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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...

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...

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the City

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme, ‘Songlines: The Living Narrative of Our Nation’, encourages us to learn about the Dreamtime – when ancestral spiritual beings shaped our rivers, lakes, plants, land f...

“I’ve always said: The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off.”

That headline quote came from Gloria Steinem last week, lighting up the Eternity Playhouse in conversation with Leigh Sales at our very special CityTalks discussion on gender equality. Leigh then m...

Court victory against illegal accommodation networks

This week our Illegal Accommodation Strike Force secured the conviction of the landlord responsible for operating an illegal hostel disguised by a Chippendale shop.

Supporting public art in the city

It felt a little surreal to wake up on Thursday and see the Daily Telegraph attack me for removing public art. "There is absolutely nothing wrong with public investments in art," the Tele said in i...

Celebrating Sydney in Guangzhou

This Sunday I fly to Guangzhou, China, leading a 100-person delegation to mark the 30th anniversary of our sister city relationship. The delegation includes businesses traveling with the Australia ...

Three new childcare centres to open this year

More and more families are choosing to make their home in the inner city – it’s a real endorsement of the work we’ve been doing to make the city liveable.

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