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Familiar faces to battle for reelection in Waverley

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council consists of four wards, each represented by three councillors. All incumbent councillors are backed by either the Liberal Party, the Labor Party, or the Greens.  Bondi Dominic WY Kanak and Leon Goltsman will both be seeking reelection on December 4, while Labor will be campaigning for Michelle Gray to […]

Waverley Council declares net-zero emissions by 2030

By ASTON BROWN Waverley Council has fast-tracked their net-zero emissions target planning to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. Council unanimously supported a Mayoral Motion to investigate setting a new target of 2030 last month and has since confirmed they will be surpassing their original goal of 70% emissions reduction by 2030. Waverley Council Mayor […]

NSW Government: Reduced Developer Taxes to Impact Local Council Community Projects

By SASHA FOOT Sydney Councils fear for the future of community infrastructure as the NSW Government proposes the removal of developer paid taxes, leaving the costs to ratepayers.  Councils use developer contributions paid from large-scale projects to fund local sporting infrastructure, libraries, swimming pools and other council-led upgrades.  However, there are concerns that increasing ratepayer’s […]

Net zero by 2030? Waverley Council investigates ambitious new goal

By ALLISON HORE In a bid to urgently tackle the devastating impacts of climate change, Waverley Council will investigate an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2030.  Currently, Waverley Council aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But this may soon change with council voting unanimously to support a Mayoral Minute calling […]

From fashion to innovation: Restoration of Bondi Junction’s Boot Factory begins

By ALLISON HORE Restoration works to transform the historic Boot Factory in Bondi Junction into a new civic innovation hub have begun.  The former shoemaking factory behind Norman Lee Place on 27-33 Spring Street in Bondi Junction, once left to fall into disrepair, is set to be transformed into a new civic innovation hub.  The […]

Waverley Council to honour “unsung hero,” surfing legend Pauline Menczer

By ALLISON HORE In 1982 Bondi local Pauline Menczer was just 12 years old. It was then she picked up the surfboard for the first time. Just six years later, she won the women's amateur world title and in 1993 she took home the women's world championship. Overcoming the physical challenges of the rheumatoid arthritis […]

Bondi microplastic audit an “eye opener,” says mayor

By ALLISON HORE To amp up their fight against microplastics, the Waverley Council invited a number of local environmental volunteers to a training day at Bondi Beach run by researchers from Ausmap on how to sample and anaylse microplastic pollution. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic debris, generally 5mm or smaller in diameter. Plastic which […]

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. […]