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""  A new chapter in the Bronte Surf Life Saving Club and Community Facilities upgrade project
Fri, 04 Aug 2023

Media release: Waverley Council is advising the community that our updated development application (DA) for the Bronte Surf Club and Community Facilities upgrade project has been formally submitted.

""  Waverley Council announces new Thinker In Residence pilot program at the Boot Factory
Wed, 02 Aug 2023

Media release: The aim of the Thinker In Residence 12-month pilot program is to innovate, support and engage with the Waverley community in actively addressing priority environmental issues in the areas of sustainability, climate resilience and circular economy.

" "  Garbage Truck Fire - Sir Thomas Mitchell
Tue, 01 Aug 2023

Waverley Council has renewed calls for people to dispose of batteries correctly following a fire at around 7.20am today in a garbage truck in Sir Thomas Mitchell Ave, Bondi Beach.

 A safer walk to school means less traffic and healthier kids
Mon, 31 Jul 2023

Heavy traffic congestion around schools at drop off and pick up times is a frustrating reality for many families but a new plan by Waverley Council aims to address that headache – and improve health for children. The Safer Walking Routes to School program will make getting to school without the car safer and easier, and encourage parents and children to choose walking, scootering or riding to school.

""  2023 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award longlist announced
Sun, 30 Jul 2023

Media release: Waverley Council is delighted to announce the longlist for the 2023 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award which celebrates excellence in research and writing in Australia.

""  Helping make strata buildings be more sustainable
Sun, 30 Jul 2023

Media release: With more than 80% of buildings in Waverley being medium to high density, the Council is helping strata buildings save costs and energy.

""  Waverley Council’s latest road improvements put people and the environment first
Sun, 30 Jul 2023

Media release: Waverley Council’s latest road improvements works have helped save the equivalent of 39 tonnes of carbon dioxide from impacting on the environment.

""  Explore climate resilience with The End of Winter at Bondi Pavilion
Thu, 27 Jul 2023

As part of our commitment to a sustainable future, we are proud to present Noëlle Janaczewska’s latest masterpiece at Bondi Pavilion Theatre on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 August at 7.30pm.

" "  New builder to nail down completion of Boot Factory and Tamarama Surf Club upgrades
Wed, 19 Jul 2023

The upgrade of two much-loved locations in the Waverley Council area, Bondi Junction’s Boot Factory building and Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club, is now back on track with the signing on 30 June of a new construction company, Schiavello Constructions.

""  Community event to cheer on Matildas as World Cup campaign kicks off
Wed, 19 Jul 2023

Bondi Pavilion will come alive to the sound of a cheering crowd when the Australia vs the Republic of Ireland FIFA Women’s World Cup match is livestreamed there this Thursday night, 20 July.

""  Electrifying our homes
Tue, 18 Jul 2023

Heard about our development controls around gas cooking and heating? Here's our media release from December 2022 when our new Development Control Plan was adopted.

" "  City2Surf 2023: Special Event road closures and event clearways
Mon, 10 Jul 2023

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place throughout the Sydney CBD and the Eastern Suburbs on Sunday 13 August 2023 for the World's Largest Fun Run, the City2Surf.

""  New virtual boardgame brings households together to tackle climate change
Sun, 09 Jul 2023

MEDIA RELEASE: Teenagers in Sydney’s east have joined forces with seniors and local environmental groups to create a new virtual board game that promotes activities and actions to make sustainability second nature.

""  Waverley Mayor proposes roundtable to identify solutions for long-term housing stock
Fri, 07 Jul 2023

MEDIA RELEASE: Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos is calling for a Mayors’ roundtable with NSW Premier Chris Minns as a forum to factor in both local challenges and wider infrastructural issues - and help provide solutions.

""  Waverley Council unveils latest streetscape works in Bronte
Mon, 03 Jul 2023

Media release: The community has welcomed the works which will help improve safety for pedestrians and all other road users in the busy neighbourhood café strip.

""  2023 Waverley Art Prize winners announced
Fri, 30 Jun 2023

Media release:  Waverley Council is proud to announce that Carolyn Craig has won the 37th annual Waverley Art Prize.

""  Waverley Council’s Small Grants Program delivers more than $73,000 in funding
Thu, 29 Jun 2023

Media release: Swimming lessons for young Ukranian refugees, tattoos for breast cancer survivors and a school centenary celebration were among the diverse projects to receive funding in the latest round of Waverley Council’s Small Grants Program.

""  Celebrate NAIDOC Week in Waverley this 2—9 July
Tue, 27 Jun 2023

A deadly celebration of local First Nations arts and culture at Bondi Pavilion is among the highlights of Waverley Council’s NAIDOC Week celebrations this 2—9 July.

""  Waverley Council more than triples locations for busking
Tue, 20 Jun 2023

Media release: Waverley Council is proud to unveil its new and improved Street Performance Policy and Guidelines to performers and the wider community.

""  Book now to enjoy the best of our winter School Holiday Program
Tue, 13 Jun 2023

Media release: Bookings for Waverley Council’s winter School Holiday Program, 3—14 July 2023 are now open with a great line-up of fun-filled activities, workshops and events.