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Pet owners can soon be notified before fireworks via Service NSW app

By ERIN MODARO Pet owners will soon be given warning over planned fireworks via the Service NSW app, so that they have time to prepare their pets for loud noises. The idea for firework data to be shared with the public via the app comes from a collaboration between Sydney Councillor Linda Scott and Ryde […]

City of Sydney opposes state government’s secret plan to sell off billions of dollars of public land

By AMBER GRIFFIN The City of Sydney Council has carried a motion opposing secret government plans to sell off huge blocks of public land along Sydney's Rail networks. The NSW government's plan would allow the Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) to become a developer and owner of assets, enabling the government to sell off a […]

Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises over $9.4 million for those experiencing homelessness

By ERIN MODARO CEOs and community members who slept outside for one of the coldest nights of the year for the Vinnes CEO Sleepout have raised over $9.4 million to support Australians experiencing homelessness. Participants in Sydney gathered at the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Rozelle on June 23, equipped only with a sleeping bag, […]

Albanese invites local government to one annual Cabinet meeting with association ‘working towards’ full membership

By AMBER GRIFFIN The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has been granted an appointment at the National Cabinet at a conference this week by Labor government, after a long history of lobbying for representation. The appointment of Local Government to the National Cabinet was just one of Prime Minster Anthony Albanese's pre-election promises, however the […]

Vivid to receive funding injection from City of Sydney

By SHARLOTTE THOU The City of Sydney will provide $100,000 in cash funding to Vivid Sydney and a value-in-kind injection of up to $300,000. The City has proposed that the cash portion will fund the 'X/Celebrate' live music program as part of the festivities, which will "continue support of Sydney's thriving music scene with a […]

Linda Scott calls for ‘long-term’ local funding after $500m budget backing

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney councillor and Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) President Linda Scott has praised a $500 million extension of a roads and community infrastructure program as part of the newly-announced federal budget, but has said that greater funding for local councils is still needed to provide "long-term benefits" to Australian […]

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 […]

‘Wonderful display of public life’: Summer Streets Festival moves to Pyrmont after Glebe success

By SHARLOTTE THOU After taking off in Glebe and Surry Hills, the City of Sydney's Summer Streets program will move to Harris Street in Pyrmont tomorrow from 11am to 10pm. The event follows the success of last week's festival in Glebe, where patrons were offered a plethora of dining options, had the opportunity to partake […]

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 […]