY William Chan has joined calls for global leaders to take greater action on climate change at COP26 in Glasgow, which is currently underway. Chan will be attending the COP26 ‘Young Leaders in Climate’ meeting this Thursday, representing Sydney locals in a discussion between young leaders […]

Community takes action against increasing destruction of public housing in the inner city

By EVA BAXTER Hands off Glebe and Action for Public Housing hosted a remote forum/rally on Saturday October 27th to discuss taking action against the increasing destruction of public housing in the inner city. Hands Off Glebe spokesperson Hannah Middleton said, “Hands Off Glebe decided in September that it was time to revitalise our campaign […]

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 […]