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Bondi Festival Returns In 2022 To Warm Up Winter

Sydney's most exciting winter event, the Bondi Festival, has announced dates for its return this year. In July the three week, all-ages festivities will take in various locations across Bondi from July 1-17, celebrating local artists, immersive performance and more; all programmed for ultimate play. Featuring performers, storytellers and creators from Sydney and beyond, sharing everything from […]

North Bondi streetscape works underway

By DANIEL LO SURDO Works to the North Bondi streetscape were due to start on Monday, in a move that Waverley mayor Paula Masselos said would "be beautifying" the eastern suburbs neighbourhood. The construction at Glenayr Avenue in North Bondi, which will last six months, is expected to install new pedestrian crossings and signage in […]

Waverley Council rejects $340 million War Memorial ‘overdevelopment’ proposal

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council has continued its crusade against overdevelopment in the eastern suburbs, unanimously rejecting a proposal that would have changed the planning controls of the Waverley War Memorial Hospital site. The planning proposal for 99-117 Birrell Street, made at the request of aged care provider Uniting and part of a $340 […]

Bondi boot factory restoration kicks on, with completion months away

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Restoration of the Spring Street boot factory building in Bondi has reached its one-year milestone, leaving only a few months until its completion. Following a successful development application in May 2020, works commenced in April 2021 in partnership with head contractor Lloyd Group. “Our Community Strategic Plan notes the community’s wish for […]

Surfing’s “unsung hero” honoured on Bondi Sea Wall

By AMBER GRIFFIN A mural of Australian surfing trailblazer Pauline Menczer was unveiled on the Bondi Sea Wall this week, with the eastern suburbs native honoured as an "unsung hero" of the surfing world. Menczer is the only person from Bondi to win a world surfing title (1993) but never received any prize money or […]

Plans for $17.8 million Bondi chambers revealed

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council has called on the community to provide feedback on multi-million dollar plans to upgrade its Bondi chambers building. Council has budgeted $17.8 million for the refurbishment, with $12 million believed to be needed to make the building compliant with modern building and safety standards, which will include the removal […]

Waverley Council rejects Charing Cross planning proposal in battle against overdevelopment

By SHARLOTTE THOU A planning proposal that promised to transform the Charing Cross area into a “vibrant, active and pedestrian-friendly laneway, plaza and retail precinct” was rejected by Waverley Council last month after overwhelming backlash to the plans.  The proposal sought to increase the maximum permissible floor space ratio and the maximum height of buildings, […]

Eastern suburbs mayor says climate change impacts ‘evident’ as big swells sweep area

By DANIEL LO SURDO The mayor of an eastern suburbs council has said that climate change impacts are "evident" after recent big swells and high tides have caused further damage to the area's coast, after previous repairs were needed following flooding last month. On the weekend, staff from Waverley Council assessed damages to different sites […]

Eastern Suburbs rally against bus cuts and privatisation

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Randwick and Waverley Councils have consolidated their push against the planned privatisation of various eastern suburbs bus routes ahead of the end of a parliamentary inquiry submission period.  The inquiry, which will investigate the modelling, rationale and process of privatising bus services alongside its economic, social, safety, employment and environmental implications and […]

Tamarama road upgrade to be funded by federal government

By DANIEL LO SURDO New pedestrian safety works along Tamarama Marine Drive in May will be funded by the federal government via the Transport for NSW Road Safety Improvement Program. The proposed works, which is open to community consultation until April 13, will replace the existing pedestrian island with a raised pedestrian crossing, replace the […]