Tag Archives

Libs play games with stadium’s future

By Wendy Bacon Waverley Council Liberals have boycotted debate on their own rescission motion aimed at reversing Council’s support for legal action to stop demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium. The motion supporting taking action was passed after Waverley Council received advice from a senior barrister that the Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts’ approval of […]

Waverley Council signals opposition to changes to Discrimination Act

Waverley Council has confirmed its opposition to the Federal Government’s exposure draft of amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act. The council resolved to write to the Federal Member for Wentworth Malcolm Turnbull to state its concern over the repeal of section 18C, which will see the removal of the words “offend, insult, humiliate and intimidate” […]

Waverley’s local democratic process revisited

Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak has called on Waverley Council to reintroduce questions with notice in a bid to increase transparency and open debate regarding local community issues. Councillor Wy Kanak’s motion was defeated at the May 20 council meeting, but the process has been instituted at state and federal parliamentary levels. Cr Wy Kanak […]

Pedestrian safety project unveiled

By Brendan Day Waverley councillor Leon Goltsman has welcomed a $300,000 project proposed by the NSW government to improve pedestrian safety on Old South Head Road. If approved, the project will install new crossing points at Kobada, Military and Diamond Bay roads, as well as renovate existing pedestrian refuges at Lancaster Road and Princess Street. […]

Mayor admits event policy needs ‘fixing’

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts has conceded council’s events policy needed to be reviewed in the face of criticism surrounding its application to social media events and gatherings of a political nature. The issue was instigated by the ‘Beachsaver’ campaign incident on January 24, where Waverley Council rangers confronted Greens MLC David Shoebridge and his eleven […]

Waverley’s plan to revive civic pride

Waverley councillor Leon Goltsman has called for an expansion of Waverley Council’s Civic Pride program in a bid to help beautify local community spaces and make Waverley more “liveable” for its residents. The Civic Pride initiative is a series of local volunteer projects that encourage residents to build a sense of community by planting trees, […]

Council overhauls Waverley venue hire

Waverley Council will implement a new venue hiring process heralding the beginning of a ‘prioritisation process’. Regular hire of Waverley indoor community venues will ensure applicants can annually apply for an ‘Expression of Interest’ to make a booking. A regular hire is to be defined as a person or group who wants to hire a […]

On the record: Waverley’s migrant history

Waverley Council will record the historical experiences of Jewish immigrants in Waverley after World War II. The initiative will document the stories of Jewish migrants and their descendants who initially settled in Waverley after their arrival in Sydney. Councillor Leon Goltsman said the initiative was developed to acknowledge the struggles of post-war Jewish families and […]

Bike lanes the way of the future

Plans to further integrate and expand bike lanes in Waverley have been forwarded for community consultation. Waverley Councillor Leon Goltsman said the new initiative will investigate several options including shared paths, separated cycleways, dedicated bike lines and on-road mixed traffic lanes. "We want to make sure bike networks and facilities are safe and connected," he […]

Council investigates free motorbike parking

Waverley Municipal Council will increase the availability of free motorbike parking in the LGA, with plans to double the number of spaces at Bronte and to investigate suitable areas for more parking in Bondi. Waverley Mayor Sally Betts said as part of Council’s commitment to sustainable transport, some free parking was already available for motorbikes […]