The Alternative Media Group Of Australia publishes four publications. Two weekly papers, the inner-city local newspaper The City News, and the street paper The City Hub, and two fortnightly papers, The Bondi View and the Inner West Independent.

 

THE CITY NEWS

City News Distribution Map

For over a decade the City News has remained the City’s only independent community newspaper, delivering City Council news, diverse community views and cost effective local advertising right to residents’ doors. The City of Sydney is a mosaic of unique village precincts served by a variety of local, small businesses catering to local residents who read the City News. The City of Sydney is also Australia’s capital of cool, containing more young people than any other Council in New South Wales.

The City’s median age is 31 and 40% of all residents are between the ages of 18 and 34. The City had more single person households (41%) and less families with dependent children (19%) than anywhere else in NSW. The average weekly income of city residents is 37% higher than the metropolitan average. 24% of households earn more than $78 000 a year. And city residents are better educated than other metropolitan residents with a third holding bachelor degrees or higher.

Once a week the City News is distributed in and around the CBD to some of Australia’s most popular shopping and night time precincts including Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Surry Hills and Newtown . The City News is delivered to the City’s diverse fringe suburbs from Glebe to Rushcutters Bay including: Pyrmont, Ultimo, Forest Lodge, Newtown, Camperdown, Darlington, Chippendale, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Kings Cross and Potts Point.

Growing Population

Nearly 73,000 people live in the City of Sydney – and the number is growing.

The City News

  • The publication exclusively for city residents
  • The guide to the city for people who live there
  • Full of news, issues, what’s on, restaurants, real estate, community services, and more

Readers

  • Working Adults – 73% aged between 20 and 54
  • High Earners – the average weekly income of city residents is 37% higher than the metropolitan average. 24% of households earn more than $78 000 a year
  • Educated – city residents are better educated than other metropolitan residents with a third holding bachelor degrees or higher
  • Work and Play Locally – 21% of households walk to their place of work or study, 34% catch public transport and 38% of households do not own a car

Key Facts

  • Frequency: Now Weekly!
  • Circulation: 32,500

THE BONDI VIEW

Bondi View Distribution Map

Eight years ago, the first issue of the Bondi View made a splash in Sydney’s affluent eastern suburbs. Bondi has long drawn young residents and visitors to its world famous beach. Over the last decade median house prices have approached or broken the million-dollar barrier and median flat prices rarely fall below half that.

Despite the high cost of real estate, Bondi had more new residents than any other suburb in Sydney, with 4350 newly registered residents in the area at the last census. Demographer Bernard Salt has commented, “It’s no surprise that Bondi heads this list as it’s the melting pot of Sydney. You have young people living there for a while and moving on, but it’s considered a focal point.” With an influx of newcomers, the number of single people rose in the Waverley area by almost 5000 – with more than half of Bondi unmarried. More than 10 per cent of income-earners in the council area earn more than $1500 a week – the vast majority of them aged between 25 and 44. With a young, transient population, the Bondi View is a trusted local guide for visitors, new comers long-term residents and whoever else the tide washes in.

The Bondi View is delivered free each fortnight to residents in Bondi, Bondi Junction, Waverley, Bronte, Rose Bay, Dover Heights and Tamarrama. It is also bulk dropped in cafes, convenience stores, pubs, medical centres, community centres and businesses throughout Rose Bay, Randwick, Clovelly, Coogee and Maroubra.

The Bondi View is the only independent newspaper generating local news content from Rose Bay to Bondi to the cliffs of Clovelly.

The Bondi View

  • The publication exclusively for eastern beach residents
  • The guide to the eastern beaches for people who live there
  • Full of news, issues, what’s on, restaurants, real estate, community services, and more

No one else covers Bondi quite like The Bondi View. No one even tries.

Readers

  • 60,675 people live in the Waverley Council area
  • 39.8% of the population in Waverley is between the ages of 25 and 44
  • 20.5% are between the ages of 45 and 65

Key Facts

  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • Circulation: 32,500

THE SYDNEY CITY HUB

City Hub Distribution Map

Since 1995, the City Hub has provided inner city readers with alternative news and views buried or ignored by the mainstream media. We are not your every day newspaper. The Hub’s firebrand style of investigative journalism has been celebrated on ABC’s Media Watch, denounced by conservative pundits like Miranda Devine, decried by right wing politicians in the NSW Parliament and heralded on the back page of the Herald.

The City Hub is distributed at the inner city’s busiest, bustling retail strips including Oxford Street, George Street, King Street in Newtown, Darling Street from Balmain to Rozelle and throughout the eastern beaches from North Bondi to South Maroubra. The publication is widely available at pubs, clubs, cafes, bottle shops, newsagents and retail locations. Nearly 50% of all Hub readers are under the age of 34. And unlike Sydney’s other street press, the Hub is exclusively distributed to young urban dwellers throughout the inner city, not just to under age suburban mallrats. The City Hub is Sydney’s intelligent alternative.

The City Hub

  • The alternative publication for urban readers
  • The quintessential guide to non-mainstream entertainment
  • Thriving with political issues, fringe theatre and underground funk

Readers

  • 65% of Hub readers are between the ages of 16 and 45 with 52% between 25 to 44 years old
  • Educated – 80% are tertiary educated and 20% have studied at post-graduate level
  • Active – in the last 90 days 79% of all readers have dined out, 75% have been to the cinema, 46% have been to a live music event and 29% have been to the theatre

THE INNER WEST INDEPENDENT

Inner West Distribution Map

From the Victorian charm of Balmain and Rozelle to the Italian bistros lining Norton Street, the inner west council of Leichhardt is home to nearly 50,000 people. The area is young and trendy: almost half of all residents are between the ages of 20 and 44 and Baby-boomers aged 45 to 59 are the second largest generation comprising 21% of the population. Located on the harbour, Leichhardt Council is chocked full of single people (31%) and more than half of all households are made up of just two people — meaning that residents have high, disposable incomes. The average household income for Leichhardt is $1,850, which is 30% more than Sydney’s average income. And the local workforce is predominantly professional: 60% of all workers are in the top two occupational bands (20% are managers, including farmers and small business operators, and 40% professionals), compared with 37% for Sydney.

Leichhardt has long been home to urban artists, students and young professionals who are attracted to the area’s cafes, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, book stores and independent retail shops. Proudly located on the left side of the City of Sydney, Leichhardt has a long tradition of independent, community participation. And yet over the last decade, Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited has acquired every last local newspaper covering the area. The Inner West Independent steps into the void, providing fiercely independent local news coverage while providing local residents with a guide to area’s many trendy establishments. Finally Leichhardt’s news limit has been lifted.