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Historic Randwick House opening to public with arts and cultural exhibitions

By SAM PASHMI Historic Blenheim House, the home of Randwick’s first mayor, will be opening its doors to the public for a variety of performances and art exhibitions, bringing the history and culture of the site to life. Located at 17 Blenheim Street Randwick, the historic two-storey sandstone house was built in 1848 by the […]

Randwick Council proposes transformation of Maroubra Street into public plaza

By SAM PASHMI Randwick council has announced plans to transform McKeon Street Maroubra into a pedestrian friendly plaza to "increase the amount of space available to the public and improve access to local businesses". Beginning September this year, McKeon Street will be temporarily converted and redesigned into a public space for a 6 month trial […]

Newest ‘pop-up pedal park’ coming to South Maroubra

By ERIN MODARO South Maroubra car park will be home to the newest 'pop-up pedal park' run by Randwick Council, and will open to the public this Thursday. The car park will be temporarily turned into a contained space for kids and families to ride their bikes, scooters and skateboards, and have a safe space […]

Randwick joins neighboring councils in opposing weekend construction

By SAM PASHMI Randwick Council is joining with Woollahra, Waverley and Bayside councils to oppose government plans to green-light weekend construction without council approval. A motion was passed at a Randwick Council meeting on May 24th calling for a letter to be addressed to NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts […]

Albanese reaffirms Uluru Statement pledge on National Sorry Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO Australian Prime Minister and Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese reaffirmed his commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart on Thursday's National Sorry Day, calling the document "an act of grace ... which will bring us closer together as a nation". National Sorry Day this year marked the 25th anniversary since […]

Randwick flags to fly at half-mast for National Sorry Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO Flags at Randwick's Town Hall will fly at half-mast on Thursday to mark National Sorry Day after councillors observed a minute's silence at a meeting this week to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities continue to experience from the Stolen Generations period. In the […]

Randwick mayor tells NSW parliamentary inquiry of ‘deep concerns’ for bus changes

By DANIEL LO SURDO The mayor of Randwick has told an NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the privatisation of buses that residents hold "deep concerns" about the changes to public transport in the eastern suburbs. Dylan Parker, the mayor of Randwick Council, gave evidence at the parliamentary inquiry earlier in May, where he spoke about the […]

Liberal candidate forced to change profile after false Matraville incinerator claim

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Liberal Party's candidate for Kingsford Smith has been forced to change her online candidate profile after falsely claiming she was "part of" a grassroots campaign against the Matraville incinerator, after the No More Incinerators (NMI) community organisation found that she had "not joined or taken part in" any of their actions. […]

New plaque in memory of domestic violence victims unveiled in Randwick

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Fifty-two roses were laid at a temporary plaque in Randwick honouring victims of domestic and family violence on Wednesday to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Day. Randwick mayor Dylan Parker was joined by fellow councillors, crisis workers, nurses, Federal Member for Kingsford Smith Matt Thistlethwaite and State Member for Coogee Marjorie O’Neill for […]

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, […]