Last Login: 07-01-21
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Description: Laverty Pathology is operating a drive-through & walk-in COVID-19 sample collection service at Bondi Junction. Our testing is quick, easy and convenient, with no out of pocket expenses and no request form required. Full details below: ✅ No referral required ✅ No bookings ✅ Bring photo ID & Medicare card ✅ All ages welcome (incl. children) ✅ 24-hour turnaround 38 Waverley Street, Level 2 Car park, Bondi Junction (Hollywood Avenue Carpark) Walk in - Entry via Hollywood Avenue Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm Weekends: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Publish Date: 08-01-21
Description: Corona Virus Testing in Vickery Ave Car Park, Rose Bay 7 Days 8am-10pm
Publish Date: 04-01-21
Description: COVID-19 testing information Help protect your family and community against COVID-19. Get tested even if you have mild symptoms. It is safe to attend testing clinics. Clinics have hand gel, masks and other measures in place to protect all patients and staff from COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore or scratchy throat, runny nose or shortness of breath. Free testing is available at public COVID clinics. Testing is also available through your GP. For more information, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. If you need an interpreter, call 131 450. Double Bay A drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic is now operating in Double Bay. The appointment-only service offered by Double Bay Doctors is located in Jamberoo Lane and is in operation 7 days a week, subject to weather conditions and patient demand. The clinic includes Telehealth consultation prior to drive-through appointment, respiratory examination, COVID-19 testing where applicable and follow-up care if required. The service has been endorsed by NSW Health and is not restricted to Double Bay or Woollahra Municipality residents. For more information please visit Double Bay Doctors. For any enquiries, please email [email protected] Rose Bay A drive-through pop-up testing clinic is located at the car park adjacent to the Lyne Park tennis courts in Rose Bay (entry via Vickery Avenue). Operated by Laverty Pathology. Open 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm (including Christmas Day and Boxing Day). No referral or booking is required. All ages are welcome. Bulk billing. Please bring ID and your Medicare card if you have one. Fast results. Please do NOT leave the vehicle. For more testing locations please visit NSW Health. Please note the pop-up testing clinic at Sir David Martin Reserve in Rushcutters Bay run by St Vincent's Hospital is no longer operating.
Publish Date: 25-12-20
Description: As 2020 draws to a close, Waverley Council is reminding residents and visitors to observe all current Public Health Orders and health advice when celebrating with family and friends. After consulting with Police, Waverley Council has made the decision to cancel its New Year’s Eve event at Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights, but will have Police and Council officers on site throughout the afternoon and evening to control any large gatherings or anti-social behaviour including the consumption of alcohol. Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said the decision to cancel the event was based on a number of factors including the cancellation of 9pm Sydney Harbour fireworks, a reduced fireworks display at midnight as well as the challenges presented by holding an event requiring people to be seated at all times. “While an upcoming change to the NSW Public Health Order will permit up to 3000 people to be in a ‘controlled outdoor space’, Dudley Page Reserve cannot safely accommodate this number of patrons with adequate physical distancing,” Mayor Masselos said. “After careful discussion, it was agreed by all parties that cancelling the event was the safest option but most certainly we look forward to when it’s safe enough for restrictions to ease and we can all come together as a community to celebrate. “2020 has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years in living memory, and while we all want to let our hair down a little, we need to comply with Public Health Orders and continue to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 through our behaviours so that we can return to some sort of normalcy in the very near future.” Due to the lockdowns and restricted access arrangements that are in place at all other City and Eastern Suburbs vantage points, Dudley Page Reserve will be fenced off and closed as well as and Caffyn Park. Fences will be installed at both parks on Wednesday 30 December, with access to be maintained until Thursday 31 December. The parks will be fully closed, and access will be completely restricted from 4pm on Thursday 31 December until 1am on Friday 1 January.
Publish Date: 25-12-20
Description: Eastern Beaches Police Local Area Command and Randwick City Council are reminding people that illegal parties on beaches, bush areas and in national parks will not be tolerated. Randwick Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and NSW Police will be undertaking pro-active patrols and attendees will face penalties or court attendance notices for breaches. Eastern Beaches Police Area Commander, Superintendent Rohan Cramsie, said unauthorised events are a major public safety issue. “There are no controls or protocols in place and no security on site to intervene in the event of an emergency. Also, there is no monitoring of current COVID requirements,” Supt Cramsie said. “The local community is being impacted by noise, rubbish and intoxicated people right through to the morning and just this month police have issued penalty notices to four organisers following illegal parties at Malabar. “Police are more than happy to work with and support event organisers to hold well organised dance parties in the Eastern Beaches area, but unauthorised events are anything but safe. “Police will continue to work closely with officers from Randwick City Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Services to target these events and prosecute offenders accordingly.” Superintendent Cramsie said. Randwick Mayor Danny Said explained that illegal parties can have negative impacts on the environment, affect the amenity of local residents and put party goers at risk. “I encourage residents who become aware of a planned illegal party or suspect that one may be setting up in a national park or beach area to contact local police or Crime Stoppers,” says Mayor Said. “While it is great to see people getting out and enjoying our wonderful open spaces, activities such as illegal parties create disturbances, can damage the environment and often result in unnecessary and expensive clean-ups. “There is also a significant safety risk to people that attend these parties as they are often held at night and associated with drug and alcohol use in areas where the consequences of slips, trips and falls can be extreme,” says Mayor Said.
