Waverley

Waverley Council earmarks $20 million for Bondi Beach master plan

Leesha McKenny Waverley Council will spend $1 million investigating whether it can install an underground car park along one of Australia’s most famous stretches of sand.

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...

Bondi Park picnic permit back on Waverley Council agenda

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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...

Next stop: potential redevelopment for the Waverley Bus Depot?

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...

Fashion designer Jodhi Meares sentenced over drink driving crash

Jodhi Meares arrives at Waverley Local Court.

Paul Bibby Life has apparently been tough for Sydney fashion designer Jodhi Meares since she crashed her luxury four-wheel-drive into three parked cars while drink-driving in Bellevue Hill.

Racist abuse of Jewish children on school bus an 'isolated and random' attack, say police

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Megan Levy A group of drunken youths accused of chanting anti-Semitic abuse at a busload of Jewish primary school students had engaged in an opportunistic attack and had not considered the consequences of their...

Youths accused of racist attack on busload of Jewish children 'too drunk' to be interviewed

Megan Levy A group of youths accused of launching an anti-Semitic stream of abuse at a bus load of Jewish primary school children were dressed in school uniforms and produced bus passes to board the vehicle,...

Man questioned over Bondi balcony fall

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A man is in hospital after falling 10 metres from a balcony of a North Bondi unit block on Sunday morning.

Skipping school for just one day affects NAPLAN results, study finds

School of life: Leonie Percy, her son Lael, and partner Jarko Laukkanen.

Amy McNeilage Missing just one day of school has negative consequences for a student’s academic achievement, the first major study linking poor attendance to lower NAPLAN results has found.

Demolish St Matthias church, build massive Oxford Street car park, says property tycoon

Councils are working on plans to revitalise Oxford Street.

Nicole Hasham Global property magnate Max Raine says the City of Sydney must seize control of the beleaguered Oxford Street shopping strip and demolish a historic sandstone church at Paddington to build a...

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Sydney restaurants: Where we are happy to pay for fine dining

Guillaume in Paddington, which opens on Saturday.

Esther Han and Inga Ting Celebrated chef Guillaume Brahimi is set to open a new fine dining restaurant, as new figures show patrons of premium restaurants are spending more.

Hornsby Council to look at privatising its childcare services

Hornsby mayor Steve Russell.

Heath Gilmore A Sydney council is investigating whether to privatise its childcare centres, reigniting fears that local authorities are looking to exit the sector.

Matthew Richell from Hachette Australia dies surfing at Tamarama beach

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Michael Koziol The surfer who died on the beach at Tamarama on Wednesday was a well-known publisher who had settled in Sydney with his young family after moving from Britain.

Surfer Matthew Richell dies at Tamarama Beach

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Michael Koziol A jetski was on its way to rescue a surfer at Tamarama Beach on Wednesday afternoon when a wave knocked the man into the rocks, fatally injuring him.

Tamarama surfer death: Where were the lifeguards?

Hachette Australia chief executive Matthew Richell died at Tamarama on Wednesday.

Rose Powell The death of a surfer at Tamarama beach has the local community asking why they had to wait for a surf lifeguard to arrive from Bondi.

Jodhi Meares charged with drink-driving after Bellevue Hill crash

Jodhi Meares split from James Packer in 2002 and is engaged to singer Jon Stevens.

Megan Levy Jodhi Meares, the fashion designer and ex-wife of billionaire James Packer, has been charged with high range drink-driving following a weekend crash in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Unpopular planning process under scrutiny

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Leesha McKenny The state government is reviewing a controversial planning process described by one of its own ministers as ''providing endless backdoor opportunities for disreputable developers to push their...

Driver charged over crash with cycling group on Southern Cross Drive

Eastern Suburbs Cycling Club

Megan Levy A driver has been charged over a crash on Southern Cross Drive in Eastlakes earlier this year in which seven cyclists on a morning ride were struck by a vehicle and injured, some of them seriously.

Parramatta light rail moves step closer with $400m allocation

Nicole Hasham The Baird government has announced $400 million to be reserved for a light rail system in Parramatta, allowing construction to start when a feasibility study is complete.

NSW government must fund more light rail

Pressure on government to include Carlingford in light rail plan: Parramatta mayor John Chedid.

Nicole Hasham The cost of a light rail line through Parramatta would climb if it included the transport-starved suburb of Carlingford, putting pressure on the state government to fork out more funds for the...