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Community group call on Paul Keating to secure public space in Blackwattle Bay renewal

By EVA BAXTER The Blackwattle Bay Precinct Plan has been criticised as being designed for profits not people. The Bays Water Club Collective represents nearly 2000 people who row, kayak and dragon boat and use the Bays for exercise and recreation every week. Jacob White, the convener of the Collective is a rower and by […]

Government support package welcomed by local small businesses, but eligibility threshold leaves out smallest

By TESSA PELLE The NSW Government has announced a brand-new grants package to assist small businesses due to Sydney’s stay at home orders. The ongoing pandemic has seen multiple small businesses shut their doors due to COVID restrictions and significantly less trade. Guy is the manager of Simply Hummus in Darlinghurst. He says going into […]

Grand Reopening?

As tourists and locals alike flock to the inner city to take in the delights of Vivid Sydney’s night economy appears to be vibrant and thriving. However, come into the city at any other time of year and you realise that this is actually far from the case. In order to reinvigorate the late night […]

False stats used in ‘War on Drugs’

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN The drug related deaths of two people at Sydney’s Defqon music festival last weekend have led to calls for a drug policy focusing on safety and public health rather than punishment. It has been revealed data measuring the level of drug possession incidents occurring in NSW has been double-counted for the last […]

City of Sydney withholds Mayor’s guest list

By Kayla Canne   The City of Sydney refused to release city records containing information on a public event to the City Hub last week, claiming that the information was private in nature. On March 13 City Hub filed a formal application under the Government Information Public Access Act (GIPA) seeking the guest list of […]

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 […]