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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 […]

London plane trees to remain in city’s canopy despite health risks

By KATELYN MILLIGAN City of Sydney Council voted on Monday not to stop the planting of London plane trees. The city aims to increase overall green cover to 40% across the local area, including a minimum of 27% tree canopy by 2050 with its Greening Sydney Strategy. London plane trees make up around 11% of […]

First Indigenous mayoral candidate,Yvonne Weldon, set to take on Clover

By ALLISON HORE With Dr. Kerryn Phelps stepping back from her election campaign due to the health of a family member, Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon has announced she would be vying for the top job.  She is the first independent, indigenous candidate for Lord Mayor. Ms. Weldon announced her candidacy today at Redfern Park, a […]

Kerryn Phelps withdraws from mayoral race

By ALLISON HORE Councillor Dr. Kerryn Phelps has withdrawn from the City of Sydney mayoral race to care for a family member with a health issue. In a Facebook post on Friday evening, Dr. Phelps said she was “sad to have to announce” that she would not be nominating for the position of Lord Mayor […]

Kirby calls for Gay, Lesbian, Trans Museum near Taylor Square

By ALLISON HORE In the lead up to World Pride 2023 there is a renewed effort to set up a permanent pride museum in Sydney. And it’s already gaining momentum. Former High Court justice Michael Kirby, a patron of the Victorian Pride Centre, has written a letter to a number of prominent members of the […]

Amended Glebe proposal a “great win” for social housing advocates

By ALLISON HORE Social housing advocates are celebrating a “huge win” following the announcement a new development proposed for Glebe would be fully set aside for social housing. The proposed housing development which will spread across two sites in Glebe, 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, has been amended to now deliver 100 […]

Bringing the wild back to the city

By ALLISON HORE Sydney is set to get a whole lot more wild. The City of Sydney passed a motion this week which could see more native biodiversity returning to the city. The motion requesting a native nursery, proposed by Kerryn Phelps, passed through the City of Sydney council unanimously on Wednesday. The idea was […]

Council clashes with state government over Waterloo Estate proposal

By ALLISON HORE After lengthy discussions, the City of Sydney council has voted to support a revised version of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC)’s proposed redevelopment for a public housing estate in south Waterloo.  But the LAHC has fired back at council for their delay in approving the development, leading to bitter debate […]

The other side of the rainbow

By ALLISON HORE This week a 90-meter rainbow footpath which runs along the area of Prince Alfred Park known “Equality Green” was unveiled in Surry Hills.  But its reveal, through a photoshoot on the Lord Mayor’s personal facebook page, has raised concern among other councillors. The footpath was painted in rainbow colours in celebration of […]