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Tears for Bondi Road

Opinion by INGRID STREWE Once again Waverley residents are being forced to reassess their living space by a state government and greedy developers. Our shopping strip - Bondi Road - has just about all we could ask for: a French bakery, a Russian deli, second hand white goods, an organic butcher, restaurants and pizza joints, […]

Bronte Surf Club upgrade making waves

By ALEC SMART Bronte Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) lays claim to be the world’s first surf lifesaving organisation and its beach the birthplace of surf lifesaving. Unfortunately, a proposed new clubhouse for this historically significant club is making waves among the Bronte community. Until late 1903, the same year the first volunteers began patrolling […]

Betts’ big Bondi plan under fire

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Plans for a civic centre in Bondi Junction are moving forward and have come under fire from the local community for being premature and not strategic. Similar to a town centre, the civic centre would cost at least $60 million according to Labor councillor Ingrid Strewe and would feature headquarters for […]

REVEALED: Bronte residents “ignored” in RSL redevelopment plans

Community activist Stephen Lightfoot has called on newly elected NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward to "take control" and stop redevelopment of the Bronte RSL, citing concerns the proposed six-storey site could bear significant ramifications for local amenity. A series of papers documenting discussions between the state government, developer Winston Langley Burlington (WLB) and other stakeholders […]

Councils reject amalgamation

By Ariana Janiw Waverley Council has rejected a proposal by the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel for an amalgamation with the City of Sydney, Woollahra, Randwick and Botany councils. Revitalising Local Government recommended the merger to create a joint “community of interest” and strengthen the financial position of the councils. The panel was formed […]

Critics slam tram but Betts is on board

Waverley Council is investigating the feasibility of a light rail corridor from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach in the next 10 to 15 years, amid community concern about its potential impact on local businesses and amenity. A feasibility study commissioned by Council and undertaken by transport consultancy group AECOM proposed three possible route options within […]

Every dog will have its day in Bronte

A 12 month trial for an off-leash dog area in Bronte Park is set to commence next week. Under the new arrangements, dog owners can walk their pets without a leash in a designated area of the park, located 70 metres from the children’s playground. The off-leash zone will operate from 3pm to 10am, with […]

Demolition of Bondi boot factory on hold

The development application (DA) for the demolition of Bondi’s 121-year-old Boot Factory has been delayed amid discussion over the current state of the heritage building and whether it can be retained. Waverley Council will hold two briefings over the coming months to confer on the details of the DA and whether it can be expanded […]

Council takes the initiative on compost

Waverley Council has teamed up with sustainability expert Michael Mobbs to implement a new compost initiative. Mr Mobbs from Sustainable Projects said the initiative will use a new machine to reduce food waste to a tenth of its size overnight. “It will be about the size of a large fridge,” he said. “They’ll put their […]