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Concern building over future of women’s homelessness support

Community concern is continuing to build over the future of specialist women’s homelessness services under the NSW Government’s Going Home Staying Home reforms. A group called Save Our Women’s Services, which includes women’s homelessness service providers that were unsuccessful in the tender process, are working alongside MPs Linda Burney (Labor) and Alex Greenwich (Independent), to […]

Waverley Council supports continued funding for women’s homelessness

Waverley Council voted unanimously to seek the continuation of funding for women’s refuges and specialist women’s homelessness support services in the inner city and eastern suburbs at a council meeting held last Tuesday (June 17). The council will formally write to State Member for Vaucluse and NSW Minister for Community Services, Gabrielle Upton, to clarify […]

Smoking Banned at Sporting Venues

Smokers caught lighting up at all outdoor organised sports events in New South Wales may incur a $300 on-the-spot fine, but the law does not require signs warning of the penalty. NSW Sport and Recreation Minister Stuart Ayres said the smoking bans protect everyone from harmful second-hand smoke. “Families and children make up a large […]

Upton opposes Wellington St rezone

by Bernadette Anvia   It’s the redevelopment that’s had Bondi locals up in arms. Four years after Waverley council warded off attempts to rezone their last remaining tennis courts to make way for 30 units and a community centre, residents are gearing up for another fight to protect their local sporting facility. The Maccabi tennis […]

Inner city services for homeless women axed

With around 20 women’s homelessness services in the inner city set to close, many are asking just where these women will go after doors shut in July. As part of the Going Home Staying Home reforms, the state government is diverting at least $5 million in funding from the inner city to regional areas. Homelessness […]

Fellowship of the arts

The NSW government has invited local visual artists to apply for a $30,000 grant aimed at facilitating professional development and community support as part of a 2014 fellowship from Arts NSW. Applicants in the first eight years of their professional practice can apply for the grant, which will support a self-directed program covering overseas travel, […]

Bondi welcome sign in limbo

Waverley Council has indicated a “Welcome to Bondi Beach” sign could be incorporated into the final Bondi Plan of Management, should it garner community support. Enthusiasm for a welcome sign at Bondi Beach has gained traction since it was championed by 83-year-old Stan Fleck, a member of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, in […]

Full support for flashing lights

Bondi Beach Public School will receive a new set of flashing lights in a bid to provide extra road safety for children. Waverley Mayor Sally Betts praised the initiative, and said road safety and traffic were ongoing issues in Waverley. The move aims to ensure improved road conditions by slowing motorists down around the children. […]

Liberal Party preselection stoush for Vaucluse

Less than six months out from the state election the Liberal Party campaign in Vaucluse kicked off with a fiery battle for preselection, culminating with former Woollahra mayor Andrew Petrie resigning from the party. Gabrielle Upton emerged as the successful candidate after four rounds of tight voting on September 26, beating a swag of other […]