The lord mayor of the City of Sydney, Clover Moore, drove a curve ball into the gallery last week with a proposal that the 18-hole Moore Park golf course be halved in size and the spare land used for the community:

"Across the world, golf courses are slimming down to a modern nine-hole format. I’m open to working with the state to investigate options for reducing the size of the golf course at Moore Park and returning some of that land to the community."