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Paula Masselos returns as Waverley Mayor, Elaine Keenan as deputy behind Labor and Greens backing

By DANIEL LO SURDO Incumbent Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos returned to her posting last night after support from fellow Labor councillors and the Greens helped to defeat Liberal challenger Will Nemesh for the mayoralty. Cr Masselos achieved a majority through the support of the four Labor councillors (including herself) and Green Crs Dominic Wy Kanak, […]

Bondi backpackers request for liquor licence receives resident backlash

By EVA BAXTER The Village Hostel on Lamrock Ave Bondi Beach has lodged an application with the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority for an on-premises licence. If the application is granted, the hostel will be authorised to serve liquor to customers at the premises during liquor trading hours. The hostel is proposing to serve its […]

Liberals win big for Waverley Council in Dover Heights, Rose Bay and North Bondi, ALP trails behind

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Waverley council, and nine of the 12 elected served as councillors in the previous term. The Liberal party has won five seats, Labor has won four and the […]

Bondi welcomes Afghan evacuees as government rolls out support packages

By DANIEL LO SURDO Families and individuals who have recently settled in Australia after being evacuated from Afghanistan were welcomed to Bondi Beach last week as Waverley Council hosted a picnic day as part of Settlement Services International’s Welcome Project.  The Welcome Project is an initiative that seeks to build a “sense of belonging and […]

Waverley Council election prediction

By EVA BAXTER *The NSW Electoral Commission will not begin declaring candidates elected until December 20th. The Liberal Party currently leads in every ward in the Waverley election. 45,183 electors were enrolled to vote in Waverley with 12 council seats up for grabs and three from each ward. In 2017, the Liberal Party won 5 […]

Familiar faces to battle for reelection in Waverley

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council consists of four wards, each represented by three councillors. All incumbent councillors are backed by either the Liberal Party, the Labor Party, or the Greens.  Bondi Dominic WY Kanak and Leon Goltsman will both be seeking reelection on December 4, while Labor will be campaigning for Michelle Gray to […]

Bondi Pavilion restoration investigated as keeping place for Aboriginal artefacts

By EVA BAXTER Waverley Council is investigating the feasibility of a keeping place for local Aboriginal artefacts at the Bondi Pavilion. Aboriginal Greens councillor Dominic WY Kanak put the motion to Council last month. A spokesperson for the Council said the keeping place will celebrate aspects of ancient and modern Aboriginal culture, heritage and cultural […]

Waverley Council declares net-zero emissions by 2030

By ASTON BROWN Waverley Council has fast-tracked their net-zero emissions target planning to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. Council unanimously supported a Mayoral Motion to investigate setting a new target of 2030 last month and has since confirmed they will be surpassing their original goal of 70% emissions reduction by 2030. Waverley Council Mayor […]

Bondi’s power move: Labor candidate Tim Murray wants better renewable energy across Sydney

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG After running in two Federal elections, Tim Murray is no stranger to politics.   Murray has turned his priorities to Waverley Local Council and will run for the Waverley Ward on Saturday December 4. He hopes the area will adopt a wide-spread renewable energy roll out in the upcoming term.  For Murray, his […]

NSW COVID: Local Government Elections pushed back to December

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Local Government Elections scheduled for September 4 this year have been postponed three months to December 4 as the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state continues to grow. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock MP announced Saturday night that December 4 would be the new date that elections would be held, […]