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Net zero by 2030? Waverley Council investigates ambitious new goal

By ALLISON HORE In a bid to urgently tackle the devastating impacts of climate change, Waverley Council will investigate an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2030.  Currently, Waverley Council aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But this may soon change with council voting unanimously to support a Mayoral Minute calling […]

Rescue revamp: First aid facility on the way for Bondi Beach

By ALLISON HORE Bondi is set to get a major safety upgrade with plans for a purpose-built first aid facility on the world-famous beach underway. Now, when a beach goer needs first aid they have to go to the lifeguard tower to receive it. But, when plans are approved, the space under the promenade to […]

Government plan to slash Eastern Suburbs bus services slammed

By ALLISON HORE In a bid to “improve connections” to the CBD and South East Light Rail, the NSW government has announced a plan to slash the number of bus services across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.  Under the plan, which the government is currently seeking feedback on, 25 bus services will be cut, 23 will be […]

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 […]

Eastern suburbs MP backs LGBTQI+ discrimination bill

By ALLISON HORE An Eastern suburbs MP has backed a controversial bill which advocacy groups say would make it easier to discriminate against LGBTQI+ people. A NSW parliamentary committee reported on the findings of their inquiry into a set of “religious freedom protections” proposed by One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham late last month. Member […]

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 […]

Clean-up ‘contagious’ on Shark Island

By ALLISON HORE In the spirit of Clean-Up Australia day, a group of Sydney locals took their efforts to one of Sydney’s iconic harbour islands.  This year there were over 500 official clean-up events held across Sydney. But Debbie Neilson, a Sydney-based actor, was inspired to organise a clean-up of her own by her mother, […]