On Thursday I was honoured to help mark the 150th anniversary of policing in NSW. A sea of blue paraded through our city centre, with hundreds of serving police officers on foot and horseback. My congratulations go to current and former members of NSW Police Force on their years of service to keep the public safe.
This week I met with residents from the FLAG (Forest Lodge, Annandale, Glebe) group to discuss the redevelopment of Harold Park.
With an extra one million people predicted to be living in Sydney by 2026, all levels of government are looking at how best to support that growth while protecting existing areas.
Urban consolidation can work, and work well, so long as it is supported by clean, efficient transport, a wide range of community facilities and more and improved open space.
Harold Park is one of the City's most important urban renewal sites. Located next to light rail, the redevelopment of Harold Park includes 3.8 hectares of open public space, community facilities, affordable housing and the restoration of the tram sheds.
As the number of people living in the inner city continues to grow, we also need to continue to provide high quality and accessible childcare services. I met with residents in Darlinghurst on Wednesday evening to discuss options for a new childcare centre on Bourke Street and the City will continue to work with the local community as the design is developed.
Australians generate over 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste each year and most of this ends up in landfill. Since the City began recycling e-waste in 2008 more than 3000 residents have taken advantage of the service and together we have saved more than 104 tonnes from going to landfill.
This Sunday, City of Sydney residents can drop off their unloved or broken TVs, computers, mobile phones and DVD players at the Bay Street Depot in Ultimo from 9am to 3pm.