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Thousands of letters sent against Waterloo public housing proposal

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A community campaign against a proposal from the NSW government to privatise over 70 per cent of public housing at the Waterloo South Estate has picked up steam, with over 2,700 letters having been sent opposing plans to redevelop the area with hundreds of private apartments. Led by grassroots group Action For […]

Inclusive businesses, public artworks and a pride museum: City of Sydney pushes ahead with Oxford Street revamp

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The City of Sydney unveiled a draft LGBTQIA+ social and cultural place strategy for Oxford Street this week after a fraught public consultation process. The City published a draft of the proposal on Monday, which seeks to preserve the community history, culture and character of Oxford Street, as well as fund new […]

City of Sydney to go ahead with Oxford Street planning after failed deferral motion

By SHARLOTTE THOU A motion that would defer planning proposals on Oxford Street until cultural and social consultation could be completed was rejected at a council meeting last month. Moved by City of Sydney Greens councillor Sylvie Ellsmore, the motion committed council to defer consideration of planning proposals or other changes until after the public […]

FOGO to face ‘enormous’ challenges: City of Sydney CEO

By RAHULESH ASHVIN and DANIEL LO SURDO The chief executive of the City of Sydney has warned that there will be "enormous" challenges with implementing food and garden organics (FOGO) waste collection in the inner city. A push to commit to FOGO collection in City of Sydney households during the current council term failed this […]

Clover Moore secures historic City of Sydney election

By DANIEL LO SURDO Clover Moore has secured the City of Sydney Lord Mayoral race for a fifth successive term in an election that will extend her record-breaking stay on council.  Cr Moore received just under 44 per cent of votes in the City election, with Labor candidate Linda Scott (15 per cent), Independent Yvonne […]

More Clover: Sydney’s longest-standing Lord Mayor speaks ahead of her fifth council election

By DANIEL LO SURDO First elected to the now-defunct South Sydney Council in 1980, Clover Moore - then a mother lobbying for improved playgrounds and reduced through-traffic in her Redfern community - is now the longest-standing Sydney Lord Mayor, and the first woman popularly elected in the City’s 179-year history.  Ahead of the December elections, […]

Contest for the inner city: the all-female Lord Mayoral candidates competing for City of Sydney Council

By EVA BAXTER In contrast to four other Sydney councils in City Hub’s catchment area, Randwick City Council, Waverley Council, Woollahra Council, and Inner West Council, City of Sydney Council has no wards, and a popularly elected Mayor. The Lord Mayor of City of Sydney Council leads decision making at council meetings and hosts civic […]

Hundreds protest at Town Hall for LGBTI rights

By DANIEL LO SURDO Hundreds campaigned at Town Hall yesterday to take a stand for LGBTI rights and protest Premier Dominic Perrottet’s parliamentary agenda.  The protest was organised by Community Action for Rainbow Rights and sought to draw attention to the proposed bills and legislation that will “erode [the] rights” of the LGBTI community.  Greens’ […]

Council denies WestConnex

Marrickville Council voted on Tuesday night to refuse the state government access to local roads as part of its WestConnex project. The council voted to deny a request for sub-contractors to access local roads and to install underground electricity mains for the proposed St Peters interchange.The decision to officially refuse access means that the state […]

Tackling violence without lockouts

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The Newtown Vibe Roundtable formed amidst fears of increasing violence in the suburb, following the introduction of the entertainment precinct's lockout laws. Leaders from the local community came together to find ways to maintain the suburb's diversity and keep violence down.  They believe their innovative solutions are working. “We’re not about resisting change,” says Liz […]