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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 Kerryn Phelps has withdrawn from the City of Sydney mayoral race to care for a family member with a health issue.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 […]

Bus to Bondi battle

BY JOSHUA KINDL Concerns are building among Eastern Suburbs resident as government plans to remove key bus stops along the 389 route from North Bondi to Pyrmont move forward. This plan, designed to streamline the route and keep buses on time, would see 16 stops along the route removed, including some servicing local schools and […]

Line crossed in police crackdown on jaywalking

A police blitz on jaywalkers and cyclists has begun in the CBD, despite ongoing concern about the lack of pedestrian-friendly design in the car-dominated inner city. The crackdown is part of Operation Pedro, launched by NSW Police at the end of last month. An Alternative Media Group employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, reported seeing […]

Vacant city: artists called in to fill space

Sydney is sitting on over a million square metres of empty commercial space as it faces a development boom in the CBD, prompting a council push for businesses to hand over their vacant floorspace to artists. The City of Sydney’s 2012 Floorspace and Employment Survey covers all commercial floorspace in the local government area (LGA), […]

Push forward for GLBTI archival space

With the City of Sydney’s resolution in March to forge ahead with its plans to transform the long-vacant T2 building in Taylor Square into a ‘cycling hub’, a new motion tabled by Labor councillor Linda Scott at this month’s council meeting calling for the establishment of an GLBTI archival space was defeated. To commemorate the […]

Neighbourhood Parking Policy approved

Following public exhibition in 2013, the motion for the adoption of the Neighbourhood Parking Policy was carried at the City of Sydney council meeting on Monday, May 12. The final version of the policy comes after Council resolved to review its parking policies in October, 2012, with the intent of adopting a consistent policy that […]

News in brief

  Lord Mayor promises more childcare is "in pipeline" At Monday’s council meeting, the Lord Mayor and City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone revealed that council was "on track" to deliver its commitment to establish six new childcare centres by 2016 significantly under budget. Ms Barone says the $55 million set aside for childcare will […]

Sustaining Sydney’s culture: rhetoric or reinvigorating?

By now, many people will be familiar with the City of Sydney's Sustainable Sydney 2030 initiative. At the next Council meeting on Monday, May 12, another phase of the initiative will be put before the table. But, what exactly is it and what does it hope to achieve? Sustainable Sydney 2030 provides a strategic framework and vision […]

Rats won’t take the bait

Darlinghurst residents in Little Surrey street are contesting building works and a development application proposed by popular jaunt, Beach Burrito Co., which also has branches across the inner west and eastern suburbs. In January of last year, Beach Burrito Darlinghurst carried out illegal works by demolishing a garage at the back of the property, and […]

Publisher responds to Clover Moore’s threats

Lawrence Gibbons, Publisher of the Alternative Media Group of Australia, in response to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore's threat to sue the company for defamation: As the lone, independent community newspaper in the City of Sydney, we believe it is our duty to fearlessly report all sides of a story. We also believe that there […]