Customers are lining up outside the glass-front doors of a Redfern gelateria for mouth-watering treats, thanks in part to a City of Sydney business improvement grant. Ciccone & Sons Gelateria has become a presence beyond the street via its appealing new shopfront on Regent Street. Co-founder Mark Megahey worked for nearly 20 years as an […]
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Research for a community heritage day at Erskineville Public School has rediscovered a past teacher whose tireless campaigning for Australian human’s rights helped create positive changes, including equal pay for women. Thanks to a City of Sydney matching grant, the actions of local heroine Lucy Woodcock will be celebrated by the school with a free, […]
The City of Sydney hopes to deliver around 450 affordable and diverse housing units to support key workers such as teachers, police, nurses and cleaners. The proposed new homes will be located in Green Square and Redfern on the City’s own surplus land and provide high-quality, affordable housing close to city jobs. City of Sydney […]
The Heart Foundation has applauded the City of Sydney for two major initiatives that are helping fight heart disease – the single biggest killer of Australians. The City’s smoke-free trial in Martin Place and popular community gardens won a NSW Heart Foundation Local Government Award in the category for “Councils with populations greater than 25,000.” […]
Free street libraries springing up on front yard fences, garden verges, parks and schools are delighting Sydneysider’s who want to borrow or share books. Located outside residential properties and schools in local neighbourhoods, the recyclable, wooden boxes of donated books are an open invitation for the community to borrow and share books. City of Sydney […]
Chocoholics and singles can look forward to three weeks of finding “true love” when the sixth Sydney Rides Festival rolls into town in October. Australia’s largest bike festival line-up includes speed dating, a chocolate ride, city suit ride, pocket park treasure hunt, night and day adventures, talks, exhibitions, courses and more. City of Sydney CEO […]
The City of Sydney has called on the NSW Government to increase Small Bar licence capacity limits from 60 to 120 patrons and remove restrictions on trading hours for small bars in liquor freeze areas. In its submission to the Liquor & Gaming NSW Review of the Small Bars Legislation, the City recommended several changes […]
A new open space linking Barangaroo and Wynyard Station could soon be named Napoleon Plaza in recognition of a convict transported for stealing two watches. Francis Girard (1793–1859) was one of Sydney’s first successful businesspeople, major employers and commercial developers, and helped shaped the area we know today as Darling Harbour. In the early 1830s, […]
From physics and robotics experiments to learning about bush medicine, kids can this month explore how science is used by the world’s oldest living culture at a free family fun day in Redfern. The Indigenous Science Experience day at Redfern Community Centre on Sunday 21 August is co-hosted by the City of Sydney, National Indigenous […]
A multi-million dollar community and arts centre in East Sydney will provide much-needed places for the growing local community to meet, work, learn and be creative. The City of Sydney has transformed the former Heffron Hall community centre in Darlinghurst into a state-of-the-art community facility, named the new East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, that […]