Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce
 PUCC News August 2011

Member News

Networking and nosh at The Star

The Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce is holding a networking session at The Star with a guided hard-hat tour of the venue, followed by a networking session over drinks and canapés at Bistro 80 Wine Bar.
Star City recently confirmed its new name and identity, The Star, as its new look nears completion.

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Ultimo recycling a hit

The Ultimo recycling site for e-waste was a success, with more than 14 tonnes of electronic waste dropped off in six hours. About 400 households dropped off their unwanted electronic items - ranging from an electronic Japanese toilet seat, an original 1970s Polaroid camera to hundreds of old televisions, computers and mobile phones.

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Bike route videos show safe way

A new free online video library will help bike riders navigate Sydney streets safely. BIKESydney, a not-for-profit community organisation, has won a grant from the City of Sydney to fund a Commute Route Video Library to advise people on the best bike routes.

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Garden at the Powerhouse

The Powerhouse Museum plans to establish a garden on-site in Ultimo this year. The museum hopes to create a place of learning in the garden, as well as a space for the Ultimo, Pyrmont and Chinatown communities to cultivate vegetables, herbs and flowers. There will be a focus on sustainable practice and ecological technologies, in line with the Museum's expertise in this area, in particular the EcoLogic: creating a sustainable future exhibition.

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New city poet role

NSW Minister for the Arts George Souris has announced $20,000 in government funding to appoint a Sydney City Poet in partnership with the UTS Centre for New Writing, with the successful candidate to be based on the UTS City campus.

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Changes to light rail network access

Transport on the light rail is now part of the MyZone ticketing system. Commuters who use MyMulti tickets as part of the MyZone system to travel on trains, buses and ferries are also able to travel on the light rail network.

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All aboard: Antarctica

A century years after its tragic end, the story of British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to Antarctica is being told in an international exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum.Scott's last expedition reunites equipment used by Scott and his team together with rare scientific specimens collected during the 1910-1913 expedition for the first time since their use in Antarctica.

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Italy at the fish markets

The sixth annual GUSTO festival explores the food and wine of Italy's diverse regions. Learn from top Italian chefs and discover the wines of Sicily, Puglia and Tuscany. The daylong event also features a fiery debate, delicious food and wine tastings, and kids’ cooking classes.

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