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Sydney launches Lunar New Year festivities as prosperous Year of the Tiger awaits

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has launched its Lunar New Year celebrations for the Year of the Tiger following a COVID-interrupted festival last year marred by fewer events and no curator or artistic director being appointed. The 2022 festival will run from 29 January to 13 February and will feature an array […]

Perrottet calls return to school a ‘key priority’ as National cabinet opts for separate reopening plans

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has called the safe return to face-to-face learning a "key priority" as the state government finalises its plans for the reopening of schools on February 1. Mr Perrottet said that there would be challenges with the return to classrooms, but backed the government's plans for a safe […]

Norton Street facelift readies for February completion behind $22.5m grant

By DANIEL LO SURDO Works on Norton Street are taking shape ahead of an expected completion date next month, with a $22.5 million grant from 2018 financing the facelift for the area. Streetscape works hope to provide a safer place for pedestrians and instil a greater sense of pride in the public domain but have […]

Surry Hills man charged with murder responsible for ‘disposing’ the barrel containing remains of stepdaughter

By DANIEL LO SURDO Charlise Mutten has been formally identified as the nine-year-old girl whose remains were found inside a barrel near the Colo River in NSW's Central Tablelands on Tuesday. Charlise's stepfather was Justin Stein, the 31-year-old Surry Hills man who was arrested on Tuesday night at a Riley Street residence. Police have alleged […]

Surry Hills man charged with murder after human remains ‘consistent’ with missing nine-year-old girl

By DANIEL LO SURDO A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder at a unit in Surry Hills last night following an investigation into the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl, NSW Police confirmed this morning. This comes after the human remains of a child, which were found to be "consistent" with those of the […]

Watsons Bay markets to return in January following $17,500 council backing

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Watsons Bay markets will return on January 30 this month, as a three-year, $17,500 funding boost from Woollahra Council readies organisers to welcome back visitors for the summer period. Local retailers and businesses across Sydney have struggled over a summer period that was initially billed as the return to regular […]

City of Sydney to inject $4 million into creative and cultural precincts following laneway party success

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has announced that it will inject up to $4 million into the inner city's creative and cultural precincts as it continues its plans for a 24-hour economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. The City will host an evening of "networking and collaboration" next month for property owners and […]

Four more Inner West COVID-19 deaths as NSW records 34,660 new cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Four more people from the Inner West have died from COVID-19 as 34,660 new cases were detected by NSW Health in the last reporting period. It is part of 20 new deaths that were recorded in the 24 hours up to 8:00 pm last night, while hospitalisations reached 2,650 and 191 […]

Susan Wynne returns as Woollahra Mayor, Isabelle Shapiro elected as Deputy

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Council has welcomed an all-female, all-Liberal mayor and deputy mayor tandem this month as Susan Wynne and Isabelle Shapiro were voted to the respective postings following the party's success at the December local elections, whereby its majority was held in the fifteen-seat council chamber. Challenging Cr Wynne for the mayoralty […]

Parents and teachers left needing ‘more information’ on NSW school return ahead of National cabinet meeting

By DANIEL LO SURDO Rapid antigen testing is set to play a crucial role in NSW’s back to school plan, with Premier Dominic Perrottet refusing to keep schools closed despite many students set to return to classrooms unvaccinated on February 1. Under a “test to stay” program, students in the same cohort as any confirmed […]