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Angst Grows Over Oxford Street High-Rise Plans

The community movement to halt development at the western end of Oxford Street in Bondi Junction has taken aim at Waverley Council for failing to ensure the planning proposal for two 38-metre high rises is under original height limits. Marcella McAdam, the convener of the Bondi Junction Precinct Committee, said she’s concerned about the domino […]

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Coogee Residents Hit Out At Grog Shop

Coogee residents have voiced their fears that the development application (DA) for a Dan Murphy’s liquor store on the site of the Randwick Rugby Club could worsen alcohol-related problems in the area. A resolution was passed at the Coogee Precinct Meeting in May opposing the DA for the property on Brook Street in Coogee. Local […]

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Give Away Your Blankets To Those In Need

If you have a new blanket lying around your house at the moment, make sure you get down to the Bondi Markets and pass it on. Blankets From Bondi – a call to action asking people to donate a blanket by dropping it off at the Bondi Markets on Sunday, July 5 – is an […]

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Campaign To Say Bye To The Bondi Straw

Drinking straws are fairly redundant contraptions these days, yet their use and disposal is responsible for a large amount of litter. In light of this, a campaign has started to ban drinking straws in Bondi. ‘The Last Straw’ campaign is asking local clubs, pubs, cafes and bars to eradicate single-use plastic straws from Bondi Beach […]

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Changing The Stigma Of Foster Carers

Eastern Suburbs foster parent Neil McFarlane was watching SBS’s Insight program last year when he became extremely agitated. “They had a birth father on the show and he had had his own children removed,” Mr McFarlane said. “The birth father had decided his goal was to locate where the foster children were and reveal the […]

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Forever Johnno Fundraiser A Monstrous Success

Last month marked the fifteen-year anniversary of local legend Mal Ward’s Monster Raffle and Auction, held in loving memory of his son Johnno, who passed away in 2008 after a long battle with childhood liver disease. The Coogee Bay Hotel opened its doors to support the amazing cause and raise much-needed funds for the Clancy […]

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Surfing Culture Celebrated At Maroubra

Australia’s surfing culture and its synonymous connection with Maroubra will again be celebrated at the annual Beach Breaks Carnival. The carnival, organised by Randwick City Council, will return to Maroubra Beach on Sunday, July 26 with the Surfing NSW Junior ‘Grommets’ Titles and a beachside carnival of family fun. Randwick Mayor Ted Seng pointed to […]

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Whale Migration In Full Swing

While whinging about the ‘bitter’, ‘unbearable’ cold of the Sydney winter seems like a favourite pastime in these parts, one thing that is likely to drag us outside into the elements is the chance of an encounter with our most-loved marine migrator, the humpback whale. Minister for the Environment Mark Speakman officially launched the 2015 […]

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Council Marriage Plans Ramp Up

Eastern Suburbs councils have moved into a unanimous position opposing a global city council, but questions linger over a preferred merger. On May 26, Randwick City Council voted to oppose a global city council and to form a merged Eastern Suburbs council with neighbouring councils Waverley and Botany Bay, should the NSW Government force their […]

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Campbell Parade Clean Up On The Cards

Waverley Council’s three-year trial of an outdoor dining precinct on Campbell Parade outside the Pacific Bondi Beach development will be used as a pilot project for a possible upgrade of the entire beachfront promenade. One million dollars’ worth of streetscaping, footpath work and semi-permanent dining furniture will be constructed outside the Pacific, which will be […]

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