17 July: NAIDOC Week


On Friday 12 July, Waverley and Randwick Councils partnered with Centennial Parkland to host an evening of entertainment and cultural learning in celebration of NAIDOC 2019. Attendees experienced a traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dance, fire ceremony, a guided tour of the flying foxes and an Aboriginal astronomy talk.

Notts Avenue Pedestrian and Streetscape Upgrade

Waverley Council wishes to thank the many Notts Avenue residents, businesses and stakeholders for providing feedback on our upgrade to significantly improve pedestrian access and safety along Notts Avenue.

Our second round of community consultation for the project has now concluded and a total of 98.3% of online respondents were in support of Council’s plans for the upgrade.

Our proposed concept for the project is a 10km/h shared zone, with viewing platforms in two locations to provide space for people to stop and take photos of Bondi Beach and other improvements.

Waverley Council will spend $3.75 million on the upgrade to deliver a world-class outcome. The original project for Notts Avenue was estimated at around $1 million. This project significantly increases the scope of the works and the benefits to the community.

We are now entering the detailed design phase which will reflect feedback received during the latest consultation. Again, we would like to thank the community for its tick of approval.

- Waverley Mayor John Wakefield.

This column first appeared in the Wentworth Courier.