Publish Date: 25-12-20
Description: Summer is here and we'll be working with the police to ensure that everyone who visits our coastal reserves and beaches will enjoy their day. Alcohol is permanently prohibited at all of Randwick City beaches and the coastal reserves at Clovelly and Coogee. Additional restrictions will be in place these summer holidays to extend the restriction to the coastal reserves at Gordons Bay, Maroubra, Malabar, Little Bay, Yarra Bay and La Perouse. These additional restrictions have been in place on the holiday days for a number of years with the intention of increasing public safety and to reduce the potential for alcohol-related violence. Eastern Beaches Local Area Command and Randwick City Rangers will have an increased presence over summer to keep our beaches and town centres safe and inviting for everybody to use. All Randwick City beaches are permanently alcohol-free. Coogee Beach and beachside parks are also subject to a permanent alcohol ban. During the following hours, the alcohol-free restrictions apply to all beaches and coastal reserves at Coogee, Clovelly, Maroubra, Little Bay, Malabar and La Perouse. The summer alcohol restrictions apply on the following dates: From 8pm on 23 December 2020, ceasing at 6am on 4 January 2021, and From 8pm on 24 January 2020, ceasing at 6am on 28 January 2021.
Publish Date: 25-12-20
Description: Meet the Artist: Yosi Messiah. Displayed at Elitra Lady's Boutique, 716 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay. Thurs Dec 17th Guests are limited to 60 at any one time. Time slots: 4-5pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm, 7-8pm RSVP: [email protected]
Publish Date: 11-12-20
Description: A storm of protest has broken out over a proposal to build a waste incinerator which would vent toxic fumes over Matraville and the surrounding area. Local politicians, businesses and residents – some of whose homes are less than 150 metres from the planned incinerator site – are fuming over the proposal, which bypasses the local government approval process. The plan is to build the $220M incinerator on the Matraville site of the Opal (formerly ORORA) paper recycling plant off Botany Road. Opal’s partner in the deal is Suez Recycling and Recovery. They want to build a 65 metre high smoke stack to disperse the fumes. Opposition to the proposal is being organised by the Matraville Precinct and led by chemical engineer, Chris Hanson, who started the No More Toxic Incinerators pages on Facebook and Twitter, along with a dedicated web page. Chris said the incinerator would provide steam for Opal’s paper mill by burning 165,000 tonnes of “non-recyclable” waste each year – 35,000 tonnes of which will contain PVC, which creates highly toxic pollutants such as dioxins when burnt. “The pollutants include large quantities of nanoparticles, that can’t be completely filtered out of the stack gases which would be dispersed by the prevailing winds throughout the Randwick City area,” he said. “There will be a build-up of dioxins, furans and other Persistent Organic Pollutants or POPs in the environment.” He said the plan was not only a danger to public health, but did not make economic sense. “Waste incineration is the most polluting and expensive way to make energy,” Chris said. Chris led a community protest outside the former CBA offices in Matraville, which will shortly become a pop-up shop where Opal and Suez will try to sell the incinerator scheme to locals. Wearing “No Matraville Incinerator” T-shirts, protestors brandished freshly-printed posters and a diagram showing where the toxic plume will go. Randwick City’s Mayor, Danny Said, who also attended the protest, said: “There are absolutely no community benefits. This area has copped more than its share of industrial pollution for decades. Enough is enough!” Member for Kingsford Smith, Matt Thistlethwaite, agreed. He said: “The Port Botany area is one of the most polluted areas of the country and we don’t need any more damaging emissions spewing over our community.” Former Mayor and local pharmacist Noel D’Souza said the waste burned by the incinerator would be a toxic cocktail of ingredients including disposable nappies, polystyrene foam, syringes and medical waste. “This incinerator is a threat to air quality for the people of Sydney generally,” he said. “The diffused gases and pollutants know no borders and these pollutant gases and irritants will become a health hazard for all.” Young mother Rebecca Vinny lives 130 metres from the proposed incinerator site. “It’s insane,” she said. “I have three children and the harmful health effects of this kind of pollution might not show up for years. And what about property prices? How are you going to sell your one and a half million dollar house when it’s next to a toxic incinerator?” By: Tony Maguire - Eastern Suburbs Life
Publish Date: 21-11-20
