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Randwick elections will be a close call

BY ANITA SENARATNA In the forthcoming 2017 Local Council Elections, the political outcome of the City of Randwick is unpredictable. Although Randwick Council used to be a Labor stronghold, the Liberals and the Greens have had success there in recent years. But the failed merger with Waverley and Woollahra Councils could see a couple more […]

Railing against all the disruption

BY ALEC SMART On Thursday 2 August, a public forum was held at Vivo Café on George Street in the city, for people adversely affected by Sydney’s light rail construction. Radio 2GB’s Alan Jones addressed the meeting, attended by over 100 business owners and residents who live and trade along the new CBD and South […]

Sydney Light Rail project steam rolls Aboriginal heritage site

BY JORDAN FERMANIS On Monday 9 May without much fanfare, the excavation of the Aboriginal heritage site to make way for the CBD and Southeast Light Rail Project at the Randwick Stabling Yard was completed. The site is well known as being the largest archaeological find of Aboriginal artefacts in the Sydney region, with more […]

Calls to down tools for artefacts fall on deaf ears

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON There are growing calls for action to stop construction on Sydney’s South-East light rail line, following the discovery of 22,000 Indigenous artefacts. The collection, including tools and stone off-cuts, was found at a tram stabling yard in Randwick, and could shed light on how Aboriginal tribes travelled, traded and interacted. Following the […]

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 […]

The Traditional Chip Shop

Although they might not have the weather for it, the British sure do know how to make a decent fish’n’chips. Sure, it’s not exactly ‘catch of the day’ and the menu reads like a DIY heart attack, but it’s a damn good feed.

Randwick Mayor opposes Inglis development

Randwick Mayor Ted Seng has called for an “urgent” meeting with Planning Minister Rob Stokes following the state’s recent approval to rezone Randwick’s Inglis stableyards site for residential development despite council’s concerns. Around 600-700 new dwellings in 25m high buildings are expected to be built in the area. In an April 10 statement Mayor Seng […]

Randwick community cross over light rail

by Emily Contador-Kelsall Last Saturday Feburary 28, members of the Randwick community came together at High Cross Park to oppose the planned path of the Sydney Light Rail through Randwick Junction and the terminus at the park. Construction of the light rail is set to begin later this year and finish by 2019 despite consistent […]

Light rail angers south east

By Joe Bourke   Community groups are uniting in opposition of the controversial CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR), following a meeting at public meeting at Randwick Boys High School for communities along the proposed route. The meeting was chaired by Surry Hills activist Venietta Slama-Powell, also featured appearances from an economist, a Medical […]

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 […]