Bondi View

Randwick flags to fly at half-mast for National Sorry Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO Flags at Randwick's Town Hall will fly at half-mast on Thursday to mark National Sorry Day after councillors observed a minute's silence at a meeting this week to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities continue to experience from the Stolen Generations period. In the […]

Bondi Beach street works up for public exhibition

By DANIEL LO SURDO Changes to a Bondi Beach streetscape that would include an upgraded extended two-way bike path have been submitted by Waverley Council for public exhibition, with eastern suburbs residents being called on to consult on the works that will be partially funded by the state government. According to Waverley Council, the project […]

Dave Sharma officially concedes defeat in Wentworth

By DANIEL LO SURDO Outgoing Liberal Member Dave Sharma conceded defeat in the Wentworth election to Independent challenger Allegra Spender on Monday, saying that he expects the difference in votes to "not change markedly". Sharma said he spoke to Spender earlier on Monday to congratulate her on her success at the polls and concede the […]

Randwick mayor tells NSW parliamentary inquiry of ‘deep concerns’ for bus changes

By DANIEL LO SURDO The mayor of Randwick has told an NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the privatisation of buses that residents hold "deep concerns" about the changes to public transport in the eastern suburbs. Dylan Parker, the mayor of Randwick Council, gave evidence at the parliamentary inquiry earlier in May, where he spoke about the […]

Allegra Spender on track to topple Dave Sharma in Wentworth, Scott Morrison concedes defeat

By DANIEL LO SURDO Independent Allegra Spender is on track to defeat incumbent Liberal Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma as part of a wave of independent gains in Coalition seats around the country. As of time of publishing, Spender had received 39.5 per cent of first preference votes, narrowly edging Sharma's 37.5 per cent figure. […]

Matt Thistlethwaite set to win another term in Kingsford Smith, Labor to form a government

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Incumbent Labor member Matt Thistlethwaite looks set to win another term representing Kingsford Smith and the southern parts of the eastern suburbs in Canberra following Saturday's election.  Kingsford Smith is considered a safe Labor seat, with the party having held the seat since its creation in 1949 and Thistlethwaite being the member since […]

Liberal candidate forced to change profile after false Matraville incinerator claim

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Liberal Party's candidate for Kingsford Smith has been forced to change her online candidate profile after falsely claiming she was "part of" a grassroots campaign against the Matraville incinerator, after the No More Incinerators (NMI) community organisation found that she had "not joined or taken part in" any of their actions. […]

North Bondi streetscape works underway

By DANIEL LO SURDO Works to a North Bondi streetscape were due to start on Monday, in a move that Waverley mayor Paula Masselos said would "be beautifying" the eastern suburbs neighbourhood. The construction at Glenayr Avenue in North Bondi, which will last six months, is expected to install new pedestrian crossings and signage in […]

Long Bay Gaol art program booms after COVID-19

By SASHA FOOT A website and social media launch has made a “massive difference” to the public outreach of Long Bay Gaol's art gallery program, which the NSW government has said helped inmates in Matraville "to cease their offending and to lead productive lives”. The Boom Gate Gallery, which exhibits art created by inmates at […]

Waverley Council rejects $340 million War Memorial ‘overdevelopment’ proposal

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council has continued its crusade against overdevelopment in the eastern suburbs, unanimously rejecting a proposal that would have changed the planning controls of the Waverley War Memorial Hospital site. The planning proposal for 99-117 Birrell Street, made at the request of aged care provider Uniting and part of a $340 […]