Local Newtown and Inner Sydney city news
Celebrating the young leaders of Sydney
April 18, 2018
A student leader who has worked on water programs in India, a lawyer involved in juvenile justice, and a team tackling mental health and substance abuse issues, were last ni...
Free trees for City of Sydney residents
April 04, 2018
Residents are invited to attend the annual free tree giveaway at Sydney Park on Saturday 7 April to help grow our urban forest.
Residents can choose up to two trees from 24 differ...
Festival of fun and dance for older Sydneysiders
March 28, 2018
From a Zumba Gold street party to a comedy show and pop-up exhibition, this April promises plenty of smiles for older Sydneysiders.
The City of Sydney’s Seniors Festival, fr...
Sydney opens doors for international students
March 23, 2018
Close to 1,000 students from more than 60 nations gathered at Sydney Town Hall to be welcomed to their new home by lifesavers, firefighters, police and members of the local Aborigi...
2018 Inner West Open Studio Trail – Weekend Two
March 19, 2018
As part of Art Month, over 100 inner west studios, galleries and ARIs (Artist Run Initiatives) will throw open their doors for a second weekend, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March.
Council to turn off parking meters after 7pm
March 19, 2018
The Inner West Council will turn off main street parking meters after 7pm in Leichhardt, Rozelle and Balmain shopping strips.
The move, voted on at last night's Council Meeting, w...
Incentives to increase renewables in the City
March 06, 2018
The City of Sydney will put $750,000 towards an innovative $2.25 million Ausgrid grant program to reduce demand for electricity and carbon emissions in Australia’s lar...
March 04, 2018
SecondHand Saturdays are days of giant garage sales in the former Leichhardt council area. Mingle with your community and grab that once-in-a-lifetime bargain!
Hair-raising celebrations for Chinese New Year
February 20, 2018
Hanging a lettuce in your shop doorway and ordering a lion dance is just one way Chinese business owners will welcome the Chinese New Year, to ward off evil spirits and bring good ...
New Year brings ancient China to modern Sydney
February 16, 2018
Mastering the art of Chinese dance means racking up thousands of air miles for Cynthia Xin, who frequently visits China to train for the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival.
Seeking big art ideas for Sydney spaces
January 30, 2018
Local and international artists are invited to submit their big ideas as part of the City of Sydney’s year-round creative arts program that hosts artworks in public spaces ac...
Supporting local young people in reducing crime
January 15, 2018
Vulnerable young people will get access to essential support and advice, with the City of Sydney extending funding for a specialist after dark service in Glebe for the next four ye...
Usage agreement between Council and bike share com
January 10, 2018
A uniform set of rules, agreed to by bike share companies and six Councils across Sydney, has been established in a bid to improve public safety and ensure that bike usage continue...
Sydney a wonderland these summer holidays
December 19, 2017
From cooking lessons to rock climbing, archery to laser tag, there’s an activity for kids of all ages in Sydney over the summer school holidays.
The City of Sydney summer sc...
Welcome to Country comes to life for NYE
December 15, 2017
A stunning animation featuring a grandfather and grandson’s journey along the rivers of the Eora Nation will come to life on the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge this New ...
A bid to protect Glebe’s architectural past
December 10, 2017
The City of Sydney is seeking to protect the historic Bidura Metropolitan Remand Centre in Glebe following an independent heritage assessment.
Council has approved a planning prop...
The sounds of Christmas are coming to the city
November 27, 2017
Shoppers, visitors, residents and workers can soak up the spirit of the festive season as the sounds of Christmas fill the air across Sydney.
Traditional Christmas carollers, incl...
Dogs to be welcomed back to pubs
November 05, 2017
Inner West Council last night voted to reverse a ban on dogs being allowed in inner west pubs, through a motion moved by Mayor Darcy Byrne.
Mayor Byrne said Council would ...