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Mixed response for state plans to build inner city schools

Sydney’s population is expected to grow by 1.3 million people by 2031, according to a recent report, which means that a shortage in education facilities will soon become a major issue. In response, the state government’s Department of Education and Communities (DEC) has launched a consultation process which gives voice to parents, educators and members […]

Dog owners say fines are barking mad

Residents gathered at Bronte Promenade at the weekend to protest what they regard as excessive fines for walking their dogs in an area of Bronte Park. A new policy issued by Waverley Council allows off-leash dog walking in certain areas of the park and gully between 3pm and 10am. Another area is reserved for on-leash […]

Bondi set to sing

Music studios at the Bondi Beach Pavilion will become available to the community for hire. The move will make the dynamic space available to local talent groups and schools such as Bondi Beach Public. Cassandra Bartolomei, who teaches music at the school, welcomed the new cultural hub. “It is always great to have a [place] […]

Crowds greet Fleet Review

The International Fleet Review arrived on Sydney shores last week with hordes lining the harbour to celebrate. Last Friday, over 50 historical military warships representing various countries entered Sydney Harbour. Later in the day, a Navy helicopter display and RAAF Roulettes commemorated the first seven ships of the Royal Australian Navy introduced to Sydney Harbour […]

Waste engagement by social media

Waverley Council will use social media to implement a 10-year plan to involve the community in their Waste Engagement Strategy. Councillor Angela Burrill has coordinated the initiative and said she will collaborate with an advertising agency to raise support and community awareness. "The Community Engagement Strategy for Waste (CES for Waste) suggests that Council engage […]

Life is a cabaret for Balmain

The cheeky and much-loved ‘Not Quite Cabaret’, a night of wining, dining and definitely not refining, will return to Balmain’s Exchange Hotel for a second season beginning in early October. After four years running, this season will present a combination of fresh performances and greatest hits from previous productions. Deborah Bradshaw, the director and an […]

‘BBBB’ a growing sensation

A community fitness group piloted by social media have celebrated their one-year anniversary of street workouts at Bondi Beach. Stan Veniaminov, founder of the ‘Bondi Beach Bar Brutes’ (BBBB), was inspired by the growing international network of fitness groups on Facebook and YouTube and began to post videos of members working out. "The video culture […]

Australian Museum to light up

Sydney’s Indigenous history and culture is set to be celebrated at the Australian Museum, with still images from a film work of Aboriginal women draped in cloth to be projected onto a 20-metre façade. The key artwork to be displayed is by Sydney-based Wiradjuri artist Nicole Foreshew. The Aboriginal concept of place, tracing personal histories […]

The Malaya crosses half-century

Wong Tai See’s love of food was formed during his travels throughout South-East Asia as a merchant sailor. It was along the journey that he had the opportunity to sample an ever-changing range of cuisines including Malay, Nonya, Indonesian and his native Chinese cuisine. When he opened The Malaya he sought to recreate his experiences […]

Inner west councils unite for business

The National Broadband Network will be a focus of the fifth Inner West Small Business Expo, taking place at Strathfield Golf Club on August 16. The Expo is the result of a joint effort by Leichhardt, Marrickville, Canada Bay, Strathfield and Ashfield councils, alongside the Clearly Business Enterprise Centre, to help local businesses “connect, learn […]