Indoor smoking ban forces butts on streets

By Roje Adaimy The number of cigarette butts on city streets has risen considerably since the introduction of a smoking ban in pubs and clubs … Read more

‘Threatening’ police presence at student rally

By Roje Adaimy A small group of students attending the launch of a national campaign outside the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) last week was … Read more

Early settlement destroyed Pyrmont Peninsula

By Roje Adaimy It’s hard to imagine that Pyrmont Peninsula was once described as a place of ferny gullies and many creeks, with cascades of … Read more

Harbour authority hanging onto historic cottages

By Linda Daniele Pyrmont residents lobbying for the handing back of the historic Scott Street cottages to the community have had their hopes dashed this … Read more

New “green” plans for former brewery site revealed

By Roje Adaimy Amid strong public criticism, owners of the former CUB site at Broadway have been forced to revise their original development plans to … Read more

The Rise of Cockatoo Island

BY JASMINE MCLENNAN Cockatoo Island’s rich history is being brought into the picture as the island forges into new territory as a tourist, business, and … Read more

Historic tree replaced in Royal Botanic Gardens

BY MICK ROBERTS A 125 year-old Cedar of Lebanon tree that died in the Royal Botanic Gardens has been replaced with a young sapling of … Read more

Ratepayers fund private car park rangers

BY MICK ROBERTS CITY parking rangers are issuing infringement notices in a privately owned Surry Hills car park after City of Sydney Council entered into … Read more

Dixie Coulton and Felix (the wonderful dog) champions of canine rights

By Matt Khoury It was a sunny spring afternoon on October 28 when Lawrence Gibbons, best-known as the publisher of The City News and President … Read more

City-change means rethink of city parks

BY MICK ROBERTS WITH more and more young families choosing to live in the inner-city, a rethink of the way we use passive recreation areas … Read more