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‘It doesn’t make sense’: Pyrmont residents angered by 389 bus route changes

By TOKS OGUNDARE Pyrmont residents have become frustrated after the introduction of the South East Sydney bus network removed a key stop along the 389 route from Pyrmont to Bondi Junction. The new network saw 22 route changes and 24 routes discontinued after its introduction on the 5th of December.   Under the changes, the 389 […]

New electric ferry tests the waters between Barangaroo and Pyrmont

By TOKS OGUNDARE The Manly Fast Ferry launched a new service between King Street Wharf and Pyrmont Bay Wharf this month, operating daily from 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. The two vessels (named Barangaroo and Wallaru) are the state's first fully electric commercial ferries after being converted from diesel to electric operations, joining a global […]

Pyrmont poised for more changes under NSW Government plans

By TOKS OGUNDARE The NSW Government is exhibiting draft master plans for the Pyrmont peninsula to set out how the area could develop over the next 20 years. The draft follows on from the release of the final Place Strategy in December 2020, which cleared the path for the controversial 110-metre Star Casino tower. It […]

The Star, UTS building heights could increase according to new government plans

By EVA BAXTER Plans released for public exhibition last month propose amendments to planning controls to increase building heights on key sites in the Pyrmont Peninsula including The Star, UTS and the two sites of the future Sydney Metro station. The Friends of Ultimo (FoU), a community group founded ten years ago aiming to address […]

Pedestrians concerned over conduct of inner-city cyclists

By EVA BAXTER Some residents of the inner-city have complained about the behaviour of cyclists on City of Sydney streets. The City of Sydney Active Transport Survey released in June found there are more people riding more regularly, and decreased patronage on public transport due to COVID has seen a cycling boom in the inner-city. […]

Lockdown causes waste collection delays in City of Sydney

By EVA BAXTER Some residents in the City of Sydney Council area have reported that the collection of their waste, recycling, and garden organics has been delayed. A City of Sydney spokesperson said given the changing requirements of public health orders restricting movement of people across greater Sydney and in cases where workers have had […]

Pyrmont community pinched for space with centre set for upgrades

By EVA BAXTER Design development of the Pyrmont community centre is underway, and a development application is expected to be lodged mid-September. City of Sydney Council endorsed the refurbishment of the centre in 2020 and the expansion of the project scope in July 2021. The upgrade and new addition to the centre will commence in […]

Blackwattle Bay: Renewal plan sparks community outrage over ‘unnecessary’ high-rise development

By TESSA PELLE Inner-city locals are outraged over the NSW Government's plans to redevelop Blackwattle Bay and the Sydney Fish Markets. The proposed vision of the new site went on public exhibition last week and includes 1150 new residential apartments and high-rise towers of up to 45 storeys. Convenor of Pyrmont Action Group Elizabeth Elenius […]

Working out from home: fitness trainers offer gym alternatives amid Sydney’s stay-at-home orders

BY TESSA PELLE As Sydney dives into a two-week lockdown, the closure of gyms and fitness centres have forced personal trainers to find other means of keeping their businesses afloat. The NSW government has limited outdoor exercise to groups of no more than 10 people, meaning most community sport will not be able to go […]

Talking the walk: A field guide to Sydney’s footpaths

Opinion by LIAM WEBSTER About two months ago now I embarked on a new chapter in the book of life – beginning a new office job in Pyrmont. Now, one of the bigger changes stemming from this has been the commute. Every day, about an hour door to door, with twenty minutes on foot. The […]