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Oxford Street: Character and chaos from 1966 to 2022

Opinion by SUE HANLEY The main CBD night strip in 1966 stretched from the corner of Sussex and Liverpool Streets up Oxford Street and to what is now the Greenwood Hotel in Paddington. It was then the Greenwood Tree. This was a wonderful, edgy strip where a teenager just starting university life could discover her […]

Man dies following Paddington scooter crash overnight

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A man in his 50s has died following a single-vehicle scooter crash in Paddington overnight. Emergency services attended the intersection of Oxford and Queen Streets in Paddington, just before 2am on Friday morning following reports a Vespa motor scooter had lost control and struck the median strip. It is believed the rider […]

City of Sydney passes amended Oxford Street planning controls

By PATRICK MCKENZIE In a repeat of last month’s City of Sydney council meeting, proposed amendments to a draft development control plan for Oxford Street have passed, while a motion to defer the decision for further public consultation has failed. On Monday, during a report of the City's Transport, Heritage, Environment and Planning Committee, lord […]

Inclusive businesses, public artworks and a pride museum: City of Sydney pushes ahead with Oxford Street revamp

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The City of Sydney unveiled a draft LGBTQIA+ social and cultural place strategy for Oxford Street this week after a fraught public consultation process. The City published a draft of the proposal on Monday, which seeks to preserve the community history, culture and character of Oxford Street, as well as fund new […]

Grassroots campaign pushes City of Sydney to save Oxford Street’s LGBT identity

By DOUGLAS MAGALETTI The City of Sydney has moved one step closer to protecting Oxford Street’s LGBTQI cultural and historical identity. On Monday, April 4, the City of Sydney held a committee meeting with community stakeholders to discuss the framework for the long-sought protection of Oxford Street’s LGBTQI identity, culture, and history. Under the Oxford Street […]

City of Sydney to go ahead with Oxford Street planning after failed deferral motion

By SHARLOTTE THOU A motion that would defer planning proposals on Oxford Street until cultural and social consultation could be completed was rejected at a council meeting last month. Moved by City of Sydney Greens councillor Sylvie Ellsmore, the motion committed council to defer consideration of planning proposals or other changes until after the public […]

‘I believe in this city’: Sydney businesses keep up hope during COVID recovery

By PATRICK MCKENZIE As Sydney cautiously leaves behind more than two years of intermittent COVID-induced lockdowns and restrictions, the hospitality industry has continued to suffer. The closure of local performance venues and independent hospitality businesses has become a common sight in the beleaguered city, with several iconic venues shutting their doors in the last few […]

New cycleways in Oxford and Liverpool Street approved by City of Sydney councillors

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The City of Sydney has officially approved the introduction of two new cycleways in the inner city, with the Oxford and Liverpool Street cycleways set to service multiple areas and create linkages across different geographical parts of the city.  The motion was ushered in during the first council meeting of the […]

Woollahra Council opposes the City of Sydney’s Oxford Street revitalisation plan

By DOUGLAS MAGALETTI Woollahra Council has thrown a lit firecracker into the debate over the City of Sydney’s revitalisation of Oxford Street. In a submission to the City of Sydney, Woollahra Council has come out in opposition to the City of Sydney’s Oxford Street Cultural and Creative Precinct plan. “We are fully committed to the […]

Yaz Qween – Oxtravaganza Is Back

By Iki Minogue Oxtravaganza is a conglomeration of local artists and businesses coming together to celebrate the gayest suburbs in Sydney, and the gayest night in Sydney. Spread across Darlinghurst and Potts Point, from Friday, February 18 through till Sunday, March 6, Oxtravaganza elongates the pulsating energy the city shines with during the time of […]