Media

On this page you will find all the media that mentions Save Bronte and our media releases:

Wentworth Courier 2019-12-18 – The Waverley Local Planning Panel has deferred their decision on the Woolworths Bronte RSL DA due to the large number of objections to the proposal. A social and economic impact assessment must now be completed by Woolworths.

The Sydney Morning Herald 2019-08-18 – Senior SMH reporters Andrew Taylor and Caitlin Fitzsimmons write about the opposition to supermarkets in neighbourhood centres all over Sydney (including at the Bronte RSL site.)

The Beast September 2019 – Local resident and food writer Joanna Savill writes about the many negative impacts of a Woolworths supermarket being imposed on our community.

Wentworth Courier Letters 2019-04-03 – Save Bronte’s Stephen Lightfoot write about the community opposition to a Woolworths Supermarket at the Bronte RSL site.

Daily Telegraph 2019-03-26 – Reports on the proposal for a Woolworths Supermarket at the Bronte RSL site

7 News Sydney 2018-09-08 – Channel 7 News reports on the major collapse of scaffolding at the Bronte RSL building site.

Wentworth Courier letters 2017-11-01 – Peter West of Bondi Junction congratulates all those involved in our successful campaign to Save Bronte

ABC Sydney Radio 2017-10-26 - Morning’s host Wendy Harmer interviews Save Bronte’s Stephen Lightfoot after our victory at the L&E Court hearing for Bronte RSL DA 571/2016

Sydney Morning Herald 2017-10-25 – Andrew Taylor reports on the L&E Court decision to reject the 2016 Bronte RSL DA

Wentworth Courier 2017-10-25 – A victory for the people! Shaya Laughlin reports on the L&E Court decision to reject the bigger taller 2016 Bronte RSL DA

Sydney Morning Herald 2017-10-14 – Andrew Taylor reports on the violence at Bronte and has some interesting quotes from developer Danny Avidan.

Australian Financial Review 2017-10-11 -  Su-Lin Tan reports on broken promises and the Oct 4 Bronte RSL L&E Court hearing

Channel 10 News Sydney 2017-10-04 – Daniel Sutton reports on the recent violence at Bronte and the L&E Court hearing for Bronte RSL DA 571/2016

ABC Sydney Radio 2017-10-04 – Morning’s host Wendy Harmer interviews Save Bronte’s Stephen Lightfoot on the morning of the L&E Court hearing for Bronte RSL DA 571/2016

Wentworth Courier 2017-10-04 – Shaya Laughlin reports on the L&E Court hearing for Bronte RSL DA 571/2016

Wentworth Courier letters 2017-10-04 – Christine Newman writes about the Bronte RSL L&E Court hearing and the new bigger, taller non-complying Avidan DA

The Beast letters October 2017 – Stephen Lightfoot writes about the Bronte RSL L&E court hearing, the broken planning system and Avidan’s broken promises.

Wentworth Courier letters 2017-09-27 – Stephen Lightfoot writes that the attack on him will not deter him from fighting for what is right at Bronte

Wentworth Courier 2017-09-20 – “Street Watch” reports on the attack on Stephen Lightfoot

Wentworth Courier 2017-08-30 – Shaya Laughlin reports on the fines imposed on developer RDA Property directed by Danny Avidan and Rafi Assouline for continuing breaches of the DA conditions.

Wentworth Courier 2017-08-24 – Shaya Laughlin reports on the latest move by developers Avidan & Assouline to have a non-complying DA approved. This time licensed premises operating 6 am to 11.30 pm seven days a week.

Wentworth Courier 2017-06-28 – Shaya Laughlin reports on the damning Waverley Council report on the Section 96 modification application and the WDAP hearing to consider it.

Channel 7 News 2017-05-29 – Cameron Price reports on the Bronte RSL L&E Court Conciliation Conference that saw 300 local residents turn out to protest against the new bigger taller non-complying DA for the site.

Wentworth Courier 2017-05-31 – Ben Graham reports on the Bronte RSL L&E Court Conciliation Conference that saw 300 protestors gather at the hearing.

Wentworth Courier Letters 2017-05-03 – Bronte local Mora Main writes about the failure of the NSW RSL serve its veterans at Bronte

Wentworth Courier Letters 2017-04-19 – Bronte community member Rebecca Wade writes about her concerns regarding the removal of asbestos from the Bronte RSL building during its demolition

Wentworth Courier Letters 2017-04-05 – Bronte locals Neil and Julie Buchanan write about their concerns over the removal of asbestos during the demolition of the Bronte RSL building

Wentworth Courier 2017-03-22 –  Shaya Laughlin reports on the Department of Education submission, concerned with safety and noise issues, on the new Bronte RSL DA.

Wentworth Courier letters 2017-02-22 – Save Bronte’s Stephen Lightfoot and local resident Peter Frank write about the new DA for the Bronte RSL site.

Wentworth Courier 2017-02-15 – Shaya Laughlin reports on the strong community objection to the new bigger, taller DA

Wentworth Courier 2017-01-25 – Shaya Laughlin reports on the new non-complying Bronte RSL DA

Wentworth Courier letters 2016-12-14 – Save Bronte writes that the developer Danny Avidan should keep his promise and stop trying to change the DA

Wentworth Courier 2016-12-07 – Shaya Laughlin reports on developer Danny Avidan’s plans to rearrange our streets

The Beast November 2016 – Save Bronte’s Stephen Lightfoot gives an update on the latest in the Bronte RSL saga. Is this the beginning of the end?

Wentworth Courier (Daily Telegraph) 2016-11-02 – apartments in the new Bronte RSL site development “Bronte Place” are selling like hot cakes.

