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Selfless revamp, or threat to the neighbourhood? Elizabeth Bay locals divided over boarding house

By SHARLOTTE THOU John Pooley and Prudence Harper's proposed boarding house in Elizabeth Bay's Billyard Avenue has been met with resistance from neighbours, who are concerned that their harbour views may become obstructed by the new development. Planned renovations to their harbourside property include a six-storey extension to the rear of the property, which could […]

Art Deco architecture of Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay proves the potential of Kings Cross

By EVA BAXTER Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay were some of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs in the mid 1800s to 1970s. Author Peter Sheridan encompassed Sydney’s Art Deco buildings for the first time in his 2019 book Sydney Art Deco. In doing so, he realised how significant the number of Art Deco buildings in the […]

Elizabeth Bay residents all a-buzz

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE “Bzzz bzzz.” Hear that? That, dear readers, is the hum of a “bee hotel” coming to a park near you in Lawrence Hargrave Reserve, Elizabeth Bay, if Sydney’s Lord Mayor and Queen Bee, Clover Moore, has her way. Lock up your children. A 24-hour, 7-day bee hotel is not a honey-making […]

Bad behaviour gets plenty of air

By JOHN MOYLE A week in politics is a long time and for Woollahra Council last week must have seemed like eternity as Councillor Anthony Marano’s comments about objectors to the Rushcutters Bay skateboard park being “old people with nothing else to do with their time... who will be dead in ten years’ time,” continues […]

Parking rights go to court

By Andrew Woodhouse When is a car parking spot not your own? In crowded Elizabeth Bay with its high-rise apartment towers until recently this was a vexed question and, until last week, it was also a legal issue involving two barristers and three NSW Court of Appeal judges. Cars are not generally welcomed by the […]

Residents’ wish list kept at bay

BY JESS DE VERA Construction and demolition work has commenced in the Elizabeth Bay Marina Uograde, triggering complaints among residents in the vicinity. Since its conception, residents have expressed a number of concerns over the outcome of the upgrade, including a lack of public access and the prospect of bigger boats entering the marina. During […]

Council must protect affordable housing in the city: Scott

BY KENJI SATO The City of Sydney is not providing enough affordable housing to meet the ballooning cost of rent in Sydney, according to Labor Councillor Linda Scott. “We need to put concrete ideas on the table about how our council could ensure there’s housing diversity in the City of Sydney, and that we properly […]

E’Bay not for sale

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS In one of the densest areas of the city, a development application to add two storeys would not usually seem excessive or imposing. But that is not how an entire building of residents in Elizabeth Bay see the construction of four new apartments at 13-17 Ithaca Road. The residents claim it will […]