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North Bondi streetscape works underway

By DANIEL LO SURDO Works to the North Bondi streetscape were due to start on Monday, in a move that Waverley mayor Paula Masselos said would "be beautifying" the eastern suburbs neighbourhood. The construction at Glenayr Avenue in North Bondi, which will last six months, is expected to install new pedestrian crossings and signage in […]

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 […]

Music Took Abroad’s Jack Dawson From A Small Town To London & Back To Sydney

As we all know the world is vast place, but sometimes it can seem tiny. This was never more evident then when an email came into my inbox touting a new Australian music group called Abroad, which just so happens to include someone I went to school with. Obviously upon receiving this email I had […]

Plans for $17.8 million Bondi chambers revealed

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council has called on the community to provide feedback on multi-million dollar plans to upgrade its Bondi chambers building. Council has budgeted $17.8 million for the refurbishment, with $12 million believed to be needed to make the building compliant with modern building and safety standards, which will include the removal […]

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 […]

Waverley Mayor pushes to tackle overdevelopment

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Waverley Council Mayor Paula Masselos has backed an investigation into establishing a community planning organisation to help tackle overdevelopment in the area. At February’s council meeting, councillors unanimously supported a Mayoral Minute to recognise the “significant and growing community concern about the extent of overdevelopment in the Waverley local government area” and […]

Flickerfest Festival to screen over 200 films despite industry’s hardest year

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Bondi Beach’s annual short film festival, Flickerfest, will ring in its 31st year with over 200 works.  This year’s event will run from Friday, January 21 until Sunday, January 30, 2022.  Beginning as a local event in 1991, Flickerfest is now a popular debut festival for Australian and international films alike. It’s […]

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 […]

Liberals win big for Waverley Council in Dover Heights, Rose Bay and North Bondi, ALP trails behind

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Waverley council, and nine of the 12 elected served as councillors in the previous term. The Liberal party has won five seats, Labor has won four and the […]