Description: The green bin is for all your organics. Both food and garden organics combined. The service is carried out weekly on the same day as your rubbish and recycling service and is available for residential houses and apartments. Did you know you can put food scraps into your green lid bin? You can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and create compost instead, simply by placing your food scraps into your green-lid bin instead of your red-lid garbage bin. To help you get started, we’re offering a free kitchen caddy or a set of compostable bags to Woollahra residents. This will help you to sort your food scraps from your general garbage when you’re in the kitchen. To get a free caddy or compostable bags, leave your details here before 31 January 2021. The caddy or bags will be delivered to your door beginning February 2021 (note stocks are limited/only one item per household). Why compost food waste? Food scraps make up nearly half the waste our local area sends to landfill each week. With your help, we can make sure our food scraps are composted instead of going to landfill! This will lower our greenhouse gas emissions and help return vital nutrients back to our environment through compost. All you need to do is make one simple change and place your food scraps in your green bin, along with garden organics, for collection each week. Or you can make your own compost at home. This is a great opportunity to take action on food waste to look after our environment. How does it work? It's easy: 1. Use a small kitchen bin or caddy (we recommend one with a lid) to collect food scraps separately from your general garbage. You can wrap scraps (see list below) in newspaper, use a compostable bag* or just put them loosely into the bin. 2. Transfer food scraps from your kitchen bin to your green bin outside as required. If your scraps are wrapped in newspaper or a compostable bag* these are ok to go in too. 3. Place your green bin out for collection the evening before your scheduled service day. Green bins are serviced every week. *Compostable bags must display AS 4736 Australian certification and display the seedling logo. These are the only type of certified bags we can accept. Never use plastic, or other forms of biodegradable bags as they contaminate the composting process and undo all your good work. What can go in my green bin? In addition to garden organics like grass clippings, leaves and branches you can place any type of food scrap, left over, spoilt or out of date food into your green bin. This can include: Fruit and vegetable peels and scraps Meat and seafood scraps and bones Egg shells and cheese Bread, pasta, rice and cereal Loose leaf tea and coffee grounds Out of date food (processed or fresh) Take away food Pantry food and left overs When filling your green-lid bin: DO NOT overfill, make sure the lid is closed to avoid spillages and pests Garden materials must be cut into pieces that fit inside your bin Consider layering the bottom of your green bin with newspaper or leaves/twigs to absorb liquids from food scraps What can't go in my green bin Tea bags and coffee pods Plastic bags/plastic liners Pet waste/kitty litter Tissues/baby wipes Compostable nappies/packaging/coffee cups Cardboard packaging/pizza boxes Tree stumps or branches thicker than 150mm Fence palings, timber and building materials Sawdust, soil and rocks Other garden items like hoses, plastic plant pots, garden tools male placing scraps into small bin Can I put food scraps into compostable bags? Yes, you can use compostable bags. They must be AS 4736 certified compostable and display the Australian certification seedling logo. These bags are made from plant products and can be broken down using commercial composting methods. Never place food scraps in plastic bags or any other form of biodegradable bag. Newspaper can be used as an alternative to wrap scraps if preferred. Compostable bags can be bought from online suppliers such as: www.compostapak.com.au www.cardiabioproducts.com www.biopak.com.au www.biobagworld.com.au
Publish Date: 19-11-20
Description: Meet the newly-appointed 'ambassadors' keeping Bondi and neighbouring beaches COVID-safe. That means gatherings of no more than 30 people and keeping a towel length distance from others while using beaches. As well as patrolling beaches, the ambassadors will gently oversee social distancing and group gathering requirements at selected parks and reserves, the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk, picnic tables, BBQs, outdoor seating areas, fitness stations and playgrounds. Introducing the ambassadors at a press call at Bondi beach, Mayor Paula Masselos urged the beachgoers to be vigilant. “We can all enjoy our beautiful parks and beaches when everyone cooperates,” she said. “If a beach or other outdoor space looks busy, please come back another time or use that time to visit one of our many local businesses.” Councillor Masselos said information on the crowd status of major beaches was available on the Waverley Council website and social media channels. There are also advisory messages at bus stops, train stations and on main roads. She stressed that it was crucial for people to avoid public spaces if they have any doubts about their health status. “If you feel unwell, please stay at home and get tested, and remain in isolation until you receive a negative result.” The Mayor said the ambassadors had been carefully selected to ensure their approach to people breaking public health rules is friendly and diplomatic. COVID measures at Randwick LGA beaches Meanwhile, Maroubra and the other beaches that come under Randwick City Council will be patrolled by a different team of 12 COVID marshals who will to work as required over summer on weekends and public holidays. In addition, new live cameras will be installed at La Perouse, Frenchmans Bay, Yarra Bay and Gordons Bay, providing beachgoers with real time information on beach crowd capacity. And there’ll be large variable message signs at key locations such as the approach to La Perouse to communicate the crowd status of beaches, along with information on access issues such as when parking is at capacity. At Little Bay, a new staircase will be built to provide separated entry and exit points for beachgoers, providing more space for social distancing. And if you see something flying above the beach, it may not be a seagull. Randwick Council be using four drones to monitor beach numbers using artificial intelligence software.
