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Post office stamped out

BY JOHN MOYLE If developers get their way a brass plaque will be all that remains of Bondi’s landmark post office. The Development Application (DA) 475/2017 lodged with Waverley Council in November calls for the demolition of the heritage-listed Hall Street site, along with the removal of trees and planter boxes at its front. The […]

Peek preview at Pavilion plans

BY ANITA SENARATNA A meeting was held in the Bondi Pavilion to discuss its future now it is no longer threatened with commercial development. As the sun set on Bondi Pavilion, the atmosphere was relaxed as locals and councillors gathered in the theatre on the building’s top floor for the first Bondi Beach Precinct Meeting […]

Making Waves in Waverley

BY ANITA SENARATNA   The Liberal Party’s reign in Waverley officially ended last Tuesday night as the council elected Labor councillor John Wakefield as Mayor and Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak as Deputy Mayor, signifying a new working relationship in which Labor and the Greens now hold a majority on Waverley Council.   Prior to […]

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 […]

Bondi antics attack democracy

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON Waverley Mayor Sally Betts used her casting vote to reverse a previously successful motion to hold a plebiscite on merging with neighbouring councils. With one Liberal Councillor absent at the previous meeting, Waverley Council voted to have a plebiscite on the question of merging with bordering municipalities of Woollahra and Randwick. Waverley […]

Bondi Community losers in Pavilion redevelopment

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Bondi residents rallied against community cultural space in Bondi Pavilion being converted for commercial interest at a meeting on Monday night. The group said the Waverley Council’s plan for the pavilion would turn it into a “shopping and restaurant precinct,” robbing the locals of community space. Residents, pavilion business owners, as well […]

Homeless population could be victimised in Waverley smoking ban

BY ZAC CRELLIN There are fears that the homeless community will be the unintended victim of Waverley Council’s proposed ban on smoking. The proposed smoke-free zone, which would include Oxford Street Mall and Westfield Bondi Junction, would see offenders fined. Waverley Greens Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak voted against the ban, claiming it would further exacerbate […]

Homeless population could be victimised Waverley smoking ban

BY ZAC CRELLIN There are fears that the homeless community will be the unintended victims of Waverley Council’s proposed ban on smoking. The proposed smoke-free zone, encompassing Oxford St Mall which extends through Westfield Bondi Junction, would see offenders fined. Waverly Greens Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak voted against the ban because he said this would […]

Bondi Locals call bull dust on local development.

They say they're not anti development or nimbys, but a group of Bondi locals are worried an apartment construction site is having easily avoidable about the health impacts residents, Christopher Harris writes.

More scrutiny needed for Bronte House

By RYAN QUINN Waverly Greens Councillor Dominc Wy Kanak has sought to reveal confidential documents relating to the tenancy of a large council owned property in Bronte. ‘Bronte House’ is owned by Waverley Council and is rented out every three to five years to tenants who must allow the house to be open to the […]