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Meet the challengers

By ALLISON HORE Dave Shamra (Liberals) After his party lost the seat in last year’s Wentworth by-election, the pressure is on for Liberal candidate Dave Sharma to win it back. And with less than 2,000 votes after preferences separating Mr Sharma from the winner, Dr Kerryn Phelps, winning it back is certainly possible. Mr Sharma’s […]

Vaucluse electorate profile

By Allison Hore The electoral district of Vaucluse is made up of Watsons Bay, Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Dover Heights, Bondi Beach, Bellevue Hill, Point Piper, Double Bay, Darling Point, most of Woollahra and some parts of Bondi. Socio-economically, the area is very well off, according to the 2016 census. The median weekly household income in […]

Beach quality on Rose Bay’s watch

By Georgia Fullerton The Rose Bay Working Group has set its sights on cleaning up Rose Bay’s polluted beaches. At the group’s latest meeting on October 19, the area’s water quality improvement action plan was reviewed, and the group discussed improving signage and maintenance of dog poo bag dispensers along Rose Bay foreshore. The group, which […]

The Little Church that needs a Prayer

By John Moyle A little understood loophole in the new Development Application (DA) process has been used by a developer to bring a small church in Rose Bay under threat from the wrecking ball. The battle for Rose Bay’s Uniting Church on the corner of Old South Head and Dover Roads began last year when […]

THE NAKED CITY – SCREW THE VIEW!

Sydney is a city obsessed with views – harbour views, beach views, skyline views and district views. Anybody would think we spend most of our time starring out the window admiring the landscape or waterscape beyond. Rent some shoebox apartment and if there’s the slightest glimpse of the harbour or some far distant beach out […]

Rose Bay is Full

BY JOHN MOYLE Rose Bay isn’t typically known as a hot bed for resident activism, but the Rose Bay Residents’ Association have their hands full with ongoing issues surrounding the local marina, the Rose Bay car park, plus the overdevelopment that they say is happening along Old South Head Road. Bruce Bland, the association’s vice […]

Rose Bay battles

BY JOHN MOYLE Rose Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is bounded by the harbour and New Beach Road on one side and Old South Head Road on the other, as it passes through the suburb on its way to Watsons Bay. The suburb is made up of single dwellings, duplexes and low-rise apartment blocks settled […]

Pedestrian safety project unveiled

By Brendan Day Waverley councillor Leon Goltsman has welcomed a $300,000 project proposed by the NSW government to improve pedestrian safety on Old South Head Road. If approved, the project will install new crossing points at Kobada, Military and Diamond Bay roads, as well as renovate existing pedestrian refuges at Lancaster Road and Princess Street. […]

Young filmmakers pick up the phone

Picking up his phone, 16-year-old Savas Aragon is buzzing with excitement. As one of nine finalists in the REELise film festival, his movie Hold On will be screened at Blue Giant Park, Rose Bay this Sunday, in what he describes as “a dream come true”. “My mates and I always loved making films,” he said. […]

Great Moscow Circus returns to Rose Bay

The Great Moscow Circus has returned to Sydney once more, promising to raise the bar to dizzying heights. Performing at Lyne Park in Rose Bay, the show features 20 acts from Russia and 40 performers from around the world showcasing an array of acrobatics, colourful costumes, slapstick clowns and stunts. Now in its 48th year, […]