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Coogee business leaning into Sydney lockdowns

By DANIEL LO SURDO A Coogee-based business has used the Sydney COVID-19 lockdowns as an opportunity to further their trading. Coogee Creations Co, a locally-owned and produced handmade and natural artisan soy wax candles and bath product business, has launched a new collection last month after coming to life last year during Sydney's first lockdown. […]

Bondi Pavilion restoration investigated as keeping place for Aboriginal artefacts

By EVA BAXTER Waverley Council is investigating the feasibility of a keeping place for local Aboriginal artefacts at the Bondi Pavilion. Aboriginal Greens councillor Dominic WY Kanak put the motion to Council last month. A spokesperson for the Council said the keeping place will celebrate aspects of ancient and modern Aboriginal culture, heritage and cultural […]

Community outraged, Council disappointed – century old Vaucluse mansion demolished

By ASTON BROWN A culturally significant Vaucluse mansion has been demolished, prompting community backlash. Until recently, a Mediterranean-style 1920s mansion sat on the 1700 square metre block on Vaucluse Road, originally built for the Arnott biscuit family. Eastern Suburbs resident Anna Lynch says that more should be done to preserve old buildings in the area. […]

The two Eastern Suburbs students making a difference in Timor Leste

By DANIEL LO SURDO Two Eastern Suburbs locals are beginning another ambitious campaign to raise funds and awareness for disadvantaged children in Timor Leste.  Alessandro Piovano and Adam Hegedus, two 23-year-old students from Waverley, will take on the 104-kilometre track from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles in Victoria to raise $30,000 to fund the […]

‘Absolute Nightmare’: Residents oppose $112 million Coogee Bay Hotel development

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The Eastern Suburbs community have voiced strong opposition against Coogee Bay Hotel’s proposed $112 million redevelopment, with locals believing that the character of the iconic beach precinct is under threat. The controversial development application details a six-storey building encompassing 60 residential apartments, with a height of 23.3 metres – almost doubling the […]

Proposed Yarra Bay ferry link has community groups in disagreement

By SASHA FOOT The NSW government plans to create a ferry link between La Perouse and Kurnell to connect the northern headland of Botany Bay to the southern headland. The wharf is projected to be 180 metres long and is expected to accommodate 500 people per ferry ride. The Kurnell area, especially Kamay Botany Bay […]

Rushcutters Bay: Heritage report concerns community over skate park development

By TESSA PELLE Eastern Suburbs locals are fearful Woollahra Council’s heritage report for Rushcutters Bay Park will greenlight a contentious skate park development. The Darling Point Society (DPS) says the report includes a Heritage Impact Statement to challenge the park’s heritage listing. President of DPS Charlotte Feldman learned of the matter from a source with […]

Waverley Council declares net-zero emissions by 2030

By ASTON BROWN Waverley Council has fast-tracked their net-zero emissions target planning to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. Council unanimously supported a Mayoral Motion to investigate setting a new target of 2030 last month and has since confirmed they will be surpassing their original goal of 70% emissions reduction by 2030. Waverley Council Mayor […]

Randwick Council and Addison Road team up to help the vulnerable

By SASHA FOOT Addison Road Community Centre is donating 200 food hampers a week to Randwick City Council to support vulnerable people struggling during lockdown. Randwick City Council Mayor Danny Said volunteered at the Addison Road packing centre in Marrickville this week. He said it’s important to offer food relief services to struggling families in […]

Bondi’s power move: Labor candidate Tim Murray wants better renewable energy across Sydney

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG After running in two Federal elections, Tim Murray is no stranger to politics.   Murray has turned his priorities to Waverley Local Council and will run for the Bondi ward on Saturday September 4. He hopes the area will adopt a wide-spread renewable energy roll out in the upcoming term.  For Murray, his […]