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Seaside sculptures walking away

BY ALEC SMART Sculpture by the Sea, the annual three-week artists’ trail that takes place between late October and early November every year on the seafront walkway between Bondi Beach and Tamarama, is threatening to leave the area after this year’s event. It will end 22 years of incredible artworks set imaginatively into the landscape, […]

Are they worthy of Wentworth?

BY ALEC SMART City Hub hosted a forum at Beauchamp Hotel in Darlinghurst of the prospective candidates vying for the seat of Wentworth in the forthcoming federal election. Those present included Matthew Drake-Brockman (Independent), Tim Murray (Labor), Dominic Wy Kanak (Greens) and incumbent MP, Dr Kerryn Phelps (Independent). Liberal candidate Dave Sharma was notably absent. […]

Graffiti distresses Holocaust survivors

BY VANESSA LIM Swastika graffiti has struck Bondi twice now, potentially distressing Holocaust survivors who may suffer from trauma and PTSD. The February swastika graffiti attack has been followed up by another attack in April at various places including the Bondi Beach murals. NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff denounced the anti-semitic […]

Vaucluse electorate profile

By Allison Hore The electoral district of Vaucluse is made up of Watsons Bay, Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Dover Heights, Bondi Beach, Bellevue Hill, Point Piper, Double Bay, Darling Point, most of Woollahra and some parts of Bondi. Socio-economically, the area is very well off, according to the 2016 census. The median weekly household income in […]

Bondi memorial marks a tragic era

Waverley Council and LGBTQI health organisation ACON have joined forces to endorse Tamarama’s Marks Park as the site for a memorial commemorating those killed in historic homophobic attacks. As part of the Bondi Memorial Project, Waverley Council and ACON have partnered to commission and install a memorial art piece in Marks Park to acknowledge the gay […]

Water water everywhere and not a drop to spare

BY JOHN MOYLE Summer is almost here and is already shaping up to be a scorcher and the question of whether or not we will have water restrictions looms large again. Metropolitan Sydney draws its water supply from a series of dams located outside the city, with around 80 per cent coming from Warragamba. Every […]

Bondi Pav rises with people power

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON Two years after strong public backlash, Waverley Council will start work on an upgrade to Bondi Pavilion next year. The proposed development, which will cost an estimated $25 million, will be more of a “sympathetic restoration”, and will maintain the iconic building’s reputation as a cultural hub in the community. The now […]

Battered Pav shows how the Liberal sausage is made

By Paul Paech If all politics is local, then the streets of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs are where the direction of Australia’s political destiny will be decided. The ugly machinations around the exit from politics of Prime Minister and Member for Wentworth Malcolm Turnbull have created a showdown between a disciplined ALP and the chaotic Liberal […]

Surfers dumped from North Bondi

By Linda Hoang A survey conducted by Waverley Council about the Bondi Beach Lifeguard Service has been met with opposition from beach goers and local residents. The original survey indicated Council would apply restrictions to ban soft boards from the northern end of Bondi Beach to minimise the risk of collision with swimmers. Mayor John […]

Bondi Pavilion’s second wind

BY PAUL PAECH It was clear to everyone - except Waverley’s colourful Mayor Sally Betts - that the $38 million proposal to transform Bondi Pavilion into a sleek commercial operation was a dud. So when the NSW Government finally stopped its deeply unpopular compulsory amalgamation of councils, local electors had their chance to create the […]