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The Voices of Wentworth: following in the footsteps of past ‘voices’ movements

By ERIN MODARO The Voices of Wentworth is just one of over 50 independent local organisations helping their communities engage in local democracy. Starting in 2019, the non-partisan group was devised by local residents who felt disillusioned and underrepresented by their local members. The Voices of Wentworth model was based off previous groups who had […]

Federal election: Breaking down the battle for Wentworth

By SHARLOTTE THOU The blue-ribbon electorate of Wentworth may be set for a shakeup this month, with five candidates hoping to unseat incumbent Liberal Dave Sharma, including the Independent, Climate-200 backed Allegra Spender, who is mounting a serious challenge for the seat. Spender has run much of her campaign on climate action, harnessing despondency with […]

Over 80 per cent of Waverley Council’s 2021/22 environmental initiatives in progress, according to new report

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Waverley Council has renewed their commitment to achieving its environmental vision for the local community, as a report at a recent council meeting indicated that many initiatives remain in progress. During a February meeting, council heard that over 80 per cent of the ‘Sustainable Environment’ activities in Operational Plan 2021-22 were in […]

Familiar faces to battle for reelection in Waverley

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council consists of four wards, each represented by three councillors. All incumbent councillors are backed by either the Liberal Party, the Labor Party, or the Greens.  Bondi Dominic WY Kanak and Leon Goltsman will both be seeking reelection on December 4, while Labor will be campaigning for Michelle Gray to […]

Bondi Pavilion restoration investigated as keeping place for Aboriginal artefacts

By EVA BAXTER Waverley Council is investigating the feasibility of a keeping place for local Aboriginal artefacts at the Bondi Pavilion. Aboriginal Greens councillor Dominic WY Kanak put the motion to Council last month. A spokesperson for the Council said the keeping place will celebrate aspects of ancient and modern Aboriginal culture, heritage and cultural […]

Dominic’s Green policy for Wentworth

BY VANESSA LIM Greens candidate for Wentworth and Deputy Mayor of Waverley Council Dominic Wy Kanak has propelled his federal campaign by labelling the federal election, a “climate action election”. The Greens’ campaign launch for the upcoming federal election has focused on taking action against climate change. Mr Wy Kanak emphasised that climate change has […]

Bondi Pavillion Plans Flushed Out

By Michael Hitch Bondi is one step closer to restoring its famous Pavilion and putting an end to its toilet terrors. The Bondi Pavilion Restoration Project has successfully progressed to the detailed design phase, with Waverley Council endorsing the community’s changes to the original concept design. After a 28-day community consultation period in September, Waverley […]

Peek preview at Pavilion plans

BY ANITA SENARATNA A meeting was held in the Bondi Pavilion to discuss its future now it is no longer threatened with commercial development. As the sun set on Bondi Pavilion, the atmosphere was relaxed as locals and councillors gathered in the theatre on the building’s top floor for the first Bondi Beach Precinct Meeting […]

Making Waves in Waverley

BY ANITA SENARATNA   The Liberal Party’s reign in Waverley officially ended last Tuesday night as the council elected Labor councillor John Wakefield as Mayor and Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak as Deputy Mayor, signifying a new working relationship in which Labor and the Greens now hold a majority on Waverley Council.   Prior to […]

Liberals could face backlash in Waverley Council elections

BY ANITA SENARATNA   Located in Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs and home to one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Waverley Council is traditionally Liberal party heartland. But the failed merger with Randwick and Woollahra  councils and the deeply unpopular Bondi Pavilion upgrade have left a bad taste in voters’ mouths, and this could translate to […]