The seven years since franchisee, Jim Albanakis opened his Pyrmont Crust Pizza store has flown by and he has had no regrets. Having previously done business on the Northern Beaches, he says he prefers the vista around Pyrmont: “I think it’s one of the nicest areas of the Sydney skyline. Being right on the edge…

Independent Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich made a speech in Parliament recently describing the importance of the Sydney Mardi Gras, not only to the LGBTIQ community, but to the City and all of NSW. Greenwich underscored the value of Mardi Gras as a cultural event as well as a bastion for the community and vehicle…

Earth Hour launched in Sydney in 2007, with 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses participating in the ‘lights off’ event. Just one year later, Earth Hour became a global phenomenon with over 35 countries, and an estimated 50-100 million people participating. 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour as a global phenomenon. What…

The Jackson’s Landing website is a great resource not only for residents of that complex but for the entire Pyrmont Ultimo community. They have a very comprehensive listing of special and regular events. You’ll also find a listing of activities at the  Pyrmont Community Centre, which caters to a variety of interests and demographics. Jackson’s…

A new international exhibition opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 31 March will reveal the untold story of the dramatic rescue attempt following one of history’s most famous and devastating natural disasters – the eruption of Mt Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD. On 24 August 79 AD, as Mt…

Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, with the proud support of The Star,  can happily confirm that the growers market will sprout again on Saturday 25th February 2017 at its original location in Pyrmont Bay Park. The very popular market had been a perennial feature of the precinct for 18 years before it went into a…

Netstripes, in association with Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, is delighted to welcome NSW Small Business Commissioner Robyn Hobbs OAM as Guest of Honour at its first Bizruption meeting for 2017. The networking event will be held at the newly established We Work space in Pyrmont and will feature CEO of Netstripes, Dinesh De Silva…

Outside Asia, Sydney has the biggest Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. The combination of a large Asian community and a city that loves to party adds up to two weeks full of festivities: fireworks, markets, glowing street lanterns, parades, theatre, illuminated icons and more. Every evening until Sunday February 5, the Lunar Markets in Pyrmont…

The City of Sydney welcomes feedback on a planning proposal to amend Sydney Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 to display goods on the footway without a planning approval (displays will still have to meet criteria in the Local Approvals Policy for the Displays of Goods on the Footway). This will make it easier for local…

A root disease has killed off 10 banksia trees in Giba Park, Pyrmont and may still threaten more. The parasitic fungus, armillaria, identified as the likely cause, has populated soils around the inner city area infecting roots and causing trees and shrubs to rot. It has been blamed for the demise of established trees in…