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Transport for NSW to ban right-hand turns at Bondi Road intersection against community consultation   

By SASHA FOOT Transport for NSW is proceeding to ban right-hand turns at the intersection of Wellington Street and Bondi Road from July 1st, despite continued community and council opposition that halted the proposal nine years ago.   The community maintains that removing the right turn will have detrimental impact on school time traffic, as Montessori […]

Council defeats motion to offer Pyrmont Community Centre relocation premises

By SASHA FOOT Clover Moore's Independent team defeated a motion that would grant Pyrmont Community Centre a workable relocation space while $5.7 million upgrades take place.  Five councillors of the Clover Moore Independent Team rejected the motion put forward by Liberal Councillor Shauna Jarrett and Labor Councillor Linda Scott earlier this month.  Clover Moore used […]

Struggling local business incentivises vaccine uptake in Rozelle

By SASHA FOOT Inner West residents are appreciating the efforts of Rozelle’s Bald Rock Hotel in finding ways to restart business by encouraging the community to get vaccinated.  The heritage-listed pub is offering customers a complimentary pint if patrons are fully vaccinated.  Bald Rock owner Karen Buckley tells City Hub that business is down 95 […]

BEST HOME DECOR – Chee Soon & Fitzgerald

By Sasha Foot Upon opening in 1996, Chee Soon and Fitzgerald was situated on Crown Street in Surry Hills. Today, it is held in a small terrace house on Redfern’s Regent Street.  Combining an eclectic mix of striking decorative materials, it is a hub for textile lovers. Two years after opening, they began wholesaling and […]

BEST PLANTS & GARDEN – My Plants & Garden Centre

By Sasha Foot Tucked on the corner of Burton Street in Darlinghurst and located opposite the National Art School, is a seemingly untouched and humble nursery space. Sprawled on the streetscape is an array of healthy and vibrant plants that attract local passersby. Considering the nursery’s small size and modest shop-front, the selection of plants, […]

BEST VINYL STORE – Repressed Records

By Sasha Foot A box of discounted vinyl quickly lures the King Street walker into the abundance of music in Newtown's Repressed Records. Local and imported vinyl, focusing on underground and independent titles is the store’s speciality. An extensive collection of local tunes makes Repressed Records a great go-to for obtaining new releases. There is […]

BEST POP CULTURE STORE – Title Barangaroo

By Sasha Foot Expanding from their store in Crown Street, Surry Hills, Title opened a larger store in Barangaroo in 2017.  Owned by Steve Kulak, Title Barangaroo is distinctly separate from the intimate space of the Surry Hills location. The Barangaroo store is held in an expanse of tall glass, with large concrete pillars lining […]

BEST INDIGENOUS ART – Boomalli

By Sasha Foot Established in 1987, Boomalli is an Indigenous Artists cooperative, located in Leichhardt.  As a haven for purchasing Aboriginal Art, the purpose of the co-op is to recognise, support and exhibit regional and metropolitan NSW Indigenous Artists. The opening nights of exhibitions allow artists to express the significance and meaning of their works. […]

BEST VEGAN BUTCHER – Suzy Spoons

By Sasha Foot Perhaps no outlet better captures the growing demand for meat-alternative foods than Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher. Behind the glass facade of the Newtown store, pedestrians may glimpse the pyramids of vegan sausages, stacked burger patties, schnitzels and cheeses, which line the display fridges in imitation of a traditional butcher. Established in 2012, […]

Proposed Yarra Bay ferry link has community groups in disagreement

By SASHA FOOT The NSW government plans to create a ferry link between La Perouse and Kurnell to connect the northern headland of Botany Bay to the southern headland. The wharf is projected to be 180 metres long and is expected to accommodate 500 people per ferry ride. The Kurnell area, especially Kamay Botany Bay […]