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Media and Public Relations Officer 0416 075 532.

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""  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

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

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

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

""  Celebrate safely this Australia Day
Wed, 24 Jan 2024

Waverley Council is encouraging visitors to our beaches, parks and reserves to celebrate safely this Australia Day, Friday 26 January 2024.

""  An invitation to our 26 January 2024 community Dawn Reflection
Mon, 22 Jan 2024

Media release: Waverley Council invites you to Bondi Beach on Friday 26 January at 5.30am for a morning of quiet reflection to commemorate our First Nations community.

""  Tree Canopy and vegetation cover to increase to over a third in Waverley
Wed, 03 Jan 2024

Media release: Waverley Council is welcoming 2024 with a new strategy that outlines 26 targeted actions to increase canopy, shrubs and greenspace in Waverley to 35% by 2032.

""  Bruce Hopkins inspires Blacktown to ‘Float to Survive’
Wed, 13 Dec 2023

Media release: Blacktown City Council joins Waverley and Randwick City councils in promoting 'Float to Survive' this summer.

""  Waverley Mayor tells electric share bike operators: “Take more responsibility and listen to the community”
Tue, 12 Dec 2023

At a meeting late last month, Waverley Council unanimously agreed to take action to improve the handling of electric share bikes by operators, following an increase in complaints about inconsiderately dumped bikes.

""  Calling all astronauts: Waverley Park Playground has officially reopened!
Sat, 09 Dec 2023

Media release: Local children dressed in astronaut costumes delighted in Waverley Council’s official reopening this morning of the inclusive Waverley Park Playground, home to Sydney’s newest rocket ship and bespoke launch control play tower.

""  Beat the heat this weekend with Waverley Council’s top tips to stay safe
Fri, 08 Dec 2023

News item: Waverley Council is encouraging the community to plan ahead for this weekend's extreme weather conditions.

""  Bronte Ocean Pool upgrade: community feedback sought ahead of works next year
Tue, 05 Dec 2023

The Bronte Ocean Pool is one of Sydney’s most popular ocean pools, and is a much-loved community destination for locals and visitors alike. Waverley Council is currently open to community feedback on proposed upgrades to the pool.

 Let’s get lit: Waverley Council launches Light Up Waverley, a festive lights competition
Mon, 20 Nov 2023

Waverley Council is encouraging residents, schools, and businesses in the area to get into the festive spirit by decorating their outdoor spaces and entering their handiwork into the Light Up Waverley festive lights competition.

""  Winners of the 2023 Brightest & Best Business Awards announced
Thu, 16 Nov 2023

Media release:  Waverley Council wishes to congratulate all winners in our annual business awards.

""  Waverley Council puts housing affordability at the top of the priority list
Thu, 16 Nov 2023

Media release: Waverley Council has launched three new engagement projects aimed at gathering information to address housing and housing affordability concerns in the local government area.

""  Women’s Council to the Mayor identifies key challenges for women and girls in Waverley
Wed, 08 Nov 2023

Media release: Waverley Council’s newly formed Women’s Council to the Mayor has identified access to safe and affordable housing as one of the top three challenges facing women, young women and girls in Waverley.

""  Charing Cross Streetscape Upgrade enters its next phase
Tue, 07 Nov 2023

Media release: Waverley Council is inviting the community to provide feedback about the Review of Environmental Factors for the Charing Cross Streetscape Upgrade project.

""  2023 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award winners announced
Mon, 06 Nov 2023

Media release: Author and Professor Alison Bashford has been awarded the 2023 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award.

Media Contacts

Media and Public Relations Officer
Phone Number: 0416 075 532