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By Vanessa Lim Waverley Council and Randwick Councils elected new Mayors last week, both of whom will run for a 12-month period. On September 24, Randwick Council voted in Labor Councillor Danny Said as the new Mayor and Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch as the Deputy Mayor. On September 26, Waverley Council chose Labor Councillor Paula […]

Liberals could face backlash in Waverley Council elections

BY ANITA SENARATNA   Located in Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs and home to one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Waverley Council is traditionally Liberal party heartland. But the failed merger with Randwick and Woollahra  councils and the deeply unpopular Bondi Pavilion upgrade have left a bad taste in voters’ mouths, and this could translate to […]

Waverley community rallies against high rise

By Callum Cyrus     Hundreds of rallying residents in Bondi Junction demanded a halt to proposed high-rise buildings in the district in a rally last Saturday May 16. Save West Bondi Junction, the organisers of the rally, estimated over 200 people gathered at Oxford Street in Bondi Junction to listen to speakers including Waverley […]

Waverley Council developments spark transparency concerns

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Community consultations for the West Oxford Street Precinct Plan are about to open up after a rocky start with residents. Earlier this year, the Bondi Junction community strongly opposed proposed developments to West Oxford Street. The community feared amendments to the 2012 Waverley Local Environment Plan [LEP] that would allow for high-rise […]

Bronte parking rates under review

Councillor Paula Masselos has called on Waverley Council to investigate the feasibility of changing parking meter regulations in Bronte during winter. The proposal applies to the cafe strip on Bronte Road at Bronte Beach and between 484 to 520 Bronte Rd (on both sides of the road), with the present rate fixed at $6.60 per […]

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, […]

REVEALED: Bronte residents “ignored” in RSL redevelopment plans

Community activist Stephen Lightfoot has called on newly elected NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward to "take control" and stop redevelopment of the Bronte RSL, citing concerns the proposed six-storey site could bear significant ramifications for local amenity. A series of papers documenting discussions between the state government, developer Winston Langley Burlington (WLB) and other stakeholders […]

Overshadowed and overlooked: West Oxford talks dubbed “disingenuous”

Discussions surrounding the future of the Waverley bus depot site at West Oxford Street in Bondi Junction have been labelled as “disingenuous” and “shoddy” by Waverley councillor Paula Masselos, who argues that the community has limited say in the process. A groundwater assessment report prepared by environmental consultancy firm A. D. Envirotech Australia for the […]

Club revamp to pose traffic woes

The redevelopment of Hakoah Club on Hall Street, Bondi Beach, has ignited a heated debate around the state of traffic congestion in Waverley. Labor councillor Paula Masselos said the difficulties of traffic congestion signal a wider problem, not just limited to Hall Street. “Now with the Hakoah redevelopment, it’s brought in a whole lot more […]

Our fallen lifesavers: lest we forget

A new memorial will be unveiled at Coogee Beach later this month to commemorate the Australian surf lifesavers who served as soldiers in international conflicts since World War I. The ‘Fallen Lifesavers’ memorial will feature a statue of a digger and a lifesaver by Australian sculptor Alan Somerville with a large sandstone and grass terraced […]