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SMH | 3in the morning is not optimal book-shopping time

SMH | 3in the morning is not optimal book-shopping time

Small businesses have questioned the point of a proposal to introduce 24-hour trading in Sydney's CBD, raising concerns about staffing…

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Small Business and the Lockout Laws

Small Business and the Lockout Laws

4 years after their forceful implementation - the Sydney lockout laws have done a large amount to reduce alcohol fuelled…

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MEDIA RELEASE | Angela Vithoulkas – The Only True Independent in Wentworth

MEDIA RELEASE | Angela Vithoulkas – The Only True Independent in Wentworth

Angela Vithoulkas The True Independent for Wentworth Putting Local People and Business First As Rivals Backflip   September 21, 2018:…

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10 News | Light Rail and the Hunter Arcade

10 News | Light Rail and the Hunter Arcade

Tonight Channel 10's Catalina Florez took a look at the Hunter Arcade, and the tragedy facing a whole range of…

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ABC 730 | Light Rail Debacle

ABC 730 | Light Rail Debacle

ABC730 last night aired a segment dedicated to the disastrous light rail project, featuring Angela and Greg Tannos from Optical…

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ABC 730 | Wentworth by Election

ABC 730 | Wentworth by Election

Last night Angela spoke with ABC's 730 program about the upcoming by-election in the Eastern Sydney seat of Wentworth. Angela…

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10 News | Gate malfunction causes chaos at the Hunter Arcade

10 News | Gate malfunction causes chaos at the Hunter Arcade

Yesterday Angela spoke with Catalina Florez from Ten Eyewitness News about the malfunction which caused chaos in the Hunter Arcade.…

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7 News | Parramatta Light Rail given the go ahead

7 News | Parramatta Light Rail given the go ahead

Last night I spoke with 7 News Sydneys' Sean Berry about the approval of the Parramatta Light Rail project. In…

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Daily Telegraph | Sydney Light Rail Class Action

MORE than 110 businesses and residents affected by the Sydney light rail project have registered their interest in joining a…

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2GB Alan Jones | Train builder wants to save the world rather than finish light rail

This morning I spoke with 2GB's Alan Jones about the ongoing Light Rail saga, rent and power price gouging at…

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SMH | State raises rents for restaurants despite revenue hit from light rail

I spoke recently with Matt O'Sullivan from the Sydney Morning Herald about the plight of businesses in Circular Quay, affected…

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2GB Ben Fordham | Businesses and the Sydney Light Rail

Yesterday I spoke with 2GB's Ben Fordham about the continuing crisis facing business owners along the Sydney Light Rail route.…

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Daily Examiner | Election candidate joins subbies in fight for $7.5m owed

Tim Howard from the Daily Examiner wrote recently about my involvement in helping ease the plight of 23 sub-contractors from…

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Light Rail Disaster | Interview with Alan Jones on 2GB Radio

Light Rail Disaster | Interview with Alan Jones on 2GB Radio

On April 6 I was interviewed by Alan Jones on 2GB about the light rail disaster that continues to plague businesses…

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A political party for small business | 2GB Radio

A political party for small business | 2GB Radio

On March 26 I was interviewed by Steve Price on 2GB about the launch of the Small Business Matters Party,…

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Greek Independence Day 2018

Greek Independence Day 2018

I was honoured to represent the City of Sydney for the celebration of Greek Independence Day on March 25. I…

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Light Rail Saga – end in sight | Wentworth Courier

Light Rail Saga – end in sight | Wentworth Courier

While the NSW Government is quick to talk up the end of Sydney Light Rail Construction I have made the following comments…

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Small Business Matters Party | Media Release

Small Business Matters Party | Media Release

Lifeline for 700,000 Small Businesses in NSW Launch of New Political Party Small Business Matters Independent City of Sydney Councillor, Angela…

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Ten Eyewitness News | Sydney Light Rail ‘Kensington residents at breaking point’

Ten Eyewitness News | Sydney Light Rail ‘Kensington residents at breaking point’

I was recently interviewed on Ten Eyewitness News regarding the residents of Doncaster Ave in Kensington who are living a…

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Friends of Pyrmont Community Centre International Women’s Day Morning Tea

Friends of Pyrmont Community Centre International Women’s Day Morning Tea

On Saturday March 10 I was honoured to be asked by the Friends of Pyrmont Community Centre to speak at…

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Westpac International Women’s Day Morning Tea

Westpac International Women’s Day Morning Tea

I was thrilled to be invited to speak at the Westpac International Women's Day morning tea on March 8 at the iconic Westpac…

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Greek Festival Of Sydney

Greek Festival Of Sydney

The Greek Orthodox Community of NSW celebrates 120 years since its establishment, and this year marks the 36th year of…

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Kings Cross rally against eight-story apartment complex

Kings Cross rally against eight-story apartment complex

On Saturday, I was invited to speak at a Kings Cross rally in protest of a proposal to demolish the…

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Deafening Light Rail Noise On George St Wipes Out Business This Morning

Deafening Light Rail Noise On George St Wipes Out Business This Morning

So, more than 2 hours of noise in peak time from before 8am still going at 10am. NO consultation, NO…

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Sydney Light Rail | Rent relief and resident action update

Sydney Light Rail | Rent relief and resident action update

Sydney Light Rail construction nightmare continues. How are you going?   Hi all, After receiving a number of concerning calls…

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Newcastle Herald | Sydney business leader Angela Vithoulkas says government has learnt nothing from light rail ‘disaster’

Newcastle Herald | Sydney business leader Angela Vithoulkas says government has learnt nothing from light rail ‘disaster’

The businesswoman who led the fight for light-rail compensation in Sydney has told Newcastle traders not to expect much sympathy or…

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Cynthia Dearin, Managing Director – Dearin & Associates

Cynthia Dearin is an author, keynote speaker and communications expert. In this episode of Stacey talks to Cynthia about Dearin &…

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Post back your Small Business Matters party survey form today!

Post back your Small Business Matters party survey form today!

Because of postal delays around the Christmas period the NSW Electoral Commission have let us know they will be sending…

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Royal Australian Navy Community Leaders At Sea Program

Royal Australian Navy Community Leaders At Sea Program

During December, I was thrilled to be invited to take part in the Royal Australian Navy Community Leaders at Sea…

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The Daily Telegraph | $130 Sony headphones handed to residents for light rail noise

The Daily Telegraph | $130 Sony headphones handed to residents for light rail noise

RESIDENTS facing heavy construction work along the light rail route have been given an early Christmas present from the state…

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Channel 10 news | Sydney Light Rail-  ‘poor asbestos removal’

Channel 10 news | Sydney Light Rail- ‘poor asbestos removal’

I was recently featured on Channel 10 news commenting on dangerous asbestos handling issues along the Sydney light rail construction…

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Easy to do business initiative with Service NSW

Easy to do business initiative with Service NSW

Easy to do business initiative with Service NSW (S129276) 8. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The Easy to Do Business initiative…

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Clarification about specific City of Sydney support initiatives for our businesses and residents impacted by Sydney Light Rail construction

Clarification about specific City of Sydney support initiatives for our businesses and residents impacted by Sydney Light Rail construction

Clarification about specific City of Sydney support initiatives for our businesses and residents impacted by Sydney Light Rail construction (S129276)…

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Green Square Community Facilities

Green Square Community Facilities

Green Square Community Facilities (S129276) 6. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question At the committee meeting of 27 November it was discussed…

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Better Buildings Partnership

Better Buildings Partnership

Better Buildings Partnership (S129276) 5. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Please provide details on the history and establishment of the Better…

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Did you receive a letter from the NSW Electoral Commission regarding your membership with the Small Business Matters Party?

Did you receive a letter from the NSW Electoral Commission regarding your membership with the Small Business Matters Party?

