Next stop: potential redevelopment for the Waverley Bus Depot?

Daisy Dumas It is a property developer's dream: 21,000 square metres of prime Sydney real estate on the edge of the city's grandest park, 360 degree views across the entire city and harbour, zoned to build up to...

Bondi Park picnic permit back on Waverley Council agenda


Natalie O'Brien Waverley Council's controversial so-called picnic permit policy did not apply to events with less than 50 people – or so the public was told after an incident when rangers threatened to call the...

Waverley Council all of a twitter about picnic permits

Natalie O'Brien Thinking of organising a picnic at one of Sydney's eastern suburbs beaches? If it is in Bondi, Bronte or Tamarama, be careful about using Facebook or Twitter to invite your guests because you could...

Clean-up starts at Bondi house full of rubbish


Bellinda Kontominas Heaters, lounge cushions, hardback books - even a roundabout sign - were among the rubbish piled high in the front yard of the Bobolas family's home in Boonara Avenue, Bondi.

Bondi hoarders the Bobolases take refuge in van


Tim Barlass It is 7.05 on Saturday morning and the hoarders whose Bondi house is famously piled with rubbish are having a good sleep - in their hire van.

Heritage impact ignored in proposed sale of historic houses in The Rocks area, says National Trust


Nicole Hasham The O'Farrell government must halt the sale of 200 historic homes at Millers Point, because it failed to properly assess the potential heritage damage or seek appropriate advice, the National Trust...

Armed thief captured in Bondi Junction citizens' arrest

Megan Levy Two men carried out a citizens' arrest on an armed thief who had stolen the day's takings from a shop in Bondi Junction, police say.

Court orders clean up of Bondi house

Louise Hall A house in Bondi surrounded by piles of foul-smelling rubbish will be cleaned up again on Monday morning after the Supreme Court dismissed the latest appeal by the Bobolas family to stop Waverley...

Woman's body found on Tamarama Beach

Police tape

Amanda Hoh A woman's body has washed up on Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east.

Barry O'Farrell says lockouts could be introduced to more areas in Sydney

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

Nicole Hasham Nightspots across NSW will be forced to lock out patrons and introduce alcohol curfews if they fail to curb violent assaults, Premier Barry O'Farrell has warned.

Exposed: con artist's brilliant career spent swindling solicitors

Julie Power Confidence trickster Barbara Turner Taylor was the ''dark other'' to the better known Miles Franklin, says crime writer and curator Peter Doyle.

Centennial park car access fee ruled out

Centennial Park

Nicole Hasham A move to charge cars for entry to Centennial Park has been ruled out by NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker following a public outcry.

Bondi assault: Residents call for more patrols after man stomped on

Michael McEwan.

Anne Tarasov Bondi residents are calling on police and Waverley Council to more strictly enforce alcohol-prohibited zones as a 23-year-old man lies in a coma after his head was stomped in a park during a drunken...

'Powerless' on booze

Michael McEwan.

Nicole Hasham, Emma Partridge Police have admitted it is virtually impossible to enforce Sydney's alcohol-free zones, saying greater powers and tougher fines are required to stop public violence.

Bondi bashing victim Michael McEwen's father tells of family's pain


Emma Partridge It takes only one punch. One split-second act of aggression can shatter the lives of a father, a mother, brothers and sisters.

Police target Bondi in drunk tank expansion

An increase in alcohol related violence around CBD nightstops is linked to additional officers on the beat.

Kirsty Needham, Rachel Olding Nuisance drunks at Bondi will be taken to a sobering-up centre by police this weekend after the O'Farrell government massively expanded the boundaries of its eastern suburbs trial on Friday.

A father's joy: 'My boy is back!'


Emma Partridge Bondi bashing victim Michael McEwen is awake and talking one week after the alleged unprovoked attack that left him unconscious.

Bondi bashing victim out of coma

Emma Partridge As Bondi bashing victim Michael McEwen came out of a coma, a man charged in relation to his violent assault learned he would spend Christmas behind bars.

Bail refused for man accused over Bondi bashing

Emma Partridge As Bondi bashing victim Michael McEwen came out of a coma, a man charged in relation to his violent assault learned he would spend Christmas behind bars.

Night out turns sour as mates get into scuffle


Amanda Hoh A 20-year-old man has been charged after repeatedly punching his friend following a party in Sydney's east, police say.