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Long Bay Gaol art program booms after COVID-19

By SASHA FOOT A website and social media launch has made a “massive difference” to the public outreach of Long Bay Gaol's art gallery program, which the NSW government has said helped inmates in Matraville "to cease their offending and to lead productive lives”. Boom Gate Gallery, which exhibits art created by inmates inside the […]

New portrait gallery celebrates the people of Rose Bay

By DANIEL LO SURDO Portraits of local business owners have been installed across multiple locations in Rose Bay to celebrate the faces and stories behind the area. The exhibition, which will be on display until May 13, hopes to honour the people that bring the local commercial centre "to life" and have endured challenges during the […]

‘Totally new design’ for Bronte Surf Club revamp unveiled after rejection

By DANIEL LO SURDO A "fresh approach" for the redevelopment of Bronte Surf Life Saving Club has been unveiled after previous community feedback found major issues with the plans for the surf club building. Bronte Surf Club is now sharing its own design for the proposed surf club building to gather feedback, after plans in […]

Bondi boot factory restoration kicks on, with completion months away

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Restoration of the Spring Street boot factory building in Bondi has reached its one-year milestone, leaving only a few months until its completion. Following a successful development application in May 2020, works commenced in April 2021 in partnership with head contractor Lloyd Group. “Our Community Strategic Plan notes the community’s wish for […]

Surfing’s “unsung hero” honoured on Bondi Sea Wall

By AMBER GRIFFIN A mural of Australian surfing trailblazer Pauline Menczer was unveiled on the Bondi Sea Wall this week, with the eastern suburbs native honoured as an "unsung hero" of the surfing world. Menczer is the only person from Bondi to win a world surfing title (1993) but never received any prize money or […]

Plans for $17.8 million Bondi chambers revealed

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council has called on the community to provide feedback on multi-million dollar plans to upgrade its Bondi chambers building. Council has budgeted $17.8 million for the refurbishment, with $12 million believed to be needed to make the building compliant with modern building and safety standards, which will include the removal […]

Eastern suburbs mayor says climate change impacts ‘evident’ as big swells sweep area

By DANIEL LO SURDO The mayor of an eastern suburbs council has said that climate change impacts are "evident" after recent big swells and high tides have caused further damage to the area's coast, after previous repairs were needed following flooding last month. On the weekend, staff from Waverley Council assessed damages to different sites […]

Eastern Suburbs rally against bus cuts and privatisation

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Randwick and Waverley Councils have consolidated their push against the planned privatisation of various eastern suburbs bus routes ahead of the end of a parliamentary inquiry submission period.  The inquiry, which will investigate the modelling, rationale and process of privatising bus services alongside its economic, social, safety, employment and environmental implications and […]

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 […]

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, […]