Letter of the Month TRAMS and a LOOMING TRANSPORT NIGHTMARE Thanks to COVID, the ruination of Yarra Bay at La Perouse by construction of a mega passenger cruise terminal has been delayed. Planning for this destructive pr...

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This month’s Beast cover artist, Fran Connelley, works in disability and aged care, but painting is her passion. Being able to see the water and paint has kept her sane during lockdown… How long have you lived he...

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Introducing the local artist behind this month’s cover illustration of ibises at Bronte Beach, Bondi Junction’s Iris Toren… How long have you lived here? I have lived in the Bondi area since the age of one. I l...

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A Message from the Minister Change can be tough. I know when you’re used to things being a certain way, finding out they will soon be different can be a shock. I know that’s how many of you felt when you learned abou...

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This month’s cover artist, Caleb Reid, recently made the move from Bronte to Mullumbimby to pursue his artistic journey and get some decent waves… How long have you lived there? I’ve lived around the northern r...

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Waverley Council: You’re not an investment manager I had to laugh last month when I saw the Waverley Council update celebrating a projected operating surplus of $13.4 million and reserves of $113.7 million for fina...

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Introducing local artist Rosario López, also known as Rosa, who moved from Chile to Bondi eight years ago, fell in love with the joint and never looked back… How long have you lived here? It’s been a bit over ei...

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I am often approached by people who are seeking to better understand our planning system. In particular, they want to know why certain buildings have been allowed, or why their local council has approved something despit...

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Loving the March Cover DERRIERE DISTASTE The March cover, painted by a local female artist, depicting a rear view of a female surfer holding a surfboard while seemingly looking out to sea, has excited your critical corre...

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Kevin McKay has been commuting to the Eastern Suburbs for over 15 years to teach at Waverley Woollahra Art School (WWAS) and run weekly painting classes… How long have you been here? I have been teaching at WWAS on...

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