It has taken years, but the City of Sydney has leaped into the 21st Century, according to one Councillor. The City voted on Monday night to a twelve month trial of webcasting the monthly council meeting, a practice which has been adopted around the world, but not at the City of Sydney, whose mantra is […]
Independent Councillor, Angela Vithoulkas, said that the City of Sydney Council was not wholly supportive of the Lord Mayor’s proposal by voting against the motion. Clr Vithoulkas voiced her concern in the meeting that the Lord Mayor will run a scare campaign on the issue. Read the full article by Lucas Baird here.
‘The City of Sydney’s decision to pay for marketing material and the organisation of a public meeting about the rumoured sporting stadium development at Moore Park Sydney must be inclusive of all sides of the debate’, Councillor Vithoulkas said at Monday night’s Council meeting. While stating that a public meeting and marketing material may prove […]
This morning, I was interviewed by Alan Jones on 2GB about the impact of light rail construction in the City of Sydney. In case you missed it, you can listen to the audio by clicking here.
THE planned removal of trees that were planted in 1917 in honour of our Anzacs will now be added to the 35 trees already removed for the light rail. Read the full article in The Daily Telegraph here.
MEDIA RELEASE The Memorandum of Understanding released today by the Clover Moore Party is deeply disappointing and short sighted in its approach to representative Government, the City of Sydney and its future. ‘Claiming that the Council will be held hostage by party politics and announcing an agreement with the Greens (a political party), is a […]
The search for innovators and entrepreneurs is coming to Sydney – as well as Munich (Germany), Tel Aviv (Israel), Tokyo (Japan), and Silicon Valley (USA) – with a potential US$100 million prize. I was pleased to make a speech at the launch of the competition which you can read here. If you would like to read […]
Speech Launch of the First Innovation Competition of International Talents 5 January 2015 Sydney Good morning and thank you for inviting me to speak at the media conference for The First Innovation Competition of International Talents that will be held in Shenzhen, China during April this year. I would like to acknowledge Victor Wang, Senior […]
Angela Vithoulkas and her brother, Con, decided to start VIVO café after they wandered into what was then a different coffee shop and waited 45 minutes to be served. “I’ve joked in the past about spending more time deciding on a handbag then I did with that business decision,” says Angela, the co-founder and chief […]
As part of my commitment to championing small business, last night my request that our local business chambers and associations receive independent assistance and additional training for grants and sponsorship submissions was unanimously supported by council. My Notice of Motion asked for more support for business chambers and other business groups from the NSW Business […]