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Bondi’s Notts Avenue gets a pedestrian-friendly makeover

By ALLISON HORE An iconic Bondi address has received a pedestrian-friendly makeover. The new-and-improved Notts Avenue in North Bondi was officially opened by Waverley Council today.  Works on the upgrade project started in April last year after Waverley Council’s ‘People, Movement and Places strategy’ identified improving pedestrian safety on Notts Avenue as a key priority.  […]

Design “teaser” revealed for controversial beach club proposal

By ALLISON HORE Last year plans to open a private beach club on Bondi Beach were slammed as elitist and ultimately rejected by the Waverley Council.  But that hasn’t stopped polo entrepreneur, Janek Gazeck, from revealing his vision for the Amalfi Beach Club ahead of lodging of yet another application to council.  In a “teaser” […]

From fashion to innovation: Restoration of Bondi Junction’s Boot Factory begins

By ALLISON HORE Restoration works to transform the historic Boot Factory in Bondi Junction into a new civic innovation hub have begun.  The former shoemaking factory behind Norman Lee Place on 27-33 Spring Street in Bondi Junction, once left to fall into disrepair, is set to be transformed into a new civic innovation hub.  The […]

Waverley Council to honour “unsung hero,” surfing legend Pauline Menczer

By ALLISON HORE In 1982 Bondi local Pauline Menczer was just 12 years old. It was then she picked up the surfboard for the first time. Just six years later, she won the women's amateur world title and in 1993 she took home the women's world championship. Overcoming the physical challenges of the rheumatoid arthritis […]

Bondi microplastic audit an “eye opener,” says mayor

By ALLISON HORE To amp up their fight against microplastics, the Waverley Council invited a number of local environmental volunteers to a training day at Bondi Beach run by researchers from Ausmap on how to sample and anaylse microplastic pollution. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic debris, generally 5mm or smaller in diameter. Plastic which […]

Bringing back the stars to Bondi

By ALLISON HORE The stars above Bondi are set to get a whole light brighter following a motion which passed through Waverley Council last month. With so much of Australia’s land mass uninhabited or untouched, the country has much more dark space than other parts of the world. But in Sydney, like all major cities, […]

Signs of the times: #RACISMNOTWELCOME

By KATE RAFFERTY 50 “#RACISMNOTWELCOME” street signs have been erected across the Inner West, as part of a new campaign by the Inner West Multicultural Network and Addison Road Community Organisation. Initiated in response to a rise in racist attacks during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, #RacismNotWelcome addresses racism in the Inner West. Independent […]

Win for affordable housing in Waverley

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council has won a five year battle to give councils in metropolitan Sydney more power to levy developers for losses in their local government area’s affordable housing stock.  Previously, in order for councils around Sydney to receive a monetary contribution from developers who had removed affordable rental housing for a high-end […]

School solar panels “a no-brainer” say climate conscious parents

By ALLISON HORE Ahead of the deadline for public submissions for the next federal budget, a grassroots movement of Aussie parents is calling on the government to prioritise funding for solar panels on every school and early childhood education centre. The group, Australian Parents For Climate Action (AP4CA), say supporting their Solar Our Schools is […]

Mackenzies Bay pooch prohibition

By ALLISON HORE The Waverley council will investigate options for a new location for dogs to play in the water to address the shortage of off-leash dog friendly spots around Bondi.  This comes after the council’s Strategic Planning and Development Committee voted to maintain the prohibition on dogs at Mackenzies Bay, a rocky inlet just […]