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The other side of the rainbow

By ALLISON HORE This week a 90-meter rainbow footpath which runs along the area of Prince Alfred Park known “Equality Green” was unveiled in Surry Hills.  But its reveal, through a photoshoot on the Lord Mayor’s personal facebook page, has raised concern among other councillors. The footpath was painted in rainbow colours in celebration of […]

Prince Alfred Park’s rainbow footpath unveiled

By ALLISON HORE A new rainbow footpath has been unveiled in Surry Hills just in time for Mardi Gras. The footpath serves as a reminder both for how far the LGBTQI+ community has come and how far it has to go. The 90-metre path runs alongside the area of Prince Alfred Park now known “Equality […]

Christine Forster to stand down following election

By ALLISON HORE After nine years on the City of Sydney council, Liberal councillor Christine Forster will be stepping down following the September council elections.  Ms. Forster was elected to the City of Sydney in 2012 and was reelected in 2016. She said while it has been “an honour” to represent the people of Sydney, […]

Kerryn Phelps to run for mayor

By ALLISON HORE City of Sydney councillor and former Member for Wentworth, Dr. Kerryn Phelps, has announced her intention to run for mayor in this year’s council elections. Speaking to City Hub, Dr. Phelps announced her intention to run for mayor, an ambition which she said was five years in the making and included a […]

Million dollar makeover proposed for Redfern cathedral

By ALLISON HORE A heritage listed cathedral in Redfern is set for a multi-million dollar makeover, should a development approval for the works be approved.  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has lodged a development application for a $27.5 million project to rejuvenate and expand the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady next to […]

Dive into Zetland’s new multi-million dollar aquatic centre

By ALLISON HORE A new hundred million dollar aquatic centre has opened in Zetland after being delayed for almost a year. On February 1, the City of Sydney officially opened the $106.5 million Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. City of Sydney Mayor Clover Moore said the facility is the “largest pool complex built in […]

Where will the children play?

By ALLISON HORE The plans for a skatepark at Leichhardt Park have hit another roadblock after council voted to put the park's plans under an extra layer of scrutiny.  The move will mean the decade-long decision making process for a new Inner West skatepark will be drawn out even longer.  The vote follows lengthy debate […]

Green grants to boost recycling infrastructure

By ALLISON HORE In a joint effort the NSW and Federal governments have announced a mammoth $35 million in grants supporting the remanufacture of recyclable goods. The grants are part of the Remanufacture NSW Fund, a joint initiative between the NSW and Federal governments which was created in response to Council of Australian Governments’ ban […]

From food waste to fuel

By ALLISON HORE A food waste recycling scheme in the Inner West is transforming uneaten food into renewable energy. The food waste recycling service in Leichhardt has been operating since 2008, in 500 apartment buildings and 5,000 households. Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne, first introduced the program when he was mayor of the pre-amalgamation Leichhardt […]

Domestic violence “exacerbated” by pandemic

By ALLISON HORE The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many people in many different ways. Of course, there’s the obvious health and economic impacts that come from isolation and social distancing, but some of the impacts have been more hidden.  One of those hidden side effects is domestic violence, which Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore says […]