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Kamay Ferry Wharves development approved despite environmental concerns

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY The controversial development of the Kamay Ferry Wharves has recently been approved to go ahead, despite strong opposition from the community over environmental concerns. State planning minster Anthony Roberts signed off on the project on July 21, just a short time before Randwick Council unanimously passed a motion calling for the environmental […]

Historic Coogee Pier pylons to be transformed into public artwork

By SASHA FOOT Randwick City Council will repurpose the historic Coogee Pier pylons into public art, after safety concerns led to their removal from the beach. The twelve pylons, which were the final remnants of the 1920s Coogee Pleasure Pier, were removed by council-hired contractors in early July after rough surf conditions exposed the pillars. […]

Historic Randwick House opening to public with arts and cultural exhibitions

By SAM PASHMI Historic Blenheim House, the home of Randwick’s first mayor, will be opening its doors to the public for a variety of performances and art exhibitions, bringing the history and culture of the site to life. Located at 17 Blenheim Street Randwick, the historic two-storey sandstone house was built in 1848 by the […]

Eastern Suburbs Councils say bus privatisation needs to be reversed

By SASHA FOOT Waverley Council has made a public plea to the NSW government to reverse bus privatisation as bus-service cancellations and route changes have decreased commuter satisfaction. Waverley and Randwick City Council, which make up Region 9 of the Sydney Bus Network, made submissions to a Parliamentary inquiry into the privatisation of bus services […]

Bondi street to be upgraded into pedestrian friendly space for shopping and dining

By ERIN MODARO Waverley Council has announced its plans to turn Hall Street in Bondi into a pedestrian friendly space which will include outdoor dining, new lighting and design installations for a 6 month trial. The Hall Street upgrades are part of a government funded program called 'Streets as Shared Spaces', giving council grants to […]

Councils reduce community venue hiring fees to address “chronically underutilised” spaces

By SASHA FOOT Randwick Council will reduce the costs of hiring community spaces for arts and cultural purposes, while the City of Sydney will slash fees altogether by making council hiring premises free for community groups to use. Greens councillor at Randwick Council Rafaela Pandolfini told City Hub that right now many community venues are largely […]

Randwick Council proposes transformation of Maroubra Street into public plaza

By SAM PASHMI Randwick council has announced plans to transform McKeon Street Maroubra into a pedestrian friendly plaza to "increase the amount of space available to the public and improve access to local businesses". Beginning September this year, McKeon Street will be temporarily converted and redesigned into a public space for a 6 month trial […]

Newest ‘pop-up pedal park’ coming to South Maroubra

By ERIN MODARO South Maroubra car park will be home to the newest 'pop-up pedal park' run by Randwick Council, and will open to the public this Thursday. The car park will be temporarily turned into a contained space for kids and families to ride their bikes, scooters and skateboards, and have a safe space […]

Randwick joins neighboring councils in opposing weekend construction

By SAM PASHMI Randwick Council is joining with Woollahra, Waverley and Bayside councils to oppose government plans to green-light weekend construction without council approval. A motion was passed at a Randwick Council meeting on May 24th calling for a letter to be addressed to NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts […]

Albanese reaffirms Uluru Statement pledge on National Sorry Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO Australian Prime Minister and Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese reaffirmed his commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart on Thursday's National Sorry Day, calling the document "an act of grace ... which will bring us closer together as a nation". National Sorry Day this year marked the 25th anniversary since […]