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Reclaiming Moore Park Golf Course for more than golf

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has revealed two plans to halve the size of Moore Park Golf Course to unlock more public open space. To transform part of the golf course into parklands, the City of Sydney has put together two options. The first option will see the parkland located to the north […]

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive is a multi-sensory experience that has marvelled millions of people around the world. The exhibition is an immersive window into the world of Van Gogh’s paintings, and will be running for a limited COVID-safe season in Sydney. The Royal Hall Of Industries at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park will soon be […]

No more parking on Moore Park

By ALLISON HORE Councillors and members of state parliament from across the political spectrum have signed an open letter calling for a commitment to ending on-grass parking at Moore Park. The letter from community group Saving Moore Park calls on Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, to agree […]

A park too far

By JOHN MOYLE The Berejiklian government’s creation of a new super body has been met with a mix of doubt and cautious optimism. Greater Sydney Parklands will oversee more than 6,000 hectares of public space across the Sydney Metropolitan area and will include Parramatta Park, Western Sydney Parklands, Centennial and Moore Park and Callan Park. […]

Trust missing in NSW mega park authority

By WENDY BACON  The Minister for Planning Rob Stokes last week announced a new super agency for managing Sydney’s parklands. This is the latest in a number of controversial moves by the NSW government to concentrate and fast-track planning power since the COVID pandemic began.  The new Greater Sydney Parklands (GSP) agency will absorb 6000 […]

THE NAKED CITY – WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE!

Full of homegrown tourists and international travellers the Indian Pacific makes its way into Sydney past the dilapidated, graffiti scrawled landscape of the old Redfern railway yards. As the train slows and snakes its way into Central Station the choking bushfire smoke has all but obscured the view from the carriage windows. “Where are we?” […]

Ghost town’s revival plans

By ALLISON HORE Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter is set for a face-lift, which developers say will “breathe new life into a ‘tired’ and ‘forgotten’ part of Sydney” and revitalise the precinct, which many think is like a ghost town. Late last month leaseholders of the Entertainment Quarter, Carsingha Investments, made an unsolicited development proposal to […]

Wrecking balls hang in the balance

BY WENDY BACON UPDATE: On Friday, Justice Pain refused to continue the injunction. This means demolition is underway inside the stadium. However Local Democracy Matters have appealed and will be back in court on Monday. City Hub paid a visit this morning and you can hear internal parts of the stadium crashing to the ground. […]

Allianz Stadium demolition forges ahead

By Laura Neill   The demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park will forge ahead in the first week of the new year as stage one of the $730 million knockdown/rebuild project. Demolition of the 30-year-old stadium is scheduled to start straight after the completion of the Test Cricket at the SCG, with […]

Centennial Park heritage singled out

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON   Sydney's Centennial Park has joined the select group of Australia’s protected landmarks after the Federal Government announced its addition to the Australian National Heritage List last Tuesday. The public parkland encompasses almost 200 hectares in the inner east of Sydney and is the 115th site to be included on the list […]