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Bold new climate targets

Despite the longest election campaign ever, there has been little said on climate change. That is a shocking omission. Climate change is the single greatest challenge we face and it’s starting to bite – the monster storm along the East Coast, the shocking new evidence of bleaching coral on the Great Barrier Reef, the fact that for 13 months straight we’ve set new global temperature records every month. At the City, we're doing everything we can to slow this dangerous warmi...

Help Brighten Our Construction Sites

Here's a change that's gone mostly unheralded -- over the past couple of years we've built up a body of beautiful, intriguing artworks and worked with developers to make the street-side experience ...

Boosting our Small Bar Scene

Remember when Sydney had no small bars, just huge characterless beer barns? With hundreds of small bars across the city now, I'm so proud to have played a part in the groundswell community campaign...

Award for Chelsea Street Playground

Good things can come in small packages! Our much-loved pocket park on Chelsea Street, Redfern, has just taken top honours in the "Parks and Open Space" category of the 2016 AILA NSW Australian Inst...

Thanking Councillors Jenny Green and John Mant and Deputy Lord Mayor Irene Doutney

Last night at Town Hall we celebrated the work of Councillors Jenny Green and John Mant and Deputy Lord Mayor Irene Doutney – they won’t be contesting election in September so we thanked them for t...

Strengthening our approach to divestment

We urgently need to reduce our greenhouse emissions and move away from fossil fuels to clean energy - that’s why this week at Council, I asked staff to toughen our approach to divesting from any in...

Farewelling our Paralympians

We hosted a farewell reception for the Australian Paralympic Team at Town Hall this week – I was so thrilled to show Sydney's support and give these wonderful athletes a fitting send-off for Rio. (...

Independent Team

On Saturday, 6 August, I will officially launch our campaign for the City of Sydney election at a major fundraising dinner.

Proper planning for a higher skyline

We have just completed the most detailed planning review of the city centre in more than four decades. This is city planning at its finest. The draft “Central Sydney Planning Strategy”, which we wi...

Providing a springboard for women-owned businesses

Too little investment in women-led, high-growth companies impedes our city’s economic growth. So it’s not only a women’s issue, it’s a broader economic issue. That’s why we are sponsoring Springboa...

Got an idea for creative space in Paddington?

We’re looking for creative and community-minded people to take over two floors of Paddington Town Hall for 15 months – any idea how we should use the space? The space, located at 247 Oxford Street,...

Delivering on child care

We know there is a desperate need for childcare in our city and we’re using every lever available to increase supply. One such lever is the Childcare Development Control Plan (DCP) we introduced in...

Bold new climate targets

Despite the longest election campaign ever, there has been little said on climate change. That is a shocking omission. Climate change is the single greatest challenge we face and it’s starting to b...

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