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Locks changed as indie theatre continues battle with City

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Supporters and friends of the beleaguered Archway One Theatre gathered on Saturday to protest the shock move by the City of Sydney to change the locks on the theatre. The move to physically lock out the theatre company on last Friday morning came as a surprise to the community, who thought there […]

Robyn Kemmis dies: tireless community leader, advocate for women, ‘wicked’ sense of humour

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Robyn Kemmis, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, died suddenly while visiting family in Queensland at the end of December. She was 72. Esteemed both within council and in the community, Robyn Kemmis had a particular passion for social equality and the advancement of women in management. Her career in council was […]

Archway Theatre left out of the loop

BY RYAN QUINN The Archway 1 Theatre Company and Coffee Co. cofounders have said they will not go away without a fight, despite the City of Sydney Council’s attempt to leave them out of the loop in the relocation decision. Theatre cofounders Rachel Jordan and Stefan von Reiche, as well as supporter David Misiluki, addressed […]

Homeless intervention voted down

BY RYAN QUINN A City of Sydney councillor’s plan to ‘intercept’ homeless people at Central Station before they reach the CBD was shut down in a council meeting on Monday September 14. Liberal Councillor Christine Forster’s plan was in reaction to the rising number of homeless people who had come to camp in parks in […]

City of Sydney officially rejects live streaming

The City of Sydney Council once again voted down a proposal to live stream council meetings on Monday, September 15. The meeting of council’s Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee on September 8 resulted in the Committee recommending that council not proceed with live streaming of council meetings. The Committee cited a preliminary study that […]

City of Sydney repeals live streaming

The City of Sydney Council has repealed a decision to live stream council meetings to the public. This idea of “webcasting” would involve recordings of all council meetings being posted online for the benefit of those who are unable to attend meetings in person. The webcasting motion was proposed by Liberal Councillor Edward Mandla, who […]

City of Sydney accused of winding back community forums

By Edmund Kirkwood Allegations have arisen that City of Sydney has reduced the number of community forums held with the public. Yimmy Seifert, a member of the local interest group Ultimo Village Voice has claimed there has been no general community consultation for at least 12 months. Ms Seifert also said that there have been […]

Supermarket gets green light

A council decision regarding the much-debated development application for a supermarket at Harold Park has finally been reached. The City of Sydney felt it had done all it could to gain reassurance for the community and therefore approved the Mirvac plans on Monday. The decision came after a one week delay to allow councillors further […]

Council pledges support for Millers Point

By Triana O'Keefe and Michael Koziol The state government’s decision to sell 293 public housing properties at Millers Point may yet be overturned, Lord Mayor Clover Moore has said, if there is sufficient community action. At a rowdy April 7 council meeting, attended by more than 60 residents and protesters, Cr Moore acknowledged: “I have […]