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Mental health recovery centre opens in Bondi

By ALLISON HORE A new mental health recovery and early intervention centre officially opened in Bondi on Tuesday this week. The new $1.1 million mental health short-stay recovery centre was set up by Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA), a mental health, disability, and homelessness community organisation. The organisation first came about in 1984 to aid […]

Bondi beach is “at capacity”

By ALLISON HORE With a public holiday and sunny 30 degree weather, today is the perfect day for a trip to the beach. But at around 1:30pm, the Waverley council issued a warning that Bondi beach was nearing capacity and asked people not to go to the beach. They said that if people continue to […]

COVID-19 sinks Sculptures by the Sea

By ALLISON HORE Due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings the popular Sculptures by the Sea art event will not be going ahead as planned this year. The event was slated to run from Thursday 22 October 2020 to Sunday 8 November along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. But current restrictions of 20 people […]

Design announced for Bondi hate crime memorial

By ALLISON HORE The final design for a memorial in Bondi to victims of anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes was announced on Wednesday. ACON and Waverley Council have been working in partnership on the Bondi Memorial public artwork project since 2015, and with the selection of the design the memorial is one step closer to reality.  The […]

App to give a helping hand to the homeless

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council rangers have begun using an “innovative” free app to help rough sleepers and, in the lead up to homelessness week, are encouraging the general public to get involved.  The app was launched 12 months ago by Sydney based entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios and The Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel. It […]

For fox sake: UNSW students rally around feisty fox

By ALEC SMART A wily fox that nipped a few students on the University of NSW (UNSW) campus has been threatened with pest control exterminators by the university’s estate management team. On Mon 15 June, Newsworthy, the UNSW campus newspaper published by journalism students, reported that at least three students had been bitten by a […]

Sydney transport: trams halted, buses ‘hacked’

By ALEC SMART In a series of incidents that impacted Sydney’s central public transport network, the light rail service was halted following a ‘fire alarm’ incident, and the state-run bus network experienced a computer outage blamed on ‘hackers’. A mysterious fire alarm at the Randwick depot caused the suspension of Sydney’s new light rail service […]

Heritage halts skatepark

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE Champagne corks are popping across Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Darling Point. The NSW heritage office previously recommended that the much-cherished Rushcutters Bay Park on its eastern side and Yarranabbe Park, both under the control of Woollahra Council, be state heritage-listed. And last week the Minister signed off on the proposal […]

Captain Cook: navigator or coloniser?

By ALEC SMART Captain James Cook is under the spotlight again after two women were arrested for spray-painting graffiti on his statue in Sydney’s Hyde Park in the early hours of the morning on 13 June. One of the alleged perpetrators is a part-time employee of NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. The 1879 bronze life-sized […]

Tears for Bondi Road

Opinion by INGRID STREWE Once again Waverley residents are being forced to reassess their living space by a state government and greedy developers. Our shopping strip - Bondi Road - has just about all we could ask for: a French bakery, a Russian deli, second hand white goods, an organic butcher, restaurants and pizza joints, […]