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Water water everywhere and not a drop to spare

BY JOHN MOYLE Summer is almost here and is already shaping up to be a scorcher and the question of whether or not we will have water restrictions looms large again. Metropolitan Sydney draws its water supply from a series of dams located outside the city, with around 80 per cent coming from Warragamba. Every […]

End of line for Bronte bus

BY MICK DALEY Bronte residents are fuming over a NSW Transport Department decision to axe their direct 378 beach-to-city bus service last year. A Change.org petition begun by Bronte resident Gaby Naher, a literary agent who commutes daily to the city, has garnered over 550 signatures. It objects strenuously to the cancellation of the service, […]

Waverley Cemetery finances cause for grave concern

By Lauren O'Connor Council face a backlog of maintenance and management decisions at Waverley Cemetery, Bronte including over the possibility of a café, funeral parlour and pavilion. 135 years have passed since the first of  80,000  graves was dug at the cemetery and this year Waverley council is contemplating upgrades to the site. Proposals for […]

Bronte community strong after development fight

By with Emily Contador-kelsall   The Bronte community has shown strength in their objection to developer Winston Langley Burlington’s planning proposal for the Bronte RSL site. The public exhibition period for the proposal ended last Wednesday with over 1500 letters of objection submitted with a petition containing over 2500 signatures. Dr Stephen Lightfoot, spokesperson for […]

Bronte fights against overdevelopment of RSL

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Bronte residents have expressed concern over the upcoming development of the Bronte RSL. Developer Winston Langley Burlington has proposed to double the floor space of the RSL and increase the height of the building by half, sparking overdevelopment fears amongst local residents. Waverley Council recently rejected a proposal by Winston Langley Burlington (WLB) to […]

Legality of RSL decisions questioned

The future of the Bronte Returned and Services League (RSL) social club remains in doubt after members voted to sell a row of poker machines to pay off debts at a controversial meeting held on June 11. Some club members have questioned the legitimacy and legality of the decisions. Keri Spooner, a long-time member of […]

Road to recovery

by Shami Sivasubramanian Sixteen-year-old Bryce Dean will make his father proud next Saturday, May 3 by participating in the Sydney to Surfers charity bike ride after having faced a traumatic accident six weeks earlier. Bryce, a Bronte local, along with six other riders from the Eastern Suburbs Cycling Club, were ploughed by a black Nissan X-Trail […]

RSL proposal ‘beyond reason’: Notley-Smith

A planned redevelopment of Bronte RSL is “excessive” and “inappropriate” because of its impact on child safety and traffic movement within Bronte, says Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith. Located at 113 Macpherson Street, the RSL site is subject to a development application by Winston Langley Burlington, which would create a six-storey commercial retail space with a […]

Dog owners say fines are barking mad

Residents gathered at Bronte Promenade at the weekend to protest what they regard as excessive fines for walking their dogs in an area of Bronte Park. A new policy issued by Waverley Council allows off-leash dog walking in certain areas of the park and gully between 3pm and 10am. Another area is reserved for on-leash […]

Spate of holiday break-ins

Eastern Suburbs police have appealed for information from the community following a spate of break and enters in recent weeks. Several streets in the Bronte, Tamarama and North Bondi areas have been targeted, culminating in multiple stolen vehicles, personal items and electronic equipment. A break and enter occurred on Bronte’s Read Street on Thursday January […]