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Elections 2019: The race for Balmain

BY ALLISON HORE While the race for Balmain heats up between Labor and the Greens, the Liberal Party’s candidate is missing in action. The electoral district of Balmain encompasses the Leichhardt Council area, which includes Balmain, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Annandale and Rozelle, as well as Glebe and part of Ultimo in the City of Sydney. Running […]

Nightmare on Oxford Street continues

By John Moyle Oxford Street’s woes continue as it lurches further into the abyss with the lockout laws, many retail vacancies and now parking meters having a detrimental impact on this once vibrant and booming strip. And this year retailers are saying that the annual Mardi Gras March can no longer be counted upon to […]

City turns up the volume

BY ALEX EUGENE New businesses, including residential developments, will be responsible for planning modifications to assist with noise management, if a proposed ‘Agent of Change’ regulation is accepted by City of Sydney Council. A recommendation will be made for the council to add the regulation to the City’s Night Time Economy policy at its next […]

Oxford Street backpacker beef

BY ALEX EUGENE A proposed backpackers' hostel for Oxford Street in Darlinghurst has locals worried their area would be destroyed by noise and all-night disturbances. The City of Sydney received an application from a company identified only as "Nukotel" to open the new business on level two of 38-46 Oxford Street, which is near the […]

Bike hub hits the skids

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore abandoned plans to create a bike hub at Taylor Square at council on Monday, after letting the building stand empty for three years and spending more than $2 million on developing plans for it. Formerly the 24 hour T2 nightclub, the building was purchased in 2010 for […]

Taylor Square News Agency falls victim to lock outs

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS There is bad news for partygoers seeking to stock up on smokes and Coke in the wee hours, as Taylor Square’s oldest news agency becomes the latest collateral casualty of lockouts. The 24-hour purveyor of darts, deakfast and magazines closed last Saturday September 26, after 83 years of operation by the same […]

Jury remains out on Oxford revitalisation

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND LYDIA WATSON-MOORE Once the jewel in the city’s crown, attempts to revive the ailing Oxford Street have been as ineffectual as they have been numerous. But with both Woollahra and City of Sydney councils investing strategies to give the strip a sense of place, the Darlinghurst Business Partnership has abandoned any […]

Rules of engagement: Liberal Party’s confusing regulations

  Conflicting statements from different levels of the NSW Liberal Party have led to serious questions over what restrictions are placed on candidates contesting the March election in “no hope” seats. Stephan Gyory, the President of the Darlinghurst Business Partnership told City Hub that the Liberal candidate for the seat of Sydney, Patrice Pandeleos, was […]

Retailers call for more free car parking time

  A Darlinghurst retailers consortium wants free 15-minute parking zones in retail areas of village main streets outside the city centre extended permanently, six months into the year-long trial by the City of Sydney. Darlinghurst Business Partnership president Stephen Gyory called for an increase in the trial period to fully experience the benefits of increased […]

New name, no love

As part of a recent change in direction, the Darlinghurst Business Partnership has reclaimed its original name. The DBP, previously known as the 2010 Business Partnership, told City News the change in name would serve as a reminder of where they had come from and the history behind the group. Its president, Stephan Gyory, adopted […]