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Car shares get a big slice of the parking pie

By John Moyle The car sharing model has been around in Australia since two friends in Newtown came up with the idea for GoGet cars, which is undoubtedly now the largest car share company in Sydney. Since its inception in 2003, GoGet now has over 2,700 cars and 100,000 members in its network across Sydney, […]

Phelps for Wentworth

BY JOHN MOYLE Few independents have had their entry into federal politics as highly anticipated as that of Dr Kerryn Phelps. For weeks the polling results for the upcoming by-election for Wentworth have carried provisos that the candidate positions would be affected if Dr Phelps decided to run, and now she has. “It wasn’t on […]

Smelly issue

BY JADE MORELLINI Residents can wave goodbye to the bad smells floating through the streets of Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst and Potts Point because the water pipes are finally getting fixed. With only one pipe carrying both wastewater and stormwater, bad odours became present and during heavy rain and the wastewater would overflow into Woolloomooloo Bay. East […]

Councillors Up the Cross

BY JOHN MOYLE Last Saturday the residents of Kings Cross and Potts Point were stunned and amazed in equal proportions when two City of Sydney councillors made an appearance at the popular Kings Cross Markets. And there isn’t even an election in sight. At least, not for now. City of Sydney councillors Christine Forster and […]

Rally Call for the Cross

by John Moyle Last Saturday saw Kings Cross and Potts Point residents come together and do what they do best, have a damn good time. This was in spite of the serious issue of the DA D/2017/1705 that brought around 300 people to the Rex Centre to hear local MP Alex Greenwich, Councillor Prof Kerryn […]

Market makeover in the Cross

BY JOHN MOYLE Food markets are about much more than great produce; they reflect the area where they are located, the people who are the producers and the community who attend. But after 25 years, even the best markets are like the gardens where much of the produce comes from, they need revitalisation, and that […]

Demolition man

BY JOHN MOYLE Change brought about by urban development and renewal is inevitable and can lead to the revitalisation and repurposing of areas for the better. But when it is on the scale of what is currently happening across NSW, it is often detrimental to the locality, its heritage and the lives of the people […]

Backpacker backlash

BY JOHN MOYLE The warm weather is here and just like birds chasing an eternal summer, backpackers arrive in Kings Cross to complete their migratory rite of passage to party, party, party. Or at least that is how it appears to some residents living near Kings Cross’s backpacker central in Victoria Street. Recent months has […]

The rise and fall of the Empire

BY JOHN MOYLE It’s amazing how one day a community is complacently going about its business and then the next all hell breaks loose, as it did when news of a major over-development along Darlinghurst Road was broken by the City Hub and later picked up by the dailies. People are angry, mobilising and discussing […]

Very Cross

BY LOUIS NOWRA Cities are about change. The new replaces the old. There can be no better example than what is happening to Kings Cross. At the moment the Omnia apartment block now being built on the former Crest Hotel site will provide 135 luxury apartments once it’s finished. Part of its plans is to […]