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Building futures

BY JOHN MOYLE Buildings directly and indirectly account for almost 40 per cent of global energy consumption and that is why this week Waverley Council rolled out the second phase of its Building Futures program aimed at reducing energy costs across the municipality’s strata buildings. To date, 10 buildings have completed this first roll-out of […]

Bad Apples in the barrel

By Michael Hitch Tech giant Apple has left a sour taste in a customer’s mouth when staff at the Bondi Junction store withheld an iPhone belonging to a twelve-year-old girl after she left it at the store to be repaired on 29 December. The screen of the phone was cracked. When she returned on 31 […]

Lime rolls in to the share bike market

By Vanessa Lim New player in the Australian share bike market Lime has distributed over 800 electric bicycles around Sydney streets this week. With the significant failures of other share bike companies in the Sydney market not appearing to act as a deterrent, Lime has dispatched its bikes from Surry Hills to Bondi Junction. In […]

Meet the Locals: City East Community College

BY JADE MORELLINI City East Community College (CECC) is a non-profit, adult education provider, offering hundreds of short courses for individuals living in Inner and Eastern Sydney. They cater for everyone’s educational needs, with their courses covering the arts, lifestyle, business, computing and graphic design, health and fitness as well as languages and communications. City […]

Homelessness on the rise in the east

BY JADE MORELLINI Homelessness in NSW has spiked, with new studies indicating that there are not enough services available to support the number of people sleeping rough. In the Eastern Suburbs, the number of homeless fluctuates, yet evidence has proven homelessness increases particularly during the summer months. A Waverly Council spokesperson said, “The Waverley Homeless […]

Max hangs up the boots

BY ALEX BLAIR This week will mark the end of an era following the closure of ‘Max’s Shoes’ after almost 42 years of service. Based in Bondi Junction, ‘Max’s Shoes’ has been the go-to shop for thousands of locals in search of reliable footwear at affordable prices – delivered with good old fashioned customer service. […]

Zilver Bondi

Granted you could view this new Westfield Bondi Junction opening simply as an excuse not to schlep into the city from the Eastern Suburbs for your regular Cantonese fix, however if you scratch beneath the surface, there’s more than meets the eye.

Homeless population could be victimised Waverley smoking ban

BY ZAC CRELLIN There are fears that the homeless community will be the unintended victims of Waverley Council’s proposed ban on smoking. The proposed smoke-free zone, encompassing Oxford St Mall which extends through Westfield Bondi Junction, would see offenders fined. Waverly Greens Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak voted against the ban because he said this would […]

Waverley-Randwick merge on the nose, before it even begins

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The proposed ‘marriage’ of Waverley and Randwick councils is off to a rocky start, with neither of the two Liberal Mayors able to agree on where chambers could be located. The difference of opinion flared up at a Waverly Council meeting last Tuesday August 18. Waverley’s Civic Heart plan is a $60 […]

‘Unholy mergemony’ of Waverley and Randwick

By Lydia Watson-Moore   An amalgamation between Waverley and Randwick councils has been likened to a “shotgun marriage” by one Waverley councillor, as tensions ignited over council’s vote to accept a merger. At an extraordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday June 10, Liberal councillors voted in favour of amalgamation with Randwick Council, to the dismay of […]