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Media and Public Relations Officer 0416 075 532.

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" "  Plan your trip to Sunday's Festival of the Winds
Wed, 05 Sep 2018

Bondi Beach will be very busy this Sunday as thousands of people are expected to attend the 40th anniversary of Festival of the Winds. Trackwork will affect trains between Bondi and Central so plan ahead and allow for plenty of extra travel time.

""  2018 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award longlist announced
Fri, 31 Aug 2018

Media release: Waverley Council is thrilled to announce the longlist for the 2018 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award celebrating excellence in research and writing in Australia.

""  UPDATE: Bondi Beach closed for the remainder of today
Tue, 28 Aug 2018

Media release: Bondi Beach will remain closed for the remainder of the today following the removal of the body of a whale calf.

""  Festival of the Winds is turning 40!
Tue, 21 Aug 2018

Media release: Prepare to the celebrate the 40th anniversary of Festival of the Winds- Australia’s largest kite flying festival- in high-flying action as it returns to iconic Bondi Beach on Sunday, 9 September, from 11am to 4pm.

""  Improving water security in times of drought
Tue, 21 Aug 2018

Media release: Waverley Council is reducing its reliance on drinking water to carry out irrigation and for other uses by almost doubling the capacity of its groundwater harvesting system at Waverley Park.

 Waverley focuses on improving beach management and safety
Fri, 17 Aug 2018

Media release: Waverley Council would like to thank the community for participating in the Waverley Lifeguard Service Risk Review survey.

" "  Waverley Development Assessment Panel renamed Waverley Local Planning Panel
Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Following some changes to NSW planning laws, the Waverley Development Assessment Panel has been renamed the Waverley Local Planning Panel.

" "  City2Surf 2018: Road closures and clearways
Wed, 08 Aug 2018

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place throughout the Sydney CBD and the Eastern Suburbs on Sunday 12 August 2018 for the annual City2Surf.

 Lifeguard Service Risk Review Survey Update
Fri, 20 Jul 2018

Media statement: Following significant community concerns over the accuracy of some of the information in its Lifeguard Service Risk Review survey, Waverley Council has today revised the survey information and extended the deadline for submissions.

 Bondi Beach Lifeguard Service Risk Review
Wed, 18 Jul 2018

Media Statement: Mayor of Waverley, John Wakefield confirmed today that “there are no plans to ban surfing on Bondi Beach.”

 Cleaning up the mess of failed share bikes
Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Media release: Waverley Council is encouraging bike-sharing companies withdrawing from Sydney to continue to be responsible for their property. To date, council has impounded 107 share bikes left in public spaces, of which more than half had been reclaimed prior to companies announcing that they are leaving the market.

Art prize pic  2018 Waverley Art Prize winners announced
Fri, 06 Jul 2018

The winners of the 2018 Waverley Art Prize were announced overnight at an awards ceremony held at the Waverley Woollahra Art School in Bondi.

Waverley Chambers  Waverley welcomes new General Manager
Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Media release: Ross McLeod, our new General Manager, began with Council on Monday 2 July 2018.

Parking meter- Bondi Junction  Fairer parking for all
Tue, 26 Jun 2018

Media release Waverley Council is adopting a fairer approach to parking with the introduction next month of significant changes to parking fees and permits.

This picture depicts Waverley Council Chambers  Waverley Council Chambers – Temporary Building Closure
Thu, 24 May 2018

Media Statement:  Council has made alternative location arrangements for staff usually located at Waverley Council Chambers, Corner Bondi Road and Paul Street, Bondi Junction during the temporary close.

High rise goes low emissions  High rise goes low emissions
Wed, 09 May 2018

Media Release: Waverley Council has launched its Building Futures program for Bondi Junction strata buildings.

Home Grown  Music: home grown
Tue, 08 May 2018

Media Release: Some of Sydney’s best new talent is home grown, right here in Bondi. Home Grown is a series of youth concerts that celebrates the wealth of singer talent in our community.

Greek Presidential Guard Surfs  Greek Presidential guards learn to surf
Tue, 08 May 2018

Media Release: Eleven elite guards, part of a ceremonial unit who protect the Greek President’s mansion and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens will have their first-ever surfing lesson at Bondi Beach on Sunday.

Shark  Bondi Beach open again after shark sighting
Tue, 08 May 2018

Media Release: Bondi Beach was closed for half an hour this morning after lifegards spotted a shark at around 7.15am.

Global table  Get a pizza this! What a feast!
Tue, 08 May 2018

Media Release: You've heard of matching food and wine, why not try matching food and music at this year's Global Table on Sunday 6 May. Oxford Street Mall will again be the site of a 35-metre long communal table laden with dishes from around the world,enjoyed by Waverley's global population.

Media Contacts

Media and Public Relations Officer
Phone Number: 0416 075 532