Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce

PUCC NEWS March 2011 

Member News

Don Page pitches Liberal case to small business

Don Page MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business and Commerce, and potential Minister addressed a lively audience at the Swans Club on February 23. He told members of the Darlinghurst Business Partnership, Potts Point Partnership and Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber that with small business representing 77% of business in NSW, the am of a future Liberal State Government would be to ‘give small business a voice right across Government’…read more



Ultimo College and Star City in Great Waiters’ Race

Ultimo TAFE HospitalityCollege organised a trial event on March 2 at campus for students hoping to compete in the International Great Waiters Race at the end of March. Fifty students and teachers took part from whom a final team of 20 was selected. Star City also staged a similar trial in the Grand Ball Room for 60 staff, selecting a team of 10 for the big more


Member Flash

Margaret appointed mediator

Margaret McCue is the principal lawyer at McCue & Associates, Macquarie Chambers, Sydney. In July 2010, his Honour, Greg Keating, President Workers Compensation Commission, appointed Margaret as a statutory mediator in the Commission. She holds qualifications as a mediator from the Instituteof Arbitratorsand Mediators Sydney (IAMA) and from the Instituteof Conflict Resolution, Salzburg, Austria…read more


 Member Profile

 Theatre of Image, Pyrmont

Theatre of Image Ltd (TOI), founded in 1988 by the Artistic Director, Kim Carpenter, is an advocate for young people and their families. Through his vision, Theatre of Image uses both words and visual and musical images to tell Australian and universal stories to the young. By combining high production values with the expertise of the best Australian performing artists, TOI offers young people a real alternative to their more typical contemporary cultural diet of cinema, television, social networks and internet games….read more

General News

Ultimo Community Garden takes off

 The Ultimo Community Garden got off the ground –literally - on February 26, with the construction of its first raised garden bed. About 30 UCG members, friends and interested neighbours gathered from 8.00 am at the Wattle Lane Park Site , in McKee St, Ultimo and laboured all day,  digging trenches , sinking pickets, riveting the bed’s side and end supports and carting gravel and soil to fill more 

Community views will shape City Farm 

Sydneysiders are invited to have their say about the projected fresh food farm in the heart of the city. The City Farm Feasibility Study, on exhibition until 28 March, proposes joint City Farm sites to be developed on the disused Powerhouse Museum car park in Ultimo…read more

Powerhouse consults locals on garden proposal

In the shorter term, PHM has announced that in 2011 it plans to establish a garden in the disused carpark Ultimo that “may also form part of a larger 'City Farm' planned by the Council...” PHM has said that its garden will “focus on sustainable practice and ecological technologies, in line with the Museum’s expertise in this area.”
On 27 February the Museum held a community consultation workshop for residents from the Ultimo, Pyrmont and Chinatown areas and representatives of local organisations more

Minister removes Barangaroo remediation checks 

State Planning Minister Tony Kelly changed state planning requirements in early March to circumvent standard processes for cleaning up contaminated land at Barangaroo, just days before the Land Environment Court was to announce a decision on this question. The Minister's change removes the need both to comply with guidelines made under the contaminated Land Management Act, and to notify Council about remediation work…read more  

Council approves new Harold Park plan

The Glebe community moved one step closer to having more open space in mid-February, after Council endorsed a plan which will create 3.8 hectares of new public parkland, create as many as 1250 new homes, more than 500 new jobs and almost 2km of cycle ways. It will conserve the heritage Rozelle Tram Depot and be an example of best practice sustainable development, more

UTS Update… Business School

Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry first unveiled his vision for the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, last December . He discussed UTS Business School’s future home, named after the Australian-Chinese businessman and philanthropist, with the ABC’s Geraldine Doogue, before an audience of 600, hosted by UTS.This interview, ‘Frank Gehry in conversation’, aired on ABC1 in February as part of its Big Ideas series…read more  

Multi-Purpose Sports Hall opens April 

The Multi-Purpose Sports Hall (MPSH) will officially open in April 2011, making it the first major project completed as part of the City Campus Master Plan.
Located under Alumni Green in the heart of UTS, the MPSH is now entering the final phases of its 12-month construction period. Work is well underway on the final fit out of seminar rooms, studios and the sports hall itself…read more


Police seek information on brutal Ultimo assault

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was violently assaulted in Ultimo on March 14. 
They believe the 55-year-old Haymarket man was asked to meet a potential business contact in Bulwara Road about 8pm. When he arrived he met a man who walked with him down Parbury Lane where he was then assaulted by three other men…read more