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 […]
I spoke to Altmedia with more of my opinion on the Sydney light rail construction. It was great to speak to the journalists and spread more awareness. Read the full article by Lucas Baird by clicking here.
LIGHT rail construction messaging is again ramping up because of the closure of Zone 6, the section of George St that runs between Market and Park streets. Once again traffic management plans will be tested, anecdotal evidence will be gathered and spot fires will be quietly dealt with and extinguished from public discourse. That’s if […]
Light rail construction has now kicked off on George St, motorists are doing what they have been asked to do, the buses have well and truly gone, along with the bus stops and the people. Last Friday night the economic artery of the city was officially severed in an almost clinical, low-key event that failed to […]
THE Centennial and Moore Park Trust is being compensated $1 million during the CBD light rail construction while businesses get nothing. The opposition has condemned the compensation, revealed in the Trust’s annual report, which involves paying a government body while the private sector gets zilch. Read my comments here.