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THE NAKED CITY – OLD BUILDINGS REBORN

Repurposing old and historic buildings is nothing new when it comes to both urban and rural communities. Go to any Australian country town and you are more than likely to find an old post office or bank that has been converted to a coffee shop or b’n’b. In the big cities many fine old buildings […]

THE NAKED CITY – SCREW THE VIEW!

Sydney is a city obsessed with views – harbour views, beach views, skyline views and district views. Anybody would think we spend most of our time starring out the window admiring the landscape or waterscape beyond. Rent some shoebox apartment and if there’s the slightest glimpse of the harbour or some far distant beach out […]

But Siriusly

COMMENT BY JIM ANDERSON I have to confess to being a late convert to the SOS (Save Our Sirius) cause, but on a hot January day last week, I found myself taking a walk up from Circular Quay to have my first close look at the building in question. It was practically love at first […]

Millers Point malaise

BY ALEC SMART The last four tenants in Millers Point social housing are facing imminent eviction as the NSW Government finalises the sell-off of their homes, on behalf of Family and Community Services (FACS). And yet the sold-off properties, which caused the eviction of almost 500 long-term tenants, aren’t bustling with new families or city […]

Brutal battle to save Glebe icon

BY ANNIE GONINAN On Monday night, Sydney City Council's Transport, Heritage and Planning Sub-Committee voted on the recommendation to put to Council a planning proposal to list the Bidura Children's Court building as a heritage item. As well as amending the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to reflect this listing, the planning proposal also seeks […]

The Last of the Brutals

BY AVA REDMAN After a long-standing fight by the residents of Glebe, the survival of the Bidura Childrens Court building hinges on two Land and Environment Court Hearings: the first, a one-day Conciliation Conference, to be held on the 27th November, followed by a longer three-day hearing at the end of February next year. The Bidura […]

The Sirius Question

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The NSW Minister for Heritage, Gabrielle Upton, has again decided not to place the threatened Sirius Building in The Rocks on the State Heritage Register. Finished in 1980, the building is known as a prime example of Brutalist architecture. Its distinctive position in The Rocks makes it visible from the Harbour Bridge […]

Nile is godsend for Millers Point residents

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The long battle for Millers Point residents against the state government to remain in their homes might be coming to an end, with early signs suggesting the residents may be the victors. City Hub can reveal last Thursday NSW Christian Democrat MLC  Fred Nile, who holds the balance of power, visited some […]