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Longboard Reunion A Proud Moment

Twenty years after 18 people turned up to the Bondi Longboard Club’s inaugural meeting at North Bondi RSL in 1995, past and present members came together for a reunion weekend. Held on the weekend of March 22-23, Bondi Longboard Club members flew in from overseas and across Australia for the long-awaited reunion. “I did notice […]

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Randwick Council Fights For Future

Randwick City Council has completed stage one and two of a three-stage community consultation program about the State Government’s controversial ‘Fit for the Future’ program. The consultation process garners the views of residents, ratepayers and local businesses on the Fit for the Future program, which threatens to amalgamate local councils. Council commenced community consultation in […]

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Monster Raffle Marks Fifteen Years

On Friday, May 15, the ‘Forever Johnno’ Monster Raffle and Auction will take place at the Coogee Bay Hotel. The Monster Raffle and Auction, held each year in honour of Johnno Ward, who lost his battle with childhood liver disease at age nine in 2008, raises much-needed funds for the Clancy Ward at Westmead Children’s […]

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New Visitor Services Hub For Centennial Park

Works have begun on an exciting new visitor services hub in the southwest corner of Centennial Park, next to the Children’s Learners Cycleway. Already a popular area for families utilising its picnics areas, playground and barbecue, the new South West Hub, as it will be known, aims to provide improved amenities, upgraded accessibility and new […]

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Bondi Pavilion Upgrade Gathers Momentum

Waverley Mayor Sally Betts has welcomed the impending upgrade of Bondi Pavilion as an opportunity to improve local hospitality for visitors. Council is inviting expressions of interests from all over the world to lead the design for the conservation and upgrade of one of Sydney’s most iconic but rapidly decaying buildings. Council has allocated $10 […]

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Running Through The Pain Of Mental Health

United by a passion for addressing mental health issues and suicide prevention, a group of six friends came together with the idea to run a marathon after the death of a close friend. The idea snowballed into what is now the annual PPP4SPA event, a 24-hour treadmill run that has raised over $150,000 for Suicide […]

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Parking Review Brings About Positive Changes

Waverley Council has used its recently completed review of local parking measures to introduce free parking after 7pm in some Bondi Junction streets. It is hoped the measure will help reinvigorate after dark business at the Junction. “There are some streets in Bondi Junction where our research shows they’re just not very busy at night, […]

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A Cultural Feast For The Senses

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Bondi Junction to taste dishes from all over the world, meet new people and celebrate Waverley’s diverse melting pot of cultures when Oxford Street Mall is transformed into a cosmopolitan feast for the senses on Sunday, May 3. Waverley Mayor Sally Betts called on young and old […]

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Local Schools Look To Build Up And Out, West

The rising enrolment numbers at Eastern Suburbs public schools has raised questions over space constraints and overcrowding. Bruce Notley-Smith, the freshly re-elected State Member for Coogee, said local schools were currently going through a peak period. “Some of these schools have been around for up to 150 years, so it’s not as if we’ve been […]

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Community Celebrates Bronte RSL Victory

The epic saga of the Bronte RSL site has finally reached its denouement, with victory awarded to a community that staunchly opposed the developer Winston Langley Burlington’s (WLB) proposed planning controls for the site, lodged back in March 2013. The Department of Planning and Environment (DoPE) dismissed their application, highlighting the successful campaigning between residents, […]

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