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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 […]

Climate report paints grim picture for Sydney’s coast

A “State of the Climate” report released on Friday paints a grim picture for Sydney’s iconic coastline and harbourside riverways.  The report prepared by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO reveals global sea levels have risen by 25 centimeters since 1880, with half of this rise occurring in the past 50 years. The rate of […]

Sydney councillor elected president of national association

By ALLISON HORE City of Sydney councillor Linda Scott was elected president of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) which represents more than 500 councils nationwide. Councillor Scott was elected to the position unopposed at the association’s AGM on Friday night. She will take over the role from Prospect mayor, David O'Loughlin, who has served […]

Social housing renewal proposals hit with criticism

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government’s announcement of a proposal to “renew” the Explorer Street social housing estate in Eveleigh has been met with criticism from the community. On Thursday, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation letterboxed public housing tenants in Explorer Street, South Eveleigh with a letter expressing their intention to “renew” the property […]

Rainbow footpath for Surry Hills

By ALLISON HORE A pathway in Surry Hills is set to be transformed into a vibrant rainbow to commemorate the vote to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia almost three years ago. The 90-metre path will run alongside an area of Prince Alfred Park now known as “Equality Green” as a tribute to a public gathering […]

Active transport grants for a safer post-COVID city

By KIRSTA CHEUNG As more people are returning to workplaces from work from home arrangements, public transport services are getting busier and more congested. Could the development of active transport infrastructure offer a new travel option for busy Sydneysiders? The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Sydney's public transport hard, overall commuter rates in Australia have taken […]

Alfresco Revolution

By Rida Babar Councils in Sydney have launched an alfresco dining initiative to boost local businesses and encourage a return to normality as the warmer months approach. The plan, led by the City Of Sydney and Place Management NSW, has shortened the process of venues applying for approval of outdoor dining, thus incentivising it. This […]

George Street tender exemption splits council

By ALLISON HORE After a vote which split the City of Sydney council, the planning and construction of the George Street pedestrianisation project will go ahead without the usual tenders process. The $35 million project will see the pedestrian zone on George Street extended further south from Bathurst street to Rawson Place.  Sydney’s Lord Mayor […]

Reclaiming Moore Park Golf Course for more than golf

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has revealed two plans to halve the size of Moore Park Golf Course to unlock more public open space. To transform part of the golf course into parklands, the City of Sydney has put together two options. The first option will see the parkland located to the north […]

Let’s talk about infrastructure, not headgear

Opinion by ALLISON HORE It’s infrastructure, not helmets, that Sydney needs to be talking about to get people on their bikes. And with active transport highlighted as one of the keys to the city’s economic recovery, boosting our embarrassingly low cycling rates is more important than ever. According to the National Cycling Participation Survey, Sydney […]