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New portrait gallery celebrates the people of Rose Bay

By DANIEL LO SURDO Portraits of local business owners have been installed across multiple locations in Rose Bay to celebrate the faces and stories behind the area. The exhibition, which will be on display until May 13, hopes to honour the people that bring the local commercial centre "to life" and have endured challenges during the […]

58-storey high-rise buildings most sustainable for Sydney’s future, report says

By EVA BAXTER 58-storey high-rise buildings have been found as the most environmentally friendly dwelling type, with suburban, separated households considered the poorest option. That’s according to a recent report from non-profit Urban Taskforce (UTA), which represents property developers and equity financiers. UTA CEO Tom Forrest says in the report that the “Australian dream” of […]

Ironbark Apartments Forest Lodge wins award for excellence in affordable housing

By EVA BAXTER The Ironbark apartments in Forest Lodge have been awarded for excellence in affordable housing by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). UDIA NSW is an industry body representing the interests of the NSW property development sector, and the Crown Group Awards for Excellence highlight innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in […]

The Star, UTS building heights could increase according to new government plans

By EVA BAXTER Plans released for public exhibition last month propose amendments to planning controls to increase building heights on key sites in the Pyrmont Peninsula including The Star, UTS and the two sites of the future Sydney Metro station. The Friends of Ultimo (FoU), a community group founded ten years ago aiming to address […]

Pedestrians concerned over conduct of inner-city cyclists

By EVA BAXTER Some residents of the inner-city have complained about the behaviour of cyclists on City of Sydney streets. The City of Sydney Active Transport Survey released in June found there are more people riding more regularly, and decreased patronage on public transport due to COVID has seen a cycling boom in the inner-city. […]

Has COVID induced property vacancies swung the balances of power in the inner-city property market?

By DANIEL LO SURDO Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inner-city property market could generally be understood in three words: fierce, competitive, and lucrative.  The property development boom that has defined much of 21st century inner-city Sydney residential patterns resulted in a seemingly never-failing product for landlords seeking - and enjoying - an immediate return […]

Car sharing popularity raises parking concerns

By Sophie Trigger   The City of Sydney’s car share initiative could be increasing traffic and reducing parking in city suburbs, according to City of Sydney councilor Christine Forster. Share cars are an arrangement by which city dwellers can hire a car for a short period of time before returning it to one of many designated […]

Inner city school still on waiting list

By Holly Jones   The high cost of space in Sydney’s city have slowed building plans for the highly sought after inner city school. The desire of the Government to cater for the inner city parent’s push for an all-inclusive school is being stalled by the inability of the City of Sydney and The NSW […]

Mixed response for state plans to build inner city schools

Sydney’s population is expected to grow by 1.3 million people by 2031, according to a recent report, which means that a shortage in education facilities will soon become a major issue. In response, the state government’s Department of Education and Communities (DEC) has launched a consultation process which gives voice to parents, educators and members […]

Meet the ‘broken hipsters’

They’re older, wealthier, and more discerning. They enjoy extra leisure time as they start to reduce their work hours or retire. And they want the city’s amenities at their fingertips. Meet the so-called ‘broken hipsters’. The return of empty-nesters from the suburbs to the city is not a new phenomenon. With the kids out of […]