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News – September 2014
Small business advice

Small business advice in the villages

Don’t miss an opportunity to receive personalised, low-cost support from experienced business advisors, with a new joint initiative between the City of Sydney and the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner.

The new 'foodie' paradise

The new 'foodie' paradise

Each of Sydney’s 10 colourful villages is different from the next and the City of Sydney is committed to working with local small business communities to highlight and promote their unique and exciting characteristics.

Asia on Your Doorstep

Asia on Your Doorstep

Our popular Asia on Your Doorstep (AOYD) program returns from 1–31 October for its fourth successful year, as an official part of the Sydney Good Food Month. Chinatown and surrounds will see a surge of hungry locals and visitors flocking to the precinct for the event.

Tracking our progress

Tracking our progress

City of Sydney initiatives are boosting local businesses to ensure Sydney retains its globally competitive edge. Our programs are contributing to increased jobs growth, bolstering the retail sector, and attracting more international visitors and students.

News – August 2014
Pitt Street Mall attractions

Pitt Street Mall attractions

Retailers will be able to use Sydney’s best plaza free of charge for up to 12 events and performances during a one-year trial period. Under our new program designed to support the local retail sector, new attractions will further expand Pitt Street Mall’s appeal to shoppers over the next 12 months.

Urban Walkabout goes global

Urban Walkabout goes global

When Victoria Moxey set up her company Urban Walkabout in Sydney in 2006 producing handy, easy-reference printed guides to local businesses, she would never have thought that 8 years later her idea would become an international success.

Fashion in the Villages

Fashion in the Villages

An instant hit when it launched last year, this weekend program (20–21 September) celebrates all things fashion in the City’s most style-conscious villages, as part of the annual Sydney is Fashion celebration – it is also a great chance to increase your sales.

New Christmas Ambassador

New Christmas Ambassador

We’re delighted to announce that television personality Melissa Doyle has been appointed our first-ever Christmas Ambassador to encourage more people to visit and shop in Sydney over the Christmas period.

News – July 2014
Sydney start-ups take off

Sydney start-ups take off

Sydney is the undisputed leader when it comes to tech start-ups, particularly companies that are harnessing online and digital technologies in innovative ways to reach a global market.

Feeding the crowd

Feeding the crowd

East Sydney’s IconPark is leading the charge when it comes to the world’s online crowdfunding platforms dedicated to bars and restaurants.

Australian cuisine

New campaign takes Australian cuisine to the world

Restaurant Australia is the latest evolution in Tourism Australia’s highly successful global campaign, ‘There’s nothing like Australia’. This new $10 million campaign promotes the Australia as a world-class restaurant destination, offering exceptional food and wine experiences in remarkable locations.

Retail Leases Act review

Retail Leases Act review

If you are currently leasing or letting retail space, you’ll want to follow the review of the Retail Leases Act now being conducted by the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner.

Lord Mayor promotes Sydney creatives in China

Lord Mayor promotes Sydney creatives in China

Lord Mayor Clover Moore joined a business delegation to Beijing in May 2014, as part of an international campaign to promote Sydney’s commercial and creative talents.

Business voting in Council elections

Business voting in Council elections

While businesses across the local area can already vote in Council elections, the City of Sydney provided the NSW Electoral Commission with $215,000 to undertake a campaign to make businesses aware of their right to vote prior to the 2012 election. Work is now underway to increase the number of businesses participating in elections.

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Be part of Creative Sydney

Be part of Creative Sydney

The City’s first-ever draft cultural policy Creative City, outlines our priorities and commitment to arts and culture in Sydney over the next 10 years. The policy is now on public exhibition and we’d like you to give us your feedback.

City leads Sydney jobs growth

City leads Sydney jobs growth

Over the past 5 years, the local area has seen 2,000 new businesses open and more than 50,000 new jobs created. Across the entire metropolitan Sydney area, 40% of the total job growth took place locally. This presents some great business opportunities for our global city.