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Sydney’s summer alfresco revival

By ALLISON HORE This summer a number of laneways in Sydney’s CBD are set to close to traffic and open to dining as part of a plan to bring new life to the city while respecting COVID-19 restrictions. A section of Barrack Street, off George Street, would be closed, Tankstream Way and Wilmot Lane are […]

The killing of Darlinghurst Road

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE Not since the Green Bans and the Victoria Street wars of the ‘70s has Kings Cross faced such a powerful and existential threat to its existence. Under the cover of COVID on Friday 11th of September Iris Capital for developer Sam Arnaout lodged its second Development Application with the City of […]

The long road to Sydney’s economic recovery

By ALLISON HORE With COVID-19 hitting the city’s economy hard there is a long road ahead to economic recovery.  On Thursday it was announced that Australia had officially entered a recession for the first time in three decades. The country’s economy went backwards for two consecutive quarters, the commonly accepted definition of a recession.  This […]

A sweet tribute to Rosebery’s history

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has put forward a proposal to name two areas of Rosebery after some of Australia’s favourite lollies. Under the proposal, a new park and a green link located in Sweetacres will be named Allsorts Park and Honeykiss Park, two sweets created at the former James Stedman-Henderson Sweets factory. […]

Surry Hills playground by kids, for kids

By ALLISON HORE A playground designed by kids, for kids will give some of Surry Hills’s youngest residents new opportunities to be active and interact with nature. The popular playground at Shannon Reserve on Crown Street has reopened after an upgrade based on feedback from local primary school students, community members and a playground consultant.  […]

City of Sydney backs public housing plan

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney is backing a proposed plan for more social housing in the inner-city. The proposed social housing development in Glebe which will spread across two sites, 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, was initiated by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation and is being endorsed by the […]

Mayor backs call to end greyhound racing

By ALLISON HORE Lord Mayor Clover Moore is backing calls for greyhound racing to end at Wentworth Park in Sydney’s inner city. On Monday night the City of Sydney council voted eight to two in favour of a motion proposed by independent councillor Philip Thalis to “return Wentworth Park to the public”.  Mr. Thalis told […]

Darlinghurst AIDs memorial one step closer

By  JOHN MOYLE Almost two years since a petition calling for an AIDS memorial to be located in Darlinghurst’s Green Park, the project is now one step closer after the City of Sydney unanimously agreed to call artists for expressions of interest. The motion was proposed by councillor and deputy mayor Jess Scully and seconded […]

City of Sydney defer Aboriginal woman statue

By ALEC SMART On 2 July, City of Sydney Council voted 6 – 3 to amend and defer Councillor Dr Kerryn Phelps’ motion to commission a statue of Cadigal language teacher Patyegarang, what would have been the first publicly-funded statue in central Sydney to feature an Indigenous person. Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully, who issued […]

Street widening reduces pedestrian safety

By ALEC SMART Poorly-written signage, pitch-black footpaths after sunset, and construction work that nearby residents claim has almost ground to a halt, characterises a $2.1 million street widening and bridge strengthening operation at the interface between Camperdown and Annandale. The widening of Booth Street across Johnston Creek, Annandale, is annoying more than a few of […]