Leaked government documents have revealed White Bay has been identified as the main construction site where contaminated sediment will be temporarily stored and large tubes built for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link. Commenting on the documents Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain says: “This development will build a massive toxic waste dump in…

Netstripes held its first Bizruption networking meeting for 2018 amid neon ceiling swirls in the Marquee at The Star last Wednesday evening. Warming up the room (sometimes literally) was astounding magician/mentalist, Claire Yistelle. She went from group to group, performing inexplicable tricks and generally being very charming. General Manager External Affairs at The Star, Chris…

Applications are open for City of Sydney grants and sponsorship submissions. The City offers grants in the areas of Business, Cultural, Community and Environmental. Grants may be given in the form of direct funding or “in kind” – for instance, the use of a City facility. There is a total of 15 grants/sponsorships available, with…

It’s time to paint the town rainbow! This year will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and it’s going to be quite a party. What began in 1978 as a bloody and tearful riot  has evolved into a riot of spandex, glitter and celebration. While the parade is still…

Yet another variation on the theme of entrepreneurship. Intrapreneurship combines the qualities of “dedicated team-player” and “enterprising individual”  allowing motivated employees to act with independence, ingenuity and daring in a way that satisfies their own creative spirit and benefits the company. Large companies have been feeling a drain in their talent pool as more and…

Sydney Rare Book Auctions is one of PUCC’s newest members. We chatted with co-owner Paul Feain about the business of old books. How popular are rare and antique books? Are there many collectors in Australia? There are many people in Australia who buy old and rare books. Some collect them as you might collect antiques…

Rhys Garner is the manager of the Breville Factory Outlet on Wattle St. They recently joined PUCC so we had a chat to Rhys about his business. What types of goods do you sell?  
Are they current models? What renders them “seconds”? We sell both Breville and Kambrook Factory Second products, most of which are…

The Powerhouse Museum will be the hub for the Sydney Design Festival from March 2 to 11. The exciting program features international keynotes, talks, workshops, exhibitions, tours and more. Some of the highlights include: Common Good: Contemporary design from the Asia-Pacific region that explores responses to social, ethical and environmental challenges by a new generation…

Glebe Island has a long history as an industrial hub on Sydney Harbour. It’s central location makes it ideal as a receiving port for overseas cargo and, more recently, a destination for cruise ships. The Glebe Island and White Bay areas have survived past proposals for a complete makeover and new identity, including plans for…

More than you might think. Place names are not just a convenient way to indicate a particular spot on the map, they can also tell a brief history, honour a notable person, provide cultural context, add personality to an area. With this in mind, City Of Sydney has prepared a draft guideline for the naming…