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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 […]

City of Sydney defer Aboriginal woman statue

By ALEC SMART On 2 July, City of Sydney Council voted 6 – 3 to amend and defer Councillor Dr Kerryn Phelps’ motion to commission a statue of Cadigal language teacher Patyegarang, what would have been the first publicly-funded statue in central Sydney to feature an Indigenous person. Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully, who issued […]

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 […]

Late nights out

BY JOHN MOYLE Late nights out in Sydney are just about to get a bit later thanks to the City of Sydney’s Late Night Trading Development Control Plan. Produced in response to more than 10,000 submissions from businesses, residents and visitors, the new plans will extend trading hours for cafes, shops and bars across a […]

Councillors’ NY resolutions

BY ISOBEL RUSHE As the City of Sydney Councillors re-enter office after the holiday period, its time to look at their New Year’s Resolutions and plans for council in 2018. With the Council predicting big things for this year, like always we are interested to see if these predictions are achievable and what each individual […]

Town Hall secrecy leads to distrust

BY ALEX EUGENE City of Sydney councillors now have so little faith in the Lord Mayor Clover Moore and her constituents, that they were led to believe a chain email claiming city buildings were up for sale had genuinely been endorsed by the Mayor. The Mayor's lack of transparency has been decried constantly by several […]