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Bondi boot factory restoration kicks on, with completion months away

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Restoration of the Spring Street boot factory building in Bondi has reached its one-year milestone, leaving only a few months until its completion. Following a successful development application in May 2020, works commenced in April 2021 in partnership with head contractor Lloyd Group. “Our Community Strategic Plan notes the community’s wish for […]

Surfing’s “unsung hero” honoured on Bondi Sea Wall

By AMBER GRIFFIN A mural of Australian surfing trailblazer Pauline Menczer was unveiled on the Bondi Sea Wall this week, with the eastern suburbs native honoured as an "unsung hero" of the surfing world. Menczer is the only person from Bondi to win a world surfing title (1993) but never received any prize money or […]

Eastern suburbs mayor says climate change impacts ‘evident’ as big swells sweep area

By DANIEL LO SURDO The mayor of an eastern suburbs council has said that climate change impacts are "evident" after recent big swells and high tides have caused further damage to the area's coast, after previous repairs were needed following flooding last month. On the weekend, staff from Waverley Council assessed damages to different sites […]

Woman dies at Bondi unit, police begin investigation

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Police have announced that an investigation into the death of a 38-year-old woman at a Bondi unit on Thursday morning has commenced. Emergency services were called to a unit on O'Brien Street in Bondi just after 5:00 am on Thursday morning, following reports that a woman was found unresponsive. Paramedics […]

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 […]

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 […]

Net zero by 2030? Waverley Council investigates ambitious new goal

By ALLISON HORE In a bid to urgently tackle the devastating impacts of climate change, Waverley Council will investigate an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2030.  Currently, Waverley Council aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But this may soon change with council voting unanimously to support a Mayoral Minute calling […]

Rescue revamp: First aid facility on the way for Bondi Beach

By ALLISON HORE Bondi is set to get a major safety upgrade with plans for a purpose-built first aid facility on the world-famous beach underway. Now, when a beach goer needs first aid they have to go to the lifeguard tower to receive it. But, when plans are approved, the space under the promenade to […]

Bondi’s Notts Avenue gets a pedestrian-friendly makeover

By ALLISON HORE An iconic Bondi address has received a pedestrian-friendly makeover. The new-and-improved Notts Avenue in North Bondi was officially opened by Waverley Council today.  Works on the upgrade project started in April last year after Waverley Council’s ‘People, Movement and Places strategy’ identified improving pedestrian safety on Notts Avenue as a key priority.  […]

Design “teaser” revealed for controversial beach club proposal

By ALLISON HORE Last year plans to open a private beach club on Bondi Beach were slammed as elitist and ultimately rejected by the Waverley Council.  But that hasn’t stopped polo entrepreneur, Janek Gazeck, from revealing his vision for the Amalfi Beach Club ahead of lodging of yet another application to council.  In a “teaser” […]