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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 […]

Open for business: Lockout lifted in Kings Cross

By ALLISON HORE The last of Sydney’s lockout laws are due to be scrapped next month, meaning the whole city will be open-for-business once again.  From March 8, the lockout will be lifted from venues in Kings Cross meaning patrons will be allowed to continue to enter pubs, bars and nightclubs in the area after […]

From lockout to lockdown: The fight for Sydney’s nightlife

By SHAREN SAMSON The streets of Sydney are hushed on a Friday evening. A queue of traffic illuminates the footpath on the corner of King Street and Missenden Road. Each set of car headlights passes by with varying degrees of brightness. This is only one reminder of being in a club: to be blinded with […]

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, […]

Hellfire Club Burns Out

Sydney’s Hellfire Club, one of the longest running fetish party nights since 1993, has closed its doors after 26 years and 10 months, with the venue blaming the closure on the city’s lockout laws. Hellfire Club opened for more than 20 years ago, as a refuge for those who originally didn’t fit in with mainstream society […]

2019: oh what a lovely/horrible year

2019 year in review by ALEC SMART January City Hub begins the year reporting on the proposed demolition and replacement of the Sydney Football Stadium, known commercially as the Allianz Stadium, at Moore Park. Ironically, in the last week of 2019, City Hub is again reporting on it following the announcement the NSW Govt will […]

THE NAKED CITY – SUBURBAN ROULETTE

Sydney, since its very beginning, has always been an ever-changing landscape. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the way certain suburbs fall in and out of favour. Back in the early 80s one of the daily papers conducted a survey of all metropolitan suburbs according to their desirability as a place to live […]

The Cross hung out to dry

by JOHN MOYLE On Tuesday 14th January 2020 Sydney will wake to what it has wanted for five years when the lockout laws will be repealed. The changes will come into effect for the CBD and Oxford Street, but not Kings Cross, which the NSW Government Response to Night Time Economy report says will be […]

The Screwing Of Slyfox

By Madison Behringer. SLYFOX nightclub has been a permanent fixture in Sydney’s late-night music and club scene for over 20 years, nestled on Enmore Road in Sydney’s Inner West. Since 1998, SLYFOX has been operating as a 24-hour venue, giving locals a spot to go once the pubs and other bars close. Since opening, SLYFOX […]

Cross in crisis

Opinion by John Moyle While the politicians in Macquarie Street fiddle with the Lockout Laws, Kings Cross is dying a death of a thousand cuts. Since their introduction in 2014 under Liberal premier Barry O’Farrell, the draconian reaction to two deaths in Kings Cross by drunks from outside the area has seen the decimation of […]