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Mandla’s menstrual motion

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS A motion to provide sanitary items to staff as well as the homeless was called out as a political move but was unexpectedly carried by council. A general sense of unease came over the City of Sydney Council chambers on Monday night, as Liberal Councillor Edward Mandla moved a motion to distribute […]

Webcasting comes to City of Sydney

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS It has taken years, but the City of Sydney has leaped into the 21st Century, according to one Councillor. The City voted on Monday night to a twelve month trial of webcasting the monthly council meeting, a practice which has been adopted around the world, but not at the City of Sydney, […]

Martin Place to receive French facelift

BY KENJI SATO Restaurant patrons may soon be able to dine outdoors in Martin place under new plans to redevelop the area. Last week, the City of Sydney Council revealed draft policies that will cut red tape and allow businesses to serve food and drink outside. The plans will also introduce more outdoor lighting, trees, […]

Outdoor ‘Pissoirs’ to come out on Oxford

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Plans for a retractable urinal in Kings Cross have been flushed, but Oxford Street partygoers may be able to take a slash in the $350,000 contraption instead. On Monday night, City of Sydney Council dismissed plans for a urinal in Kings Cross’s Springfield Plaza. Independent Councillor John Mant said the square needed […]

City of Sydney to renew chief executive’s contract for further five years

By ALEXANDER LEWIS City of Sydney’s chief executive Monica Barone could remain in her role for years after a new council is elected in 2016. Lord Mayor Clover Moore urged councillors to endorse the renewal of Ms Barone’s contract for a further five years in a mayoral minute distributed just moments before tonight’s council meeting. […]

Green with envy: City boosts its eco credentials

By CASSANDRA MORGAN Surry Hill’s unique Reader’s Digest Building will become ‘greener’ with the City of Sydney’s help, but some argue the City should not take the credit. The Surry Hills building was approved for an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA), which involves a loan through City of Sydney for environmentally efficient improvements. The building, owned […]

Ratepayers to fund WestConnex protests

By Alexander Lewis   City of Sydney ratepayers will fund a community campaign coordinator to muster opposition to WestConnex. In its latest act of defiance to the NSW government’s plans for the new motorway, the Council approved the payment of $15,000 to the community action group No WestConnex (NoW) for the role. A NoW spokesperson […]

Whistleblowing Ranger commits suicide after concerns dismissed

By Christopher Harris On June 22, Leong Lim, a City of Sydney ranger was found dead in his Waterloo home. Police have confirmed the cause of death was suicide. The matter was referred to the Glebe Coroner's Court. A spokeswoman for the court said that the coroner is in the early stages of investigation and in cases […]

Borsak floats bill for radical South Sydney development

By Joe Bourke   A large part of South Sydney bordered by Gardeners Road and South Redfern, including the industrial suburbs of Waterloo and Rosebury, could be substantially redeveloped in what will be called the Southern Industrial Area (SIA). The area could house 100,000 people and 75,000 new workers under a bill brought to parliament on […]

State should seize south Sydney land: Mandla

By James Elton-Pym Liberal City of Sydney councillor Edward Mandla is urging the state government to take control of a huge swathe of land in south Sydney earmarked for redevelopment to stop the council enacting its own plans for the site. Clr Mandla was the only councillor who voted against a motion last June to […]