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Twenty-year-old man dies at Coogee following cliff fall

By DANIEL LO SURDO A 20-year-old man has died at Coogee on Saturday afternoon after falling 30 metres from a cliff between Coogee Beach and Gordons Bay, with NSW Ambulance inspector Lucky Phrachanh describing the tragedy as a "horrible accident". The man was walking with his girlfriend along the cliff following an afternoon at the […]

Cross Street development plans met with concern following Woollahra election

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Council’s plans to encourage mixed-use developments and increase building heights in Double Bay’s Cross Street has been met with community backlash following last month’s elections.  The Cross Street planning and urban design strategy - which “seeks to maintain and enhance the existing unique character of the precinct” - has raised […]

Bondi backpackers request for liquor licence receives resident backlash

By EVA BAXTER The Village Hostel on Lamrock Ave Bondi Beach has lodged an application with the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority for an on-premises licence. If the application is granted, the hostel will be authorised to serve liquor to customers at the premises during liquor trading hours. The hostel is proposing to serve its […]

Liberals win big for Waverley Council in Dover Heights, Rose Bay and North Bondi, ALP trails behind

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Waverley council, and nine of the 12 elected served as councillors in the previous term. The Liberal party has won five seats, Labor has won four and the […]

Bondi welcomes Afghan evacuees as government rolls out support packages

By DANIEL LO SURDO Families and individuals who have recently settled in Australia after being evacuated from Afghanistan were welcomed to Bondi Beach last week as Waverley Council hosted a picnic day as part of Settlement Services International’s Welcome Project.  The Welcome Project is an initiative that seeks to build a “sense of belonging and […]

Independents lose seats on City of Randwick Council, Liberals and Greens gain

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and just seven of the 15 elected councillors for City of Randwick Council held seats on the previous term. Some former councillors were not successful this election, including Independent Anthony Andrews for Central ward, Independent Carlos Da Rocha for South Ward […]

Liberals retain majority on Woollahra Council, Residents First Woollahra sees biggest positive swing

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Woollahra Municipal Council, and 11 of the 15 elected councillors were councillors on the previous term. The Liberal party has won eight seats, Residents First Woollahra (RFW) won […]

Waverley Council election prediction

By EVA BAXTER *The NSW Electoral Commission will not begin declaring candidates elected until December 20th. The Liberal Party currently leads in every ward in the Waverley election. 45,183 electors were enrolled to vote in Waverley with 12 council seats up for grabs and three from each ward. In 2017, the Liberal Party won 5 […]

Pop-up blood donation service hits Bondi this December to defy “bailer boom”

By EVA BAXTER Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is calling for 500 new blood donors in Bondi this December, as demand for blood reaches a 10 year high. Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is hosting a “pop-up” blood donation service at Church in the Marketplace in Bondi to boost supplies over the Christmas period for many seriously […]

Eastern Suburbs bus routes removed from Sunday to increase use of “slow” and “unreliable” Light Rail

By EVA BAXTER From this Sunday December 5th the contested South East Sydney integrated transport network will be introduced. 22 Eastern Suburbs bus routes will be modified, with a further 24 ceasing to run. These include the 300, 301, 302, 309X, 314, 316, 317, 338, 353, 357, 376, 377, 391, 393, 394, 395, 400, 400N, […]