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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 […]

Bondi Community losers in Pavilion redevelopment

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Bondi residents rallied against community cultural space in Bondi Pavilion being converted for commercial interest at a meeting on Monday night. The group said the Waverley Council’s plan for the pavilion would turn it into a “shopping and restaurant precinct,” robbing the locals of community space. Residents, pavilion business owners, as well […]

State of emergency: Waverley calls extraordinary meeting

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS An emergency Waverley Council meeting on Sunday ended with a man declaring “this is the start of a war on the Liberals,” as Council sat to speak on a report about the merger proposal between Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick councils. Dominic Wy Kanak said he positioned himself between the man, who looked […]

Homeless population could be victimised in Waverley smoking ban

BY ZAC CRELLIN There are fears that the homeless community will be the unintended victim of Waverley Council’s proposed ban on smoking. The proposed smoke-free zone, which would include Oxford Street Mall and Westfield Bondi Junction, would see offenders fined. Waverley Greens Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak voted against the ban, claiming it would further exacerbate […]

Homeless population could be victimised Waverley smoking ban

BY ZAC CRELLIN There are fears that the homeless community will be the unintended victims of Waverley Council’s proposed ban on smoking. The proposed smoke-free zone, encompassing Oxford St Mall which extends through Westfield Bondi Junction, would see offenders fined. Waverly Greens Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak voted against the ban because he said this would […]

Bondi Locals call bull dust on local development.

They say they're not anti development or nimbys, but a group of Bondi locals are worried an apartment construction site is having easily avoidable about the health impacts residents, Christopher Harris writes.