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Yvonne Weldon discusses political activism, social housing and climate policy ahead of the City of Sydney election

She might be running for Lord Mayor, but Yvonne Weldon doesn’t see herself as a politician.“Until I decided to run at this election, I never intended to seek public office. I am a political activist and that runs in my blood.”Weldon’s resume includes a string of government and non-government roles rooted in improving the lives […]

More Clover: Sydney’s longest-standing Lord Mayor speaks ahead of her fifth Council election

By DANIEL LO SURDO First elected to the now-defunct South Sydney Council in 1980, Clover Moore - then a mother lobbying for improved playgrounds and reduced through-traffic in her Redfern community - is now the longest-standing Sydney Lord Mayor, and the first woman popularly elected in the City’s 179-year history.  And ahead of the December […]

Sydney goes green for COP26, as Scott Morrison stumbles in Glasgow

By DANIEL LO SURDO Sydney has been lit up green to mark the beginning of COP26, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference, in Glasgow this week. Sydney joins other global cities in lighting up its civic buildings green to signal a desire for decisive international action. This year’s conference is seen as the most important […]

Community takes action against increasing destruction of public housing in the inner city

By EVA BAXTER Hands off Glebe and Action for Public Housing hosted a remote forum/rally on Saturday October 27th to discuss taking action against the increasing destruction of public housing in the inner city. Hands Off Glebe spokesperson Hannah Middleton said, “Hands Off Glebe decided in September that it was time to revitalise our campaign […]

Back on: 9pm fireworks to go ahead after Clover Moore backflip

By DANIEL LO SURDO Sydney's traditional 9pm New Year's Eve fireworks will now go ahead after Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore reversed her decision to cancel the event this year. The fireworks will now proceed with extra provisions from the NSW Government and a guarantee that the government would take control of the event should […]

Inner-city leaders welcome State Government’s plans to cut emissions in half by 2030

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner-city leaders have supported the NSW Government's decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent by 2030, with City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore labelling it "exciting news". The cut, announced this week, will create a new climate change target that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to […]

City of Sydney secures growth of inner-city vaccination hubs

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney councillors have unanimously supported pop-up COVID-19 vaccination hubs to be prioritised as the inner-city seeks to reopen next month. At a September Council meeting, councillors unanimously supported a Mayoral minute that sought to continue supporting vulnerable communities through the Sydney lockdowns. "Many people say that this lockdown, which […]

Annandale’s Federal Park skate park welcomed by community

By KATELYN MILLIGAN A new skate park and refurbished playground in Annandale's Federal Park was revealed by the City of Sydney earlier this month. Lord Mayor Clover Moore highlights the increase in skate parks around the City of Sydney as an incentive to move skaters away from the streets and into the parks. “Skating is […]

London plane trees to remain in city’s canopy despite health risks

By KATELYN MILLIGAN City of Sydney Council voted on Monday not to stop the planting of London plane trees. The city aims to increase overall green cover to 40% across the local area, including a minimum of 27% tree canopy by 2050 with its Greening Sydney Strategy. London plane trees make up around 11% of […]

NSW Government: Playing ‘catch up’ with proposed Green Square Primary School

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The NSW Government’s proposed Green Square Primary School has been criticised for being too little, too late. The Government has recently announced plans to deliver a 600-place primary school to accommodate the growing enrolment demands of the Green Square area. Concerns have been raised by community members surrounding the demand it will […]