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Social housing renewal proposals hit with criticism

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government’s announcement of a proposal to “renew” the Explorer Street social housing estate in Eveleigh has been met with criticism from the community. On Thursday, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation letterboxed public housing tenants in Explorer Street, South Eveleigh with a letter expressing their intention to “renew” the property […]

Inner West “cheated” out of Stronger Community Fund grant

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN  The investigation into the distribution of funds from the Stronger Community Funds grants has continued, with Mayor Darcy Byrne saying that the Inner West Council has been “cheated” out of $24 million, which could have contributed to a new local library. The Inner West Council announced on October 27th that they had […]

Government to sell off remaining WestConnex stake

By ALLISON HORE While all eyes were on the USA late last week and over the weekend, the NSW Government announced their intention to sell off their remaining stakes in the WestConnex project. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced on Friday that the government would offer its 49 percent stake in the controversial motorway up for sale. […]

Short-term rental shake up

By ALLISON HORE A mandatory Code of Conduct for the short-term rental industry will come into force across NSW in December in an effort to reduce the impact of troublesome guests on neighbours. The Code of Conduct, put together by the NSW Government department of Fair Trading, will apply not just to just commercial ventures […]

Fireworks to fire off despite COVID-19 risk

By ALLISON HORE After months of debate Sydney’s New Years Eve fireworks are set to go ahead, albeit in a more condensed form. On Thursday the City of Sydney handed the reins of the event over to the NSW Government, who will also be footing the bill for the event. Ms. Moore said it would […]

A new vision for Central Station

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney have revealed their vision for a new major public square at Sydney’s Central station. The new square is set to complement the NSW Government’s “Tech Central” technology precinct.  The new square to be named Central Square is set to transform the area around Sydney’s Central Station and turn […]

Live music venues call for a lifeline

By ALLISON HORE More than sixty live music venues around NSW have come together to launch a petition calling on the NSW government to provide support to the state’s live music industry. The 61 independent music venues from across New South Wales launched the petition today as part of their Save Our Stages campaign. Iconic […]

Sydney’s summer alfresco revival

By ALLISON HORE This summer a number of laneways in Sydney’s CBD are set to close to traffic and open to dining as part of a plan to bring new life to the city while respecting COVID-19 restrictions. A section of Barrack Street, off George Street, would be closed, Tankstream Way and Wilmot Lane are […]

THE NAKED CITY: THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR – SYDNEY 2000

It’s the 20th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics and we have all been encouraged to reflect on this historic event with pride and admiration – not only for the sporting achievements but for the way our city welcomed thousands of visitors from overseas. There are lots of feel good stories like the success of athlete […]

Draft Pyrmont Place Strategy unveiled to mixed reviews

By ALLISON HORE The first draft of the much-anticipated Pyrmont Place Strategy has been unveiled and it’s already raising eyebrows. After months of consultation with the community and a detailed study by the NSW Government, the draft strategy which explores future development frameworks in the Pyrmont peninsula over the next two decades was released to […]