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Sydney swimmers say thanks a million

16 February 2017

Eric Hung (centre) from Paddington is the 1 Millionth customer at Prince Alfred Mark Pool in Surry Hills, David Riordan (city of Sydney operations director) (right) and James Ellender (NSW state manger for Belgravier the company that manages the pool) (left).
Photo by Damian Shaw / City of Sydney
Sweltering Sydneysiders have flocked to the City of Sydney’s award-winning pools in record numbers to escape the prolonged heatwave. More than one million customers have now passed through the turnstiles of the City’s five fitness and aquatic centres in just … Read more

Dishing out expert business advice

15 February 2017

City Thought Leaders Joseph Valore and Sarah Doyle
Aspiring restaurateurs looking to move into Sydney’s competitive dining scene are being advised they need to be well prepped as they won’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. Joseph Valore and Sarah Doyle, co-owners of popular … Read more

Heatwaves are Sydney’s deadliest threat

10 February 2017

Sydney - September 17, 2015: (l-r) Beck Dawson and Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore at the announcement of Beck Dawson's appointment as Sydney's City Resilience Officer (photo by Jamie Williams/City of Sydney)
Heatwaves pose a more deadly and destabilising threat to the Sydney metropolitan area than all other potential natural or unnatural disasters, with Sydney’s Chief Resilience Officer Beck Dawson calling for a greater level of planning and preparation to combat future … Read more

Fitness station a new favourite for Rosebery residents

10 February 2017

Morgan Huida using the new Turruwul Park fitness hub.
Photo by Damian Shaw / City of Sydney
Rosebery residents can dip, crunch and bench their way through 2017 at Turruwul Park’s new fitness hub. Part of the City of Sydney’s park equipment fitness program, the new exercise station offers a range of workouts for strength, cardio and … Read more

Sydney honours Danish architect Jan Gehl

9 February 2017

Barrack Street artist impression
The man behind the City of Sydney’s plan to pedestrianise George Street, bring inner-city laneways to life and make Sydney a walking and cycling-friendly destination has been awarded the key to the city. In a ceremony at Sydney Town Hall … Read more

Last updated: Thursday, 24 November 2016