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Eastern Suburbs bus routes removed from Sunday to increase use of “slow” and “unreliable” Light Rail

By EVA BAXTER From this Sunday December 5th the contested South East Sydney integrated transport network will be introduced. 22 Eastern Suburbs bus routes will be modified, with a further 24 ceasing to run. These include the 300, 301, 302, 309X, 314, 316, 317, 338, 353, 357, 376, 377, 391, 393, 394, 395, 400, 400N, […]

Coogee business leaning into Sydney lockdowns

By DANIEL LO SURDO A Coogee-based business has used the Sydney COVID-19 lockdowns as an opportunity to further their trading. Coogee Creations Co, a locally-owned and produced handmade and natural artisan soy wax candles and bath product business, has launched a new collection last month after coming to life last year during Sydney's first lockdown. […]

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 […]

Community outraged, Council disappointed – century old Vaucluse mansion demolished

By ASTON BROWN A culturally significant Vaucluse mansion has been demolished, prompting community backlash. Until recently, a Mediterranean-style 1920s mansion sat on the 1700 square metre block on Vaucluse Road, originally built for the Arnott biscuit family. Eastern Suburbs resident Anna Lynch says that more should be done to preserve old buildings in the area. […]

The two Eastern Suburbs students making a difference in Timor Leste

By DANIEL LO SURDO Two Eastern Suburbs locals are beginning another ambitious campaign to raise funds and awareness for disadvantaged children in Timor Leste.  Alessandro Piovano and Adam Hegedus, two 23-year-old students from Waverley, will take on the 104-kilometre track from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles in Victoria to raise $30,000 to fund the […]

‘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 […]

Bondi’s power move: Labor candidate Tim Murray wants better renewable energy across Sydney

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG After running in two Federal elections, Tim Murray is no stranger to politics.   Murray has turned his priorities to Waverley Local Council and will run for the Waverley Ward on Saturday December 4. He hopes the area will adopt a wide-spread renewable energy roll out in the upcoming term.  For Murray, his […]

New COVID-19 alerts for Sydney’s East and Inner West

By ALLISON HORE Residents in the Inner West are being asked to stay alert after a positive COVID-19 test was returned for a woman in her 70s who resides in the area.  The woman had visited the Belle cafe in Vaucluse at the same time as a limousine driver who transported international aircrew. He tested […]

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 […]

Mask up: COVID-19 restrictions reinstated as Eastern Suburbs couple test positive

By ALLISON HORE A number of COVID-19 restrictions have been reinstated across the Greater Sydney area following a man in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs testing positive for the virus.  From 5pm tonight until Monday, masks will be compulsory at indoor venues across the city as well as in supermarkets and on public transport. Singing and dancing […]