There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Sydney, New South Wales.
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2010, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people. Inhabitants of Sydney are called Sydneysiders, comprising a cosmopolitan and international population.
The site of the first British colony in Australia, Sydney was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, commodore of the First Fleet as a penal colony. The city is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson which is commonly known as Sydney Harbour, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge feature prominently. The hinterland of the metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and the coastal regions feature many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Within the city are many notable parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Sydney ranks among the top 10 world centres. In 2010, Sydney was ranked 7th in Asia and 28th globally for economic innovation in the Innovation Cities Top 100 Index by innovation agency 2thinknow. Sydney also ranks among the top 10 most liveable cities in the world according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, The Economist and Monocle and is considered among the top fashion capitals in the world. It was also ranked in the top 10 Global University Cities according to RMIT University.
It has hosted major international sporting events, including the 1938 British Empire Games and the 2000 Summer Olympics. The main airport serving Sydney is Sydney Airport and the main port in the city is Sydney Harbour.
Sydney is well-endowed with open spaces and access to waterways, and has many natural areas, even in the city centre. Within the CBD are the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Park, Hyde Park, The Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The metropolitan area contains several national parks, including the Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world, and several parks in Sydney's far west which are part of the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area.
The Domain was established by Governor Arthur Phillip, just six months after the arrival of the first fleet. Originally established as being exclusive to Governors, it was opened to the public in the 1830s. Hyde Park was dedicated on 13 October 1810 by Governor Macquarie for the "recreation and amusement of the inhabitants of the town and a field of exercises for the troops". To celebrate the first 100 years of European settlement, Centennial Park was dedicated by Sir Henry Parkes in January 1888.
Similarly, Bicentennial Park was opened on 1 January 1988 to commemorate 200 years since European settlement. 1988's Bicentennial celebrations also saw the opening of the Chinese Garden of Friendship, designed by the City of Sydney's Chinese sister city Guangzhou.
Queensland stun New South Wales with comeback to level State of Origin series...
21 Jun 2017 at 7:38am
The Southland TimesQueensland stun New South Wales with comeback to level State of Origin seriesThe Southland Times
QUEENSLAND 18 (Dane Gagai 2, Valentine Holmes tries; Johnathn Thurston 3 goals) NEW SOUTH WALES
16 (Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris, Mitchell Pearce tries; James Maloney 2 goals) at ANZ Stadium. Referee: Matt Cecchin, Gerard Sutton. Crowd: 82,259.2017 State of Origin - Live updates: Game two, Queensland vs New South Wales
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Sydney roads at the forefront of NSW budget - 9news.com.au
12 Jun 2017 at 4:05pm
9news.com.auSydney roads at the forefront of NSW budget9news.com.au
The New South Wales
government is putting roads and infrastructure at the forefront of next week's budget, with almost $40 million set to go toward preventing traffic woes on Sydney's
southern and western road networks. The M6 in the city's south, the ...NSW
Budget: New hospital, bus boost and roads planning announced with one week to goABC Onlineall 10 news articles »
Dozens of homes to be demolished to pave way for Sydney hospital revamp - 9ne...
23 Jun 2017 at 4:42am
9news.com.auDozens of homes to be demolished to pave way for Sydney hospital revamp9news.com.au
?Of the new models of care around the world, we are going to be at the cutting edge,? Dr Michael Brydon from Prince of Wales Hospital said. A block of properties between the University of New South Wales
Children's Hospital will be acquired ...
Art Gallery of NSW 'Sydney Modern' extension given green light in NSW budget ...
13 Jun 2017 at 5:49pm
ABC OnlineArt Gallery of NSW 'Sydney Modern' extension given green light in NSW budgetABC Online
The Art Gallery of New South Wales
(AGNSW) has been given the go-ahead for a $244 million expansion with the funding budgeted in the upcoming NSW
budget, the Government has confirmed. AGNSW is raising an additional $100 million through private ...Sydney
Art Museum Receives Big Funding BoostNew York TimesArt Gallery of NSW
secures $244m for 'global museum of the future'The Guardianall 27 news articles »
Sydney's Major Art Museum, Mired in a Dispute, Falls Behind Its Rivals - New ...
12 Jun 2017 at 4:30pm
New York TimesSydney's Major Art Museum, Mired in a Dispute, Falls Behind Its RivalsNew York TimesSYDNEY
, Australia ? The honey-colored neo-Classical facade of the Art Gallery of New South Wales
premier art museum, projects an orderly calm amid the surrounding bucolic parkland. But for all its outward serenity, a general anxiety pervades ...
Concrete barriers installed in Martin Place near Lindt Cafe - The Sydney Morn...
23 Jun 2017 at 12:10am
U.S. News & World ReportConcrete barriers installed in Martin Place near Lindt CafeThe Sydney Morning Herald
Concrete barriers have been installed in part of Martin Place in Sydney's
CBD, in the first part of a plan to install barricades along the length of the pedestrian mall. Workers began placing the long, narrow concrete blocks between Phillip Street and ...Sydney
to Erect Barricades to Prevent Vehicle Attacks: PoliceU.S. News & World Reportall 10 news articles »
Fears about housing development south of Sydney due to lack of infrastructure...
23 Jun 2017 at 6:14pm
ABC OnlineFears about housing development south of Sydney due to lack of infrastructureABC Online
A rural council is threatening to withdraw support for a major new
housing development at Wilton, south
, if it does not get infrastructure plans. Critics say new
suburbs constantly appear in the race to meet Sydney's
housing demand, often ...
NSW budget 2017: Winners and losers - ABC Online
19 Jun 2017 at 8:57pm
ABC OnlineNSW budget 2017: Winners and losersABC Online
The Art Gallery of NSW
will get $244 million to build its new Sydney
Modern gallery at its headquarters in The Domain. The budget includes $109 million funding for the Walsh Bay arts precinct and $50 million for the Sydney
Opera House renewal.and more »
A Homeless 'Safe Space' Challenges Australia's Power Brokers - New York Times
22 Jun 2017 at 7:57pm
New York TimesA Homeless 'Safe Space' Challenges Australia's Power BrokersNew York Times
?Increased homelessness and street homelessness is a symptom of a bigger problem, of a lack of affordable rental housing in Sydney
and other parts of New South Wales
,? said Wendy Hayhurst, chief executive of the New South Wales
Federation of Housing ...and more »
Only 1 in 4 Sydney buyers will fully benefit from NSW stamp duty concessions ...
1 Jun 2017 at 10:26pm
Business InsiderOnly 1 in 4 Sydney buyers will fully benefit from NSW stamp duty concessionsBusiness Insider
The New South Wales
government's plan to improve housing affordability for first time buyers will only benefit 25.8% of Sydney
buyers given the surge in dwelling values in the city, according to CoreLogic Inc. That is based on sales over the past 12 ...NSW
Housing Affordability Package To Slash Stamp Duty For First Home BuyersHuffington Post AustraliaHousing affordability package benefiting NSW
first-home buyers to be announcedABC OnlineNSW
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