Are you enrolled to vote?
Do you run a business in the City of Sydney? Are you ready to have your say in the future of our city? Do you want a creative, fair and greener city?
If so, then Team Clover needs to hear from you this September in the City of Sydney election.
You might be eligible to enrol and vote as a non-resident business if you:
1. Work from a space in the City of Sydney.
You might be a shopkeeper, architect, designer, artist, startup, social entrepreneur or creative.
You could sell goods, provide services, make things to sell online, wholesale or run some other sort of enterprise.
You could be registered as a company, sole trader or partnership, work freelance or in a team.
2. Pay more than $75 per week for the space you use for business and have been using it for 3 months or longer.
This could include, for example, a shop, office, gallery, studio, workshop, warehouse, co-working space or hot desk.
3. You live outside of the City or someone in your business does.
To cast a vote as a business, your enrolled residential address must not be in the City of Sydney local area. But if you’re the business owner, and a resident of the City of Sydney area, then you may nominate another member of your business who is not a resident in the City of Sydney to cast a vote on behalf of the business.
4. You are entitled to vote in Australian elections.
Does this sound like you?
On September 4th, make your voice count and vote for Team Clover.
Help Team Clover keep Sydney creative, fair, and green
Help us keep Sydney focused on climate action, creativity and fairness. Team Clover has put business at the centre of our COVID recovery, made great strides for a more open and creative city, and put climate action and a greener city into action.
Business survival throughout COVID
It’s been a tough year for businesses, and we’re proud that we’ve provided support to our businesses with a $72.5 million package that included over 455 support grants to help small businesses through the pandemic. During COVID, the City’s grants team processed 6 years’ worth of applications in 6 weeks during COVID - now that’s impressive!
Our Al Fresco 24 hour city
For the hard-hit hospitality sector, we waived outdoor dining fees and relaxed restrictions, and for our creatives and small business we funded outdoor concerts and performances in cooperation with the NSW Government. We worked with our businesses to reclaim public space and activate the streets and roads to deliver our Al Fresco vision for the city.
A greener Sydney
We became the first government in Australia to become carbon neutral in 2007. We declared a climate emergency in 2019, and since last July all of the City’s operations are powered by 100% renewable electricity and we’re on track to meet our 2030 target of 70% emissions reduction six years early, in 2024. We are also one of the few councils across all of Australia that has managed to increase its canopy cover over recent years, while others have sadly seen their green cover shrinking. We’ve planted over 15,000 street trees, installed 249 rain gardens, and delivered over 100,000 square meters of landscaping with over 800,000 new plants.
An active and creative city
We supported the rollback of the State imposed lockout laws, and have introduced new planning controls that will make it easier for businesses to trade later and longer, keeping our city active and businesses open. We’ve activated our public realm through public art including the creation of 32 new permanent public artworks, including four in our Eora Journey program of First Nations recognition and celebration.
A more accessible City for everyone
We have built 15.4 kilometres of separated cycleways and 60km of shared bike paths substantially increasing the number of people riding to work and increasing safe access to the City during Covid. George Street South has been pedestrianised creating an additional 9,000m2 of car free space in the city centre, transforming Sydney’s civic spine into a tree-lined pedestrian boulevard, complete with paving and new street furniture.