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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 […]

Mayor backs call to end greyhound racing

By ALLISON HORE Lord Mayor Clover Moore is backing calls for greyhound racing to end at Wentworth Park in Sydney’s inner city. On Monday night the City of Sydney council voted eight to two in favour of a motion proposed by independent councillor Philip Thalis to “return Wentworth Park to the public”.  Mr. Thalis told […]

Looking to the future of Pyrmont

By ANNIE LEWIS After nearly two decades of running a law firm in Pyrmont, one business owner is looking to the future more than the past and hopes to see the area flourish.  Rob McCourt, principal of McCourts Law Firm, believes the suburb and surrounds has an incredible amount of potential.  He rediscovered Pyrmont in […]

End of an era

By ANNIE LEWIS Bringing the arts, sciences, and a sense of community has been the passion of one Pyrmont resident for years.  Sherryl Ryan, founder of Culture at Work, since 2008 has provided the suburb and surrounds with a gallery that focuses on bridging science and art. But, her history with the area started before […]

Fast-track for new fish market

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government announced that the development proposal for the new Sydney Fish Market will be fast-tracked through the planning assessment system, which NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claims is part of a bid to boost the state’s economy in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The fish market proposal, by Danish architecture […]

Pyrmont: bounced or bouncing into the future?

By ALLISON HORE A “bounce group” to discuss the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy (a strategy for planning and investment in development projects on and around Pyrmont peninsula) will be launched this week, as announced in a Pyrmont community webinar hosted by the Pyrmont Chamber of Commerce on 7th May. The group will provide the NSW […]

Open For Business In Pyrmont

Pyrmont/Ultimo peninsula is picturesque and lively…well, usually. It has a well preserved heritage that sits comfortably alongside avante garde architecture. The local population is one of the most highly concentrated in the country and is distributed among tall apartment blocks and traditional cottages. Several attractions make this area a popular tourist destination, yet at the […]

Pyrmont: founded on corruption, divided by disease, united by industry

by ALEC SMART The Pyrmont peninsula is a sandstone-based outcrop bordered either side by two navigable coves, Blackwattle Bay and Darling Harbour. The region has gone through boom, bust and boom again as it transitioned from abattoirs to quarries to docks to slums and is now a hub for technology and tourism. Although inhabited for […]

The changing face of Pyrmont

By ALLISON HORE NSW Govt and private consortiums are presenting development plans for Pyrmont’s future... Pyrmont through the ages has had many faces. The face of Pyrmont today looks a lot different to the Pyrmont that was a working class port area, and the derelict Pyrmont scarred by decades of quarrying of the 1980s. Over […]

Star Casino fight far from over

By ALLISON HORE On Wednesday the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) released the findings of their review of the Star Casino’s plans for a 237-metre tower in Pyrmont, rejecting it on the grounds that it was “overly obtrusive”. The tower development was part of the Star Casino’s strategy to remain competitive with Crown’s $2.2 billion resort […]