The NSW Electoral Commission have sent letters to some of our new members to verify their party membership. Unfortunately, they…

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Petition | City of Sydney assistance for businesses and residents impacted by light rail construction

Petition | City of Sydney assistance for businesses and residents impacted by light rail construction

Councillor Vithoulkas gives notice that, at the meeting of Council on Monday 13 November 2017, she will table and speak…

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City of Sydney support for businesses and residents impacted by Sydney light rail construction

City of Sydney support for businesses and residents impacted by Sydney light rail construction

It is resolved that Council: (A) note: (i) Sydney light rail construction continues to negatively impact the lives and amenity…

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Nightmare on George Street: Sydney shops fed up with light rail construction | Financial Review

Nightmare on George Street: Sydney shops fed up with light rail construction | Financial Review

George Street, one of Australia's longest and oldest city streets, has always been a bit tricky to navigate. Before jackhammers…

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Brutal battle to save Glebe icon | ALTMEDIA

Brutal battle to save Glebe icon | ALTMEDIA

On Monday night, Sydney City Council’s Transport, Heritage and Planning Sub-Committee voted on the recommendation to put to Council a…

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Angela takes on the big end of town | ALTMEDIA

Angela takes on the big end of town | ALTMEDIA

Small businesses suffering a downturn in revenue because of the bungled Sydney Light Rail construction could soon have a dedicated…

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Channel 10 news | Light rail insult with lights and street walkers

Channel 10 news | Light rail insult with lights and street walkers

I was recently featured on Channel 10 news commenting on Transport for NSW's idea to put up Christmas lights and…

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Alan Jones interview 2GB | Light Rail disgrace and Small Business Matters

Alan Jones interview 2GB | Light Rail disgrace and Small Business Matters

I appeared on 2GB this morning talking about the devastating impact of light rail, the failings of the construction company…

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Cr Angela Vithoulkas to contest state election with own party | Daily Telegraph

Cr Angela Vithoulkas to contest state election with own party | Daily Telegraph

INDEPENDENT City of Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas will vie for a seat in State Parliament after launching her own ­political…

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Giant rat terrifies Sydney family, prompting calls for ‘rat taskforce’ | Daily Telegraph

Giant rat terrifies Sydney family, prompting calls for ‘rat taskforce’ | Daily Telegraph

A MONSTER rodent has been found dead in an inner city family’s backyard, prompting calls for a special “rat taskforce”.…

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Meet the woman hoping to get a small business & entrepreneurial voice in state Parliament | Women’s Agenda

Meet the woman hoping to get a small business & entrepreneurial voice in state Parliament | Women’s Agenda

Come 2019 there will finally be a voice in NSW Parliament representing small business owners, hopes independent Sydney City Councillor…

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Election Day Is Coming

Election Day Is Coming

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Mr Morkel  is Our Candidate!

Mr Morkel is Our Candidate!

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Grow your awesome Idea

Grow your awesome Idea

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The Good is the best in world

The Good is the best in world

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Change The Vote Date

Change The Vote Date

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Make sure your business policy

Make sure your business policy

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Make Your Good Speck In Online

Make Your Good Speck In Online

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Councillor Vithoulkas appointed Deputy Chair of the City of Sydney Economic Development and Business Sub-Committee

Councillor Vithoulkas appointed Deputy Chair of the City of Sydney Economic Development and Business Sub-Committee

Last night, I was pleased to accept the nomination from fellow Councillors to take up the role of Deputy Chair…

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City of Sydney Initiatives Sydney Light Rail

City of Sydney Initiatives Sydney Light Rail

CITY OF SYDNEY INITIATIVES SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL (S129276) 4. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Sydney light rail construction commenced in 2015…

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Commercial Partnership with SBS TV

Commercial Partnership with SBS TV

COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SBS TV (S129276) 3. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The CEO Update of 9 September 2017 contained information…

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Repair of Footpaths

Repair of Footpaths

REPAIR OF FOOTPATHS (S129276) 2. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Due to the amount of construction projects that are currently in…

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Funding for Lord Mayoral Minute Items

Funding for Lord Mayoral Minute Items

FUNDING FOR LORD MAYORAL MINUTE ITEMS (S129276) 1. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question As a general rule, the Lord Mayor often…

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Amended Notice of Motion | Sydney Light Rail Construction and Support for Impacted Businesses and Residents

Amended Notice of Motion | Sydney Light Rail Construction and Support for Impacted Businesses and Residents

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i) during October 2015, Sydney Light Rail construction began, including…

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Salvation Army 2017 Walkathon Event

Salvation Army 2017 Walkathon Event

Today, I spoke at the Salvation Army’s 2017 Walkathon to support the important cause of ending modern slavery. The Freedom Partnership is the Salvos’…

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State Government to compensate George St businesses disrupted by light rail construction

State Government to compensate George St businesses disrupted by light rail construction

It has been a long fight to get justice for the small business owners and residents who have lived through…

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New.com.au: Parramatta light rail won’t hurt business

New.com.au: Parramatta light rail won’t hurt business

News.com.au reports that the NSW transport minister says that disruption to Parramatta's popular alfresco dining area - known as "Eat…

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Rent relief available for businesses impacted by Light Rail construction

Rent relief available for businesses impacted by Light Rail construction

In some great news, the NSW Government is now making rent relief available to businesses along the light rail route…

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AltMedia: “Town Hall secrecy leads to distrust”

AltMedia: “Town Hall secrecy leads to distrust”

City of Sydney councillors now have so little faith in the Lord Mayor Clover Moore and her constituents, that they…

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AltMedia: “Railing against all the disruption”

AltMedia: “Railing against all the disruption”

Last Thursday a public forum was held at Vivo Café on George Street in the city, for people adversely affected by…

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Light Rail Action Meeting with Alan Jones and Our Next Steps

Light Rail Action Meeting with Alan Jones and Our Next Steps

Thank you to everyone who attended the light rail action meeting on Wednesday 2nd August and shared their stories with Alan…

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Homeless and Rough Sleepers in the CBD

Homeless and Rough Sleepers in the CBD

HOMELESS AND ROUGH SLEEPERS IN THE CBD (S129276) 5. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The alarming situation which seems to be…

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Light Rail Activations

Light Rail Activations

LIGHT RAIL ACTIVATIONS (S129276) 4. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Transport for NSW reported that a series of activations were currently…

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Construction Hoardings

Construction Hoardings

CONSTRUCTION HOARDINGS (S129276) 3. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Does the City charge private development for hoardings around construction zones? Does…

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Green Square Light Rail Study

Green Square Light Rail Study

GREEN SQUARE LIGHT RAIL STUDY (S129276) 2. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Given that integrated transport for a connected city is…

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Media Monitoring

Media Monitoring

MEDIA MONITORING (S129276) 1. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question In addition to the media monitoring in the form of news clippings…

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Sydney City News

Sydney City News

SYDNEY CITY NEWS (S129267) 4. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i) the City of Sydney…

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Construction, Safety and CCTV Cameras

Construction, Safety and CCTV Cameras

CONSTRUCTION, SAFETY AND CCTV CAMERAS (S129267) 3. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i) the safety…

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Protecting Residents and Businesses from the Impact of Sydney Light Rail Construction

Protecting Residents and Businesses from the Impact of Sydney Light Rail Construction

PROTECTING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES FROM THE IMPACT OF SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL CONSTRUCTION (S129267) 2. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved…

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Safety Audit and Assessment of Public and Private Laneways in the City of Sydney

Safety Audit and Assessment of Public and Private Laneways in the City of Sydney

SAFETY AUDIT AND ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LANEWAYS IN THE CITY OF SYDNEY (S129267) 1. By Councillor Vithoulkas It…

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Meet 2GB’s Alan Jones | Light Rail small business & resident action meeting

Meet 2GB’s Alan Jones | Light Rail small business & resident action meeting

You are invited to share your story about the impact of light rail construction on your business and local community…

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Angela appearing on 9 News to discuss light rail

Angela appearing on 9 News to discuss light rail

Last night 9 News Sydney revealed that the NSW Government are budgeting to spend an extra $34 million on light rail bureaucrats but not…

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Angela on Alan Jones about light rail’s devastating impacts

Angela on Alan Jones about light rail’s devastating impacts

This morning, I spoke to Alan Jones about the devastating impacts that the light rail project has had on Sydney…

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Bollards aren’t going to address the issue of security and public safety

Bollards aren’t going to address the issue of security and public safety

The installation of anti-terror bollards in Martin Place has aroused controversy amidst claims that the City of Sydney failed to…

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Small businesses on light rail construction route suffer major losses

Small businesses on light rail construction route suffer major losses

Local retail owners say that the construction of the $2.1 billion light rail project is destroying the viability of their…

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Salvation Army Aged Care Plus 2017 Walkathon

Salvation Army Aged Care Plus 2017 Walkathon

[caption id="attachment_2332" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo: Salvation Army[/caption] I was delighted to speak at the launch of the Salvation Army's 2017…

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Development applications that have been refused

Development applications that have been refused

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN REFUSED (S129276) 7. By Councillor Vithoulkas Questions: 1. How many development applications that have been…

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The City of Sydney Small Business Community

The City of Sydney Small Business Community

THE CITY OF SYDNEY SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY (S129267) 12. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note: (i)…

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Safety audit and assessment of public and private lane ways in the City of Sydney

Safety audit and assessment of public and private lane ways in the City of Sydney

SAFETY AUDIT AND ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LANEWAYS IN THE CITY OF SYDNEY (S129267) 11. By Councillor Vithoulkas It…

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Angela appears on ABC’s The Drum!

Angela appears on ABC’s The Drum!

