18 November 2014
Sydney’s ongoing engagement in Asia, particularly with China, is a key to maintaining our global standing. This encompasses more than our economic ties. It also extends to civic, social, educational, environmental and cultural links.
14 November 2014
At our most recent Council meeting, we resolved to support an interest-free art purchasing scheme called Art Money.
The scheme will help remove barriers to buying art by providing a 10-month interest-free loan to buy a work priced between $750 and $20,000 from a participating gallery. Read more
14 November 2014
This week the US and China agreed to take significant steps to address climate change.
Their announcement, a wake-up call to other world leaders, comes in a week when the City’s work to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change was twice rewarded. Read more
12 November 2014
Despite action this week from the US and China – the world’s top carbon emitters – the Australian Government refuses to take serious action on climate change. But leading businesses that understand the risks we face are getting on with the job and the City is helping them do it.
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).
20 November 2014
(1pm, Thursday 20 November 2014, Australian Technology Park, Redfern)
Urban Growth / Bays Precinct Summit (Living Cities A – City Leadership & Place Making) – Assembly 8
Thank you, [MC].
I’d like to warmly welcome our interstate and international visitors to Sydney, the liveable city I have the privilege to lead.
My City Government is directly responsible for 26 square kilometres and 200,000 residents, and for the one million people in our area each day for work, study, shopping or entertainment. Read more
17 November 2014
(9.05am, Monday 17 November 2014, The Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel)
Thank you, Greg [Whitwell, Dean, SU Business School], and good morning, everyone.
And to everyone, welcome to the 2014 Sydney China Business Forum.
Now in its fourth year, the forum has become one of the leading events to focus on business between Australia and China and I’m delighted to see so many of you here today for this auspicious day for Australian/Chinese relations.
This year, the focus is on Australia-China Partnerships in Financial Services, looking at issues crucial to the development of the financial services sector in our two countries. Read more
15 November 2014
(11.30am, Saturday 15 November 2014, Oxford & Napier Streets, Paddington)
Thank you, Stephen, [Gilby] and good morning everyone. Welcome to the official opening of this important civic and recreation space.
With its large paved areas and beautifully landscaped gardens, it’s now become a useable and appealing civic space, one that I hope will be used by residents, students, workers and visitors to the area and help renew the life of Oxford Street. Read more