Just to our east, Waverley Council is planning a separated path to connect Bondi Junction with existing cycleways. This will improve safety and ease of travel for bike commuters coming into and out of the City. Read more

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

This week I was joined by Age & Disability Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan and representatives from Guide Dogs NSW and Vision Australia to launch the trial of our new wayfinding and tactile signage. Read more

At this week’s Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee meeting the City’s independent financial auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, confirmed our position as the number one Council in NSW for financial management.

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A new study on global mobility and employment preferences ranks Sydney as the fourth most desirable city in the world for foreign workers.

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After more than 20 years, the long-awaited upgrade to Redfern Station’s accessibility will finally begin in early 2015. This work will include a new lift on platforms 6 and 7 and improved access from Lawson Street.

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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.

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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.

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Last weekend locals and visitors to Kings Cross got a taste of the arts, culture, food and shopping this village has to offer at the Kings Cross Festival.

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This week the City of Sydney raised a rainbow flag flying six storeys above the area known as “Gilligan’s Island” at Taylor Square. The flag joins the 200 rainbow banners that the City has flown along Oxford and Flinders Street since 2005.

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A project described as a “mental health neighbourhood watch” was among those receiving funding from my Lord Mayor’s Trust today.

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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.

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Today the Daily Telegraph dedicated an entire page to undermine our efforts to make Sydney’s roads safer for everyone – whether they are walking, riding a bike, taking public transport or driving.

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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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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

(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

(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:

  • Lee Kelly, CEDA Director for NSW and the ACT
  • Honourable Pru Goward, NSW Minister for Planning
  • Tim Williams, CEO of the Committee for Sydney

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

(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

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On Wednesday 5th November, a state memorial for Gough Whitlam AC QC will be held in the Sydney Town Hall. This is a sad day for all Australians, as we say goodbye to a giant of Australian political life. The tone and number of the tributes to him both in Australia and from overseas underscore the special place he occupies in our Australian story, and the affection that is felt for him across politics. If you’d like to leave your own message, you can sign the condolence book housed in the Town Hall foyer. It will be presented to the Whitlam family next Wednesday.

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Clear street signage for vision-impaired people is essential, but here's the real star of the show - Echo from Guide Dogs NSW.