I appeared on last night's episode of The Drum to discuss the changes to citizenship laws, the political response to Finkel’s…

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Light rail construction a $2.2 billion tragedy in the making

Light rail construction a $2.2 billion tragedy in the making

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas is urging small business owners whose lives have been devastated by the impact of light rail construction…

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Sydney Town Hall to improve security in response to recent incidents around the world

Sydney Town Hall to improve security in response to recent incidents around the world

The Daily Telegraph reports that body scanners, bag checks and training on what to do if confronted by an assailant…

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Councillor Vithoulkas attends the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Kuttabul

Councillor Vithoulkas attends the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Kuttabul

It was an honour to attend the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Kuttabul. In 1942,…

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Retailers struggling due to Sydney CBD light rail construction delays

Retailers struggling due to Sydney CBD light rail construction delays

[caption id="attachment_2246" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Photo: SMH[/caption] The SMH reports that construction of Sydney's $2.1 billion light rail line along much…

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Business involvement in the sustainable development of our city

Business involvement in the sustainable development of our city

BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR CITY (S129267) 3. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council…

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Additional ANZAC Day footpath closures and security measures

Additional ANZAC Day footpath closures and security measures

ADDITIONAL ANZAC DAY FOOTPATH CLOSURES AND SECURITY MEASURES (S129276) 27. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Was the City part of the…

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Construction impacts of Light Rail on Small Business and Residents

Construction impacts of Light Rail on Small Business and Residents

CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS OF LIGHT RAIL ON SMALL BUSINESS AND RESIDENTS (S129276) 26. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Does the City acknowledge…

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Mitigating large construction impacts on Local residents and Business owners

Mitigating large construction impacts on Local residents and Business owners

MITIGATING LARGE CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS ON LOCAL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS (S129276) 25. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The City is undergoing…

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Community Notification Processes for Development Applications when considered by Committee/Council

Community Notification Processes for Development Applications when considered by Committee/Council

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION PROCESSES FOR DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS WHEN CONSIDERED BY COMMITTEE / COUNCIL (S129276) 24. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question While the…

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Public Notification of submissions regarding Development Applications

Public Notification of submissions regarding Development Applications

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF SUBMISSIONS REGARDING DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS (S129276) 23. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Given that other councils make public the…

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Illegal Brothels

Illegal Brothels

ILLEGAL BROTHELS (S129276) 22. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Given the recent media attention regarding complaints about illegal brothels operating in…

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Childcare supply and demand within the Local Government Area

Childcare supply and demand within the Local Government Area

CHILDCARE SUPPLY AND DEMAND WITHIN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA (S129276) 21. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Is there an oversupply of…

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Clover Moore Team fails to acknowledge small business crisis

Clover Moore Team fails to acknowledge small business crisis

I’m very disappointed that Councillors from the Clover Moore Team have once again failed to hear or truly understand the…

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Councillor Vithoulkas attends Commemoration Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony for RAAF

Councillor Vithoulkas attends Commemoration Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony for RAAF

I was very pleased to be able to attend the Commemoration Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the 96th…

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Calls to give small business a “formal voice” in Council decision making

Calls to give small business a “formal voice” in Council decision making

Download the media release PDF here. City of Sydney Independent Councillor Angela Vithoulkas has called on Council to ensure that…

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RMSTech & Nakd Numbers | What is Digital Transformation?

In this special business podcast, Angela Vithoulkas interviews Nickolas Rorris from RMSTech and Amy Siah from Nakd Numbers.

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CBD Sydney Chamber Of Commerce Networking Event

Hear the podcast that was recorded at the latest networking event held at Vivo Cafe, Sydney, 27 April 2017.

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Podcasts | The new small business marketing channel

Podcasts | The new small business marketing channel

Podcasts have been around for a decade but only recently has their growth exploded. It seems like everyone is now…

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Women in tech | Mentorships and scholarships for young women

Women in tech | Mentorships and scholarships for young women

During my interview with model and entrepreneur Taryn Williams, she spoke about her passion for championing women in technology and…

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SMEs & Mental Health | How to Stay Healthy

SMEs & Mental Health | How to Stay Healthy

Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, came in for an interview on The Brew and we…

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Angela speaks with John & Garry from 2UE

Angela speaks with John & Garry from 2UE

It was great to join John & Garry from 2UE to talk about people who try and skip the bill…

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Women in Small Business | Government needs to rethink maternity leave

Women in Small Business | Government needs to rethink maternity leave

Kate Carnell’s interview on The Brew revealed some important facts about maternity leave and small businesses: it’s just not working…

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Women in Business | Grow your business with technology

Women in Business | Grow your business with technology

Many women running a business can become so caught up in its day to day affairs that they can forget…

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Sydney’s rat problem skyrockets as fear for tourism grows

Sydney’s rat problem skyrockets as fear for tourism grows

The Daily Telegraph reports that Sydney is in the grip of a rat plague so big it is threatening to undermine…

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Councillor Vithoulkas hosts courtesy visit from Bangladeshi delegates at Town Hall

Councillor Vithoulkas hosts courtesy visit from Bangladeshi delegates at Town Hall

Yesterday afternoon, Councillor Angela Vithoulkas, representing the Lord Mayor, hosted Mr. Abul Hasanat Abdullah, Honourable Member of Parliament & Chairman,…

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Women in politics |  When it’s more personal than political

Women in politics | When it’s more personal than political

With the passing of International Women’s Day, The Brew’s interview with Kerry Chikarovski seems especially relevant to this week’s conversation…

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Appointment of City of Sydney campaigner and WestConnex funding

Appointment of City of Sydney campaigner and WestConnex funding

APPOINTMENT OF CITY OF SYDNEY CAMPAIGNER AND WESTCONNEX FUNDING (S129276) 2. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question During February 2017, the City…

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In-ground traffic light trial (S129276)

In-ground traffic light trial (S129276)

IN-GROUND TRAFFIC LIGHT TRIAL (S129276) 1. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question On 25 May 2016, the NSW Government announced an advertising…

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Swimming pools and learn to swim program (S129267)

Swimming pools and learn to swim program (S129267)

SWIMMING POOLS AND LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM (S129267) 3. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i)…

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Impact of construction on small business (S129267)

Impact of construction on small business (S129267)

IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION ON SMALL BUSINESS (S129267) 2. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i) the…

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City Thought Leaders: Rise of an Empire

City Thought Leaders: Rise of an Empire

On Wednesday evening I had the thrill of representing the City at the first of the City of Sydney’s thought…

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The Situation is desperate for George St businesses.

The Situation is desperate for George St businesses.

You may have heard me on the radio in recent weeks talking about the worsening situation on George St. The…

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Media Release: Business owners crushed by construction juggernaught

Media Release: Business owners crushed by construction juggernaught

Download PDF here: Business owners crushed by construction juggernaught   The NSW Transport Minister’s scepticism about claims that businesses are suffering…

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Arthur Sinodinos | Disruption and innovation will change business

You could say that Arthur Sinodinos' approach to politics is grounded in his love of economics which, in his words,…

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Sydney named as one of the cities on Hyperloop’s radar

Sydney named as one of the cities on Hyperloop’s radar

Ever heard of a Hyperloop? More specifically, Hyperloop One? The brainchild of industrialist Elon Musk.    The Hyperloop one is a…

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London’s new Walking and Cycling Commissioner

London’s new Walking and Cycling Commissioner

If you have been following my work in the City of Sydney for a little while, or my campaign for…

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Eagle Waves Radio relaunched on Start-up Daily.

Long time collaborator Start-up Daily recently covered the relaunch of Eagle Waves Radio as a creative agency with a focus…

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Jamie Fuller on the Brew

Jamie Fuller on the Brew

In episode #3, Angela talks to Jaimie Fuller, CEO of athletic compression brand, SKINS. He talks about his relationship with…

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Big data for town planners

Big data for town planners

This week Uber (read: Google) has announced it’s latest offering, and it’s something a little different. The ride-share giant has…

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Why New Year’s resolutions are dumb and I don’t make them.

Why New Year’s resolutions are dumb and I don’t make them.

Happy New Year everybody! At the time of writing this it’s the 5th of January and many of us are…

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Angela Vithoulkas on Ben Fordham, 2gb.

Angela Vithoulkas on Ben Fordham, 2gb.

I spoke with Ben Fordham on Monday afternoon about the ongoing impact of light rail construction on business owners along…

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Appetite for digital content drives extensive changes

Appetite for digital content drives extensive changes

The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Communications Report 2015-16 was tabled in parliament yesterday. You can read the full report…

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Pyrmont Chamber of Commerce Seafood Spectacular!

Pyrmont Chamber of Commerce Seafood Spectacular!

