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Waverley Mayor Selly Betts and Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton at the Bondi Park Fitness Centre.

Bondi Park Fitness Centre re-opens

The “outdoor gym” on Bondi Beach has re-opened following extensive refurbishments.

The gym, formally known as the Bondi Park Fitness Centre, recently underwent a $220,000 overhaul including the addition of new and updated exercise equipment.

Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton said she is pleased the gym has re-opened for use by eastern suburbs locals.

“As we approach summer I am sure that more and more people will be getting outside and going to Bondi Beach, now with an upgraded and free gym available to use,” said Ms Upton.

“I thank the Rotary Club of Bondi Junction and Waverley Mayor Sally Betts for working with me to get this refurbishment completed.”

The upgrade was recommended by Ms Upton and Waverley Council as part of the NSW Government’s 2013 Community Building Partnership Program.


City of Sydney encourages Sydneysiders to ride to work

The annual Sydney Rides to Work day will take place on Wednesday October 15 as part of the City of Sydney’s Sydney Rides Festival (October 11-25).

The City will provide free breakfast and bike support at Union Square, Taylor Square and Prince Alfred Park to cyclists who participate in Sydney Rides To Work.

“I’m delighted to see businesses around Sydney embracing healthy, active transport and providing their employees with showers, lockers and bike parking,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Riding to work has proven benefits, including better health and increased productivity. It also reduces emissions and congestion on our roads for trips under 10 kilometres – and this often means getting to work cheaper and faster.”

Marrickville Council will also celebrate Sydney Rides to Work by providing free breakfast and bike tune-ups at Hollis Park in Newtown.

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