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“Appalling” beachside Christmas party threatens community

By ALLISON HORE Riot Squad police were called in to help break up a huge crowd of party goers on Bronte Beach on Christmas Day. Video posted to Instagram and Facebook showed a huge crowd of people wearing santa hats, drinking and dancing together by Bronte Beach on Christmas day. Some revellers sat on others’ […]

New Years Eve COVID-19 cluster concerns

By ALLISON HORE With New Years Eve just around the corner and a new COVID-19 cluster rapidly growing in Sydney’s Northern beaches, councils around Sydney have raised concern about gatherings of revellers. In September, the City of Sydney handed the reins of the annual New Years’ Eve event on the Sydney harbour over to the […]

Mackenzies Bay pooch prohibition

By ALLISON HORE The Waverley council will investigate options for a new location for dogs to play in the water to address the shortage of off-leash dog friendly spots around Bondi.  This comes after the council’s Strategic Planning and Development Committee voted to maintain the prohibition on dogs at Mackenzies Bay, a rocky inlet just […]

Pedestrian upgrades along historic tram cutting

By ALLISON HORE Upgrades have been proposed to improve pedestrian safety along a historic tram cutting which makes up part of the popular Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Waverley Council are finalising plans to replace the temporary walkway along a 500 meter stretch of the Cutting where pedestrians would typically have to walk out on […]

Climate report paints grim picture for Sydney’s coast

A “State of the Climate” report released on Friday paints a grim picture for Sydney’s iconic coastline and harbourside riverways.  The report prepared by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO reveals global sea levels have risen by 25 centimeters since 1880, with half of this rise occurring in the past 50 years. The rate of […]

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 […]

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 […]