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Randwick Council rates to rise under proposed budget

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Randwick Council rates are set to increase by a “modest” 2.5 per cent in the coming financial year, as part of its draft Operational Plan and Budget that will be on public exhibition until May 27. Resolved at a council meeting this month, councillors carried the General Manager’s report on the plans, […]

When The Cameras Stopped Rolling – A Documentary By Coogee Local

When The Cameras Stopped Rolling is a documentary which delves into the career of trail blazing filmmaker Lilias Fraser who was born in 1930 and tragically died in 2004. A Coogee local Fraser directed 40 films during her career and was one of the few women directors of those early years to break into a man’s world […]

Take A Dip – PRO DIVE COOGEE

BY RIDA BABAR Always wanted to learn how to drive, but haven’t had the time? Pro Dive Coogee’s weekend diving course is the one for you Suited towards all levels of experience, there are a number of different courses you can take at Pro Dive. The open water course is one of the most fundamental […]

Controversial Coogee Bay Hotel development decision deferred

By EVA BAXTER A decision on the controversial Coogee Bay Hotel development was deferred until March by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel last month due to insufficient information. The panel said more information was needed regarding the proposed size and bulk and its impact on view corridors and traffic. The deferral gives the applicant […]

Hope after lockdown: Randwick City Council Candidates on the local issues they aim to address

By EVA BAXTER Randwick City Council is divided into five Wards: North Ward  Each Ward has four to six candidates contesting three seats. There is at least one Labor, Liberal, Greens and Independent standing for each ward, and the Arts Party has a candidate in the East Ward and two in the North Ward. Kim […]

The demise of live music: Two iconic venues to be demolished

By Katelyn Milligan Some have dubbed it the end of an era, with two of Sydney’s live music institutions set to be demolished. A recent development proposal for Coogee Bay Hotel has called into question the future of its live music venue Selina’s. This announcement comes just months after the revelation that Frankie’s Pizza By […]

‘Absolute Nightmare’: Residents oppose $112 million Coogee Bay Hotel development

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The Eastern Suburbs community have voiced strong opposition against Coogee Bay Hotel’s proposed $112 million redevelopment, with locals believing that the character of the iconic beach precinct is under threat. The controversial development application details a six-storey building encompassing 60 residential apartments, with a height of 23.3 metres – almost doubling the […]

Removal of direct bus link from Leichhardt to USYD could create dislocation

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The Inner West Council has objected to the NSW government’s plans to modify the 370 bus service to run only between the University of Sydney and Coogee. Council claims that the 370 service no longer operating between the University of Sydney and Leichhardt would create significant dislocation to the Inner West. Transport […]

Government plan to slash Eastern Suburbs bus services slammed

By ALLISON HORE In a bid to “improve connections” to the CBD and South East Light Rail, the NSW government has announced a plan to slash the number of bus services across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.  Under the plan, which the government is currently seeking feedback on, 25 bus services will be cut, 23 will be […]

FEDERAL ELECTION: Kingsford-Smith electorate profile

By ALLISON HORE Australia heads to the polls in May to decide who will represent us over the next four years. For those in NSW it'll be the second election in a matter of months. Will the status quo result of the NSW election be repeated? Or will there be the shake-up that many pundits […]