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Woollahra: Dixie Coulton runs in controversial Cooper Ward

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE The Machiavellian machinations inside Woollahra Council tickle my fancy. The controversial six-year-long imbroglio over the concrete skateboard structure in heritage-listed Rushcutters Bay Park has taken its first scalp. Woollahra Council's Cooper Ward representative, Anthony Marano its original proponent, has now been disendorsed by his own Liberal Party. He will not be […]

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 […]

Bad behaviour gets plenty of air

By JOHN MOYLE A week in politics is a long time and for Woollahra Council last week must have seemed like eternity as Councillor Anthony Marano’s comments about objectors to the Rushcutters Bay skateboard park being “old people with nothing else to do with their time... who will be dead in ten years’ time,” continues […]

Woollahra’s arrogant councillors

BY IRINA DUNN Former City of Sydney Councillor and barrister Dixie Coulton is among many people appalled by the behaviour of some Woollahra councillors towards constituents opposing the proposed skatepark on the eastern side of Rushcutters Bay Park. The proposed skatepark is larger than an Olympic-sized swimming pool at 1,225 square metres. Coulton is a […]

Skaters flip out for park

BY STATON WHALEY Woollahra Council’s recent revisitation of a proposal for a youth recreation facility at Rushcutters Bay Park has reignited the long term opposition from residents, while local councillors and skateboarders argue it is a positive and necessary addition to the area. The proposed youth recreation facility will have a basketball court, ping pong […]

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 […]