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Lendlease ordered to halt demolition

BY WENDY BACON The NSW Land and Environment has ordered construction company Lendlease not to begin demolishing the Sydney Football Stadium until March 8. The order is a setback for the Gladys Berejiklian government, which is desperate to get the roof off the stadium before the election on March 23. With the Labor opposition, Greens, […]

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 […]

Bronte community strong after development fight

By with Emily Contador-kelsall   The Bronte community has shown strength in their objection to developer Winston Langley Burlington’s planning proposal for the Bronte RSL site. The public exhibition period for the proposal ended last Wednesday with over 1500 letters of objection submitted with a petition containing over 2500 signatures. Dr Stephen Lightfoot, spokesperson for […]

City commences action on illegal boarding house

City Hub has learned the City of Sydney council has issued an emergency evacuation order to the owner of the property at Quarry Street in Ultimo. The property has been the subject of a series of media reports regarding illegally overcrowded accommodation for international students and backpackers. City Hub understands council will also pursue an […]

Beach Polo alien to Bondi

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Polo Ponies may be brought in to Bondi Beach next year to compete in the first International Beach Polo Tournament ever held in a major Australian city. Waverley Council has agreed to host the International Beach Polo Tournament in May of next year at Bondi Beach. Labor Councillor John Wakefield said the […]

Bike paths for Bondi Junction

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Bondi Junction is set to receive new bike paths in the midst of a Sydney-wide push for motorists to take up cycling. Waverley council has entered into a contract agreement with landscape architecture and urban design office Spackman Mossop Michaels to start designing bike paths at Bondi Junction. The creation of bike […]

Bondi ban on “love locks”

The worldwide craze of "love locks" has reached Bondi, but there is no love lost from Waverly Council. The Parisian phenomenon, where couples write their initials on a lock, secure it to a structure or landmark and throw their keys into the water as a symbol of eternal love, is spreading along the Bondi coastal […]