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Clover Moore calls for free transport zones as NSW government holds CBD Summit for third consecutive year

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The NSW government has convened a summit of businesses, government and industry stakeholders to discuss driving business, employment and foot traffic in Sydney in response to the impacts of COVID-19. The summit was held on Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art and followed events held in 2020 and 2021. While speaking […]

Free public transport zones and 24-hour trading headline new vision for reimagined Sydney CBD

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The City of Sydney would have a key role to play in a future vision of a Sydney bolstered by resilience, creativity and inclusivity. That's according to a new report from the Committee for Sydney think tank and consulting group Arup, which proposes five major recommendations that would celebrate the city’s heritage […]

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 […]

New study explores benefits of greening Sydney’s streets

By ALLISON HORE A study released this week explored what the city might be like if Sydney’s lesser used streets were transformed into car-free market gardens. The study by ERA-co was commissioned by Woods Bagot, the group behind the transformation of Central Station. By examining a sample of 11 local government areas in inner-Sydney, Streets […]

Draft Pyrmont Place Strategy unveiled to mixed reviews

By ALLISON HORE The first draft of the much-anticipated Pyrmont Place Strategy has been unveiled and it’s already raising eyebrows. After months of consultation with the community and a detailed study by the NSW Government, the draft strategy which explores future development frameworks in the Pyrmont peninsula over the next two decades was released to […]

Kings Cross faces uncertain future

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE Kings Cross is under attack. Its eccentricity is threatened by the very thing that keeps it alive: a living breathing critical mass and ribbon of funky people and things who don't mind being deliberately different. It's defending itself from volleys of large development applications that, if approved, would erode its individuality, […]

Kings Cross to get intensive care

By JOHN MOYLE News of the death of Kings Cross may be premature but it is certainly on life support and urgently in need of a recent City of Sydney-backed grant. On January 14 this year, NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the winding back of the lockout laws, almost six years to the day when […]

Fast-track for new fish market

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government announced that the development proposal for the new Sydney Fish Market will be fast-tracked through the planning assessment system, which NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claims is part of a bid to boost the state’s economy in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The fish market proposal, by Danish architecture […]

Pyrmont: bounced or bouncing into the future?

By ALLISON HORE A “bounce group” to discuss the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy (a strategy for planning and investment in development projects on and around Pyrmont peninsula) will be launched this week, as announced in a Pyrmont community webinar hosted by the Pyrmont Chamber of Commerce on 7th May. The group will provide the NSW […]

Sydney rental woes to continue

By Vanessa Lim About 40 per cent of people in Sydney are now renting according to a 2018 study by the Committee for Sydney. The figure rises to over 50 per cent for people living near the heart of Sydney sparking concerns about housing affordability. Karen Walsh, the CEO of Shelter NSW said, “There’s nothing […]