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Liberal councillor knocks City of Sydney’s ‘silent’ response to Pyrmont community centre concerns

By DANIEL LO SURDO A Liberal councillor has lashed the City of Sydney and lord mayor Clover Moore's efforts to relocate the Pyrmont Community Centre ahead of its $4.5 million refurbishment, calling for a better public relocation process to ensure that "this ineptitude doesn't happen again". Shauna Jarrett, a City of Sydney councillor who entered […]

Thousands of letters sent against Waterloo public housing proposal

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A community campaign against a proposal from the NSW government to privatise over 70 per cent of public housing at the Waterloo South Estate has picked up steam, with over 2,700 letters having been sent opposing plans to redevelop the area with hundreds of private apartments. Led by grassroots group Action For […]

Oxford Street: Character and chaos from 1966 to 2022

Opinion by SUE HANLEY The main CBD night strip in 1966 stretched from the corner of Sussex and Liverpool Streets up Oxford Street and to what is now the Greenwood Hotel in Paddington. It was then the Greenwood Tree. This was a wonderful, edgy strip where a teenager just starting university life could discover her […]

Thousands return to Anzac Day Dawn Services after two years of COVID interruptions

By DANIEL LO SURDO Thousands gathered at Anzac Day Dawn Services across Sydney on Monday morning after two years of interruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cenotaph in Martin Place held the New South Wales Anzac Day Dawn Service, which was well-attended despite a rainy morning, and was the first since the pandemic […]

‘I’ve been very reluctant to get involved at all’: Yvonne Weldon on life at Town Hall

By DANIEL LO SURDO Yvonne Weldon has to think when asked why she was hesitant to enter public office. Eventually, she finds an answer. It isn't for the scrutiny, nor for the responsibility, but for something much more unsuspecting. "Because I'm quite a private person," Weldon tells City Hub with a laugh. "Which is crazy considering […]

City of Sydney passes amended Oxford Street planning controls

By PATRICK MCKENZIE In a repeat of last month’s City of Sydney council meeting, proposed amendments to a draft development control plan for Oxford Street have passed, while a motion to defer the decision for further public consultation has failed. On Monday, during a report of the City's Transport, Heritage, Environment and Planning Committee, lord […]

Feedback open for Castlereagh Street ‘promenade’

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The western end of Castlereagh Street will be transformed into a ‘greener inner-city promenade,’ which will include widening footpaths and installing an extra 800 metres of the cycleway, according to a new proposal released by the City of Sydney.  The proposal, which is open for community feedback until April 22, hopes to […]

Inclusive businesses, public artworks and a pride museum: City of Sydney pushes ahead with Oxford Street revamp

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The City of Sydney unveiled a draft LGBTQIA+ social and cultural place strategy for Oxford Street this week after a fraught public consultation process. The City published a draft of the proposal on Monday, which seeks to preserve the community history, culture and character of Oxford Street, as well as fund new […]

Grassroots campaign pushes City of Sydney to save Oxford Street’s LGBT identity

By DOUGLAS MAGALETTI The City of Sydney has moved one step closer to protecting Oxford Street’s LGBTQI cultural and historical identity. On Monday, April 4, the City of Sydney held a committee meeting with community stakeholders to discuss the framework for the long-sought protection of Oxford Street’s LGBTQI identity, culture, and history. Under the Oxford Street […]

Community stands up to Redfern public housing sale

By DANIEL LO SURDO Protestors met on Saturday to take a stand against the selling off of a Redfern public housing site, which has drawn the ire of affordable housing advocates. The protest, which was attended by Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong and Shelter NSW chief executive John Engeler, sought to gather support against […]