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Sydney then and now: locations that show how the city has changed

May 6, 2019

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For over 200 years, Sydney has grown from a tiny trading port into a vibrant metropolis with landmarks and dominant skyscrapers. Even with the dramatic changes Sydney has experienced, there are plenty of significant places around Sydney that kept the heritage and charm of the buildings today which were also present decades to more than […]

Manly to Bondi: Sydney's new 80km walk to be most spectacular in the world

November 25, 2018

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Should Sydney’s new 80-kilometre Bondi to Manly walk be called the Manly to Bondi track? The answer depends on your perspective, and which of six mayors you asked at Sunday’s launch to mark the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will see the new walk become a reality. The trail is a dream come […]

The widower who walked his way into Sydney hearts and history

September 7, 2018

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ALAN WADDELL nominated Lethbridge Park, Glendenning and Oakhurst as Sydney’s friendliest suburbs – at least, the friendliest of the 284 suburbs in which he walked every street and lane during the last six years of his long life. People in those suburbs most wanted to meet and greet him and invite him into their homes […]

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Revamp Gets Green Light

June 19, 2018

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The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has unveiled designs for the $207 million redevelopment of Walsh Bay performing arts and cultural precinct. The waterfront site between the Harbour Bridge and Barangaroo has received final planning approval, paving the way for the development of a performance, production and rehearsal space for Australia’s leading performing arts […]

200 years of Sydney - a collection of historic photos

February 7, 2018

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From a tiny trading port to a bustling metropolis with towering skyscrapers: Historic photos of Sydney reveal the secrets behind some of the harbour city’s most iconic landmarks over 200 years. Vintage photos of Sydney’s harbour region show how the city has changed over 200 years As the first area of the harbour city settled, […]

Prime Sydney harbourside site open for development

September 7, 2017

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AN area of prime harbourside and a key part of Australia’s maritime history shut off from Sydneysiders for the last 150 years was unveiled to the public today. Chief executive of the Harbour Trust, Mary Darwell, said parts of the site will be opened to the public from as early as mid 2018, while restoration […]

10 developments that'll change the face of Sydney by 2027

August 30, 2017

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Melbourne may have been named the most liveable city for the seventh year in the row, but let’s not get hung up on the past. Who knows? Maybe Sydney will improve its ranking in the next decade. We’ve picked out ten upcoming building sites that’ll shape the way we live, commute and play by 2027. 1. Walsh […]

Why derelict buildings worth millions are being left behind in a region desperate for places to live

March 15, 2017

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As the Inner West development boom marches forward, some parts of the region are inevitably getting left behind. From Newtown to Homebush, dozens of buildings have fallen into disuse and disrepair — the sight of which can be both haunting and intriguing. Some of the buildings, vandalised with graffiti and broken windows, have been rotting […]

More development plans for The Rocks with two new towers proposed

September 7, 2016

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The worlds of architecture and politics have been intersecting in Sydney recently, mostly in The Rocks. A couple of months ago, Heritage Minister Mark Speakman took the unprecedented step of making a personal submission on architectural grounds against a proposed “glass box” development in the historic Sydney neighbourhood. Then Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet took a […]