Sydney City News February 2013
Welcome to the February edition of Sydney City News. This newsletter details the latest initiatives, programs, developments and coming events and attractions across the City of Sydney.
Here's this edition's stories:
Keeping Sydney Moving – This year starts with a tremendous sense of opportunity for Sydney – and an increasingly urgent challenge.
Eco-savvy Sydney – With record heatwaves and unpredictable weather now the norm, the City's innovative projects are more important than ever.
Town jewels – We’re investing more than $66 million to restore Redfern, Paddington, Glebe, Erskineville and Sydney Town Halls.
Spin those wheels – The City is running free summer bike courses at Sydney Park to help people brush up on their pedalling skills.
On the verge – The City is working on a new checklist that makes it easy for residents and businesses to plant gardens on verges and install planter boxes on nature strips, without blocking footpaths or creating trip hazards.
Bush-tucker magic – The beautifully restored Gardener's Lodge in Victoria Park has reopened as a cafe serving bush-tucker food.
Making our city safe – This summer, the City rolled out a major security upgrade, temporary toilet facilites, Precinct Ambassadors, and worked closely with NSW Police, NSW Government and local communities to make Sydney safer and easier to get around at night.
Street art – Recently, the City called for artists and creative teams to submit proposals for up to five artworks on a large wall space along Foley Street, Darlinghurst, as part of our annual street art program – Streetware.
Sow sustainable – A new Summer Garden in Sydney Park is open every weekend until late March, and is a first taste of our City Farm.
Snake, rattle and roll – Colourful night-time markets, a Trocadero glamour ball, and the Twilight Parade are just some of the events happening over Chinese New Year.
Pockets of paradise – The City has doubled annual funding for upgrading pocket parks with $4 million now available to ensure up to eight little parks are upgraded every year for the next decade.
Mardi Gras: 35 and fabulous! – Sydney's biggest celebration of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual communities turns 35.
Last updated: Monday, 18 February 2013