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Counting down to Pyrmont Festival

With just over two weeks to go until the Pyrmont Festival big weekend, the excitement is palpable. The programs for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 are so packed with activities, you’ll want to come both days. And guess what? You can! Entry is absolutely FREE and the whole family is welcome. Wine, of course, is […]

Blackwattle Bay: Renewal plan sparks community outrage over ‘unnecessary’ high-rise development

By TESSA PELLE Inner-city locals are outraged over the NSW Government's plans to redevelop Blackwattle Bay and the Sydney Fish Markets. The proposed vision of the new site went on public exhibition last week and includes 1150 new residential apartments and high-rise towers of up to 45 storeys. Convenor of Pyrmont Action Group Elizabeth Elenius […]

Easter Treats

So if you haven’t realised yet we’re only a week away from Easter, and that means if you haven’t already got all of your gifts and food shopping completed or planned you’re probably in need of some ideas. Luckily for you, the team at City Hub have been scouring the city to find some of […]

New Fish Markets slightly on the nose

By Michael Hitch A design for the new Sydney Fish Markets (SFM) has been revealed amidst concerns of increased parking and traffic pressure in Pyrmont and a loss of limited public land. The largest fish market in the southern hemisphere will be relocated to the eastern end of the Blackwattle Bay foreshore, opposite Wentworth Park […]

Finding safe harbour

BY MICK DALEY Sydney Harbour’s reputation as one of the finest in the world owes everything to its superb geographical advantages. But a working harbour requires infrastructure, and from post-Invasion to post-reality, commercial shipping and recreational boaters depend upon the wharves and safe waterways that enable every aspect of maritime endeavour. Ex-mayor of Leichardt and […]

NAKED CITY – NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!

Tune into any evening news bulletin on either commercial TV or the ABC or SBS and you’ll soon realise how the various stations prioritise their news. A major incident like a terrorist attack in London will nearly always be the opening story but on a quiet news day the different stations reveal their true agendas. […]

Pyrmont residents kept at bay

BY ANNA FREELAND Following ongoing pressure from residents, UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation have extended the community consultation period for the revised proposal to relocate Blackwattle Bay Marina (BBM) to 5 Bank St, Pyrmont. A four-month review of the proposal was undertaken after UrbanGrowth received 200 submissions from locals opposing the plan and citing concerns about […]

Have your say about the Bay precinct upgrade

BY ALEX EUGENE   As apprehension builds around the impending Sydney Fish Market redevelopment, local residents are becoming increasingly worried about the impacts it will have on their beloved green space and waterside views, not to mention the quietude of residential areas.   The Sydney Fish Market will be moved and upgraded next year, which […]

Bay residents say plans are fishy

BY ALEX EUGENE The iconic Sydney Fish Markets will be relocated and receive a much-needed facelift starting in 2018, which the Berejiklian Government has proudly announced as a guaranteed attraction for "more tourists and locals". The old Fish Market site will become home to a new high-rise residential building, which could be three times the […]

Food News – Where The Locals Go

On Tuesday 20 October, the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce held their third Seafood Spectacular to launch Where the Locals Go—a guide promoting the best of the Pyrmont Ultimo precinct.