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Anti-Racism strategy to be adopted in Inner West following sign removal stoush

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Council will develop an anti-racism strategy in consultation with local community groups as part of a motion that was unanimously approved earlier this month.  The motion, moved by councillor Mat Howard at a March council meeting acknowledges that "racism exists in all communities and that councils have a role and […]

Woollahra councillors move to take down Racism Not Welcome signs

By TOKS OGUNDARE Liberal councillors have called to remove Racism Not Welcome street signs from Woollahra, arguing that the signs do not accurately represent the area. Councillors Toni Zeltzer, Peter Cavanagh and Mary-Lou Jarvis have put forward a motion for a Woollahra Council meeting on Monday tonight recommending that the signs be immediately removed, as […]

Combatting overdevelopment and climate change at the heart of Woollahra election

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Municipal Council is another intriguing battleground ahead of the local elections on December 4.  Bellevue Hill  The Bellevue Hill Ward will be contested by incumbent councillors Isabelle Shapiro and Lucinda Regan, while Liberal councillor Nick Maxwell will not be seeking reelection. Hoping to replace Maxwell will be Liberal members Sean […]

Bad behaviour gets plenty of air

By JOHN MOYLE A week in politics is a long time and for Woollahra Council last week must have seemed like eternity as Councillor Anthony Marano’s comments about objectors to the Rushcutters Bay skateboard park being “old people with nothing else to do with their time... who will be dead in ten years’ time,” continues […]

Skate park roller ride

Opinion: By ANDREW WOODHOUSE After six years Woollahra Council is still no closer to finding a location for its $1.1 million skateboard structure for youngsters aged 5-12. The NSW Heritage Office intervened to impose an Interim Heritage Order over the proposed Rushcutters Bay site, effective from 25th January this year. The Order lasts twelve months and […]

Woollahra’s arrogant councillors

BY IRINA DUNN Former City of Sydney Councillor and barrister Dixie Coulton is among many people appalled by the behaviour of some Woollahra councillors towards constituents opposing the proposed skatepark on the eastern side of Rushcutters Bay Park. The proposed skatepark is larger than an Olympic-sized swimming pool at 1,225 square metres. Coulton is a […]

Skateboard issue hots up

By Andrew Woodhouse The epic saga over Woollahra Council’s proposed skateboard structure in Rushcutters Bay Park continues. The Council’s original decision to refuse it at a full council meeting in 2017 – 14 votes to 1 – was applauded. But after the September 2018 local council elections, council changed its political complexion. This $1.2 million, […]

Skateboard farce in the park

By Andrew Woodhouse The farce known as Woollahra Council's Skateboard Park project in Rushcuttters Bay Park has taken longer than Wagner’s Ring Cycle to reach a conclusion. After eight years, council has delivered only divisiveness. The Paddington school boys who mooted the original skateboard idea now have no use for it because they have left […]

Locals see red over green space plans

BY JADE MORELLINI Residents are furious at Woollahra Council for revisiting the proposal of a Youth Recreation Facility at Rushcutters Bay Park. Woollahra Council identified three possible locations for the youth facilities and have decided on a location beside the noisy New South Head Road and, according to Woollahra Mayor Peter Cavanagh, “won’t stand out […]

Rose Bay is Full

BY JOHN MOYLE Rose Bay isn’t typically known as a hot bed for resident activism, but the Rose Bay Residents’ Association have their hands full with ongoing issues surrounding the local marina, the Rose Bay car park, plus the overdevelopment that they say is happening along Old South Head Road. Bruce Bland, the association’s vice […]