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Cleaning out household chemical clutter

From old car batteries to paints, solvents and pesticides, Sydneysiders are encouraged to raid their garden sheds and cupboards for unwanted chemicals they can safely discard at the City of Sydney’s free chemical drop-off day in July.

New streets coming to life in Green Square

Green Square residents and visitors will soon enjoy two new tree-lined streets in the heart of the town centre, with work now underway on the major north–south and east–west connections.

New inner-city childcare centres will meet demand

Four new childcare centres built by the City of Sydney will soon open their doors, creating 294 much-needed places to help meet the demand of inner-city families.

Preserving Sydney’s industrial past, brick by brick

Sydney Park’s brick chimneys – a striking symbol of Sydney’s industrial past – will be repaired as part of a program to preserve the legacy of Sydney’s building blocks.

Popular pool gets next generation low-carbon energy

The City of Sydney is installing low-carbon cogeneration in the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre to produce clean, locally produced energy for the indoor heated pool, café and fitness centre.

Free 15-minute parking a proven success

Sydney shoppers will continue to benefit from free 15-minute parking on retail main streets, with the City of Sydney extending its popular parking trial a further two years.

A great place to grow a tech startup business

Sydney’s status as a global hotspot for innovation is set to grow as the City of Sydney’s new tech startups action plan gives entrepreneurs support to launch and nurture new businesses.

Pitt Street Mall to go smoke free

The City of Sydney will create a permanent smoke-free zone in the pedestrian section of Pitt Street Mall, between Market and King streets, following calls from shoppers, workers and pedestrians.

Bold new targets for Sydney’s green and resilient future

A new City of Sydney plan has set ambitious new targets for 50 per cent of electricity used in the local area to come from renewable energy by 2030 and for net zero emissions by 2050.

City gives cultural groups more space to flourish

Cultural and creative organisations across Sydney have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life in an affordable, multi-purpose creative space in Paddington.

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Media contacts

To ask a question, report a problem, or provide feedback to the City of Sydney 24/7, call:
02 9265 9333

For media inquiries and interviews, contact the City’s media team on:
02 9246 7292 or email mediateam@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For interviews or comments from the Lord Mayor, contact:
02 8974 4165 or email lordmayormedia@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Notifications and opportunities
If you’re a journalist and would like to receive our media releases and alerts, please email your name, title and contact details to mediateam@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au with the words ‘Subscribe to news list’ in the subject field.

Journalism students
The City of Sydney receives a large number of requests from journalism students seeking assistance with assignments. In an effort to assist students and ensure there is readily available information on the City’s projects and programs, every effort is made to ensure City of Sydney News and the City’s corporate website are up-to-date with news and announcements. Please note, however, that due to extremely busy workloads City staff are not available to undertake media interviews for student projects.

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