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City of Sydney to inject $4 million into creative and cultural precincts following laneway party success

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has announced that it will inject up to $4 million into the inner city's creative and cultural precincts as it strives to generate a 24-hour economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. The City will host an evening of "networking and collaboration" next month for property owners and businesses […]

58-storey high-rise buildings most sustainable for Sydney’s future, report says

By EVA BAXTER Urban Taskforce (UTA), a non-profit representing property developers and equity financiers, released a report this month finding 58-storey high-rise buildings are the most environmentally friendly dwelling type. Suburban, separated households represent the poorest option. UTA CEO Tom Forrest states in the report that the “Australian dream” of a home with a backyard […]

Zetland dog owners celebrate new off-leash area at Nuffield park

By TOKS OGUNDARE Dog owners in Zetland have welcomed an additional space for pets to enjoy after the grass lawn at Nuffield Park became off-leash this week. Under the changes, dogs are now allowed off-leash at all times on the grass in the northern section of Nuffield Park. Zetland residents have long been calling for […]

City of Sydney to boost business by transforming high streets for 1 day only this summer

By EVA BAXTER The City of Sydney is transforming a series of village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping, and dining for 1 day only this month and in February as part of the City’s Community Recovery Plan. The City will provide acoustic roving entertainment and chairs and tables around the street, and a […]

New Year’s Eve attendees warned of ticket scam

By TOKS OGUNDARE Revellers desperate to secure last-minute tickets to watch the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks are being targeted by fraudsters who are focusing their efforts on the sold-out events via Facebook. Concerns over Sydney’s surging COVID-19 cases have forced thousands to change or cancel their plans - many are forgoing ringing in the […]

Liberals retain two seats at City of Sydney despite departures of Chung, Forster

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney candidates Shauna Jarrett and Lyndon Gannon have both been elected to retain the Liberal's two-seat presence following the departures of previous party representatives Craig Chung and Christine Forster. Election results released by the NSW Electoral Commission comes after the Liberals, who control the majority in both NSW and […]

Jess Scully returns as Deputy Lord Mayor on new City of Sydney term

By DANIEL LO SURDO Jess Scully has retained her posting as deputy lord mayor after she was voted back in at the first meeting of the new council term yesterday.  With Clover Moore returning as lord mayor following December’s elections, Cr Scully was backed by the Clover Moore Independent Team in a move that secured […]

Ironbark Apartments Forest Lodge wins award for excellence in affordable housing

By EVA BAXTER The Ironbark apartments in Forest Lodge have been awarded for excellence in affordable housing by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). UDIA NSW is an industry body representing the interests of the NSW property development sector, and the Crown Group Awards for Excellence highlight innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in […]

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 […]

City prepares for ‘line in the sand’ New Year’s Eve celebrations

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has finalised plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations that Lord Mayor Clover Moore hopes will be a ‘line in the sand’ for Sydneysiders after almost two years living with the COVID-19 pandemic.  After the pandemic interrupted celebrations last year, the City has reverted back to most of […]