• Declared a Climate Emergency, Council resolved that climate change poses a serious risk to the people of Sydney, and it should be treated as a national emergency.
  • Opened the painted Rainbow Crossing in Taylor Square, a powerful acknowledgement of the importance of our LGBTQI community and history.
  • Adopted the new late-night Development Control Plan, which saw some of the largest changes to planning rules in a decade to boost Sydney’s nightlife and economy.
  • Air Quality Monitor installed in Cook+Phillip Park in CBD to monitor city air pollution with the City working in co-operation with the Minister for the Environment, Matt Keane.
  • Opened the Darling Square Library, located on two floors of The Exchange building. The distinctive round building with its timber battens was designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates. The library has a collection of over 30,000 items, including a large Asian literature collection and daily newspapers in multiple languages. It’s also home to an ideas lab with a dedicated makerspace and multi-purpose space for workshops and events.
  • Opened the $140 million Green Square stormwater trunk drain, funded by the City and Sydney Water, a critical infrastructure to reduce the risk of serious flooding in the area and allow for medium to high density development.
  • Opened the Perry Park Recreation Centre in Alexandria, which has two indoor and two outdoor courts, and a sports oval to service the growing sports needs of the community.
  • Purchased the iconic Customs House building from the Federal Government, so it remained in public hands for public use in perpetuity.
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