Last night I visited the Pyrmont Chamber of Commerce's annual Seafood Spectacular. What a blast, with apprentice chefs from one…

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Is Sydney Ready? Working together for a resilient City

Is Sydney Ready? Working together for a resilient City

Michael Berkowitz speaking at the Sydney Townhall, November 2016. Last night was the latest event in the Citytalks series, Is…

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APEC report reveals access to capital continues to be a major issue for female entrepreneurs

APEC report reveals access to capital continues to be a major issue for female entrepreneurs

Do you know many female entrepreneurs or business owners? Are you a women that is considering becoming a business owner…

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Media Update: Webcasting down voted for the City of Sydney

Media Update: Webcasting down voted for the City of Sydney

Updating from a story that has been previously covered, the City of Sydney has down voted a motion to webcast council…

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Keeping Sydney Tourism on top

Keeping Sydney Tourism on top

It’s no secret that I love Sydney.  Call me biased but I really think it has something for everyone. The…

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City to share ‘startup knowledge’ with regional Australia

City to share ‘startup knowledge’ with regional Australia

Angela Vithoulkas at the Sydney H2 Expo, July 2016. On Monday 24th October I was very pleased to have my…

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Support for Innovation in Regional Australia (S129267)

Support for Innovation in Regional Australia (S129267)

SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA (S129267) 2. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i) the…

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Opening the International Education Providers Forum

Opening the International Education Providers Forum

I was honoured to represent the City of Sydney at Customs House yesterday for the International Education providers forum 2016,…

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Official Event: Unveiling the Lysicrates monument

Official Event: Unveiling the Lysicrates monument

Read More: Sydney Morning Herald: "Restored Lysicrates Monument unveiled at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens" On Sunday, I was honoured to…

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Sydney’s Health and Wellbeing

Sydney’s Health and Wellbeing

Last week the City of Sydney released it’s Community Wellbeing survey. It’s available to the public, you can find it…

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Speech: SGLBA Meet the Candidates

Speech: SGLBA Meet the Candidates

During the 2016 local election the mayoral candidates were hosted at Lander & Rogers by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian…

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Speech: Property Council of NSW

Speech: Property Council of NSW

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas | Property Council of NSW 19 August 2016 Downloadable PDF: LINK It is a pleasure to be with you…

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Smart Cities Plan

Smart Cities Plan

The Smart City concept, while well established internationally, has not been a focus for the City of Sydney. Cities like…

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Safety

Safety

Safety is the foundation stone for a successful and vibrant City that attracts residents, businesses, domestic visitors and international travellers.…

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Tech & Startup Policy

The Sydney Start-up scene is a powerful and important driver for Sydney's economy. We currently have the largest technology and startup ecosystem in…

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Business Policy

Business Policy

The City of Sydney is a major contributor to the Australian economy accounting for 5-10 per cent of total GDP…

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Nighttime Economy plan

Nighttime Economy plan

Sydney’s late night economy is an important contributor to the City, financially and culturally. The City’s nighttime economy is estimated…

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Parking Plan

Parking Plan

Parking is an everyday issue, which impact residents, business and visitors to the City. It is the thing we hear…

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Culture & Creativity

Culture & Creativity

The City of Sydney Council has achieved much in the area of culture and the arts. Angela Vithoulkas is excited to continue…

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Advocacy, Residents and access

Advocacy, Residents and access

There is a clear sense from people that Council is removed from daily realities in the City. People feel that…

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Homelessness

Homelessness

Homelessness is a critical issue for the City of Sydney. While there are programs in place across the City, which…

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Transport

Transport

Council estimates that congestion costs residents and businesses $3.5 billion each year, which is forecast to swell to $8 billion…

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Rubbish & Waste Management

Rubbish & Waste Management

Waste management is an issue that impacts residents and businesses owners. Long-term solutions are required to ensure that we manage…

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Childcare

Childcare

Affordable and easily accessible childcare facilities are a critical enabler for young families living in the City and business owners.…

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Seniors Plan

Seniors Plan

Australia’s population is ageing and this trend is reflected in demographic forecasts for the City of Sydney. By 2026, the…

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Youth Action Plan

Youth Action Plan

The 2013 Global Youth Index ranked Australia in the top position for youth participation in politics. Young Australians are increasingly…

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Oxford St Plan

Oxford St Plan

Oxford Street has lost its iconic status as a retail and leisure destination for residents and visitors to the City.…

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Keep Sydney Open and the Callahan Report

Keep Sydney Open and the Callahan Report

This weekend is the second Keep Sydney Open rally against the controversial lock out laws, following on from the release…

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What do you want to see for Oxford Street?

What do you want to see for Oxford Street?

We spoke to Wayne Nichols from Sax Fetish. He has operated his business on oxford for over 15 years and…

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How can council do better for small business?

How can council do better for small business?

We spoke to Michael David from Elizabeth Bay Cellars, who's run his business for over 30 years.

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Webcasting to make council accountable

Webcasting to make council accountable

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas recently spoke to AltMedia about a proposal from March last year to begin webcasting council meetings. In May…

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We need our own ‘fit bit’ for Sydney

We need our own ‘fit bit’ for Sydney

The Array of Things project is a fascinating initiative from the City of Chicago, launched in 2014. The project aims to establish…

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“Yet Another Election stuff up” | Opinion piece and the CoS Biz Vote.

This week I wrote an opinion piece that was published in the Daily Telegraph, “Yet another election stuff up”. The…

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Business Votes | Alan Jones Breakfast Show

Business Votes | Alan Jones Breakfast Show

If you’re reading this your probably know that I’ve been vocal about the City of Sydney’s business vote in this…

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Sydney’s ‘new economy’, startups and the tech space

Sydney’s ‘new economy’, startups and the tech space

There is a great deal of excitement surrounding the tech and startup space in Sydney, and Australia generally. The adoption…

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Speaking on Freedom

Speaking on Freedom

As part of the 2016 refugee week, The Asylum Seekers Centre and the City of Sydney conducted an evening event featuring…

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CoS precinct focus: Chinatown

Sydney is an international city with a multitude of unique and exciting communities and suburbs throughout. Perhaps one of its…

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What matters to young voters?

In the lead up to the federal election, and what a long lead up it is,  there has been a lot…

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The City of Sydney betrays business

The City of Sydney betrays business

I was featured in an Altmedia article regarding the City of Sydney's efforts towards the business vote in the 2016 local election.…

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Our markets, our our community

One of Sydney’s favourite weekend traditions is the local market. Different markets throughout the City of Sydney are geared towards…

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It’s time for a new independent at Town Hall

It’s time for a new independent at Town Hall

I’m glad that Clover Moore has finally clarified she is running again kicking off her formal campaign with a call…

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Business Voting Information Sessions

Business Voting Information Sessions

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The City of Sydney currently has a number of Information Sessions for the 2016 City of…

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Audio Description of City of Sydney Video Content

Audio Description of City of Sydney Video Content

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i) the City of Sydney’s Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2014-2017…

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NSW Electoral Commission Non-Residential Roll Postal Voting

NSW Electoral Commission Non-Residential Roll Postal Voting

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Have we had confirmation from the NSW Electoral Commission that they will have enough time to…

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Sydney hosts the Greek Presidential Guard

Sydney hosts the Greek Presidential Guard

This is one of the proudest cultural moments that the Greek community of Sydney, and indeed Australia has had. The…

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NON-RESIDENTIAL REGISTER (S103147)

NON-RESIDENTIAL REGISTER (S103147)

Question 1. How many businesses have been contacted to date to inform them of their compliance obligations for the City…

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LIGHT RAIL BUSINESS ACTIVATION PROGRAM (S103147)

LIGHT RAIL BUSINESS ACTIVATION PROGRAM (S103147)

Question Two activation zones on George Street have been identified for ‘light touch place making’ regarding the construction of the…

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VACANT DWELLINGS IN THE CITY OF SYDNEY LGA (S103147)

VACANT DWELLINGS IN THE CITY OF SYDNEY LGA (S103147)

Question A recent study by the University of NSW’s City Futures Research Centre noted that 2011 Census figures showed one…

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LIGHT RAIL BUSINESS ACTIVATION WORKSHOPS (S103147)

LIGHT RAIL BUSINESS ACTIVATION WORKSHOPS (S103147)

Question During 2015, the City facilitated workshops for the Business Activation Program for South East Light Rail. 1. What dates…

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COMMUNITY SPORTING FIELD AGREEMENTS (S103138)

COMMUNITY SPORTING FIELD AGREEMENTS (S103138)

It is resolved that Council note: (A) on 7 March 2016, the Sutherland Shire Council Infrastructure Projects and Works Committee…

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Speech:  Our cities:  sustainable development and managing the way forward

Speech: Our cities: sustainable development and managing the way forward

Speech:    Our cities:  sustainable development and managing the way forward  Sydney Build Expo Australian Technology Park, Locomotive St. Eveleigh NSW…

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Webcasting comes to City of Sydney – altmedia, 24 March 2016

Webcasting comes to City of Sydney – altmedia, 24 March 2016

It has taken years, but the City of Sydney has leaped into the 21st Century, according to one Councillor. The…

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Moore mobilises locals to save green space – altmedia, 24 March 2016

Moore mobilises locals to save green space – altmedia, 24 March 2016

Independent Councillor, Angela Vithoulkas, said that the City of Sydney Council was not wholly supportive of the Lord Mayor’s proposal…

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Speech: SWIM4KIDS launch, March 12, 2016

Speech: SWIM4KIDS launch, March 12, 2016

It was great to support SWIM4KIDS on March 12, 2016 at Prince Alfred Park Pool. SWIM4KIDS  is a swimathon event held to…

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Media Release:  Fears City of Sydney rate payers will end up funding a one sided scare campaign about Moore Park

Media Release: Fears City of Sydney rate payers will end up funding a one sided scare campaign about Moore Park

‘The City of Sydney’s decision to pay for marketing material and the organisation of a public meeting about the rumoured…

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BUSINESS VILLAGE GRANTS ASSESSMENT PANEL (S103138)

BUSINESS VILLAGE GRANTS ASSESSMENT PANEL (S103138)

It is resolved that: (A) Council note: the City of Sydney offers a range of grants and sponsorships for business.…

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UPDATING SYDNEY WRITERS WALK PLAQUES (S103138)

