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Clover Moore Opens Five-Storey Creative Centre In Sydney

A spectacular new five-storey arts rehearsal and production centre in downtown Sydney has opened to artists and creative organisations. The City of Sydney Creative Studios features 30 spaces including an expansive rehearsal area, recording and editing suites, visual art studios, workshops, screening rooms and offices. It’s also home to an artist-in-residence apartment and a café. […]

Sydney Con Jazz Festival 2022

By Amber Griffin The Sydney Con Jazz Festival will return to Sydney for the fifth time on June 5. The festival will take place at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music, with over 100 trailblazing jazz artists from Australia, the United States and Europe set to perform. Myriad jazz music will pour throughout five world-class concert halls, […]

Thousands of letters sent against Waterloo public housing proposal

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A community campaign against a proposal from the NSW government to privatise over 70 per cent of public housing at the Waterloo South Estate has picked up steam, with over 2,700 letters having been sent opposing plans to redevelop the area with hundreds of private apartments. Led by grassroots group Action For […]

THE NAKED CITY – FUTURE SHOCK!

You have to hand it to the visionaries in the City Of Sydney Council and various architectural firms around town. They seem determined to transform vast areas of the city into huge paved plazas, despite the pain and suffering often associated with this kind of urban renewal and beautification. We have all seen the turmoil […]

Sydney businesses will ‘need to adapt’ to single-use plastic ban: City of Sydney councillor

By SEJA AL ZAIDI All single-use plastics across NSW will be banned from June this year, forcing many Sydney businesses to change their practices to adhere to the new law. From June, NSW legislation will prohibit the use of certain single-use plastic items, posing a challenge to hospitality businesses using the products for takeaway services.  […]

Grassroots campaign pushes City of Sydney to save Oxford Street’s LGBT identity

By DOUGLAS MAGALETTI The City of Sydney has moved one step closer to protecting Oxford Street’s LGBTQI cultural and historical identity. On Monday, April 4, the City of Sydney held a committee meeting with community stakeholders to discuss the framework for the long-sought protection of Oxford Street’s LGBTQI identity, culture, and history. Under the Oxford Street […]

NSW floods: Wild weather sweeps the inner city, eastern suburbs and inner west

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Severe weather events have impacted Sydneysiders across the inner city, eastern suburbs and inner west across the past two weeks.  Catastrophic flood waters are wreaking havoc across NSW, with severe flooding rapidly impacting Northern NSW, as well as the Central Coast and Hunter regions.  Recovery and clean-up efforts have begun taking […]

Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick councils to adopt 100 per cent renewable energy in $180m deal

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra councils have all confirmed that they will be using 100 per cent renewable energy for their local facilities from July 1 this year, as part of a landmark $180 million, 25-council deal that was announced last week. The deal, which was brokered by the Southern Sydney Regional […]

New cycleways in Oxford and Liverpool Street approved by City of Sydney councillors

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The City of Sydney has officially approved the introduction of two new cycleways in the inner city, with the Oxford and Liverpool Street cycleways set to service multiple areas and create linkages across different geographical parts of the city.  The motion was ushered in during the first council meeting of the […]

Clover Moore praises move to fly Aboriginal flag permanently above Harbour Bridge

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has praised the NSW government's decision to fly the Aboriginal flag permanently over the Harbour Bridge, after Kamilaroi woman and Inner West local Cheree Toka's petition to fly the flag over the bridge gained new steam in the past week. Cr Moore said that […]