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Beach quality on Rose Bay’s watch

By Georgia Fullerton The Rose Bay Working Group has set its sights on cleaning up Rose Bay’s polluted beaches. At the group’s latest meeting on October 19, the area’s water quality improvement action plan was reviewed, and the group discussed improving signage and maintenance of dog poo bag dispensers along Rose Bay foreshore. The group, which […]

Waverley’s dead zone back to life

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON One of Sydney’s most significant and historical sites has re-opened after a 12-month construction program.  The Waverley Cemetery Coastal Walk was forced to close in June 2016 due to damage caused by a huge storm battering Sydney’s coast.  The walk, and parts of the cemetery, have since undergone restoration works said to […]

Bus or bust in the east

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON Labor candidate for Wentworth Tim Murray says he will make revamping eastern suburbs public transport a priority should he win Saturday’s by-election. Ongoing overhauls of bus services around the eastern suburbs over the last few years have had a mixed reception from residents, who have expressed concerns that the bus changes have […]

Centennial Park heritage singled out

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON   Sydney's Centennial Park has joined the select group of Australia’s protected landmarks after the Federal Government announced its addition to the Australian National Heritage List last Tuesday. The public parkland encompasses almost 200 hectares in the inner east of Sydney and is the 115th site to be included on the list […]

Developers set their sites

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON   One of Double Bay’s trademark arcades has been targeted for a $25.4 million development of 21 units and ground floor retail. This is the latest of a number of development plans put forward in the area, which residents say will jeopardise the unique low-rise character, which is both a local and […]

Watsons Bay hordes descend

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON   A proposal to convert part of Sydney’s South Head National Park into a commercial function and wedding centre has been met with fury from local residents.  The proposal for the centre, put forward by businessman and head of Dockside catering group, Christopher Drivas, could see a further 800 guests visit Watsons […]

Calls to down tools for artefacts fall on deaf ears

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON There are growing calls for action to stop construction on Sydney’s South-East light rail line, following the discovery of 22,000 Indigenous artefacts. The collection, including tools and stone off-cuts, was found at a tram stabling yard in Randwick, and could shed light on how Aboriginal tribes travelled, traded and interacted. Following the […]

Council bringing new life to Coogee Bowling Club

By Georgia Fullerton Randwick Council voted unanimously to develop Coogee Bowling Club at their last council meeting on Tuesday June 23, despite community concerns. Planned renovations to the club will transform the ground floor into a fitness centre and replace the existing conference room with a billiard room. The club sits in a recreational area […]

Councils fight forced amalgamations

By Georgia Fullerton   The fight of many Sydney councils against forced amalgamations has intensified with the Shadow Minister for Local Government Peter Primrose calling for an investigation into the Baird government's 'Fit for the Future' program and the June 30 deadline for a response to merger proposals drawing closer. Marrickville Council voted to strengthen their […]

“Garish” park angers community

By Georgia Fullerton Local residents have expressed concern over the current design of a park in East Sydney. The City of Sydney’s reconstruction of a park in a heritage area -- between Bourke and Stanley street has been criticised for not keeping with the harmonious nature of the community. East Sydney resident Jane Anderson said […]