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Sydney’s southern beaches closed again

by ALEC SMART Several of Sydney’s south shore beaches, which reopened on 20 April for exercises such as swimming, jogging and surfing, were closed just a few days later on 24 April due to reported violations of strict social distancing laws. These included the popular Randwick City Council-administered Clovelly, Coogee and Maroubra beaches. Police also […]

Bondi to Bronte coastal walk closed

By ALEC SMART Waverley Council has closed the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk in response to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings. The winding, windy 2.5 km walk, which hugs the coastline and affords majestic views of the Pacific Ocean from rocky peninsulas, sandy beaches and rugged coves, is a victim of its own popularity. Too […]

Coronavirus: how Sydney city councils are managing

by ALEC SMART CoronaVirus cases are still on the rise across Australia as venues close, public events are cancelled, sporting matches played without audiences, and borders close to all foreign visitors for the foreseeable future. People are slowly adapting: those that are able begin working from home, and consumers stock up – often hoarding – […]

Big trouble in Little Bay

By VERONICA ANASSIS Meriton’s plans for a massive 1900-apartment development in Little Bay may still go ahead, despite protests and council opposition. Likely to be rejected by Randwick Council, Meriton’s proposal, which includes controversial 22-storey complexes that will cast shadows on the beach, may still be approved through State Government. The site, a 135,961.6 sqm […]

Eastern Contributors

By Vanessa Lim Waverley Council and Randwick Councils elected new Mayors last week, both of whom will run for a 12-month period. On September 24, Randwick Council voted in Labor Councillor Danny Said as the new Mayor and Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch as the Deputy Mayor. On September 26, Waverley Council chose Labor Councillor Paula […]

Coathanger climb, cruise ship crusade, diving birds, diving for trash: News Bites – 18 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Climate of peers Thousands are expected to attend Friday’s Global Climate Strike gathering at The Domain in Sydney. On September 20, three days before world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of school students and workers across Australia will join millions […]

Cruise ship crisis, dog-gone food, Nine feeds Liberal Party: News Bites – 4 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Ship avoid Randwick Council is engaging specialists to research potential impacts of a proposed third Sydney terminal for cruise ships at Molineux Point and Yarra Bay in Botany Bay. Mayor Kathy Neilson tabled the motion on 27 August and the council voted overwhelmingly to endorse a budget of $50,000 to […]

Bike lane blind spot

By VANESSA LIM Safety concerns were raised for Randwick Council’s planned South Coogee to Kensington cycle path, which includes a blind spot that places cyclists at risk of collision with motorists. While Randwick Council’s cycle path plan – revised to save 27 trees and plant 60 new ones – is environmentally friendly, concerns remain for […]

Cruising for a Bruising

BY ALEC SMART The NSW Government faces a new challenge to its proposal to construct a mega cruise ship marina in Botany Bay. One of their principle opponents, Randwick Council, is recommending the nomination of Yarra Bay, the target site, for inclusion on the National Heritage List. If their National Heritage status request is successful, […]

Stadium wrecking balls yet to swing

By Wendy Bacon UPDATE Waverley Council rejected a Liberal rescission motion on Thursday evening and voted for legal action aimed at stopping Infrastructure NSW's (INSW) plan to demolish the Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park. This means there will now be two legal actions. Also on Thursday, City of Sydney Mayor Clover Moore, Waverley Mayor […]