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City of Sydney calls for feedback on Redfern Aboriginal culture centre

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has asked for feedback from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community about how a proposed Aboriginal knowledge and culture centre in Redfern can be best used in the inner city. The City purchased the two-storey property at 119 Redfern Street with plans to establish a local […]

Clover Moore calls for more social housing after Redfern land sale

By TOKS OGUNDARE Lord Mayor Clover Moore has spoken out against the NSW government over a "deficit" in Sydney's affordable and social housing portfolio following a decision to sell public land in Redfern. A plan to house 500 social, affordable and private build-to-rent homes in Redfern was scrapped last year when the NSW Land and […]

41-year-old man arrested after couple found dead in Redfern boarding house

By TOKS OGUNDARE Trigger Warning: This story has details of a gay couple’s gruesome death and might be distressing to some readers. For 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat. Police are investigating the deaths of two men […]

Giant Dwarf Won’t Reopen Due To ‘Uncertainty’ Surrounding ‘Ongoing Pandemic’

Overnight the management team behind Redfern's Giant Dwarf Theatre took to social media to make the devastating announcement that the venue would not be reopening. "It is with the heaviest of heart that we share the news that our doors will not be reopening," read the statement. The team then went on to site difficulties […]

City of Sydney to boost business by transforming high streets for 1 day only this summer

By EVA BAXTER The City of Sydney is transforming a series of village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping, and dining for 1 day only this month and in February as part of the City’s Community Recovery Plan. The City will provide acoustic roving entertainment and chairs and tables around the street, and a […]

Reg Mombassa – Simplisticism III: Shadowland

Reg Mombassa's 24th exhibition, Simplicistism III: Shadowland contains his iconic cartoon-like imagery with distinct sardonic tones that harken to our seemingly dystopian, surveillance reality. Characterised by his emblematic Robot with Australian FJ Holden grill as mouthpiece, this exhibition talks to both domestic and global political themes like, economics, climate change, the pandemic, alpha-male egocentricity, totalitarianism vs. democracy, […]

Council clashes with state government over Waterloo Estate proposal

By ALLISON HORE After lengthy discussions, the City of Sydney council has voted to support a revised version of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC)’s proposed redevelopment for a public housing estate in south Waterloo.  But the LAHC has fired back at council for their delay in approving the development, leading to bitter debate […]

Million dollar makeover proposed for Redfern cathedral

By ALLISON HORE A heritage listed cathedral in Redfern is set for a multi-million dollar makeover, should a development approval for the works be approved.  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has lodged a development application for a $27.5 million project to rejuvenate and expand the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady next to […]

Multi-million dollar makeover for Darlington Public School approved

By ALLISON HORE Multi-million dollar upgrades to Chippendale’s Darlington Public School have been given the go-ahead, with the first stage of construction works beginning this month. The co-educational primary school’s refurbishment plans have been in the works since the NSW government’s 2017 budget. Now, the $40 million State Significant Development application has been approved by […]

Work set to begin on Redfern Station upgrades

By ALLISON HORE Work will begin this month on a new southern concourse at Redfern Station.  The upgrades will give most of the stations’ platforms a much needed boost in accessibility but will still leave some platforms lacking.  Plans for the $100 million Southern Concourse, announced in May, include a six-metre wide walkway over the […]