A group of diners showing how more dining space could support Sydney businesses

The bold plan to enliven the heart of the city

- September 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

As part of their pandemic community recovery strategy, the City of Sydney has unveiled plans to turn Sydney into a 24-hour alfresco city by November. Move over New York! The 12-month plan would tear apart logistical red tape currently preventing small business owners from serving late-night customers and waive outdoor dining fees until March 2021. … Read more »


Applications open for City of Sydney’s after-dark program grants

- August 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Sydney’s night-time businesses. These follow the difficulties many bars, restaurants and live music venues were facing before the lockout laws lifted in January. In an effort to support restaurants, bars and other venues, City of Sydney has opened up applications to assist the neighbourhood’s businesses to open… Read more »


City of Sydney announces $2million in grants for small businesses

- April 9, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

To help small businesses keep afloat through and after the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Sydney council has released an additional $2 million funding for its small business grants program. The grants are available to local small businesses including for-profit arts enterprises that employ between 1-19 full-time staff. Sole traders may be eligible for the quick response… Read more »


Have your say on late night trade in Sydney

- January 31, 2019 2 MIN READ

City of Sydney is calling for businesses and community members to have their say on proposed changes to the city’s late-night trade. Proposed changes include increased hours for low impact venues in the city, new late night trading areas in the city precincts, such as Barangaroo and Green Square and extending trading hours in existing… Read more »


City of Sydney launches Global Sydney Landing Pad program

- September 26, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

The City of Sydney is set to launch a new office space and support service for international companies and entrepreneurs from Asia and China looking to do business in Sydney. The Global Sydney Landing Pad Program will be developed and coordinated by Haymarket HQ, Australia’s only Asia innovation hub, supporting businesses looking to expand and… Read more »


The Greenhouse: Startups wanted to solve global problems!

- September 14, 2018 2 MIN READ

The City of Sydney will kick off its next Greenhouse series of events this month. The events will bring together academics, entreprenuers, government and startups to discuss the issues that go hand in hand with building a more sustainable Sydney for the future. Each event will focus on a different challenge faced by urban dwellers,… Read more »


City of Sydney and Zambesi to deliver small business masterclasses

- September 11, 2018 2 MIN READ

The City of Sydney will subsidise a number of essential skills workshops for small business owners led by experts from top companies such as Canva, Atlassian, Google and Showpo. The 10 seminars sponsored by the council and created by learning platform Zambesi.com will provide 600 small business owners with the opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial… Read more »


City of Sydney survey reveals what customers want

- September 7, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

A recent survey of 6,000 visitors to inner Sydney shows businesses would benefit from later trading hours and more entertainment offerings. The survey canvassed the opinions of visitors to inner city neighbourhoods including Newtown, Surry Hills and the CBD. The survey revealed the spending habits of visitors and the time spent per visit, why they… Read more »