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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 […]

Never doubted, Irene honoured by party faithful

By CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Although she’s a politician, City of Sydney Councillor Irene Doutney doesn’t behave like one. Modest, unassuming, “with a common touch” and a discerning eye for art, Irene Doutney was lauded for her contribution to the Australian Greens and the Sydney community last Friday evening, July 10, at Redfern Town Hall. Doutney’s motivation […]

‘Totally inappropriate’ meetings scheduled by Waverley

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Community representatives and councillors have questioned Waverley Council’s decision to reschedule the amalgamation rescission motion to a Sunday morning. The next rescission meeting, scheduled for Sunday June 28, comes after criticism of the previous meeting’s date, which was also on a Sunday. As earlier reported by City Hub, the previous meeting, […]

‘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 […]

Potential pitfalls for Waverley economic plan

by Stephanie Hua   Waverley Council’s Draft Economic Development Strategy (DWEDS) has faced criticism for being “rushed” and a possible route towards over development. Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak told City Hub he was “cynical and puzzled” by some aspects of Waverley’s draft economic strategy. “I am anxious that the Draft Waverley Economic Development Strategy […]

Waverley’s local democratic process revisited

Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak has called on Waverley Council to reintroduce questions with notice in a bid to increase transparency and open debate regarding local community issues. Councillor Wy Kanak’s motion was defeated at the May 20 council meeting, but the process has been instituted at state and federal parliamentary levels. Cr Wy Kanak […]

Residents left “in the dark” over West Bondi

Danielle Ecuyer of the Bondi Junction Precinct Committee has questioned the legitimacy of community consultations surrounding the future of West Bondi Junction amid fears the Waverley Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2012 is expected to change. In a Future Cities Collaborative presentation at the East Leagues Club earlier this month, Waverley Mayor Sally Betts announced plans […]

Plans to make historic Bronte House heritage item under way

A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) has been finalised for Bronte House, giving recommendations for the ongoing use and care of the historic location. Dating back to 1845, Bronte House is the oldest known residence in the Waverley LGA, as well as one of Australia’s few surviving colonial residencies. Currently owned and managed by Waverley Council, […]

News in brief

  Lord Mayor promises more childcare is "in pipeline" At Monday’s council meeting, the Lord Mayor and City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone revealed that council was "on track" to deliver its commitment to establish six new childcare centres by 2016 significantly under budget. Ms Barone says the $55 million set aside for childcare will […]

Historical plaque for Hakoah

A new historical plaque is being mooted to recognise the history of the Hakoah Club on Hall Street and its significance to the Bondi community. Waverley Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak will convene with Hakoah member Richard Davis and a variety of stakeholders to discuss a potential wall plaque at the Toga Adina building, with […]