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“Appalling” beachside Christmas party threatens community

By ALLISON HORE Riot Squad police were called in to help break up a huge crowd of party goers on Bronte Beach on Christmas Day. Video posted to Instagram and Facebook showed a huge crowd of people wearing santa hats, drinking and dancing together by Bronte Beach on Christmas day. Some revellers sat on others’ […]

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 […]

App to give a helping hand to the homeless

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council rangers have begun using an “innovative” free app to help rough sleepers and, in the lead up to homelessness week, are encouraging the general public to get involved.  The app was launched 12 months ago by Sydney based entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios and The Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel. It […]

Tears for Bondi Road

Opinion by INGRID STREWE Once again Waverley residents are being forced to reassess their living space by a state government and greedy developers. Our shopping strip - Bondi Road - has just about all we could ask for: a French bakery, a Russian deli, second hand white goods, an organic butcher, restaurants and pizza joints, […]

Weedkiller on trial

BY ALEC SMART Sydney councils are considering suspending use of a notorious glyphosate-based weedkiller, RoundUp, in the wake of a US court case. A couple were awarded a record $AU2.9 billion after a jury agreed it caused their non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a blood cancer. Fairfield Council has phased out the weedkiller and Georges River Council will […]

Queens Park’s shared pathway

BY VANESSA LIM A pathway link between Randwick and Waverley will soon provide a safe pathway for people who cycle or walk in the Centennial Parklands. Centennial Parklands addressed the need for the original pathway back in the 2016 Queens Park Master Plan, but the potentially high costs were not being covered at the time. […]

Rental stress in Waverley

BY VANESSA LIM Rental stress has hit Waverley, with 18% of local tenants now paying more than 30% of their income on rent. University of Sydney Professor Nicole Gurran, who is the co-author of the Informal Housing and Vulnerable Households report, explained that gentrification in Waverley has played a key role in why housing has […]

Bondi memorial marks a tragic era

Waverley Council and LGBTQI health organisation ACON have joined forces to endorse Tamarama’s Marks Park as the site for a memorial commemorating those killed in historic homophobic attacks. As part of the Bondi Memorial Project, Waverley Council and ACON have partnered to commission and install a memorial art piece in Marks Park to acknowledge the gay […]

Waverley’s dead zone back to life

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON One of Sydney’s most significant and historical sites has re-opened after a 12-month construction program.  The Waverley Cemetery Coastal Walk was forced to close in June 2016 due to damage caused by a huge storm battering Sydney’s coast.  The walk, and parts of the cemetery, have since undergone restoration works said to […]

Water water everywhere and not a drop to spare

BY JOHN MOYLE Summer is almost here and is already shaping up to be a scorcher and the question of whether or not we will have water restrictions looms large again. Metropolitan Sydney draws its water supply from a series of dams located outside the city, with around 80 per cent coming from Warragamba. Every […]