UPDATING SYDNEY WRITERS WALK PLAQUES (S103138)

It is resolved that: (A) Council note: the Sydney Writers’ Walk consists of a series of brass plaques bearing the…

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SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS (S103138)

SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS (S103138)

It is resolved that: (A) Council note: the City of Sydney offers a range of grants and sponsorships for business.…

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CHINESE TOURISTS TO SYDNEY (S103147)

CHINESE TOURISTS TO SYDNEY (S103147)

Question The business connections between Australia and China expand and Sydney is the country’s leading business city. Business tourists are…

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COUNCIL RECYCLING (S103147)

COUNCIL RECYCLING (S103147)

Question It is reported on the City of Sydney website that: “Sydneysiders recycled 20 tonnes of electronic waste in six…

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2016 ANZAC DAY PARADE (S103147)

2016 ANZAC DAY PARADE (S103147)

Question Has the City been involved in discussions about the proposed route for the 2016 ANZAC Day Parade? When will…

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Chinese New Year Sydney 2016

Chinese New Year Sydney 2016

As you are already aware, Chinese New Year celebrations have already begin in Sydney! Click here to view the full list…

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Radio interview:  2GB with Alan Jones, 2 February 2016

Radio interview: 2GB with Alan Jones, 2 February 2016

This morning, I was interviewed by Alan Jones on 2GB about the impact of light rail construction in the City…

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Friends of Erskineville Public Forum Wrap-Up

Friends of Erskineville Public Forum Wrap-Up

I was pleased to attend the Friends of Erskineville Westconnex New M5 Public Forum on Wednesday 27 January 2016 at Erskineville Town Hall…

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Tree loss is bad but what about small business? – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 28 January 2016

Tree loss is bad but what about small business? – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 28 January 2016

THE planned removal of trees that were planted in 1917 in honour of our Anzacs will now be added to…

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Clover Moore Party and Greens MOU offers a dangerous and short sighted approach to the future of Sydney

Clover Moore Party and Greens MOU offers a dangerous and short sighted approach to the future of Sydney

MEDIA RELEASE The Memorandum of Understanding released today by the Clover Moore Party is deeply disappointing and short sighted in…

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Greek Welfare event in Newtown

Greek Welfare event in Newtown

It was my great pleasure to celebrate arrival of the New Year "2016" today at the Greek Welfare in Newtown.…

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Speech:  Press Conference launch of the First Innovation Competition of International Talents

Speech: Press Conference launch of the First Innovation Competition of International Talents

Speech Launch of the First Innovation Competition of International Talents 5 January 2015 Sydney Good morning and thank you for…

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Sometimes making big business decisions is easy – ShortPress interview

Sometimes making big business decisions is easy – ShortPress interview

Angela Vithoulkas and her brother, Con, decided to start VIVO café after they wandered into what was then a different…

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New cycling safety package will support local government initiatives

New cycling safety package will support local government initiatives

There’s no doubt that cycling is a popular mode of transport in the City of Sydney.  In fact, twice as…

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Council agrees to support independent training for local Business Chambers and Associations to optimise grant and sponsorship opportunities

Council agrees to support independent training for local Business Chambers and Associations to optimise grant and sponsorship opportunities

As part of my commitment to championing small business, last night my request that our local business chambers and associations…

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National agenda reflects City of Sydney’s focus on tech startups

National agenda reflects City of Sydney’s focus on tech startups

The Federal Government’s recently announced National Innovation and Science Agenda reflects the City of Sydney’s focus on supporting technology startups…

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THE NON-RESIDENTIAL REGISTER AND ROLLS PROGRAM AND FOCUS GROUPS (S103147)

THE NON-RESIDENTIAL REGISTER AND ROLLS PROGRAM AND FOCUS GROUPS (S103147)

Question The Non-residential Register and Rolls Program Update that was provided to Councillors via the CEO Update noted that the…

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COMMITTEE SPEAKERS (S103147)

COMMITTEE SPEAKERS (S103147)

Question Council has committee meetings each month where the public have the ability to attend and address Council and Councillors…

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SUPPORTING WOMEN’S SHELTERS (S103147)

SUPPORTING WOMEN’S SHELTERS (S103147)

Question The City has taken a very public position against domestic violence with a series of gatherings and communications. What…

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FINANCIAL LITERACY SKILLS (S103147)

FINANCIAL LITERACY SKILLS (S103147)

Question As the cost of living continues to increase and affordable housing becomes rare within the City, many local residents…

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BUSINESS TOURISTS (S103147)

BUSINESS TOURISTS (S103147)

Question The City of Sydney continues to support Business Events Sydney and business tourists are reported to spend 6.5 times…

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ENHANCED BUSINESS CHAMBER AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SUPPORT (S103138)

ENHANCED BUSINESS CHAMBER AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SUPPORT (S103138)

It is resolved that:   (A) Council note: 1. Business chambers and other business associations play an important role in…

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Businesses clash over construction – Altmedia, 10 December 2015

Businesses clash over construction – Altmedia, 10 December 2015

I spoke to Altmedia with more of my opinion on the Sydney light rail construction. It was great to speak to…

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No coffee, no couriers and nowhere to park – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 10 December 2015

No coffee, no couriers and nowhere to park – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 10 December 2015

LIGHT rail construction messaging is again ramping up because of the closure of Zone 6, the section of George St…

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SHARING HISTORY (S103147)

SHARING HISTORY (S103147)

Question The Rosebery parks Crete Reserve, Tarakan Reserve and El Alamein Reserve were all renamed after the Second World War…

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COMMEMORATING SYDNEY ANZACS (S103147)

COMMEMORATING SYDNEY ANZACS (S103147)

Question In the entrance to Town Hall, there are two plaques commemorating the Council employees who served in World War…

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PAYING SMALL BUSINESS WITHIN 30 DAYS (S103147)

PAYING SMALL BUSINESS WITHIN 30 DAYS (S103147)

Question The NSW State Government has a policy requiring government agencies to pay outstanding invoices within 30 calendar days or…

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Velvet Onion Academy tech start-up launch

Velvet Onion Academy tech start-up launch

On Wednesday 25th November I had the pleasure of launching the Velvet Onion Academy at Surry Hills. Velvet Onion Academy…

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Confusion ahead for business owners in the countdown to City of Sydney elections

Confusion ahead for business owners in the countdown to City of Sydney elections

There is increasing confusion for business owners in light of IPART findings that the City of Sydney was not ‘Fit…

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CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS (S103147)

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS (S103147)

Question The very high demand from the established and emerging local creative community for the limited number of locations supported…

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SUPPORTING CREATIVE INDIGENOUS WOMEN (S103147)

SUPPORTING CREATIVE INDIGENOUS WOMEN (S103147)

Question What is the City doing to help support, celebrate and encourage female indigenous artists and artisans? Does the City…

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POWERLINES AND TREES (S103147)

POWERLINES AND TREES (S103147)

Question Does the City have a policy or set of guidelines about the types of flora planted below powerlines in…

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CONSULTATION METHODS (S103147)

CONSULTATION METHODS (S103147)

Question When the City is consulting with the community about changes that will impact their daily lives, does the City…

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Sydneysiders are voting with their feet – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 29 October 2015

Sydneysiders are voting with their feet – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 29 October 2015

Light rail construction has now kicked off on George St, motorists are doing what they have been asked to do,…

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The Daily Telegraph – Light rail: Centennial Park body compensated for project while affected retailers miss out

The Daily Telegraph – Light rail: Centennial Park body compensated for project while affected retailers miss out

THE Centennial and Moore Park Trust is being compensated $1 million during the CBD light rail construction while businesses get…

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City braces for Tramageddon – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 7 October 2015

City braces for Tramageddon – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 7 October 2015

Here is the first of my opinion pieces about the impact of light rail construction from today's Daily Telegraph. Read…

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Guest speaker – Maroubra and Districts Chamber of Commerce

Guest speaker – Maroubra and Districts Chamber of Commerce

It was great to attend The Maroubra and Districts Chamber of Commerce meeting & AGM on Tuesday 22 September 2015…

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VIDEO: Australian Choral Grand Prix

VIDEO: Australian Choral Grand Prix

Presented by Sydney Eisteddfod & Rotary Club of Sydney Cove. I was proud to host this years Australian Choral Grand…

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City of Sydney learner drivers and cyclist safety plan get a green light – PRESS RELEASE, 15 September 2015

City of Sydney learner drivers and cyclist safety plan get a green light – PRESS RELEASE, 15 September 2015

Cyclist safety will be boosted after the City of Sydney council unanimously approved a plan put forward by Councillor Angela…

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LEARNER DRIVER EDUCATION: DRIVING WITH BICYCLES IN THE CITY (S103138)

LEARNER DRIVER EDUCATION: DRIVING WITH BICYCLES IN THE CITY (S103138)

It is resolved that: (A) Council note: 1. The City of Sydney currently runs free workshops for supervisors of learner…

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VIDEO: The Sunday Jury, 6 September 2015

VIDEO: The Sunday Jury, 6 September 2015

I enjoyed appearing on The Sunday Jury yesterday on Weekend TODAY. Here's the video, via the clickable photo below, in…

