The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust is seeking nominations from members of the community for two positions on its Community Consultative Committee. The committee is an advisory body made up of people who love the Parklands and want to get involved in planning for its future.

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The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney hits Town Hall this weekend with fashion shows from some of Australia’s top designers, including Camilla, Dion Lee II, Romance Was Born and We Are Handsome.

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Our walking strategy sets out our plan to make walking even easier and more attractive for residents, workers and visitors, and is now on public exhibition.

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Sydney’s annual celebration of art in unusual places has kicked off for another year. I joined hundreds of people in Martin Place on Friday night to launch the 13th Art & About Sydney with a giant ‘quarter acre block party’.

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I joined some of Sydney’s most exciting up and coming young designers at The Makery on Oxford Street to help launch this weekend’s Fashion in the Villages program.

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I was very sad to hear that Randall ‘Animal’ Nelson passed away this week. Our community has lost one of its warmest and most respected members. Read more

Last night, in spite of overwhelming community and business opposition, the Liberal National Government joined the Elephant Shooters Party and the Christian Democrats to halve your say in City of Sydney local elections.

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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

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Oxford Street has plenty going for it – creative businesses, art schools and universities, cafes, cinemas, bookstores, secret gardens in the Reservoir, Saturday markets and glamorous day spas.

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This week I was delighted to join John Kaldor at the Royal Botanic Gardens for the announcement of Kaldor Public Art Projects’ 45th anniversary project.

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It was terrific to help launch one of my favourite events last night, Vogue Fashion Night Out.

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Recent planning and development processes for foreshore land have created significant community distrust about how the State Government will plan and redevelop the Bays Precinct.

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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).

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Sydney City is one of the fastest growing areas in terms of jobs and residents. And the City of Sydney has played a large part in that. For the last ten years, we’ve made the area one of the most desirable places in Australia to live and work.  Read more

Visualising the devastating effects of climate change can be challenging, but a new exhibition at Customs House is full of stunning reminders of the challenge we face.

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More entertainment options in the city that aren’t focussed on drinking is something I’m very keen to see more of.

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Last night Council supported my Lord Mayoral Minute to request that the NSW Government remove the Oxford Street clearway and reduce the speed limit to 40km/h.

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The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden is a new natural playground proposed for Centennial Park where children will be able to explore nature and get their hands dirty.

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(6.15pm, Friday 19 September 2014, Martin Place)

Thank you, Liesel [Badorrek, MC] and hello, everyone, welcome to the launch of Art & About for 2014.

Each spring we celebrate Sydney’s imagination and creativity, bringing art into our streets and public spaces for everyone to enjoy. Read more

(12pm, Friday 19 September 2014, Green Square Public School)

Thank you, Patrick, [Faucher MC]. Hello, everyone, it’s great to be here for this unveiling.

I also want to acknowledge the artists, Susan Taylor and Peter Lewis, and all the students who worked with them to develop ideas about this school and this wider community that the sculpture could represent. Read more

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