Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Kate Texilake


Water on tap at Newtown Festival

NEWTOWN: With its long history of bold statements and commitment to sustainability, Newtown Festival decided to make its 2012 event “bottled water free”. Rather than promoting bottled water sales – a relatively newly normalised phenomenon in Australia – organisers decided to challenge the estimated 90,000 festival goers to boycott bottled water, bring their own refill bottles and drink tap water.

Laughing in the library

Following the success of the Surry Hills Late-Night Library, the City of Sydney has programmed a series of free after-hours cultural events to bring workers, locals and visitors into the City’s libraries at a time that works for them. This Late-Night Library initiative will see Newtown, Surry Hills, Kings Cross and Customs House Libraries host an eclectic selection of late-night talks, comedy acts and films to run from now until April next year.

Splash of colour for Barangaroo foreshore

Young artists, from Weave Youth Services and The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre, have designed a series of panels that will be used to brighten construction group Baulderstone’s site operations at Barangaroo’s Headland Park.

Trucks and diggers for children’s centre

Boundary Lane Children’s Centre, which sits within the University of Sydney’s Abercrombie Precinct development site, is set for relocation to a new home on Burren and Watkin streets in Newtown, but not before works commence on the site.

Ashmore Precinct update – Erko project approved

ERSKINEVILLE: The Central Sydney Planning Committee has granted approval to Leighton Properties’ development application (DA) for its Erko residential project, the first development in the Ashmore Precinct. This go-ahead gives concept approval for the entire site and for the design and construction of stage 1 works.

Sharpe focus on transport – an interview with Penny Sharpe MLC

Development of Redfern Station has been on the list for a long time. There have been lots of plans for development in the area...