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Bringing back the stars to Bondi

By ALLISON HORE The stars above Bondi are set to get a whole light brighter following a motion which passed through Waverley Council last month. With so much of Australia’s land mass uninhabited or untouched, the country has much more dark space than other parts of the world. But in Sydney, like all major cities, […]

Win for affordable housing in Waverley

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council has won a five year battle to give councils in metropolitan Sydney more power to levy developers for losses in their local government area’s affordable housing stock.  Previously, in order for councils around Sydney to receive a monetary contribution from developers who had removed affordable rental housing for a high-end […]

Drumming up a crowd at North Bondi

By ALLISON HORE Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, is urging Bondi locals to remember it’s “not a normal summer” after footage emerged online showing a large gathering at a park by the beach in North Bondi. The videos posted to social media show a large crowd of people dancing at Biddigal Reserve on Sunday evening. […]

“Appalling” beachside Christmas party threatens community

By ALLISON HORE Riot Squad police were called in to help break up a huge crowd of party goers on Bronte Beach on Christmas Day. Video posted to Instagram and Facebook showed a huge crowd of people wearing santa hats, drinking and dancing together by Bronte Beach on Christmas day. Some revellers sat on others’ […]

New Years Eve COVID-19 cluster concerns

By ALLISON HORE With New Years Eve just around the corner and a new COVID-19 cluster rapidly growing in Sydney’s Northern beaches, councils around Sydney have raised concern about gatherings of revellers. In September, the City of Sydney handed the reins of the annual New Years’ Eve event on the Sydney harbour over to the […]

Mackenzies Bay pooch prohibition

By ALLISON HORE The Waverley council will investigate options for a new location for dogs to play in the water to address the shortage of off-leash dog friendly spots around Bondi.  This comes after the council’s Strategic Planning and Development Committee voted to maintain the prohibition on dogs at Mackenzies Bay, a rocky inlet just […]

Pedestrian upgrades along historic tram cutting

By ALLISON HORE Upgrades have been proposed to improve pedestrian safety along a historic tram cutting which makes up part of the popular Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Waverley Council are finalising plans to replace the temporary walkway along a 500 meter stretch of the Cutting where pedestrians would typically have to walk out on […]

COVID-19 sinks Sculptures by the Sea

By ALLISON HORE Due to COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings the popular Sculptures by the Sea art event will not be going ahead as planned this year. The event was slated to run from Thursday 22 October 2020 to Sunday 8 November along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. But current restrictions of 20 people […]

App to give a helping hand to the homeless

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council rangers have begun using an “innovative” free app to help rough sleepers and, in the lead up to homelessness week, are encouraging the general public to get involved.  The app was launched 12 months ago by Sydney based entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios and The Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel. It […]

Bondi Beach in the wake of COVID-19

By ALLISON HORE Interview with Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos As much of Bondi reopens for business, City Hub spoke to Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, about what’s in store for the iconic beach and its surrounds in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Waverley, and neighbouring Woollahra, were considered NSW “hotspots” early in the pandemic. […]