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Zetland dog owners celebrate new off-leash area at Nuffield park

By TOKS OGUNDARE Dog owners in Zetland have welcomed an additional space for pets to enjoy after the grass lawn at Nuffield Park became off-leash this week. Under the changes, dogs are now allowed off-leash at all times on the grass in the northern section of Nuffield Park. Zetland residents have long been calling for […]

Clover Moore secures historic City of Sydney election

By DANIEL LO SURDO Clover Moore has secured the City of Sydney Lord Mayoral race for a fifth successive term in an election that will extend her record-breaking stay on council.  Cr Moore received just under 44 per cent of votes in the City election, with Labor candidate Linda Scott (15 per cent), Independent Yvonne […]

Inner-city mountain and BMX bike tracks supported by councillors

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney councillors have unanimously supported the growth of mountain bike and BMX riding in the inner-city.  A motion tabled by Cr Jess Miller in November requested the City’s CEO to “investigate the feasibility” of a mountain bike and BMX track facilities within the local government area, exploring options […]

Contest for the inner city: the all-female Lord Mayoral candidates competing for City of Sydney Council

By EVA BAXTER In contrast to four other Sydney councils in City Hub’s catchment area, Randwick City Council, Waverley Council, Woollahra Council, and Inner West Council, City of Sydney Council has no wards, and a popularly elected Mayor. The Lord Mayor of City of Sydney Council leads decision making at council meetings and hosts civic […]

Back on: 9pm fireworks to go ahead after Clover Moore backflip

By DANIEL LO SURDO Sydney's traditional 9pm New Year's Eve fireworks will now go ahead after Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore reversed her decision to cancel the event this year. The fireworks will now proceed with extra provisions from the NSW Government and a guarantee that the government would take control of the event should […]

Sydney Fireworks to fizz this year, rocking local election campaigns

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Despite Sydney being weeks away from reopening, this year’s 9pm fireworks have been canned. It is the second time the city will be going digital for the family event.  The City of Sydney Council has been concerned about the large crowds the fireworks generate. Before cancellation, this year’s event was set to […]

City of Sydney Council: Plans for Botany Road Corridor welcomed, but fears of overdevelopment remain

By SASHA FOOT The City of Sydney has endorsed plans to introduce commercial office, retail and entertainment spaces alongside an increase of affordable housing to the Botany Road Corridor.  Council unanimously voted to support the redevelopment of Botany Road, Regent, Wyndham and Gibbons Street on Monday. The plans will form office spaces for 14,500 employees, […]

NSW Government: Reduced Developer Taxes to Impact Local Council Community Projects

By SASHA FOOT Sydney Councils fear for the future of community infrastructure as the NSW Government proposes the removal of developer paid taxes, leaving the costs to ratepayers.  Councils use developer contributions paid from large-scale projects to fund local sporting infrastructure, libraries, swimming pools and other council-led upgrades.  However, there are concerns that increasing ratepayer’s […]

Glebe: Parents ‘completely let down’ by Childcare Centre

By DANIEL LO SURDO Parents of Glebe’s KU Laurel Tree House Childcare Centre have grown disappointed with management abandoning pleas to save the facility.  In a letter released to Laurel Tree House families in June, KU’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer announced that they would not be continuing operations at 61 Arundel Street.  […]

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 […]