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Randwick Council and Addison Road team up to help the vulnerable

By SASHA FOOT Addison Road Community Centre is donating 200 food hampers a week to Randwick City Council to support vulnerable people struggling during lockdown. Randwick City Council Mayor Danny Said volunteered at the Addison Road packing centre in Marrickville this week. He said it’s important to offer food relief services to struggling families in […]

NSW Government: Reduced Developer Taxes to Impact Local Council Community Projects

By SASHA FOOT Sydney Councils fear for the future of community infrastructure as the NSW Government proposes the removal of developer paid taxes, leaving the costs to ratepayers.  Councils use developer contributions paid from large-scale projects to fund local sporting infrastructure, libraries, swimming pools and other council-led upgrades.  However, there are concerns that increasing ratepayer’s […]

Glebe: Parents ‘completely let down’ by Childcare Centre

By DANIEL LO SURDO Parents of Glebe’s KU Laurel Tree House Childcare Centre have grown disappointed with management abandoning pleas to save the facility.  In a letter released to Laurel Tree House families in June, KU’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer announced that they would not be continuing operations at 61 Arundel Street.  […]

City of Sydney: Meet History-Making Election Candidate Yvonne Weldon and Team UNITE

By TESSA PELLE Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon is the first Independent Indigenous Australian to run for Lord Mayor in the City of Sydney’s local government election this September. If elected, she will be the first independent Indigenous Australian councillor in the City of Sydney’s 179-year history. Weldon recognises the historical significance of her campaign. “It […]

Sydney lawyer Shauna Jarrett wins Liberal preselection, confirms run for mayor

By CHRISTINE CHEN Sydney lawyer and governance consultant Shauna Jarrett has won the Liberal preselection to become the party’s ticket front-runner and mayoral candidate for the City of Sydney election. Shauna Jarrett defeated former Warringah mayor Sam Danieli with 77 votes to 21 to receive the party’s backing for the ticket’s top position. Jarrett also […]

Haymarket: Museum of Chinese Australia to be established in Sydney

By ELISE PAPAIOANNOU The Museum of Chinese Australia (MOCA) will be formed in a previous Haymarket library at 744 George Street to preserve Chinese people's history, heritage, and material culture in Australia. Haymarket in Sydney is home to the largest Chinatown in Australia. In October 2019, the City of Sydney invited organisations to transform the […]

St Peters parklands meant to compensate for WestConnex are contaminated, says environmental scientist

By KATELYN MILLIGAN An environmental scientist is calling for an independent contamination assessment into landfill offered by the NSW government as potential parklands to ‘compensate’ for WestConnex to the St Peter’s community. The proposed hilltop park at the southwestern end of the St Peters Interchange was previously a highly polluted landfill site which contained contaminants […]

Yvonne Weldon on NAIDOC Week in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO Unfortunately for Yvonne Weldon, the COVID-19 outbreak means that she will be forced to observe NAIDOC Week this year much the same as the last: indoors. Dreary aesthetics aside, Weldon contends that no lockdown could dampen the community spirit that remains at the core of NAIDOC Week, which will run from […]

Government support package welcomed by local small businesses, but eligibility threshold leaves out smallest

By TESSA PELLE The NSW Government has announced a brand-new grants package to assist small businesses due to Sydney’s stay at home orders. The ongoing pandemic has seen multiple small businesses shut their doors due to COVID restrictions and significantly less trade. Guy is the manager of Simply Hummus in Darlinghurst. He says going into […]

Inner West Council can take action on affordable housing

Opinion by DYLAN GRIFFITHS Sydney is the third worst city in the world for housing affordability. In Australia, one in six young people aged 15–19 have experienced homelessness, 25 percent of whom are based in NSW. For many the amount needed for a home loan deposit seems insurmountable with the inability to become a homeowner […]