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Transport & parking
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The City of Sydney local government election is soon.
To ensure you’re eligible to vote or run for Council, check the following dates:
- 27 September: close of non-resident applications to ensure processing in time for the 2021 election.
- 25 October, 6pm: close of rolls – final date for changes to resident’s voting details.
- 3 November, 12pm: close of nominations for candidates.
- 4 December: election day.
Remember voting is compulsory.
For more details visit the NSW Electoral Commission.
City of Sydney News
The latest updates from the City of Sydney. Stories, photos, videos and podcasts about our local area.
NewsSanta and The Kids' Cancer Project brighten up ChristmasWe hosted a very special visitor, with Santa doing some early Christmas shopping to help children who’ll spend much of the holiday season in hospital.2 December 2021
NewsWhat to do in Sydney this DecemberLaneway cinemas, Christmas markets, musicals and Sydney New Year’s Eve. Here are the events you need to know about this month.30 November 2021
NewsVisionary building plan for central Sydney gets the green lightThe new plan paves the way for future growth and prosperity in the heart of Sydney.30 November 2021
NewsBring your business back to life at Elevate SydneyThe Cahill Expressway is transformed into a 6-day celebration in early 2022 – here’s how to get your business involved.29 November 2021
NewsShoalhaven solar farm opensHow the City of Sydney harnessed south coast people power.24 November 2021
NewsHave your say on the future of Australia’s night-time industryCapital city councils are exploring sector needs and opportunities in a nation-wide survey.23 November 2021
NewsThink twice about asbestos: what to know before you start renovatingAsbestos Awareness Week is a great reminder to pay attention to asbestos safety.22 November 2021
NewsBe part of Sydney Lunar Festival 2022Associated event program applications are open19 November 2021
NewsHave yourself a zero-waste ChristmasFrom the tree to the dining table, it’s easy to reduce your environmental impact.18 November 2021
NewsBe part of the Sydney Lunar Festival community performance programWe're seeking applications from groups to participate in the celebrations.10 November 2021
Policy & planning changesYour say on proposed planning controls for net zero energy developmentOpen for feedback
Policy & planning changesYour say on proposed planning controls for North Alexandria and the southern enterprise areaOpen for feedback · Alexandria
Proposed works & maintenanceUpgrading the lighting in Hyde ParkOpen for feedback
Supporting communities & businesses
We’re committed to increasing cultural participation, and helping businesses to innovate, adapt and grow.
Talks, courses & workshopsBusiness seminars and programs
Business permits, approvals & tendersApply for outdoor dining approval
Business support & fundingBusiness trading after lockdown
Vision settingInclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel – expression of interestClosed
Things to see and do
We’re dedicated to delivering the best city environment for business, work, living and recreation.