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Coogee electorate profile

By ALLISON HORE Now only a few days away, the State election has reached its final leg. While some seats are already safe enough to call, polling at other marginal seats will be watched carefully over the weekend. Coogee, in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, is one such seat. It includes Randwick, Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte, […]

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, […]

‘Parents’ of Mardi Gras to get apology

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS On Thursday morning, there will be some validation for a lifetime of fighting for the rights of LGBTQI community when an apology is made to the group who protested at Taylor Square and began the Sydney tradition of Mardi Gras. It is estimated between 500 and one thousand people turned out to […]

Randwick Mayor opposes Inglis development

Randwick Mayor Ted Seng has called for an “urgent” meeting with Planning Minister Rob Stokes following the state’s recent approval to rezone Randwick’s Inglis stableyards site for residential development despite council’s concerns. Around 600-700 new dwellings in 25m high buildings are expected to be built in the area. In an April 10 statement Mayor Seng […]

Planning proposal marks “the beginning of the end of Bondi Junction”

By Emily Contador-Kelsall A planning proposal for two 38-metre towers on West Oxford Street has begun to stir up controversy in the local community. The proposal put forward by Stargate Property Group seeks to redevelop part of Oxford Street down to Nelson Street and intends to modify the Waverley Local Environment Plan 2012 (LEP) to […]

New life for Waverley police station

NSW Police minister Stuart Ayres, Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith and Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton last week announced the Waverley Police Station would recieve a multi-milion dollar rebuild should the coalition be re-elected. The current station and courthouse are 40 years old, placing them among the oldest metropolitan police stations in Sydney. Labor Candidate for Coogee […]

“Impossible victory” achieved for Bronte RSL

By Emily Contador-Kelsall The Bronte RSL has finally been saved after more than two years of sustained community pressure on the NSW government. The Bronte community, Waverley council and local politicians including Coogee Liberal MP Bruce Notley-Smith have campaigned against the plans which were lodged by developer Winston Langley Burlington (WLB) in March 2013. Last […]

Coogee campaigns against electricity privatisation

Community campaigners opposing the NSW Government’s proposal to privatise electricity have focused their energies on Sydney’s eastern suburbs this week. Stop the Sell Off, a campaign run by the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) organised a rally outside the office of Liberal Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith on Friday, September 26. The campaign was organised when […]

Randwick light rail project in deadlock

The Randwick leg of the recently approved Sydney CBD and South-East Light Rail (CSELR) has been heavily criticised by community groups and local politicians. Tensions between Randwick City Council and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) culminated in council’s rejection of the development agreement with TfNSW on June 24. The resolution summarily rejected the development agreement due […]

Our fallen lifesavers: lest we forget

A new memorial will be unveiled at Coogee Beach later this month to commemorate the Australian surf lifesavers who served as soldiers in international conflicts since World War I. The ‘Fallen Lifesavers’ memorial will feature a statue of a digger and a lifesaver by Australian sculptor Alan Somerville with a large sandstone and grass terraced […]