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Sparks fly as residents react to mergers

BY LUCAS BAIRD It may have a reputation for being posh and civilised, but it was anything but last Thursday, when residents from Woollahra local council area made it clear they were opposed to IPART’s proposed merger with Waverley and Randwick. Over a hundred turned out to Club Rose Bay last Thursday February 4 to […]

‘Dinky little bridge’ costing a fortune

By MIRIAM WEBBER The NSW Government’s $38 million pedestrian bridge in Moore Park is under fire from transport advocacy group EcoTransit. The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Pedestrian bridge, currently in operation but not fully completed, is a six metre wide walkway over Anzac Parade. It was designed to accommodate heavy pedestrian traffic during events at Moore […]

Tree Day emphasises the ‘absolute disaster’ to come

By LYDIA WATSON-MOORE Residents have rallied together on National Tree Day to protest the planned removal of more than 400 trees in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. On Sunday June 26, more than 150 concerned locals walked the route of the proposed Sydney South East light rail, which will require the removal of many significant trees, through […]

Randwick opposes park price hike

By Miriam Webber Randwick Council has pledged to support the campaign against rising fees for school hire of Centennial Parklands. Councillors from all parties pledged unanimous support on Tuesday June 23 for a motion to lobby state ministers for a guarantee of affordable fees. The motion was petitioned to Council by local action group Save […]

‘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 […]

Randwick’s light rail concerns

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Eastern Suburbs residents have continued to express concern about the proposed CBD and South East Light Rail following the recently released construction schedule. Residents, business owners and local councillors have said the light rail is bringing more harm than good, voicing concerns over parking, environmental destruction and congestion. Randwick resident Andrew […]

Councils fight forced amalgamations

By Georgia Fullerton   The fight of many Sydney councils against forced amalgamations has intensified with the Shadow Minister for Local Government Peter Primrose calling for an investigation into the Baird government's 'Fit for the Future' program and the June 30 deadline for a response to merger proposals drawing closer. Marrickville Council voted to strengthen their […]

Eastern Suburbs mega council on the horizon

By Elliott Brennan Randwick, Waverly, and Woollahra councils look set to merge into a mega council under the State Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ amendments to local Government. The Fit for the Future system of local Government is aiming to reduce the number of local councils in Sydney from 41 to just 18. Randwick council […]

Randwick residents disillusioned over development clash

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Randwick residents have expressed concern that their council is continually favouring developer interests over resident interests. Randwick Council recently approved a proposal for a residential flat building with basement parking at 16 Coogee St despite fierce community opposition and a lack of mediation between the developer and residents. Earlier this year, council […]

Submarine cables to land in Coogee

By Elliott Brennan Dunningham Reserve in Coogee is set to become the site of a submarine fibre-optic cable link reaching all the way to the United States. Randwick City council has revealed that Dunningham Reserve will be subject to the construction of infrastructure required for the link during the early months of summer. The cable, […]