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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 […]

Man dies following Paddington scooter crash overnight

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A man in his 50s has died following a single-vehicle scooter crash in Paddington overnight. Emergency services attended the intersection of Oxford and Queen Streets in Paddington, just before 2am on Friday morning following reports a Vespa motor scooter had lost control and struck the median strip. It is believed the rider […]

Woollahra Council to redevelop Double Bay car park into residential and entertainment space

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Woollahra Council has announced plans to redevelop the Cross Street car park in Double Bay into a complex that would house cinemas, retail shops and residential apartments. The design proposal, announced on Wednesday after discussion of the redevelopment at a council meeting last Monday, would see the public exhibition and community consultation […]

Push to remove Racism Not Welcome signs in Woollahra fails

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Twelve ‘Racism Not Welcome’ signs in the Woollahra area will remain, after a motion in a council meeting to remove them was narrowly defeated on Monday night. The motion was put forward by Liberal councillors Toni Zeltzer, Peter Cavanagh and Mary-Lou Jarvis, who wrote in the motion that the area “has had […]

Over 140 Aboriginal Heritage Places found in Woollahra following report

By PATRICK MCKENZIE There have been 149 documented and potential Aboriginal Heritage Places identified in Woollahra as part of an Aboriginal Heritage Study conducted in 2020 and 2021. Findings include 40 art sites containing engravings in rock shelters or out in the open, as well over 30 open or sheltered living places. The findings are […]

Liberals retain majority on Woollahra Council, Residents First Woollahra sees biggest positive swing

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 Woollahra Municipal Council, and 11 of the 15 elected councillors were councillors on the previous term. The Liberal party has won eight seats, Residents First Woollahra (RFW) won […]

Woollahra council election prediction

By EVA BAXTER Woollahra Council looks likely to remain blue, with the Liberal Party in the lead for votes in every ward besides Paddington. The NSW Electoral Commission will not begin declaring candidates elected until December 20th, but this is how the results are tracking so far. Results from iVote will not be released until […]

Rushcutters Bay: Heritage report concerns community over skate park development

By TESSA PELLE Eastern Suburbs locals are fearful Woollahra Council’s heritage report for Rushcutters Bay Park will greenlight a contentious skate park development. The Darling Point Society (DPS) says the report includes a Heritage Impact Statement to challenge the park’s heritage listing. President of DPS Charlotte Feldman learned of the matter from a source with […]

Active transport grants for a safer post-COVID city

By KIRSTA CHEUNG As more people are returning to workplaces from work from home arrangements, public transport services are getting busier and more congested. Could the development of active transport infrastructure offer a new travel option for busy Sydneysiders? The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Sydney's public transport hard, overall commuter rates in Australia have taken […]

Can local character be saved?

Opinion by MERRILL WITT Earlier this year two strange bedfellows, Tony Recsei of Save our Suburbs and Chris Johnson, the former CEO of the developer lobby group Urban Taskforce, joined together to co-write an op-ed in the Sydney Morning Herald that was critical of the NSW Government’s push for more medium-density housing in Sydney’s suburbs. […]