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The long road to Sydney’s economic recovery

By ALLISON HORE With COVID-19 hitting the city’s economy hard there is a long road ahead to economic recovery.  On Thursday it was announced that Australia had officially entered a recession for the first time in three decades. The country’s economy went backwards for two consecutive quarters, the commonly accepted definition of a recession.  This […]

Pyrmont in the cross-hairs

By ALLISON HORE Following the release of the results from the Greater Sydney Commission’s review of the planning protocols in Pyrmont at the end of last month, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the NSW Government’s intentions to “transform” Pyrmont into “the next jobs hub”. “For our city and State to continue to be the jobs capital […]

“Affordable” arts hub to boost economy

By Edmund Kirkwood The City of Sydney insists the new $25 million creative arts hub development will be kept affordable for artists to live and work in. A City spokesperson said overheads will be kept low to pass on to the hub’s users. The council will not employ staff, removing employment costs. "We can provide […]

Mobbs: Sydney to reach breaking point

A Sydney expert in sustainable living has cast doubt on the capacity of the city’s infrastructure to withhold the string of large-scale, State Government-approved urban developments. Michael Mobbs, a Chippendale-based author and environmental consultant, is concerned the CBD’s transport system will fail to cope with the influx of people stemming from the line of developments […]

Business calls for greater voice at elections

Key business figures and councillors are calling for changes to the electoral roll, to ensure a greater voice for business in local government elections. In a situation unique to the Sydney LGA, businesses are allowed to vote in local government elections under the City of Sydney Act 1988 – however, the roll is wiped at the conclusion of […]