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Artists bristle at council studio eviction

By James Elton-Pym   A group of artists and a well-known Sydney historian have been ordered to vacate their council-owned studios in Glebe by the end of the month to make way for renovations they never requested or wanted, the artists have told City Hub. The artists had their existing leases terminated and have been […]

Sydney to consider push for 500m towers

By James Elton-Pym   The City of Sydney will next week consider joining Parramatta Council in lobbying for a federal review of building height limits so skyscrapers could reach as high as 500 metres. Liberal councillor Christine Forster, who tabled the motion ahead of next Monday’s council meeting, said Sydney was “geographically constrained” like a […]

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 […]

Central tunnel busking ban signs “not authorised” by Sydney Trains

By James Elton-Pym Signs posted at Central station last month banning busking without a permit in the Devonshire Street tunnel were “not authorised” by Sydney Trains despite bearing the organisation’s official logo, a spokesperson has revealed. The official-looking signs declared busking, begging and “conducting business” in the tunnel were prohibited without a permit from Sydney […]