• New bike paths opened in Surry Hills, Redfern, Waterloo and the CBD adding to a network which caters for a 130 per cent increase in the number of bike trips –up to 60,000 trips in the city each day which would otherwise be made by car or on public transport.
  • Glebe Foreshore Walk extensions opened, completing 2.2 kilometres of waterfront walkway.
  • Local parks improved: Foley and St James Parks (Glebe); Janet Beirne Reserve (Beaconsfield); Napier Street Park (Paddington); and Mary O’Brien Reserve (Zetland).
  • New playgrounds opened at Jubilee Park (Glebe) and Fitzroy Gardens (Kings Cross), with a new all-abilities spinner installed in Pyrmont’s Pirrama Park playground.
  • Creative City Cultural Policy adopted, with a 10-year action plan to unlock Sydney’s creative potential and make its cultural attractions a key element of its international appeal.
  • Live Music and Performance Action Plan adopted with almost 60 initiatives to help revive and support live music and performance.
  • Hayes Theatre opens in the old Reg Murphy Hall and is now recognised nationally as an exciting home for musical theatre and cabaret.
  • $25 million creative hub negotiated in $440 million Greenland development in Bathurst Street. This focus for arts, culture and music in the CBD, will be administered by the City of Sydney on a 99-year lease and for a peppercorn rent.
  • The City’s food trucks become a permanent feature, with nine trucks currently operating.
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