World-class library takes shape in Green Square

Green Square residents can see their new state-of-the-art library and plaza taking shape, with construction of the City of Sydney’s highly anticipated $47 million project now well underway. The City’s contractors, [Read entire story]

New plaza to mark former convict’s military career

A new open space linking Barangaroo and Wynyard Station could soon be named Napoleon Plaza in recognition of a convict transported for stealing two watches. Francis Girard (1793–1859) was one of Sydney’s first successful [Read entire story]

City gives cultural groups more space to flourish

Cultural and creative organisations across Sydney have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life in an affordable, multi-purpose creative space in Paddington. The City of Sydney is seeking creative and [Read entire story]

Summit to make China’s future Sydney’s business

Sydney’s small business community will get the inside scoop on how to take advantage of emerging economic opportunities in China at a forum hosted by the City of Sydney at Sydney Town Hall today. The Future Asia Business [Read entire story]

Late-night safe space trial to be extended

A pilot program designed to reduce alcohol-related violence among young people late at night has been so successful over the busy summer period it has been extended for another three months. Safe Space, a joint [Read entire story]

Midnight Fireworks soundtrack list

The Midnight Fireworks display is synchronised to a spectacular musical soundtrack created by Nina Las Vegas. 1. Hans Zimmer – Dream Is Collapsing 2. Thor – The Dark World 3. Arctic Monkeys – Snap Out Of It 4. Pharrell [Read entire story]

9PM Family Fireworks soundtrack list

The 9PM Family Fireworks display is synchronised to a spectacular musical soundtrack created by Nina Las Vegas. 1. London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry – Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and [Read entire story]

Sydney counts down to an inspirational 2015

Spectacular aerial footage from inside tonight’s Midnight Fireworks display will be captured by drones and broadcast live for the first time anywhere in the world. The drones will fly up to 1,000 feet above Sydney [Read entire story]

2014 Sydney New Year’s Eve – program of events

6pm & 8pm Air displays above Sydney HarbourFlying ace Matt Hall performs flyovers with aerial displays.   7pm Fire tug water display on Sydney HarbourTug boats blast tonnes of water into the sky from Millers [Read entire story]

Fireworks soundtracks to inspire this Sydney New Year’s Eve

One of Australia’s most popular DJs, Nina Las Vegas, is serving as musical director for the 2014 Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks displays. Nina, who currently hosts triple j’s Mix Up Exclusives, has created two [Read entire story]

Sydney skies to light up three times in one great night

Master pyrotechnician Fortunato Foti is preparing to inspire Sydneysiders and visitors with his most colourful fireworks displays yet this Sydney New Year’s Eve. Fortunato – a seventh-generation pyrotechnician whose [Read entire story]

2014 Sydney New Year’s Eve – fireworks facts

The City of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display is recognised as one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced NYE fireworks displays. The 9PM Family Fireworks and Midnight Fireworks displays are [Read entire story]

Accessibility initiatives mean everyone can be inspired this Sydney New Year’s Eve

A range of City of Sydney accessibility initiatives will make this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations safer and more inclusive for all. This year’s event will feature a live audio description broadcast, designated [Read entire story]

Many ways to celebrate this Sydney New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, the best seat in the house for Sydney’s world famous fireworks displays may well be at home – in front of the TV, next to the radio or by your computer, tablet or phone. The City of Sydney is teaming [Read entire story]

Get planning for a safe and memorable New Year’s Eve

Sydneysiders and visitors coming into the city this New Year’s Eve are being encouraged to make the most of the latest digital tools, including interactive maps and live social media feeds, to plan a safe and enjoyable [Read entire story]

See your tweets light up the Bridge

This New Year’s Eve, for the first time, the world’s most famous bridge will be lit up with tweets from Sydneysiders and visitors about how the harbour city will inspire them in 2015. In the lead up to the world-renowned [Read entire story]

Performance revival at Paddington Town Hall

Paddington Town Hall could become a hub for live music performances, theatre productions, comedy shows and cabaret nights under a City of Sydney plan to boost the area’s cultural mix. The City is calling on venue [Read entire story]

New technology enables communities to give back

A free City of Sydney event next week will explore how technology is being used by Sydney businesses and communities as a positive force for social change. “Gigabytes and Giving Back” – part of the City Conversations [Read entire story]