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News – February 2015
Less grunt more grant

Less grunt more grant

There has never been a better time to apply for a grant with the City. We’ve overhauled the way our programs are structured, cut down the paperwork and moved the applications online.

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Cut your in-store risks

New video podcasts aim to help city businesses protect themselves against a rising tide of retail crime.

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Local finalists star at business awards

Two outstanding inner-Sydney organisations beat other state-wide finalists to win category titles at the 2014 NSW Business Chamber Business Awards ceremony on 28 November.

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Pedestrian and business friendly

We're developing a George Street 2020 strategy to transition this busy thoroughfare into Sydney’s major boulevard, for walking, shopping and dining. Find out how you can have your say.

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Child care for growing community

New developments in the inner city could deliver more than 2,000 much needed child care places. Since January 2014, the City has approved 12 development applications that include a potential 718 new child care places, while 18 development applications include 1,287 places. Both applications are currently being assessed.

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Sydney skyline sees another big year

Sydney’s skyline will continue soaring in 2015 after a record $2.8 billion worth of residential, commercial and hotel developments were approved by the City's chief planning body in 2014.

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Sydney Rides Business Challenge, 23 March to 19 April

As major transport changes are set to take place in the city centre and new cycleways are rolled out, riding a bike to work is about to get very popular.

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The Works Glebe: Sharing space, sharing values

The Works Glebe: Sharing space, sharing values

Working in a shared collaborative space is fast becoming the preferred option Australia-wide for start-ups and micro businesses needing flexible working arrangements.

New program streamlines business dealings with Councils

New program streamlines business dealings with Councils

The City of Sydney, alongside 34 other councils, has signed up to a new state-wide small business friendly councils program designed to simplify and streamline council processes for local small businesses.

Food-on-the-move is here to stay

Food-on-the-move is here to stay

Following a phenomenally successful 2-year trial, our innovative Sydney food truck initiative is now a permanent program that plays an important ongoing role in Sydney’s night-time economy.

Extended Newtown Festival benefits local business

Extended Newtown Festival benefits local business

The Newtown Festival is one of Sydney’s cultural highlights – a yearly pageant of music, arts and family fun that attracts over 80,000 visitors from the inner-west and across Sydney.

Saving space for business

Saving space for business

An important way to encourage business growth in our city is making sure there is land, space and buildings for business to operate in.