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Counting down to Pyrmont Festival

With just over two weeks to go until the Pyrmont Festival big weekend, the excitement is palpable. The programs for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 are so packed with activities, you’ll want to come both days. And guess what? You can! Entry is absolutely FREE and the whole family is welcome. Wine, of course, is […]

City of Sydney partners with Sydney Water to supply recycled water and progress vision for harbour swimming

By EVA BAXTER City of Sydney has partnered with Sydney Water on an expression of interest to engage private recycled water operators across the city to supply recycled water to city buildings and parks. This partnership will help the City focus on the long-held vision for a clean and swimmable Sydney Harbour. “This new approach […]

Red tape strangles markets

By VANESSA LIM The Pyrmont Bay Markets, scheduled for Sunday 1 September, have been cancelled after a long application process due, principally, to the NSW Government’s red tape strangling the organisers’ initiative. During the year-long process to try to get the monthly markets approved in Pyrmont Bay Park, the NSW Government kept asking for multiple […]

Pirrama Park set to become more spinclusive

The City of Sydney council has abandoned its plans to erect a Liberty Swing in Pirrama Park after an expert report commissioned by council found that its installation would not make the park ‘accessible,’ as initially projected. City News first reported last year that a Pyrmont community group, consisting of local businesses and residents, had […]

Art flows for Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art

This year marks the fourth annual Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art and is set to offer the best of the country in the city. For 10 days from May 16-25, more than 150 Mudgee wines and fine foods will be up for sampling in Pirrama Park and surrounding establishments, with the festival aiming […]

Liberty swing lets kids learn to fly

There is a pretty good chance that when we look back on our childhood we remember carefree days at the playground on the swings with friends. But imagine, for a moment, having to sit on the sidelines, unable to join in as all the other kids laugh and have fun. Until recently, children with physical […]

Push for Pirrama Park swing

Community action groups in Pyrmont are petitioning for the installation of a swing specially designed for the disabled at Pirrama Park. Labelled the ‘Liberty Swing’, the feature would allow people in wheelchairs to roll onto a swing. Elizabeth Elenius, Convenor of the Pyrmont Action group, said the initiative has the broad support of the local […]