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September 17, 2020

More native plants for people and pollinators in Pyrmont

Local landcare volunteers have planted more than 100 flowering shrubs, grasses and creepers to attract native wildlife at our newly upgraded park in Pyrmont.

The plants are the final touch in the Maybanke Park upgrade that includes new seats, paved surfaces and a ramp to make the pocket park accessible for more people.

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September 03, 2020

New recreation centre for sports-loving Sydney locals

We’re transforming an industrial building into a beautiful new recreation centre for sports-loving locals.

The new centre on Huntley Street is part of our work to meet growing demand for more indoor sporting facilities.

Early designs for the centre at 6-8 Huntley Street propose 4 indoor multipurpose courts, outdoor practice recreation courts, a fitness space and a landscaped public lawn.

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August 20, 2020

Inner Sydney suburb firms as location for new metro train station

Pyrmont is firming as a likely site for a new metro train station as the NSW government is set to release within days the latest plans for taller buildings and other larger scale developments in the suburb near the Sydney CBD.

Sydney Metro will finalise transport and economic modelling for a potential Pyrmont station over the coming months.

Improving public transport links to Pyrmont, which is one of Australia's most densely populated suburbs, is considered key to further urban development. Before the...

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August 06, 2020

City of Sydney and OzHarvest food relief appeal

No one should have to worry about having enough to eat. But right now, many Sydneysiders are.

Accessing affordable, nutritious food has become even harder for vulnerable people. And the economic impact has seen many young people and families go hungry for the first time.

But we can all make a difference. We’re asking for help to feed our communities: for Sydneysiders to feed Sydneysiders.

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July 23, 2020

Creating a people-friendly city centre

As more people return to the city, wider footpaths will open up extra space for us all to gather and get around safely in a project set to further transform George Street.

To create better access for people walking, temporary traffic changes will be introduced, including extending the current southbound lane closure of George Street between Bathurst and Campbell streets to Rawson Place.

The project will create new opportunities for businesses to operate, while ensuring everyone can move around comfortably and maintain...

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July 16, 2020

Flower power: Blooms brighten our city and villages

Our floral displays are brightening up local neighbourhoods this winter, bringing much needed joy to residents and workers.

Living Colour displays are usually concentrated in the city centre. But in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and more people working from home, we’ve brought our popular displays to local villages.

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July 09, 2020

Sydney to fast-track walking and cycling routes

New walking and riding connections have been fast-tracked and more road space will be reserved for cycling as part of our plan to help people move around while physically distancing.

We’re working with Transport for NSW to see the rapid installation of trial cycleways on key routes.

This will provide an essential transport option for many residents of our inner suburbs and reduce crowding on public transport.

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July 02, 2020

10 moves to shape our city’s future

We’ve put Sydney under the microscope, examining block by block the workings of our city.

We’ve poured over the detail, analysing daily movements and connections, along with sunlight access to our significant places, parks and plazas. And we’ve looked at opportunities for areas of growth and how we can meet the infrastructure needs of our communities. This is the most detailed planning review of our city centre in more than 4 decades and it’s a vital blueprint to guiding our future...

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June 25, 2020

Preserving Sydney Town Hall for future generations

The southern and western façades of Sydney Town Hall will soon disappear behind printed screen wraps and scaffolding will go up in the final stage of a once-in-a-lifetime conservation project.

The façade of the 140-year-old building will be polished, repaired and replaced with local Sydney sandstone in the two-year project.

MORE: Conservation work will also begin on the historic building’s collection of stained glass windows. This meticulous work will take around five years to complete.

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