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It’s the 20th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics and we have all been encouraged to reflect on this historic event with pride and admiration – not only for the sporting achievements but for the way our city welcomed thousands of visitors from overseas. There are lots of feel good stories like the success of athlete […]

Pet hate

By VANESSA LIM The question of who polices off-leash dogs, especially those that maul other dogs, has been raised again following an increase in attacks across Sydney, including the latest victim, Celebrity Chef Colin Fassnidge. On Sunday 4 August, Fassnidge’s two dogs, a shih tzu terrier and a dalmation, were attacked by three aggressive dogs […]

Gays prepare to say “I do”

BY ALEC SMART Sydney City Council have made good on their promise to provide free weddings for 100 days to same-sex marriages if the national Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite delivered a Yes result. The free use of City of Sydney venues will begin on 9 January next year. On 23 October this year, City Councilor Linda […]

Eyebrows arch as sculpture’s costs soar skyward

BY ALEC SMART Sydney is renowned for many things, including home to two of the world’s most enthralling pieces of modern engineering: the Opera House and a giant coat hanger bridge that crosses its picturesque harbour. However, one thing for which it has never been known is the manufacture of elastic. In the past week […]


Compared to some of the calamitous events abroad and the many large scale problems we face in this country, the following gripes – like the colour you are allowed by Council to paint your own house and the new high tech ‘self service’ borrowing machines in the Kings Cross Library - may seem like small and […]

Artists bristle at council studio eviction

By James Elton-Pym   A group of artists and a well-known Sydney historian have been ordered to vacate their council-owned studios in Glebe by the end of the month to make way for renovations they never requested or wanted, the artists have told City Hub. The artists had their existing leases terminated and have been […]

Sydney to consider push for 500m towers

By James Elton-Pym   The City of Sydney will next week consider joining Parramatta Council in lobbying for a federal review of building height limits so skyscrapers could reach as high as 500 metres. Liberal councillor Christine Forster, who tabled the motion ahead of next Monday’s council meeting, said Sydney was “geographically constrained” like a […]

“Urgent action needed” for Sydney’s housing crisis

By Lauren O’Connor A panel of housing and social sector experts have called on all levels of government to address a housing affordability “crisis” in Sydney. On March 12 the City of Sydney invited eight guests to discuss the social and economic impacts of falling rates of home ownership. John Daley of political policy think-tank […]

WestConnex debate goes Sydney wide

By Joe Bourke and Emily Contador-Kelsall   A packed Enmore theatre took on the WestConnex Delivery Authority while Sydney City Council had their first viewing of a damning report of the controversial plan. The SGS report, commissioned by council, is the first independent report on WestConnex, and found it will not achieve its intended goals […]