Publish Date: 19-11-20
Description: URGENT OPPORTUNITY - LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION - TO BOOK CALL EVA ON 0419 999 565 Last chance to spoil and pamper yourself on a getaway to Central Coast. Stay 2 nights at Crown Plaza Terrigal part of the InterContinental Hotel group and explore the area’s natural treasures. For details see below. 2020 has not been what anyone expected, however, with restrictions thankfully easing and the relevant COVID-SAFE measures in place, we invite you to join us on a mini vacation to picturesque Central Coast. The cost of this exclusive tour is $900 pp Twin share and is limited to 30 people. Detailed Itinerary is available on 3 DAY TOUR FLYER Sit back and admire the NSW scenery from the comfort of fully escorted holiday. To book, please send a complete Booking form (download here) with a payment of $900 per person by 17 November 2020 to: EVA EUROPEAN TOURS Organising and Escorting Groups since 1996 In case the Tour will not proceed, full payment will be refunded or transferred to a new date.
Publish Date: 16-11-20
Description: The joy of gardening that can be found in even the smallest of spaces, stunning patches that redefine the term ‘garden’ and excellence in sustainability have been recognised at the 2020 Woollahra Garden Awards. High-quality design and inventiveness were evident in all category winners at the Awards, which were established by Woollahra Council to encourage gardening and community members whose green spaces help to enhance the local environment. Entries were judged by Daniel Baffsky, Founder and Director of award-winning landscape architecture firm 360 Degrees, Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and Woollahra Councillor Peter Cavanagh. This year saw a significant increase in entries, fuelled by an increased recognition of the benefits our green spaces can bring to physical and mental wellbeing during what has been a challenging year, as many in the Woollahra community embraced the opportunity to spend more time in, and work on, their gardens while working from home. The winners were announced during special online presentation: · Best Garden (Overall): Paddington Community Garden · Best Large Garden: 10 Wallaroy Crescent, Woollahra · Best Small Garden: 208/2 Laguna Street, Vaucluse (Mark Moran Vaucluse) · Best Verge Garden: Laneway behind 1-47 Hargrave Street, Paddington · Best Sustainable Garden (including school and community gardens): Paddington Community Garden “We were delighted with the diversity of entries. We saw gardens of all types, from native habitat gardens that had seed stock carefully sourced, to edible rooftop gardens that provide an oasis in an urban area, to veggie gardens planted by pre-schoolers. Some of the gardens had been established for many years, and some had been recently planted,” Daniel Baffsky said. “We look forward to seeing these new gardens flourish and encourage everyone to apply again in future years. It is wonderful to celebrate the joy that gardens bring to the community and we thank you all for participating.” Mayor Wynne congratulated the winners and praised the quality of all entries at a special online presentation ceremony held on 12 November. “Congratulations to all of you on the many hours, love and dedication you have put into your gardens. Woollahra is well-known for its beautiful gardens and lush open spaces and parks. We love celebrating our natural environment and the Garden Awards have given us a wonderful opportunity to take a peek at the wonderful spaces you have created,” Mayor Wynne said. “It has been wonderful to see Paddington Community Garden thrive and during a very challenging year it has been lovely to hear how so many local residents and families have taken to visiting the Garden for their wellbeing and the opportunity to connect with others. Congratulations to all involved in this wonderful and highly valued community garden.” The Best Overall winner received a $500 garden voucher, plus a $250 voucher for two guests, generously donated by Chiswick restaurant in Woollahra. Prize packs were also awarded to each category winner. Media contact: Matt Frilingos Senior Communications Officer Woollahra Municipal Council 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay NSW 2028 t: 02 9391 7057 m: 0407 995 175 f: 02 9391 7044 e: [email protected] w: www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au
Publish Date: 13-11-20
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