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City of Sydney to go ahead with Oxford Street planning after failed deferral motion

By SHARLOTTE THOU A motion that would defer planning proposals on Oxford Street until cultural and social consultation could be completed was rejected at a council meeting last month. Moved by City of Sydney Greens councillor Sylvie Ellsmore, the motion committed council to defer consideration of planning proposals or other changes until after the public […]

FOGO to face ‘enormous’ challenges: City of Sydney CEO

By RAHULESH ASHVIN and DANIEL LO SURDO The chief executive of the City of Sydney has warned that there will be "enormous" challenges with implementing food and garden organics (FOGO) waste collection in the inner city. A push to commit to FOGO collection in City of Sydney households during the current council term failed this […]

Councillors clash over safety issues on inner city cycleways

By SHARLOTTE THOU An amended motion to increase safety on cycle paths by providing status updates and community consultation reports on the inner city's cycleways was passed last month.  The original motion proposed by City of Sydney councillor Yvonne Weldon requested that council provide community consultation reports to councillors on the pop-up cycleways, status updates […]

Surry Hills to embrace new visitors this weekend as Crown Street opened for one day only

By ELLA SMITH Adam Hunt, who owns Surry Hills bar Bad Mama with his partner Gemma, is looking forward to showcasing their "mad labour of love" again this weekend following a "beyond draining" period of trading during the pandemic. The couple has been stuck in Taiwan for the last two years while their business struggled […]

Jess Scully returns as Deputy Lord Mayor on new City of Sydney term

By DANIEL LO SURDO Jess Scully has retained her posting as deputy lord mayor after she was voted back in at the first meeting of the new council term yesterday.  With Clover Moore returning as lord mayor following December’s elections, Cr Scully was backed by the Clover Moore Independent Team in a move that secured […]

City of Sydney secures growth of inner-city vaccination hubs

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney councillors have unanimously supported pop-up COVID-19 vaccination hubs to be prioritised as the inner-city seeks to reopen next month. At a September Council meeting, councillors unanimously supported a Mayoral minute that sought to continue supporting vulnerable communities through the Sydney lockdowns. "Many people say that this lockdown, which […]

City of Sydney: Councillors unanimously support a new Women’s Refuge in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney Councillors have unanimously supported a motion that will increase services to communities affected by Family Violence. The motion, which sets to establish a publicly-funded Women's Refuge in the City of Sydney Local Government Area (LGA), was moved by Councillor Kerryn Phelps in direct response to the rising Domestic […]

City of Sydney seeds a symbol of peace, joins Green Legacy Hiroshima project

By EVA BAXTER City of Sydney Council voted unanimously to join the Green Legacy Hiroshima project this month and have begun working with the Royal Botanic Gardens to secure the seed of a tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic bombings. This year is the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Between […]

Creatives left ostracised from Small Business COVID-19 Grants

By DANIEL LO SURDO Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich and Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney Jess Scully yesterday launched a joint Parliament petition to extend financial support to the creative sector as part of the NSW Government’s Small Business COVID-19 Grants.  The petition has called on the State to reduce the $75,000 turnover threshold as […]

Saving Glebe Island Bridge

By ALLISON HORE Once a world-first feat of engineering and a testament to ingenuity of industrial Sydney, the Glebe Island Bridge has been allowed to fall into disrepair over the quarter century since it has been decommissioned. Now, community groups and local politicians are amping up their efforts to save it. The now-disused Allan truss […]