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Coogee electorate profile

By ALLISON HORE Now only a few days away, the State election has reached its final leg. While some seats are already safe enough to call, polling at other marginal seats will be watched carefully over the weekend. Coogee, in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, is one such seat. It includes Randwick, Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte, […]

Election leaves opposition Green with envy

By Joe Bourke The Liberal Party comfortably hung onto government at last Saturday’s election but the Greens stole the show, gaining more representation in NSW parliament than ever before. Greens MP Jamie Parker retained the close seat of Balmain against strong opponent Verity Firth while Jenny Leong comfortably won the hotly contested seat of Newtown […]

New life for Waverley police station

NSW Police minister Stuart Ayres, Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith and Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton last week announced the Waverley Police Station would recieve a multi-milion dollar rebuild should the coalition be re-elected. The current station and courthouse are 40 years old, placing them among the oldest metropolitan police stations in Sydney. Labor Candidate for Coogee […]

“Impossible victory” achieved for Bronte RSL

By Emily Contador-Kelsall The Bronte RSL has finally been saved after more than two years of sustained community pressure on the NSW government. The Bronte community, Waverley council and local politicians including Coogee Liberal MP Bruce Notley-Smith have campaigned against the plans which were lodged by developer Winston Langley Burlington (WLB) in March 2013. Last […]

Randwick community cross over light rail

by Emily Contador-Kelsall Last Saturday Feburary 28, members of the Randwick community came together at High Cross Park to oppose the planned path of the Sydney Light Rail through Randwick Junction and the terminus at the park. Construction of the light rail is set to begin later this year and finish by 2019 despite consistent […]