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Waverley’s tennis blockbuster

By LYDIA WATSON-MOORE A state government decision to rezone recreational land in Bondi has sparked fierce council and community outrage. The Wellington Street site currently houses several tennis courts, but after a successful development application from its owners, the site will be rezoned for residential apartments. Waverley Mayor Sally Betts has vowed to fight the […]

‘Totally inappropriate’ meetings scheduled by Waverley

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Community representatives and councillors have questioned Waverley Council’s decision to reschedule the amalgamation rescission motion to a Sunday morning. The next rescission meeting, scheduled for Sunday June 28, comes after criticism of the previous meeting’s date, which was also on a Sunday. As earlier reported by City Hub, the previous meeting, […]

Bondi Beach Precinct question ice rink’s cost

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Bondi community representatives have raised concerns over the physical appearance and cost of the Bondi Ice Rink. Bondi Beach Precinct convenor Lenore Kulakauskas said that while the precinct believes the ice rink is an important community asset the group is unhappy with how the rink appears visually and the lack of […]

‘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 […]

Waverley Council unites to keep Centennial Parklands affordable

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Waverley Council has pledged their support for affordable access to primary schools for use of Centennial Parklands in the midst of fee spikes. At their meeting on May 19, the council unanimously voted to work with Centennial Parklands and the Public School Sports Association (PSSA) to encourage a fair price for […]

Waverley Council gear up for cycleway

Waverley Council will join the City of Sydney in creating a cycling network for Sydney as construction on Bondi Junction bike paths is set to commence later this year. The cycleway is part of council’s Complete Streets project, and focuses on Spring Street, Denison Street and Oxford Street in Bondi Junction to “ help increase […]

Cycleways another speedbump in the road for Waverley Council

By Jessica Yun   The community in Bondi Junction have criticised the Cycleways planning proposal, part of Waverley Council’s Complete Streets project. The affected streets in the planning proposal include Denison Street, Oxford Street, and Spring Street. Community groups and small businesses have criticised the proposal for presenting potential risks to personal safety as well […]

Betts’ big Bondi plan under fire

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Plans for a civic centre in Bondi Junction are moving forward and have come under fire from the local community for being premature and not strategic. Similar to a town centre, the civic centre would cost at least $60 million according to Labor councillor Ingrid Strewe and would feature headquarters for […]

Waverley Mayor told to stand down

By Lauren O'Connor Mayor Sally Betts is under investigation by Waverley Council over a character reference she gave to convicted rapist Luke Lazarus. The Waverley community is in uproar after revelations Ms Betts defended Mr Lazarus “out of loyalty to the family,” by pushing for a non-custodial sentence. Bondi Beach Precinct Committee lodged a formal […]

Waverley Cemetery proposal dies in council

By Kayla Canne Waverley’s Liberal councillors voted down a motion requesting an investigation into generating revenue from the Caretaker’s Cottage at Waverley Cemetery at their last council meeting. The cemetery has recently gained a lot of attention after council received reports highlighting the financial distress and instability along the cliff- face of the site. Labor […]