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Woollahra Council does 180 on skatepark

BY ANITA SENARATNA Woollahra Council is reconsidering a controversial proposal for youth recreational facilities in Rushcutters Bay Park. Crs Anthony Marano (Liberal) and Matthew Robertson (Greens) put the issue back on the agenda at a recent council meeting, with support from the Residents First party who has councillors in all five wards. The proposal, in […]

Bikers break bread with MPs

BY ANITA SENARATNA At first glance, politicians and bikers seem like unlikely breakfast buddies. But for the past three years, NSW politicians and the Motorcycle Council of NSW have been holding the Hungry Bikers’ Breakfast in October as part of Motorcycle Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness around safety issues facing motorcyclists, and dispel […]

Fake news makes waves

BY ANITA SENARATNA Last Wednesday night, locals and journalists gathered at Bondi Pavilion for Fraudulent Facts, Hoax Headlines and Malicious Media, a panel discussion presented by the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award and The Walkley Foundation. The panel consisted of several high-profile media figures - Sandra Sully (Channel Ten), Alex McKinnon (The Saturday […]

Peek preview at Pavilion plans

BY ANITA SENARATNA A meeting was held in the Bondi Pavilion to discuss its future now it is no longer threatened with commercial development. As the sun set on Bondi Pavilion, the atmosphere was relaxed as locals and councillors gathered in the theatre on the building’s top floor for the first Bondi Beach Precinct Meeting […]

Hype you can believe in

BY ANITA SENARATNA Unusual and unique items abound at Hypmotive, an artisan community hub based in vibrant Marrickville. For pompom jewellery to tote bags with astronauts on them or prints of labradors, look no further than Hypmotive. The business is the brainchild of Jake and Renee Russo, who describe the space as “part retail, part gallery […]

Making Waves in Waverley

BY ANITA SENARATNA   The Liberal Party’s reign in Waverley officially ended last Tuesday night as the council elected Labor councillor John Wakefield as Mayor and Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak as Deputy Mayor, signifying a new working relationship in which Labor and the Greens now hold a majority on Waverley Council.   Prior to […]

Warding off city residents

BY ALEX EUGENE AND ANITA SENARATNA City of Sydney residents could have yet another plebiscite on their hands in the upcoming 2020 local election, if local advocates get their way. This time it would be to decide if the council should consist of geographical wards with more councillors, instead of being one large, united area […]

Line in the sand for Adani

BY ANITA SENARATNA   On Saturday October 7, thousands of Australians will be donning red and black and forming human signs saying ‘STOP ADANI’ on beaches and parks across the country to protest the Indian mining conglomerate’s proposed coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. In Sydney, the local branch of the Stop Adani campaign have […]

Bondi Pavilion perseveres

BY ANITA SENARATNA It was a scene that might never have been possible again had former Bondi Mayor Sally Betts got her way. Last Friday night, the Bondi community threw a party to celebrate Bondi Pavilion staying in public hands, after a two-year long campaign against the $38 million upgrade proposed by Cr Betts during […]

City of Sydney turns up the music

BY ANITA SENARATNA Sydney was once a city known for its live music scene, where bands like AC/DC, Cold Chisel and the Divinyls played in crowded pubs with permanently sticky floors, building up loyal followings before going on to become rock icons. But the NSW Government’s 2014 decision to introduce 1:30am lockouts and 3am last […]