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VIDEO: The Sunday Jury, 30 August 2015

VIDEO: The Sunday Jury, 30 August 2015

I enjoyed appearing on The Sunday Jury yesterday on Weekend TODAY. Here's the video, via the clickable photo below, in…

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MEDIA RELEASE:   Small business ignored once again in calls for the de-amalgamation of the City of Sydney Council

MEDIA RELEASE: Small business ignored once again in calls for the de-amalgamation of the City of Sydney Council

Reports that the NSW Shooters and Fishers Party would support the de-amalgamation of the City of Sydney Council in Parliament,…

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Interview: Draft Tech Startup Action Plan, 14 August 2015

Interview: Draft Tech Startup Action Plan, 14 August 2015

I recently spoke with Mat Beeche from STARTUP DAILY about the City of Sydney’s Draft Tech Startup Action Plan. Read all about it…

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BUSINESS VOTING CITY OF SYDNEY:   Predicting failure is no way to support the voice of small business

BUSINESS VOTING CITY OF SYDNEY: Predicting failure is no way to support the voice of small business

When most people start a small business they do so keeping in mind that there will be plenty of hurdles…

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CAR-SHARING SPACES IN PRIVATE CAR PARKS (S103147)

CAR-SHARING SPACES IN PRIVATE CAR PARKS (S103147)

Question Are car-sharing parking spaces in private car parks in central Sydney paid for in full or inpart by the…

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MOBILITY PERMITS CHANGES (S103147)

MOBILITY PERMITS CHANGES (S103147)

Question When did the City make submissions to TfNSW and RMS seeking the adoption of national guidelines for mobility permits…

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ON-SITE PARKING (S103147)

ON-SITE PARKING (S103147)

Question How many buildings are without on-site parking in the CBD? Answer by the Lord Mayor 1,470 buildings were surveyed…

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CITY OF SYDNEY SUBMISSIONS FOR COMMENT (S103147)

CITY OF SYDNEY SUBMISSIONS FOR COMMENT (S103147)

Question Councillors are often provided less than 48 hours to review and comment on City of Sydney draft submissions, for…

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APPRENTICES, TRAINEES AND THE CITY OF SYDNEY (S103147)

APPRENTICES, TRAINEES AND THE CITY OF SYDNEY (S103147)

Question How many apprentices and trainees does the City employ across various departments and does the City have a policy…

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Sydney City Business Awards Winners 2015

Sydney City Business Awards Winners 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the Sydney City Business Awards 2015. Best of luck to the following winners for the…

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Sydney Eisteddfod Choral Grand Prix Coming to Town Hall – Sunday 30th August

Sydney Eisteddfod Choral Grand Prix Coming to Town Hall – Sunday 30th August

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be MCing for this fabulous event which will be held at Sydney’s…

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Article: The Sydney Morning Herald on Sydney Anti-Smoking Laws, 15 July 2015

Article: The Sydney Morning Herald on Sydney Anti-Smoking Laws, 15 July 2015

Businesses around the Sydney area are finding loopholes in regards to the new laws about no smoking within 4 meters…

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The truth about The Green Travel Plan and its impact on small business

The truth about The Green Travel Plan and its impact on small business

I raised the issue about the application of the Green Travel Plan and its impact on small business because I…

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Interview: Central Sydney on Green Travel Plan, 7 July 2015

Interview: Central Sydney on Green Travel Plan, 7 July 2015

The City of Sydney has been accused of turning small businesses into a personal PR service with the introduction of…

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INTERVIEW: 7 News with Lee Jeloscek, 6 July 2015

INTERVIEW: 7 News with Lee Jeloscek, 6 July 2015

The City of Sydney's light rail construction noise and dust is driving customers away from the area. Businesses along the…

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Radio interview:  2GB with Karl Stefanovic, 1 July 2015

Radio interview: 2GB with Karl Stefanovic, 1 July 2015

Yesterday, I was interviewed by Karl Stefanovic about an article that appeared in the Wentworth Courier focusing on the City…

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Media Release:  Sydney Restaurant Decision Sets Dangerous ‘Red Tape’ Precedent

Media Release: Sydney Restaurant Decision Sets Dangerous ‘Red Tape’ Precedent

A restaurant that is part of a new development on Cleveland Street, Redfern, will become the first business that must…

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Development Proposal Site Notices

Development Proposal Site Notices

I am pleased to announce that the notice of motion was passed down via council last night. Please see the…

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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL SITE NOTICES (S103138)

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL SITE NOTICES (S103138)

It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i) development proposal site notices must be clearly displayed on each site; (ii)…

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TENANTS (S103147)

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TENANTS (S103147)

The City owns a number of commercial properties in the City of Sydney LGA How many commercial property tenants does…

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THE SYDNEY CITY CENTRE CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN (S103147)

THE SYDNEY CITY CENTRE CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN (S103147)

Question The Sydney City Centre Capacity Improvement Plan incorporates works undertaken by the NSW Government. These initially comprised of 17…

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LIGHT RAIL REPORTS (S103147)

LIGHT RAIL REPORTS (S103147)

Question What reports did the City commission or complete on the impact of Light Rail construction? When was each report…

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BUSINESS IMPACT REPORT (S103147)

BUSINESS IMPACT REPORT (S103147)

Question Did the City of Sydney commission or complete an Economic Business Impact Report to determine the effects on businesses…

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REASONABLE ACCESS (S103147)

REASONABLE ACCESS (S103147)

As part of the agreement with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) for the construction of Light Rail in the City of…

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DONATING TREES (S103147)

DONATING TREES (S103147)

Question Centennial Parklands’ has over 20 trees a year available for the popular Living Legacy tree donation program. Trees located…

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SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL CONSTRUCTION AND SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS (S103147)

SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL CONSTRUCTION AND SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS (S103147)

Lord Mayor, on 28 May 2015, Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and Duncan Gay MLC, Minister for…

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City of Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas tells Clover Moore it’s time to bow out – Central Sydney 10 June 2015

City of Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas tells Clover Moore it’s time to bow out – Central Sydney 10 June 2015

Councillor and business owner Angela Vithoulkas says it time for Clover Moore to step down after announcing her plans to…

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Welcoming Oceans of Hope to the City of Sydney

Welcoming Oceans of Hope to the City of Sydney

Last week I was very pleased to be invited to officially welcome the yacht Oceans of Hope to Darling Harbour…

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Join the Sydney Matters Team today!

Join the Sydney Matters Team today!

To join the Sydney Matters Team: Click this the link to the membership form, fill it in and and drop it…

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Light rail will cause year of disruption – Daily Telegraph 29 May 2015

Light rail will cause year of disruption – Daily Telegraph 29 May 2015

The light rail construction schedule has now been released.  I was asked by the Daily Telegraph to comment about disruptions…

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City Of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas On Bike Paths – 2GB with Steve Price, 21 May 2015

City Of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas On Bike Paths – 2GB with Steve Price, 21 May 2015

Yesterday I appeared on Steve Price's show on 2GB to talk about plans to introduce new bike paths. To listen,…

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Light Rail schedule still under construction – Alt Media – 21 May 2015

Light Rail schedule still under construction – Alt Media – 21 May 2015

Shadow Minister for Transport Ryan Park has renewed calls for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to release the construction schedule of…

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Speech: Odyssey House, MC’d by Angela

Speech: Odyssey House, MC’d by Angela

19th May, 2015 Odyssey House is excited to bring together inspiring women to discuss the connection between career and community…

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OPTIONS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE (SES) (S103138) May 2015

OPTIONS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE (SES) (S103138) May 2015

It is resolved that: (A) Council note: (i) the ongoing, close and beneficial relationship between the City of Sydney Council…

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REPORTING ON PARKING FINES (S103147) May 2015

REPORTING ON PARKING FINES (S103147) May 2015

Will the database tracking and reporting on parking fines be updated with required key fields so it is possible to…

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RECOGNISING THE SERVICE OF WOMEN IN WAR (S103147) May 2015

RECOGNISING THE SERVICE OF WOMEN IN WAR (S103147) May 2015

Does the City recognise the service of Australian women during war with plaques, sculptures and statues? If so, how many…

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DARLINGTON VILLAGE PRECINCT TRAFFIC CALMING WORKS (S103147) May 2015

DARLINGTON VILLAGE PRECINCT TRAFFIC CALMING WORKS (S103147) May 2015

Have the delays experienced for the Abercrombie Street Upgrade delayed the commencement of the greater Darlington Village precinct traffic calming…

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ABERCROMBIE STREET UPGRADE (S103147) May 2015

ABERCROMBIE STREET UPGRADE (S103147) May 2015

What are the expected additional costs for the extra works done to increase the length of stormwater pipes installed in…

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2016 ANZAC DAY PARADE ROUTE (S103147) – May 2015

2016 ANZAC DAY PARADE ROUTE (S103147) – May 2015

Which route does the City expect the 2016 Anzac Day parade to take and who is responsible for determining the…

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Deep concerns over George Street light rail – interview Channel 7 news

Deep concerns over George Street light rail – interview Channel 7 news

See my comments about small business concerns with the light rail construction on George Street during Channel 7 news last…

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What’s the point of an urban farm in the city – radio interview 2UE

What’s the point of an urban farm in the city – radio interview 2UE

Hear my comment about the City of Sydney City Farm at Sydney Park during an interview on Radio 2UE, 12…

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My mum, my mentor

My mum, my mentor

I have had the extreme privilege of having the greatest business woman in the world being my mentor my whole…

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Pets in the City of Sydney [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pets in the City of Sydney [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sydneysiders love their pets, but there's some essential information you need to know before you get a furry friend.

