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Call for compassion at Boonara Avenue

Waverley Council has resolved to recover up to $350,000 of legal and clean-up costs surrounding a Boonara Avenue property in Bondi. This is the fourth occasion on which the Land and Environment Court has ordered the council to clean-up the notorious Bobolas family’s property since 2005. Labor councillor John Wakefield disagrees with the decision, arguing […]

Graffiti crackdown paints the town beige

By Jonathan Mimo Waverley Council intends to crack down on graffiti after a spate of “incidents” across Bondi have left some residents upset. Liberal councillors Joy Clayton and Tony Kay put forward a motion at the February 18 council meeting to investigate how other neighbouring councils approach graffiti prevention. The motion also requested council to […]

Scout Hall future at a crossroads

Waverley Council will hold a community consultation with members of the La Perouse Aboriginal Land Council to discuss the future uses of the Queens Park Scout Hall. Owned by Scouts Association NSW, the Scout Hall was recommended for demolition by the Waverley Development Assessment Panel last year amid concerns the site was inviting anti-social behaviour. […]

Waverley unveils new tenancy policy

Waverley Council has announced a draft tenancy policy that aims to provide a new consistent framework for determining rent and subsidies for not-for-profit community groups in council properties. Liberal councillor Angela Burrill said the policy will help make the processes for supporting community organisations leasing council premises more transparent to the rest of the community. […]

New funding plans for tackling asbestos

Waverley Councillor Miriam Guttman-Jones has called for a review of Waverley’s asbestos policy amid increasing fears over the health hazards posed by asbestos in building materials. In June this year, asbestos removal trucks were found parked outside Bondi Public School, raising concerns over the school community’s exposure to the dangerous fibres. Ms Guttman-Jones, who served […]

Council overhauls Waverley venue hire

Waverley Council will implement a new venue hiring process heralding the beginning of a ‘prioritisation process’. Regular hire of Waverley indoor community venues will ensure applicants can annually apply for an ‘Expression of Interest’ to make a booking. A regular hire is to be defined as a person or group who wants to hire a […]

On the record: Waverley’s migrant history

Waverley Council will record the historical experiences of Jewish immigrants in Waverley after World War II. The initiative will document the stories of Jewish migrants and their descendants who initially settled in Waverley after their arrival in Sydney. Councillor Leon Goltsman said the initiative was developed to acknowledge the struggles of post-war Jewish families and […]

Making Bondi beautiful

Waverley Council will release two demonstration projects in Bondi Junction later this month. As part of Council’s Complete Streets initiative, the two short-term pop-ups will re-activate Spring St and bring more commuters to Bondi Junction. Mayor Sally Betts said the initiative is the first step in making Bondi Junction a more vibrant place. "We want […]

Sustainable garden pops up at Bondi

Bondi Beach has received a touch of green with the installation of a temporary pop-up sustainable garden at Roscoe St Mall. Known as an ecoPOP, the small freestanding garden bed was designed by sustainability coach Michael Mobbs. Featuring edible plants, ecoPOPs have a solar-powered pump and worm farm, all wrapped in corrugated iron. The design […]

Maccabi rezoning takes centre court

Sports Properties Pty Ltd have submitted a rezoning application for Maccabi Tennis Club in Bondi, raising concerns the existing tennis courts will be turned into high-rise apartments. Tennis courts at 105 Wellington St in Bondi will be rezoned into an R3 medium density residential site with 42 apartments and 49 parking spaces, should the application […]