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Accessibility and sustainability atop concerns as Randwick Environment Park completes new boardwalk

By ELLA SMITH Randwick Council announced last month that the boardwalk around Randwick Environment Park was complete, with the newly-added boardwalk and granite path replacing a dirt track to allow all members of the community to complete the 1.2 kilometre loop around the park. “Whether you’re a parent pushing a stroller, you’re in a wheelchair […]

Controversial Coogee Bay Hotel development decision deferred

By EVA BAXTER A decision on the controversial Coogee Bay Hotel development was deferred until March by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel last month due to insufficient information. The panel said more information was needed regarding the proposed size and bulk and its impact on view corridors and traffic. The deferral gives the applicant […]

City of Randwick Council election prediction

By EVA BAXTER *The NSW Electoral Commission will not begin declaring candidates elected until December 20th. The ALP leads the Randwick City Council election in every ward besides South ward, where Independent Noel D'Souza has most of the vote so far. Competition is tight in West ward, with the Greens and Our Local Community neck […]

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 […]