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61 media releases

  • All fired up for a dynamite show

    Fireworks with surprise shapes, new pastel and neon colours and more than 80,000 pyrotechnic effects will make for a dynamite spectacular this Sydney New Year’s Eve.

  • New City of Sydney Council declared

    The inner city’s newly-elected local government representatives have been publicly announced at a ceremony at Sydney Town Hall this afternoon.

  • A New Year’s Eve welcome to Gadigal land

    Australia’s Indigenous cultures will be showcased on a global stage with a New Year’s Eve Welcome to Country that will call for inclusion, representation and celebration.

  • Santa’s city shopping spree to help sick kids

    The City of Sydney recently hosted a very special visitor, with Santa Claus doing some early Christmas shopping to help children who’ll spend much of the holiday season in hospital.

  • Sydney springs back to life for summer

    Live music sessions, festivals, al fresco dining and more than $12 million in events and activations will see locals and visitors enjoy a Sydney summer like never before.

  • City of Sydney wins approval for visionary plan

    The City of Sydney today welcomes the state government’s approval of the City’s new planning framework for Central Sydney, paving the way for the city’s future growth and prosperity.

  • Christmas cheer lights way back to the city

    The City of Sydney will play host to choirs, roving performers, live music and a glittering array of decorations from tonight, as part of a Christmas program celebrating the return of people to the city centre.

  • Digital street furniture to reshape our future city

    Visitors to Sydney can expect a more inviting experience as the City of Sydney begins the installation of digital bus shelters as part of an architect-designed street furniture rollout.

  • City has designs on critical link for Oxford Street

    New designs for an Oxford Street cycleway and footpath improvements will connect bike routes across Sydney, make it safer for people walking and riding and support businesses along the retail and entertainment strip.

  • City reveals blueprint for Sydney’s rejuvenation

    New public spaces, green avenues, slow streets, revitalised laneways and a Pitt Street promenade are among new City of Sydney public domain projects set to rejuvenate the city centre, support businesses and create a post-pandemic destination city.

  • City of Sydney facilities reopen

    The City of Sydney’s libraries, gyms and community centres begin to reopen from today as the NSW Government’s Covid-19 restrictions ease, with Neighbourhood Service Centres also reopening their doors and landmark venues available for hire.

  • Paving the way for Covid recovery in the city centre

    The first section of the George Street South pedestrian boulevard was unveiled today by the City of Sydney, creating wider footpaths for people walking and new spaces for businesses to operate.

  • New lease of life for laneways and forgotten spaces

    A new laneways revitalisation plan will transform a series of Sydney’s inner-city lanes and underused space to further support the City of Sydney’s post-pandemic recovery measures.

  • City welcomes award for Indigenous leader

    The City of Sydney has congratulated Wiradjuri curator Emily McDaniel for winning an inaugural Committee for Sydney award for up and coming leaders. The Sydney Awards celebrate people whose efforts make the city special and were announced today.

  • Images by young snappers are a winner

    An impromptu image of a baby cradled by his mother and a water fountain captured at dusk have been selected as winners of the Little Sydney Lives photography competition.

  • Explore the hidden stories of your home

    Looking for something enjoyable and different to do during lockdown? Become your own detective and discover intriguing stories about your home by learning how to research its history.

  • Drawing on young talent for Year of the Tiger

    The City of Sydney is calling on budding young artists to help make our Year of the Tiger celebrations a roaring success, with a competition that will see their designs on display across the city.

  • Diverse depictions of Australian Life

    Hundreds of amateur and professional photographers from around Australia have submitted entries for one of the country’s biggest annual photography prizes.

  • City ramps up the fun for inner west skaters

    Skateboard, scooter and BMX riders of all levels looking for a new outdoor exercise option in the inner west can celebrate the opening of a new skate plaza at Federal Park in Annandale.