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George Street tender exemption splits council

By ALLISON HORE After a vote which split the City of Sydney council, the planning and construction of the George Street pedestrianisation project will go ahead without the usual tenders process. The $35 million project will see the pedestrian zone on George Street extended further south from Bathurst street to Rawson Place.  Sydney’s Lord Mayor […]

An Overarching Concern for Public Art

by Michael Hitch The City of Sydney Council has hit the pause button on the controversial Cloud Arch project as tensions rise over the $22 million sculpture. The contentious art piece, set to soar over Sydney’s newly “pedestrianised” George Street, was originally expected to cost $3.5 million and has divided Liberal and Labour Councillors as […]

The Small Business Party aims for Senate

By Allison Hore After an unsuccessful bid for the seat of Wentworth in last month's by-election, the Small Business Party has set its sights on the NSW state election. Twice elected independent Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas founded the party earlier this year to advocate for small business owners who she believes major parties overlook. "The […]

Class act brings on class action

by John Moyle The Sydney Light Rail project has another headache coming its way as businesses and residents along its route are about to launch a class action suit for losses and damages to property.  The class action will be brought by CBD cafe owner and City of Sydney councillor Angela Vithouklas, who has had her […]


Tantalising glimpses of working chefs through a George Street window box; a well-dressed hostess highlighting the way into the basement off Angel Place… restaurateur Sam Prince sure knows how to generate excitement and intrigue. Switching out guacamole for Tableside Coconut Sambol ($14) and milk buns, Prince harnesses what he did for Mexican at Méjico to give South Indian a much-needed face-lift.

CBD faces transport nightmare

By Joe Bourke A rally of around 300 people was staged in Sydney’s CBD last week protesting the removal of the College Street cycleway. The state government announced at the end of May that it would be removed despite a Castlereagh Street replacement lane not being complete, breaking a government commitment. Lord Mayor Clover Moore […]

Construction scheduled for George Street light rail

By Joe Bourke   The major construction schedule for the CBD and South East Light Rail was released last week after sustained pressure on the state government for its release. Minister for Roads Duncan Gay and Minister for Transport Andrew Constance combined at an event in Martin Place last Thursday May 28, announcing that construction […]

Light rail schedule still under construction

By Joe Bourke   Shadow Minister for Transport Ryan Park has renewed calls for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to release the construction schedule of the CBD and South East Light Rail. The project, which is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the world, is set to begin around this Spring and will have a […]

Light rail reaching the business end

By Joe Bourke   The CBD and South East Light Rail has moved forward this week despite its construction schedule remaining unfinished. A business owners forum and a community forum on the light rail took place within four days of each other last week. The forums are a regular part of the project’s consultation process, […]

Moore childcare, housing and traffic jams

By Kieran Adair With City of Sydney Council due to begin meeting again on Monday the 16th, Clover Moore has signaled that transport, child care and affordable housing will be among her top priorities for the year ahead. The completion of the city’s light rail and cycle networks feature heavily on the Lord Mayor’s transport […]