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Calling all business owners!

Calling all business owners!

Have you entered the 2015 NSW Business Chamber Business Awards? The NSW Business Chamber, together with the City of Sydney…

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$320,000 boost for volunteer youth service in Sydney

$320,000 boost for volunteer youth service in Sydney

I’m very pleased to report that the Safe Space and Take Kare Ambassador Program has received the City of Sydney’s…

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CBD & South East Light Rail goes ahead without construction schedule

CBD & South East Light Rail goes ahead without construction schedule

The CBD and South East Light Rail has moved forward this week despite its construction schedule remaining unfinished. Read more.

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Light rail work boots Chinese New Year parade off George Street as organisers scramble for new route

Light rail work boots Chinese New Year parade off George Street as organisers scramble for new route

THE  Sydney Chinese New Year Festival’s flagship parade could be cancelled in 2016 and no replacement event has yet been…

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Construction of Light Rail Risky Business – 23 April 2015

The construction of the contentious CBD light rail could threaten businesses on Sydney’s George Street. The light rail, which will…

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COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES (S103147)

COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question There are many plaques placed around the City of Sydney to commemorate the significance of a…

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INFORMATION AND NOTIFICATION ABOUT WIRELESS MICROPHONE SPECTRUM  SWITCH-OFF (S103147)

INFORMATION AND NOTIFICATION ABOUT WIRELESS MICROPHONE SPECTRUM SWITCH-OFF (S103147)

On 1 January 2015, wireless microphone spectrum was reclaimed as a result of changes to spectrum allocation following the switch…

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A question of leadership – Ange Postocoglou [OPINION]

A question of leadership – Ange Postocoglou [OPINION]

Its common corporate language these days to use the word ‘leadership’, and say that success in business, or for that…

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Speech: Chinese New Year Dinner, New Land Magazine – Tuesday 3 February 2015

Thank you to New World Magazine for inviting me to speak and to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of…

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Sydney Siege [OPINION]

Sydney Siege [OPINION]

The inquiry into the Sydney siege is just the next step in the process of this tragic event that has…

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Australia Day: Australian Citizenship Ceremony at Sydney Town Hall

Australia Day: Australian Citizenship Ceremony at Sydney Town Hall

Australia Day 2015 was indeed a memorable one. Each year Australian Citizenship Ceremonies are held across the country to welcome…

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Business and community groups unaware of wireless microphone switch-off in less than 10 days

Business and community groups unaware of wireless microphone switch-off in less than 10 days

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas said that countless small businesses, community and religious groups, conference facilities and theatres in the City of…

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Kings Cross Rotary Christmas Lunch

Kings Cross Rotary Christmas Lunch

On the 13th of December, Councillor Angela attended the Kings Cross Rotary's annual Christmas & New Year lunch, held at…

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In memory of the victims of the Sydney siege

In memory of the victims of the Sydney siege

The events that have taken place in Martin Place on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday morning have shocked…

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New primary school for the City of Sydney to go ahead

New primary school for the City of Sydney to go ahead

After a period of more than a year, I am very pleased that an agreement has been reached between the…

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Press Release: Our children’s education should not be used as a political football

The opinion piece by Liberal Councillor Christine Forster in today’s Daily Telegraph gives a very good indication that the issue…

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THE BIG ISSUE MAGAZINE – THE BIG 100 CAMPAIGN (S103138)

It is resolved that: (A) Council note: on 14 October 2014, I attended an Anti-Poverty Week Event supporting homeless women.…

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KINGS CROSS FESTIVAL ECONOMIC IMPACT (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Council provided cash sponsorship of $60,000 to the Potts Point Partnership Incorporated for the Kings Cross…

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FASHION IN THE VILLAGES SUSTAINABLE BENEFITS (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Sydney is Fashion is a City of Sydney-led marketing campaign which ties together three fashion events…

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GLOBAL SYDNEY BROCHURES MEASUREMENTS (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The City of Sydney has produced a series of Global Sydney brochures highlighting Sydney as an…

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BUSINESS VOTING CITY OF SYDNEY ELECTIONS TIMEFRAME (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The City of Sydney Act makes provision for non-residents to vote in elections for the City…

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Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy

Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy

Fancy playing Santa for some of the more needy cats and dogs across the city this holiday season? The Give…

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Annual Spring Chakai in Sydney

Annual Spring Chakai in Sydney

I was very pleased to attend the Annual Spring Chakai held at The Maiden Theatre in the Royal Botanical Gardens…

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Interest free art purchasing scheme

Interest free art purchasing scheme

The Council has recently approved a new interest free loan scheme for art purchases from local galleries around the City…

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Childcare in the City & the new relocated children’s bike track

Childcare is an important issue for many families across the City of Sydney LGA. The City of Sydney is conducting…

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Gough Whitlam AC QC Council Condolence Motion

During the Council meeting 3 November 2014 the Lord Mayor put forward a condolence motion to mark the death of…

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The Big Shift – supporting women in need

Last month I attended ‘The Big Shift’ which is an event that’s organised by The Big Issue.  The event was…

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Australian Rugby Club Business Event

On Monday 13th October I spoke about small business at an Australian Rugby Club Business event along with Dave Dennis,…

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Education and Cyclists (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Research from the University of New South Wales has recently shown that: Most cyclists admit to…

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Women’s Program Funding (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question What are the programs supporting women in the workforce that are supported by the City Of…

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New City of Sydney sub-committee to focus on economic development and business

The City of Sydney has established a new Economic Development and Business sub-committee which met for the first time on…

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Business vote bill passes NSW Parliament

On 17th September 2014, the City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill 2014 (the business vote bill) passed both houses of the…

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Impending changes for childcare and early childhood learning move a step closer

The final Productivity Commission report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning will be presented to Federal Parliament on the 31st October…

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Launch of NSW and ACT Young Achiever Awards

On 26th September 2014 I attended the launch of the NSW and ACT Young Achiever Awards in Sydney. The award acknowledge…

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City of Sydney business voting bill update

With New South Wales Parliament due to sit again today it’s positive to read that the government is considering a…

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CITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS NUMBERS (S103147)

18. By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Based on the City of Sydney’s own published information on its website in the article Supporting…

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FORMAL YOUTH PARTICIPATION AND THE CITY OF SYDNEY (S103147)

17.  By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Delegates of the 2014 G20 Youth Summit recently convened in Sydney during July 2014 to…

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SPEECH ON BUSINESS VOTING LAWS SAT 6 SEPT 2014 AT TOWN HALL PLAZA SYDNEY

I asked to speak at this public meeting today both as a Councillor and a City of Sydney small business…

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Speaking up for small business

Tomorrow morning at 11 am I am speaking at a public meeting at Town Hall and I would urge all…

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City of Sydney business voting bill will obliterate the small business vote

Clr Angela Vithoulkas believes that small businesses located in large buildings will be the biggest losers if the proposed Fishers…

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Small business loses again!

Could somebody please define who or what "big business" is in terms of voting for local government elections? Why isn't…

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City of Sydney business vote hysteria reaches fever pitch fuelled by misinformation and disdain for small business owners

Today’s announcement by Alex Greenwich MP about a rally and petition surrounding proposed changes to the City of Sydney Act…

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CITY OF SYDNEY JOB PROGRAM APP (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) the City of Sydney’s Retail Action Plan 2013…

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DIVERSIFICATION, EQUAL REPRESENTATION AND ETHICAL CONDUCT (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Given the strong internal focus on diversification, equal representation and ethical conduct that influences daily decisions…

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Free jobs program app to address youth unemployment crisis

Clr Angela Vithoulkas said today that the proposed City of Sydney Job Program App will help young people and employers…

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City of Sydney Act: Small business vote once again overshadowed by political hype

Independent councillor Angela Vithoulkas said today that proposed changes to the City of Sydney Act were long overdue and a…

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WILLIAM COOPER (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) William Cooper (c1860 – 1941) was an Australian…

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THE ALCOHOL COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT (ACAP) (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council (A) note: (i) the Alcohol Community Action Project (ACAP) is a pilot…

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CCTV INSTALLATION (S103147)

By Councillor VithoulkasQuestionCan the Chief Executive Officer please provide an update on the progress of the installation of the 10…

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ROOM HIRE (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Various rooms are made available to organisations at commercial rates for events, conferences or talks. Recently,…

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ALCOHOL FREE ZONES (S103147)

By Councillor VithoulkasQuestionAlcohol Free zones have been established to help reduce alcohol-related violence as part of an effort to keep…

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PALMER LANE PARK (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question At numerous Darlinghurst community meetings , the Lord Mayor has given undertakings that the site occupied…

