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City of Sydney: Meet History-Making Election Candidate Yvonne Weldon and Team UNITE

By TESSA PELLE Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon is the first Independent Indigenous Australian to run for Lord Mayor in the City of Sydney’s local government election this September. If elected, she will be the first independent Indigenous Australian councillor in the City of Sydney’s 179-year history. Weldon recognises the historical significance of her campaign. “It […]

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 […]

More than just books: Community applauds Marrickville Library’s international award nomination

By TESSA PELLE The Inner West community is celebrating Marrickville Library’s nomination for the 2021 International Public Library of the Year Award. It is the only library in Australia shortlisted after the International Federation of Library Associations narrowed the list down from 32 to just 5. The finalists include competitors from Norway, Belgium, China, and […]

Government support package welcomed by local small businesses, but eligibility threshold leaves out smallest

By TESSA PELLE The NSW Government has announced a brand-new grants package to assist small businesses due to Sydney’s stay at home orders. The ongoing pandemic has seen multiple small businesses shut their doors due to COVID restrictions and significantly less trade. Guy is the manager of Simply Hummus in Darlinghurst. He says going into […]

Working out from home: fitness trainers offer gym alternatives amid Sydney’s stay-at-home orders

BY TESSA PELLE As Sydney dives into a two-week lockdown, the closure of gyms and fitness centres have forced personal trainers to find other means of keeping their businesses afloat. The NSW government has limited outdoor exercise to groups of no more than 10 people, meaning most community sport will not be able to go […]