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Flotation Device a Personal Lifesaver

It took a near-death experience for Scottish-born Thomas Johnstone to come up with a personal flotation device that has the potential to save thousands of lives. Called the Neptune, the ‘personal aquatic lifeguard’ fits around the arm of the user in a compact pouch and when released by a cord, a small carbon dioxide canister […]

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New Prince of Wales Hospital Building a Game Changer

The NSW Government is investing $720 million in a new Acute Services Building for the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick. Planning has been underway since 2015 and construction is intended to commence in late 2018, although there is no official date set at this stage. But unlike much of Sydney’s ever-evolving skyline, this is […]

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Bronte Public Raises Funds to Return Favour

Students, parents and teachers at Bronte Public School are raising $25,000 for students from Yipirinya School in Alice Springs to visit Sydney on a cultural exchange later this month. The partnership began with 16 year six students from Bronte visit- ing Alice Springs back in June this year. Accompanied by parents and teachers, they stayed […]

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Out with the Old, in with the New at Randwick Council

It’s all change at Randwick Council, folks. After 12 months as top dog, Cr Lindsay Shurey announced at the end of September that she was stepping down from her role as mayor. This was closely followed by another announcement that a new general manager had been appointed to replace the outgoing GM, Ray Brownlee PSM, […]

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Bucket List’s Bubble Likely to Burst with Pavilion Restoration

For years the Bondi Pavilion has been in desperate need of significant repairs and upgrades. Now, thanks to Waverley Council’s extensive Bondi Pavilion Restoration and Conservation Project, we are finally going to see this work commence. But it has come at a cost. While there is much to like about designs for the estimated $25 […]

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Council Foils Trend-Setting Surfers’ Plans

If you’ve been watching the surf along the Eastern Beaches lately, you may have noticed some people riding strange boards that appear to somehow fly above the surface of the water. For those not associated with the surfing subculture, these magic boards are called hydrofoils, and the practice of surfing them is called hydrofoiling, or […]

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Privatised Assets a Public Concern

Growing numbers of Australians are seriously concerned and even fiercely opposed to the continuing sale of government assets and the privatisation of so many services once provided by government. With the mass sell-offs of the family furniture across the board at all levels of government, many of us now hold serious concerns about losses of […]

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Wheels Stop Turning for Local Bus Services

Eastern Beaches residents are up in arms over the announcement that major bus services have been cancelled in their local areas and replaced with new routes. The changes may force many people to walk further to find new bus stops on some routes and will add to the confusion already in place after the 378 […]

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Community Supports Coogee Bay Road Upgrade

Local residents may already be aware of some construction work happening on Coogee Bay Road. As of September 17, a major upgrade project of Coogee town centre began. The work, to be carried out between Arden Street and Brook Street, will be completed in two stages. Stage 1 will continue through to December, whilst Stage […]

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BRIDJing the Transport Gap Between Bondi and Rose Bay

Thanks to a new trial currently being carried out by Transport for NSW (TfNSW ), it’s claimed residents throughout Bondi, North Bondi and Dover Heights travelling to major hubs like Circular Quay can now slice an estimated 15-30 minutes off their travel time. TfNSW has partnered with BRIDJ, an on-demand bus service, to offer a […]

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