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Locals Mobilising Against Major Telco

Australian telecommunications company TPG is facing backlash from both local residents and Randwick Council regarding the company’s plan to roll out over 60 small cell mobile towers in the area. Residents throughout the Eastern Suburbs are concerned that the radiation the facilities emit will have long-term health effects on local families who will now likely […]

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Local Shark Sightings Fail to Overturn Drone Trial Snub

Towards the end of November, the Eastern Beaches area saw a disconcerting spike in the number of shark sightings. Bondi Beach was closed after an estimated four to five-metre shark surfaced behind a surfer – the second sighting that day – while Maroubra Beach was evacuated after a four-metre great white was spotted near the […]

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Local Surf Clubs Smash ‘Golf Club’ Stigma

A number of our Eastern Beaches surf life saving clubs have been making a conscious effort to become more welcoming in an attempt to lose their ‘golf club’ stigma, and Bronte SLSC is leading the charge. Surf clubs do a lot of good work on Australian beaches. However, when it comes to non-members hanging around […]

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Bondi’s Story as Told by One of its Own

Bondi Beach isn’t the biggest beach in the world, nor is she the most beautiful; the surfing conditions are generally pretty average (despite the occasional epic session) and the nor’east winds can be a real pest in summer. Bondi’s premier attraction has always been its people and the stories that surround them. There is a […]

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Beachgoers Lose Vital Car Spots

It’s well known that parking is at a premium in and around the Bronte Beach precinct. On any good weekend the cafes are packed to the rafters and beachgoers flock to the area on a fine summer’s day. But Waverley Council has added to the parking problem by undertaking a “three-month” pilot program that has […]

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Marks Park Memorial a Monument to Diversity

Marks Park has officially been endorsed by Waverley Council as the site for the Bondi Memorial Project. This allows for commissioning of a public artwork to serve as a memorial to the men who were viciously assaulted and murdered in homophobic attacks in Sydney over multiple decades. This is a tremendous result after years of […]

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Local Legend to Bring Christmas Cheer to Sick Kids

Local inspiration and all-round legend Mal Ward is once again bringing the community together to brighten up the Christmas of sick kids and their families. The Christmas holidays can be a particularly tough time for a child stuck in hospital, but not on Wardy’s watch! For those of you who are yet to cross paths […]

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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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