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Sally Betts, Pennie Rende and Mary Anne Cronin at the Waverley Business Forum / Photo: Waverley Council

Waverley Business Forum fosters economic growth

Waverley Municipal Council and the Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted the inaugural Waverley Business Forum on Monday night, in a bid to encourage local economic development. The forum was well attended by members of the local business community, providing networking and information sharing opportunities. President of Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce Mary Anne Cronin thanked local businesses and the Council for their cooperation. “The partnership between The Council and the Chamber is really helping promote the success of Waverley businesses,” said Ms Cronin.

Hunting agenda ‘not about pest control’

The NSW Government’s plan to allow recreational hunters to shoot ducks on farms is not about pest control management, as the government claims, but simply about letting hunters kill animals for ‘fun’, according to Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich. Mr Greenwich made the comments after the government opposed his bill to protect the pink-eared duck from hunters. The duck doesn’t eat farm crops such as rice and is not considered a pest.  “The Game and Feral Animal Control Amendment (Pink-eared Duck) Bill provided the government with an opportunity to demonstrate whether its plan to let recreational hunters shoot ducks on farms is really about pest management or just letting hunters expand their blood sport. Unfortunately it appears to be the latter,” said Mr Greenwich.

Hot winter nights at Glebe Library

Glebe Library will stave off the winter chill with free night-time concerts and music talks for residents throughout July and August. The concerts are part of the City of Sydney Council’s Late Night Library series – a program that began in Surry Hills in 2011 and has expanded to Customs House, Kings Cross and Newtown libraries. “Launched two years ago, our Late Night Library program has grown to be an overwhelming success, with more than 4,000 people attending a range of fun and thought-provoking events,” said Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore. For dates, bookings and other information, visit coslibrary.eventbrite.com.au or phone (02) 9298 3060.