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The gentrification of the jungle

By MARK KRIEDEMANN From March 8, Kings Cross will return to opening hours and service last seen 6 years ago when the lockout laws came into effect. Under the lockout laws venues serving alcohol had to close their doors to patrons at 1:30 am, and last drinks at bars were 3am. With the lifting of […]

Goodbye greyhounds, hello metro: Final Pyrmont Place Strategy released

By ALLISON HORE After months of consultation with the public, the NSW government have released their final Pyrmont Peninsula Place strategy. The construction of a new metro station at Pyrmont, the end of greyhound racing at Wentworth park and the green-light for a 6-star hotel tower at the Star are just some of the many […]

NSW Government “24-hour economy” plan unveiled

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government has unveiled a new plan to turn Sydney into a 24-hour economy.  The strategy which was developed in cooperation with key industry bodies and local councils lays down key initiatives with the aim of creating a “vibrant, diverse, inclusive and safe 24-hour economy in Sydney”.  Minister for Jobs, Investment, […]

The long road to Sydney’s economic recovery

By ALLISON HORE With COVID-19 hitting the city’s economy hard there is a long road ahead to economic recovery.  On Thursday it was announced that Australia had officially entered a recession for the first time in three decades. The country’s economy went backwards for two consecutive quarters, the commonly accepted definition of a recession.  This […]

Pyrmont in the cross-hairs

By ALLISON HORE Following the release of the results from the Greater Sydney Commission’s review of the planning protocols in Pyrmont at the end of last month, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the NSW Government’s intentions to “transform” Pyrmont into “the next jobs hub”. “For our city and State to continue to be the jobs capital […]

Double Bay at crossroads

By MERRILL WITT The best areas of Sydney typically mix old with new and often demonstrate an intelligent repurposing of redundant buildings or tired precincts in ways that enliven and engage while still respecting heritage. Sadly, more often than not, the preferred option is to tear down and replace. As a recent editorial in the […]