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Controversial Rushcutters Bay skatepark back on the agenda

By TILEAH DOBSON The Rushcutters Bay skate park saga continues as the issue of a proposed 'Youth Recreation Area' at the harbourside location of Rushcutters Bay Park has resurfaced. At a recent Woollahra Council Finance, Community and Services Committee meeting, the idea to move onto the next steps in building the skatepark was put forward […]

Shark Beach seawall reconstruction won’t be finished until next year

By ERIN MODARO The reconstruction of a beach wall at Shark Beach in Vaucluse has been delayed due to adverse weather conditions, meaning the beach will remain off limits until next year. The NSW Parks and Wildlife Service has now confirmed that the wall will not be completed until at least 2023. Plans for fixing […]

Inner West and Woollahra councils 100% powered by renewable energy

By ERIN MODARO Woollahra Council and The Inner West Council have announced that they are now 100% powered by renewable energy with the Inner West also 100% divested from fossil fuels. Both council's committed to the switch to renewables earlier in the year, along with 23 other NSW councils for "one of the largest renewable […]

New portrait gallery celebrates the people of Rose Bay

By DANIEL LO SURDO Portraits of local business owners have been installed across multiple locations in Rose Bay to celebrate the faces and stories behind the area. The exhibition, which will be on display until May 13, hopes to honour the people that bring the local commercial centre "to life" and have endured challenges during the […]

Eastern suburbs councillors reject New South Head cycleway obstacles

By ERIN MODARO A push at a Woollahra Council meeting to defer construction of a cycleway between Rose Bay and Double Bay has been rejected, with just two councillors voting in favour of the motion. Proposed at a meeting on March 28 by Liberal councillor Mary-Lou Jarvis, the motion requested that the construction on the […]

Woollahra Council announce $330,000 package for domestic violence victims

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Council announced a new support package for local victims of domestic violence this week, which will be used to maintain 10 transitional units to aid vulnerable women and their families for up to three years. The agreement between council and non-profit Women's Housing Company will provide $330,000 in funding and […]

Susan Wynne returns as Woollahra Mayor, Isabelle Shapiro elected as Deputy

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Council has welcomed an all-female, all-Liberal mayor and deputy mayor tandem this month as Susan Wynne and Isabelle Shapiro were voted to the respective postings following the party's success at the December local elections, whereby its majority was held in the fifteen-seat council chamber. Challenging Cr Wynne for the mayoralty […]

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 […]

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 […]

Double trouble in Double Bay

By Erika Echternach As Double Bay continues to develop into a late night hub, Council officials are taking strides to manage noise levels within the Double Bay commercial centre. Susan Wynne, the deputy mayor of the Woollahra Municipal Council, said the Council has been working with local businesses, Liquor and Gaming and Eastern Beaches Local Area […]