31 October 2014
The Sydney Festival and Sydney’s summer are synonymous. It’s a time to celebrate and make the most of our great weather and our fabulous summer evenings. And it’s a time for enjoying world class artists and performers in the company of our families and friends. Read more
17 October 2014
Today I had the great pleasure of hosting citizenship ceremonies for 334 new Australians from 49 countries of birth.
This is the tenth year, as Lord Mayor, that I have been hosting Citizenship ceremonies and in that time I have welcomed over 18,300 new Australians in 237 ceremonies.
16 October 2014
This week I hosted the second in our series of City Conversations examining social sustainability. A packed house at City Recital Hall braved storms to hear a panel of experts discuss how government, foundations, business and individuals can work together to deliver social good.
10 October 2014
The Kings Cross Festival is up and running, and this weekend there are some great events showing off the best of Kings Cross and Potts Point. I launched this year’s Kings Cross Festival on Wednesday night with Tim Petersen from the Potts Point Partnership and local artist Tim Denoon, whose photos of our vibrant community form part of the festival’s art program.
12 September 2014
I was delighted to read today that the growing number of small bars in our city is helping boost Sydney’s live music scene – Size doesn’t matter for Sydney’s top small music venues
15 August 2014
It’s easier for businesses in the City of Sydney to vote in local government elections than anywhere else in NSW. Businesses only need to operate for three months before they can enrol to vote (as opposed to three years in other local government areas).
31 October 2014
Walking is the perfect form of transport for short trips in Sydney. It’s fantastic for our health, cuts congestion on our roads, is better for the environment and takes people to the doorsteps of local businesses. Read more
25 October 2014
(12pm, Saturday 25 October 2014, Ferry Road, Glebe)
Thank you, Stephen [Gilby] and hello, everyone. Welcome.
Today marks the culmination of a decade of our work to open up the Glebe foreshore and restore an uninterrupted 2.2 km stretch of waterfront to the public for the first time in 225 years. Read more
24 October 2014
(12pm, Friday 24 October 2014, Amora Hotel Jamison, Jamison Street)
Title: “The importance of urban renewal and large scale multi-use developments to the future of Sydney”.
Thank you, Robert [Care, Arup], and hello, everyone.
I’d also like to acknowledge:
The City of Sydney is doing well and it’s the result of a decade of strong, stable, independent, leadership with a long-term vision.
One of my first priorities as Lord Mayor was to develop a long-term strategic plan to secure our city’s future. We commissioned extensive research and undertook the largest ever community consultation in the City’s history. Read more
21 October 2014
(9am, Tuesday 21 October 2014, Luna Park)
Thank you, [MC]. Good morning, everyone.
Welcome to this conference and for the hundreds of experts here from the US, Asia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand – a very warm welcome to Sydney!
The City is pleased to co-host this Walk 21 Conference with the NSW Government. It’s terrific to have this opportunity to be inspired by what other cities are doing to improve the health, liveability and walkability of their cities and to also share our work with you. Read more