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Media and Public Relations Officer 0416 075 532.

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""   Entries open 2 April 2024 for the national Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award
Tue, 26 Mar 2024 | Media Release

The Nib Award is Waverley Council’s annual celebration of the best Australian research-based literature and remains the only award of its calibre in Australia to be presented nationally by a local government.

""   Applications now open for the Bondi WAVE youth band song-writing program
Mon, 25 Mar 2024 | Media Release

Sydney’s much-loved youth band program Bondi WAVE returns to Bondi Pavilion Music Studios from 6 May to 9 August this year for students wanting to learn how to write and arrange original music.

""   Campaign to save Harry Seidler-designed Bondi synagogue continues
Fri, 22 Mar 2024 | Media Release

Moves to protect the 1950s Harry Seidler-designed synagogue at 34 Flood Street, Bondi from demolition have ramped up a notch with Waverley Council seeking another Interim Heritage Order (IHO) for the site.

""   Community feedback informs planning controls to mitigate future flooding risk in Waverley in line with state legislative requirements
Thu, 21 Mar 2024 | Media Release

Waverley Council has adopted updated planning controls to ensure that future development reduces risk to property and life during extreme weather events.

easy as thumb   New online services
Mon, 11 Mar 2024 | News

Accessing Waverley Council’s most popular services is now easy-as.

""   Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club receives coveted Blue Plaque
Sun, 10 Mar 2024 | Media Release

The Blue Plaques program is a state-wide initiative that celebrates and shares the stories of people and events that have shaped NSW.

""   A message from the Mayor this International Women’s Day (IWD)
Fri, 08 Mar 2024 | News

IWD is a very important day in the international calendar where we pause to celebrate the achievements of women and girls around the world and to raise awareness of the challenges that we continue to face.

""   North Bondi Shops and Bus Terminus consultation gets the green light
Thu, 07 Mar 2024 | Media Release

Waverley Council has voted to publicly exhibit the concept design for community feedback.

""   Waverley Art Prize expands in 2024 with a new Local Prize category
Wed, 06 Mar 2024 | Media Release

The Waverley Art Prize is aimed for early to mid-career artists and is awarded across four categories.

""   Sydney Coastal Councils Group calls on the NSW Government to continue to resource the Beachwatch water quality monitoring program
Wed, 06 Mar 2024 | News

Waverley Council strongly supports the continuation of Beachwatch and looks forward to working with the NSW Government so that they continue to resource it.

""   Net Zero Month of Action empowers our community to reach 2035 target
Tue, 05 Mar 2024 | Media Release

During the month of March, Waverley Council, in collaboration with neighbouring Councils and Member for Wentworth, Allegra Spender, is providing education, tools and support to help everyone take action to reduce emissions and save money.

""   Happy Mardi Gras from Waverley Council
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 | News

Tune into the ABC on Saturday night to catch a glimpse of our Every Colour in the Sea-themed Mardi Gras float as it makes its way along Oxford and Flinders streets, Darlinghurst.

""   Boost to Bondi Junction nighttime economy
Wed, 28 Feb 2024 | Media Release

Waverley Council last night voted to prepare a draft amendment to the Waverley Development Control Plan (DCP) to extend trading hours in the Bondi Junction Oxford Street Mall to 3am.

""   Curlewis St Upgrade will transform the entrance to Bondi Beach
Tue, 27 Feb 2024 | Media Release

Waverley Council is set to transform Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach with improved spaces for outdoor dining, a new bike path and 60 new street trees as well as other improvements as part of an exciting upgrade project.

""   Waverley Council draws a line in the sand about alcohol at beach events
Mon, 26 Feb 2024 | Media Release

Waverley Council this month voted to reject any application for commercial high-impact events that includes the service of alcohol on any of its beaches while a review of our Events Policy takes place.

""   Access to Bondi Beach during Mardi Gras
Wed, 14 Feb 2024 | News

The Mardi Gras Bondi Beach Party is taking place on Saturday 24 February. To help prepare for the event and manage traffic, there will be some changes to pedestrian and vehicle access between Thursday 15 February to Wednesday 28 February.

""   Spike in garbage truck fires prompts safety warning for battery disposal
Tue, 13 Feb 2024 | Media Release

Waverley Council has renewed calls for residents to dispose of household batteries correctly following a spike in lithium-ion battery related fires in our garbage trucks.

""   Mardi Gras event guide
Tue, 06 Feb 2024 | News

The 46th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is taking place in February and March, and Waverley is playing host to a bumper calendar of events throughout the festival.

""   Move to the beat at the Bondi Latin Fiesta, Sunday 11 February
Fri, 02 Feb 2024 | Media Release

Samba and salsa your way to Bondi Pavilion on Sunday 11 February for the Bondi Latin Fiesta, proudly hosted by Waverley Council.

""   Ocean Lovers Festival celebrates treasures of the sea
Wed, 31 Jan 2024 | News

The program at Bondi Pavilion and surrounds offers markets, music, art, workshops, talks and more!

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Phone Number: 0416 075 532