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Liberal candidate forced to change profile after false Matraville incinerator claim

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Liberal Party's candidate for Kingsford Smith has been forced to change her online candidate profile after falsely claiming she was "part of" a grassroots campaign against the Matraville incinerator, after the No More Incinerators (NMI) community organisation found that she had "not joined or taken part in" any of their actions. […]

Randwick beaches closed after surfer is ‘bumped’ by shark at Maroubra Beach

By DANIEL LO SURDO A surfer was "bumped" by a shark at Maroubra Beach on Tuesday morning in an encounter that has renewed calls to avoid swimming in Sydney's beaches while flooding continues across the city. A shark-related incident was reported to Randwick Council lifeguards at about 7:50 am on Tuesday, after a large bite […]

Easterns suburbs beaches closed after fatal shark attack at Little Bay

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley and Randwick Councils have closed their beaches for 24 hours following a fatal shark attack at Little Bay in Sydney's south-east yesterday afternoon, with lifeguards set to patrol the closed beaches to "look for any further sightings of sharks". At about 4:30 pm yesterday, police received reports that a man […]

Twenty-year-old man dies at Coogee following cliff fall

By DANIEL LO SURDO A 20-year-old man has died at Coogee on Saturday afternoon after falling 30 metres from a cliff between Coogee Beach and Gordons Bay, with NSW Ambulance inspector Lucky Phrachanh describing the tragedy as a "horrible accident". The man was walking with his girlfriend along the cliff following an afternoon at the […]

Dylan Parker returned as Randwick Mayor, Kym Chapple in as Deputy

By DANIEL LO SURDO Labor councillor Dylan Parker was reelected as Randwick City Mayor while Kym Chapple succeeded outgoing Greens councillor Lindsay Shurey as the deputy mayor last month.  Cr Parker won the mayoralty in September, following fellow Labor councillor Danny Said, who was mayor for the previous two years. Parker was reinstated as mayor […]

Hope after lockdown: Randwick City Council Candidates on the local issues they aim to address

By EVA BAXTER Randwick City Council is divided into five Wards: North Ward  Each Ward has four to six candidates contesting three seats. There is at least one Labor, Liberal, Greens and Independent standing for each ward, and the Arts Party has a candidate in the East Ward and two in the North Ward. Kim […]

‘Absolute Nightmare’: Residents oppose $112 million Coogee Bay Hotel development

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The Eastern Suburbs community have voiced strong opposition against Coogee Bay Hotel’s proposed $112 million redevelopment, with locals believing that the character of the iconic beach precinct is under threat. The controversial development application details a six-storey building encompassing 60 residential apartments, with a height of 23.3 metres – almost doubling the […]

Randwick Council and Addison Road team up to help the vulnerable

By SASHA FOOT Addison Road Community Centre is donating 200 food hampers a week to Randwick City Council to support vulnerable people struggling during lockdown. Randwick City Council Mayor Danny Said volunteered at the Addison Road packing centre in Marrickville this week. He said it’s important to offer food relief services to struggling families in […]

Pet hate

By VANESSA LIM The question of who polices off-leash dogs, especially those that maul other dogs, has been raised again following an increase in attacks across Sydney, including the latest victim, Celebrity Chef Colin Fassnidge. On Sunday 4 August, Fassnidge’s two dogs, a shih tzu terrier and a dalmation, were attacked by three aggressive dogs […]

Indigenous surf club catches wave

BY MEL SOMERVILLE   A Randwick surfing club is calling for donations from the public to help support surfing programs and events for Indigenous youths.   La Perouse Board Riders Indigenous Corporation (LBRIC), an Indigenous Surfing club established in 1959 has been incorporated and hopes to raise money for surfing programs that will both promote […]