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Gehl’s grand vision for a people-centric Sydney unveiled

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has released a new study detailing an ambitious plan to make Sydney’s CBD more people-centric. Based on international best-practice and data tracking, the council says the study by urban design firm Gehl will help the city work towards a number of goals laid out in their Sustainable Sydney […]

Kerryn Phelps withdraws from mayoral race

By ALLISON HORE Councillor Dr. Kerryn Phelps has withdrawn from the City of Sydney mayoral race to care for a family member with a health issue. In a Facebook post on Friday evening, Dr. Phelps said she was “sad to have to announce” that she would not be nominating for the position of Lord Mayor […]

Could free public transport revive Sydney’s CBD?

By ALLISON HORE As part of an ambitious plan to bring people back into Sydney’s CBD, the NSW government is considering offering free rides on public transport. After an idea floated at the Sydney CBD summit, NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the government is considering allowing commuters to ride public transport to and from the […]

South end of George Street set for permanent pedestrianisation

By ALLISON HORE Work has begun on the transformation of the south end of George Street, between Bathurst Street and Railway square, into a “world-class boulevard.” Granite footpaths, outdoor dining spaces, new street trees, seating and lighting are all part of the City of Sydney’s grand plan to permanently pedestrianise the remainder of George Street […]

Sydney after dark: Open for business

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney council voted unanimously to approve a plan which would allow shops and businesses in the city to stay open until 10pm, without needing further approval. Under a suite of changes aimed to revitalise the city’s struggling economy, existing shops and businesses in the City of Sydney local government […]

Heat islands and climate change may make parts of Sydney “unliveable”

By ALLISON HORE Some parts of the greater Sydney area may become unliveable as a result of climate change and the urban heat island effect if immediate action isn’t taken, a new report shows.  But the City of Sydney has announced an ambitious plan to tackle this problem.  The report commissioned by the Australian Conservation […]

Report deems Metro revitalisation “feasible”

By ALLISON HORE A report released last week concluded it would be “feasible” for a much-loved Art Deco theatre in Potts Point to be resurrected. The conclusion is welcomed by the community whose impassioned pleas saw the building receive heritage listing last year. The feasibility study was commissioned last year by the City of Sydney […]

Council clashes with state government over Waterloo Estate proposal

By ALLISON HORE After lengthy discussions, the City of Sydney council has voted to support a revised version of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC)’s proposed redevelopment for a public housing estate in south Waterloo.  But the LAHC has fired back at council for their delay in approving the development, leading to bitter debate […]

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 […]