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Nearly 1,000 Sydneysiders have created a giant human progress flag on the steps of the Sydney Opera House to mark the 44th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and to send a message of welcome to the world as Sydney gears up to host WorldPride in 2023.
Meet Clover Moore and the Clover Moore Independent team candidates for 2016 City of Sydney Council elections.
The Bays Precinct was the focus of an international summit at the Australian Technology Park on November 19 and 20. World-leading urban renewal experts talked about the best ways to revitalise the 80 hectares of state-owned public land, bordering Sydney’s inner harbour from Sydney Fish Markets west to White Bay.
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Resident groups in Millers Point and The Rocks are protesting the state government’s plans to sell more than 300 homes. The public housing sell-off is widely considered a sell-out with regard to community and heritage values. The announcement by Community Services Minister Pru Goward to evict an entire community has bought disparate groups together, along with many concerned residents and citizens.
The 20-metre high sandstone façade of the Australian Museum was transformed last month with images of larger-than-life Aboriginal women to celebrate the inaugural Corroboree Sydney festival. The striking, over-sized projection artwork, by Sydney-based Wiradjuri artist Nicole Foreshew, featured striking, moving-images of women draped in cloth.
The City of Sydney is road testing a new network of street signs designed to make the streets easier and safer for people with vision impairments. Prototype tactile street signs with location information in braille and raised lettering have been on display at Alfred Place so people who rely on them to get around can give the City feedback about the user experience.
April saw a series of colourful events across Sydney and beyond, highlighting the problem of litter and waste. The tour started with the dumping of 4,000 drink containers in Martin Place (with the support of City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore). It continued to a number of community “can kicking” events in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, and finished with an attempt to net and remove waste from Darling Harbour which was thwarted by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
REDFERN: Jarjum College, a new independent Catholic school for Indigenous children, was officially opened on April 12 before a crowd of over 500 people. On the site of the former St Vincent’s Presbytery in Redfern Street an old building has been transformed into a small school with a current intake of 20 students.
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.
DARLINGTON: On Sunday November 25, Charlie’s Garden in Charles Kernan Reserve (corner of Abercrombie and Shepherd streets) celebrated the grand opening of their new shed with sculptural features made by Wrought Artworks, the heritage blacksmiths at the Australian Technology Park. Lord Mayor Clover Moore, long-time supporter of the garden, was special guest for a high tea hosted by performer Ru Bella.
Last year, the O’Farrell government announced it will change NSW’s planning laws and has floated a Green Paper (an ideas paper) setting out the direction of the new legislation and asking for comments. Prior to the Green Paper, there was a bipartisan enquiry into planning that made 374 recommendations, including the need for a focus on Environmentally Sustainable Development.
REDFERN: On Tuesday October 23 a community meeting was held at the Redfern Town Hall on the state government’s proposed changes to the planning laws. The meeting was organised by the Better Planning Network (BPN), an affiliation of more than 70 community and environmental groups concerned about the proposals. Around 150 people attended the meeting and were addressed by local councillors and representatives of the BPN.
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.
The following is an extract of Clover Moore’s final speech as Member for Sydney. The speech to the Legislative Assembly was given on Wednesday September 19 before a packed public gallery. Ms Moore was obliged to decide between keeping the Lord Mayoralty after her re-election in early September, or staying in state parliament, after Premier Barry O’Farrell pushed laws through parliament banning sitting MPs from also working in local government.
City of Sydney’s Lord Mayor since 2004, Clover Moore, has been returned as Lord Mayor with 51 per cent of the mayoral vote, down from 56 per cent in 2008. Apart from Clover Moore only Robert Kok and Irene Doutney will return from the previous council, while Robyn Kemmis returns to council after a term’s absence.
REDFERN: CTV1 was Australia’s first cable TV station and launched in 1987. The channel was located in the basement of the McKell Building in Redfern and was unique, in that anyone could walk in the door and learn the skills required to work in front of or behind the camera.
Back in 2001, a collective of young artists eager to offer a more low-key approach to art decided to take over a run-down workshop in Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, which came to be known as the Knot Gallery & the Frequency Lab. But after five years of hosting art exhibitions, concerts (hip-hop band The Herd played there, amongst many others), spoken word performances, and generally being a social and gathering place, the team had to drop the curtain and was left without a space.
WOOLLOOMOOLOO: The heritage-listed Juanita Nielson Centre is set to undergo a major makeover in 2014 in an effort to meet the changing demands of its residents and users. Owned and operated by the City of Sydney since 1984, the centre located on the corner of Dowling and Nicholson streets, provides a space for recreation for residents in the Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross areas.
REDFERN: With the opening of several small bars on Redfern and Regent streets in recent months, such as the Dock or Arcadia Liquors, Redfern has developed a reputation as the new small bar hotspot. But what draws these bar owners to Redfern and what does it say about Redfern and its inhabitants?
On August 23 the 11,000-signature petition initiated by Lift Redfern was brought to NSW Parliament for debate. Lift Redfern, representing local businesses and residents, Aboriginal groups and arts groups, had worked tirelessly over recent months to create awareness and push for lifts to be installed at Redfern station. Group members observed the debate from the public gallery.
ST PETERS: On a sunny Saturday in July the City of Sydney held an open information day for its newest community project, the City Farm. Hundreds of people turned out for the City Farm Community Day in Sydney Park on July 28 where visitors embraced the fruit and plant giveaways, and gardening demonstrations from Angus Stewart of ABC’s Gardening Australia.
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