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Liberty Swing

It is resolved that Council: A. note that, since its development by the City, Pirrama Park has become a popular…

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ASHMORE ESTATE (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question On at least two occasions (on 18 February 2014 and 13 March 2013) the Lord Mayor…

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LICENSED PREMISES (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The LGA is home to the highest concentration of licensed premises in NSW and therefore more…

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NIGHT TIME ECONOMY COSTS (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question I am advised by staff, and as stated in the City’s submission to the Citizens’ Jury,…

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JEWISH HOUSE PROJECT PLAN (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council (A) note: (i) that Jewish House, a non-denominational crisis care organisation, released…

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CITY OF SYDNEY WEBSITE SUBMISSION (S103138)

Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) Council, on occasion, resolves to place an item on…

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LICENSED PREMISES OFFICERS (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) the area of Potts Point and Darlinghurst is…

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SYDNEY CITY NEWS (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The Sydney City News is a periodic publication of Council. Who has editorial control? Have Councillors…

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MEMORIAL TO DEBRA BERRYMAN (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that: (A) Council note that: (i) Debra Berryman lived in Pyrmont for nearly 40…

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SHOPPING BUS SERVICE (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The City of Sydney provides financial support to the South East Sydney Community Transport for community…

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CREATIVE CITY CULTURAL POLICY (S103147)

6. By Councillor Vithoulkas It was resolved by Council on 25 March 2013 that The Creative City Cultural Policy Discussion…

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WALSH BAY SUBURB NAMING ISSUE (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question: The local community of The Rocks, Millers Point, Dawes Point and Walsh Bay have been the…

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KEEP IT LOCAL WEBSITE (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question People who wish to receive email notifications about various things in the City that interest them…

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WALSH BAY SUBURB NAMING ISSUE (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question: The local community of The Rocks, Millers Point, Dawes Point and Walsh Bay have been the…

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ORAL HISTORIES (S103138)

6. By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) the City is to be commended for…

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PRINCE ALFRED PARK POOL (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) Prince Alfred Pool was formally opened by the…

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WEBSITES (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas At the Council meeting on 26 August 2013, I asked how many websites are owned and operated…

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COUNCILLOR REPRESENTATION (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Councillor Jenny Green is currently on the Clover Moore Independent Team website as a member of…

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GLEBE ISLAND BRIDGE (S103134)

It is resolved that Council: (A)      note: (i)          the Glebe Island Bridge operated from 1903 to 1995, connecting Pyrmont to…

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LGNSW ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013 (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The 2013 LGNSW conference is to be held in Sydney. As part of the conference organisation,…

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WHITE RHINOS (S103138)

It is resolved that Council Note: (i) the plight of the white rhinoceros is tragic and an urgent response is…

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FUNDING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT – CHALLENGES FACING LOCAL GOVERNMENT (S103147)

By Councillor Angela Vithoulkas Question By Resolution of Council of 25 March 2013, it was resolved that, with regard to…

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LORD MAYORAL REPRESENTATION (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question At the last Council meeting I asked the following question: The Lord Mayor has a very…

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CONSULTANT COSTS (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question What was the cost of engaging Dr Holmes both for his time on the dangerous dog…

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CITY OF SYDNEY WEBSITES (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question How many websites does the City of Sydney own and operate? Please provide details of the…

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CALLING OF TENDERS (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) it is evident that Council is seeking competitive…

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SLEEPING IN VANS (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council (A) note: (i) the City of Sydney owns the Kings Cross car…

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ESTABLISHMENT OF A LICENSED PREMISES COMPLAINTS REGISTER (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note: (i) the City of Sydney has 1 in 8 of…

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Clr Vithoulkas supports Project HoPe – helping pets of the homeless

[caption id="attachment_168" align="alignright" width="300"] Mayor Sally Betts, Rabbi Mendel Kastel, Dr Sam Kovac, Clr Angela Vithoulkas and Gabrielle Upton[/caption]  …

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Clr Vithoulkas raises funds to support the Police Citizens Youth Club Talent Quest

  Councillor Angela Vithoulkas has pledged to raise $5,000 to ensure the Police Citizens Youth Club Talent Quest can go…

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SCHEDULING OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) committee meetings currently run over two days; (ii)…

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DECLARATION OF CASTING VOTE (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that section 13.2 of the Council’s Code of Meeting Practice…

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HOPE FOR PETS OF THE HOMELESS (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) Homeless Persons Week, an initiative of Homelessness Australia,…

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MAYORAL MINUTES (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The Division of Local Government’s Meeting Practice Note states, in relation to Mayoral Minutes: (A) “The…

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LORD MAYORAL REPRESENTATION (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question The Lord Mayor has a very busy schedule and by necessity may, on occasion, request other…

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Rental parking peaking in Pyrmont

Original article 'Rental Parking Peaking in Pyrmont' was published by Alternative Media Group of Australia - click here to view…

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PROCEDURES (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Can the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) please provide information as to the correct procedure for announcing…

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TRIGENERATION (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question In regard to the Cogent contract failure to proceed with Trigeneration at Green Square, is Council…

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SYDNEY HISTORY (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) Sydney is the most popular destination for tourists…

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SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) the extreme injurious health effects of the smoking…

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FITZROY GARDENS (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question A Lord Mayoral Minute was carried on 16 May 2011, resolving that: (A) Council not continue…

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Light Rail in Surry Hills

Light Rail in Surry Hills – definitely a tool to divide a community if there ever was one, both literally…

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A New Planning System for NSW White Paper

The new Planning System for NSW White Paper released recently by the State Government has definitely brought up some contentious…

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Councillor Vithoulkas fights for small business of Australia in the 2Big2Ignore campaign

Councillor Vithoulkas was part of the panel at the recent breakfast attended by 700 people at Sydney Olympic Park organized…

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MITCHELL LIBRARY READING ROOM (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note: (i) the Mitchell Library, opened in 1910, houses unsurpassed collections…

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Councillor Vithoulkas is being locked up – please help!

From 12pm Friday 5th April at Martin Place     The Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is 'locking up' Councillor Angela Vithoulkas…

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Applause and tears of joy as Councillor Angela Vithoulkas successfully champions a home for Sydney Hellenic Lyceum

As many Greek Australians gathered to celebrate Greek Independence  Day, the City of Sydney Council unanimously supported a motion put…

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Councillor Vithoulkas speaks for small biz at ATO Commissioners Small Business Consultative Group

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas recently represented the Australian Taxation Office Small Business Partnership Forum at a meeting of the Taxation Commissioner's…

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This article was written by Tasnuva Bindi and was first published on http://www.dynamicbusiness.com.au/ on 19th March, 2013. She Inspires hosted a…

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CAR SHARE SCHEMES (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question Please provide a complete list of car parking providers that offer car share spaces that are…

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PARKING ENTITLEMENTS (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that (i) occupants of new residential developments are not entitled…

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DECLARATION OF CASTING VOTE (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that section 13.2 of the Council’s Code of Meeting Practice…

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PROVISION OF TEMPORARY STORAGE AND DISPLAY FACILITIES FOR HELLENIC GREEK COSTUMES AND JEWELLERY (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that: (i) the City of Sydney has developed its first…

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PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP FEES (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) amend the Councillors Expenses’ Policy to add an entitlement to membership…

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Yesterday, ,Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow was first published on Women in Focus. Women in Focus is a website and initiative by the…

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Four Days to Earth Hour!

  The countdown is on until the global community unites and switches off the lights this Saturday, 23 March at 8.30pm. …

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Councillor Vithoulkas successfully changes approval process for licensed premises applications

Councillor Vithoulkas has successfully changed the Development Application process for licensed premises applications. All new licensed premises in the City…

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Clr Vithoulkas supports debut play by Victoria Haralabidou

  Councillor Angela Vithoulkas is thrilled to assist Victoria Haralabidou with her fabulous debut play titled 'One Scientific Mystery or…

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Clr Vithoulkas appointed State Ambassador for Earth Hour 2013

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas of Living Sydney is proud to be appointed a State Ambassador for Earth Hour in 2013. Councillor…

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A rainbow of unanswered questions, questionable actions surrounds pedestrian crossing project

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas has today again requested background information surrounding the tendering, acquisition and implementation of the rainbow crossing project in…

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Councillor Angela Vithoulkas successfully champions safety inclusion in Open Sydney Strategy and Action Plan 2012-2030

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas of the Living Sydney Team today praised the final draft of the OPEN Sydney: Future Directions for…

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LICENSED PREMISES – EXTERNAL DISPLAY HOURS OF OPERATION AND PATRON NUMBERS (S103147)

By Councillor Vithoulkas Question I believe that, in order to be a true global city, Sydney must be vibrant yet,…

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PAINTING PURCHASE BY COUNCIL (S103138)

By Councillor Vithoulkas It is resolved that Council: (A) note that Toby Zoates is a multi-faceted artist whose works have…

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Speech: Bendigo Business Lesson

Speech: Bendigo Business Lesson

I have been travelling around Australia since March for The Commonwealth Bank Small Business Forums with the esteemed Peter Switzer. I…

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