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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 […]

New budget growing pains

by Erika Echernach Despite the City of Sydney’s projected rapid expansion to over 350,000 residents in the next 18 years, the 2018/19 City of Sydney budget approved at last week’s Council meeting lacks the investment in infrastructure needed to sustain such growth. City of Sydney Labor councillor Linda Scott has contested the new budget saying: […]

Vacant city: artists called in to fill space

Sydney is sitting on over a million square metres of empty commercial space as it faces a development boom in the CBD, prompting a council push for businesses to hand over their vacant floorspace to artists. The City of Sydney’s 2012 Floorspace and Employment Survey covers all commercial floorspace in the local government area (LGA), […]