Wentworth Courier 2016-09-14 – Sean Thompson writes that the new owner of the Bronte RSL site, Danny Avidan, will redevelop the site as approved in the 2015 DA.

Australian Financial Review 2016-09-08Su-Lin Tan reveals the new owner of the Bronte RSL site as RDA Property Group developer Danny Avidan

Wentworth Courier 2016-08-10 – Save Bronte calls on the new Bronte RSL site owner to build what was approved in the 2015 DA

Australian Financial Review 2016-08-04Su-Lin Tan reports that the Bronte RSL site has sold to an “established Eastern Suburbs developer” for an estimated $10 million

Wentworth Courier 2016-02-22 – The Bronte RSL site is for sale. Just build what has been approved says Save Bronte

Wentworth Courier 2015-12-23 – Non-complying 2015 Bronte RSL DA approved by the Waverley Development Assessment Panel

Wentworth Courier 2015-12-09 – Sean Thompson writes about the amended 2015 Bronte RSL DA coming to assessment at the Waverley Development Assessment Panel in December

Wentworth Courier Letters 2015-12-09 – Save Bronte’s Christine Newman writes about the problems with the 2015 Bronte RSL DA

Wentworth Courier Letters 2015-11-18 – Save Bronte spokesperson Stephen Lightfoot writes that the new DA must comply with the existing planning controls.

The Beast October 2015 – Sarah Healey writes about the new Bronte RSL DA

SMH Domain 2015-08-10 – Kate Farrelly writes about the new Bronte RSL DA

Bondi View 2015-07-02 – Lydia Watson-Moore writes about the new Bronte RSL DA

Wentworth Courier 2015-07-01 – A new DA is lodged for the Bronte RSL site. Developer WLB says it wants to stop ‘bluing’ with our community.

The Beast May 2015 – Sarah Healey writes about a community celebrating victory at the Bronte RSL site

Daily Telegraph Local News 2015-03-17 – Jessica Clement reports on our impossible victory

Save Bronte media release 2015-03-16 – Bronte Saved from overdevelopment. An impossible victory.

Alan Jones interview 2015-03-12 – Alan Jones chats to Save Bronte’s Stephen Lightfoot about the decision to dismiss the WLB planning proposal for the Bronte RSL site.

Daily Telegraph Local News Bronte RSL plan dismissed 2015-03-11 – The Wentworth Courier reports on the Dept of Planning decision to Save Bronte!

John Birmingham SMH comment 2015-03-14 – John Birmingham reports on an ‘airborne’ Bruce Notley-Smith after the Bronte RSL decision.

SMH Bronte RSL plan dismissed 2015-03-13 – SMH reports on the Dept of Planning decision to Save Bronte!

The Beast March 2015 Letters – The Beast received more than 20 letters opposing the proposed developer-written amendments to our LEP. They could only find space to print 3 of them.

The Beast February 2015 – “Waiting for an answer”. Sarah Healey reports on the independent council planners’ report that says the developer-written planning rules have “no strategic merit and should be refused”.

John Birmingham SMH column 2015-01-24 – John Birmingham has to explain to the Dept of Planning what is actually happening at the Bronte RSL site. The Department doesn’t seem to understand the details.

John Birmingham SMH column 2015-01-17 – our first media outing in 2015! John Birmingham continues to shine a light on the shenanigans at the Bronte RSL. Now that the advice is in from the independent council planners, why are we still waiting for the decision on the developer-written rezone?

Save Bronte Media Release 2014-12-17 – Last night Waverley Council voted unanimously to reject the WLB Bronte RSL planning proposal. Now Minister Goward should follow the council’s recommendation to dismiss the proposal.

Alan Jones 2GB Breakfast Show 2014-11-25 – Alan Jones speaks with Save Bronte’s Stephen Lightfoot about how the Dept of Planning is ignoring the community, our council and Liberal Party local planning policy at Bronte

Daily Telegraph Local News 2014-12-11 – Shae MacDonald reports on the Bronte RSL Club Ltd board elections where the Save Bronte backed ‘Friends of the Bronte RSL’ won all 7 board positions.

Wentworth Courier Letters 2014-12-03 – The NSW RSL needs to reciprocate the community’s respect by withdrawing its overdevelopment plans for the Bronte RSL site.

Liberal State MP for Coogee Media Release 2014-11-07 – Mr Bruce Notley-Smith MP calls on Waverley Council to reject the developer WLB Bronte RSL planning proposal AGAIN

Save Bronte Media Release 2014-11-06 - Over 2500 people have rejected the developer-written planning laws proposed for the Bronte RSL site.

Alternative Media online 2014-10-23Emily Contador-Kelsall reports on the Bronte RSL saga. See if you can spot the furphies from the NSW RSL & the Department of Planning.

Eastern Suburbs Spectator 2014-10-17 – The Spectator reports on the Save Bronte Oct 2014 rally

Wentworth Courier Report 2014-10-15 – The Courier reports on Save Bronte’s “Mass Rally” against the RSL rezone

Save Bronte Media Release 2014-10-13 – The Bronte community rallies against overdevelopment tonight!

Save Bronte Media Release 2014-10-02 – The Department of Planning has mislead our community on the planning controls that will result from the developer’s planning proposal

Eastside Radio 89.7 FM Interview 2014-09-23 – Save Bronte spokesperson Stephen Lightfoot talks to Tuesday-Drive host Michael Muir about the Department of Planning’s incoherent decision making and the latest Bronte RSL news.

The Beast Letters Oct 2014 – Save Bronte and local Christine Newman continue to campaign for appropriate development at the Bronte RSL site

John Birmingham SMH column 2014-09-20 – Birmingham unravels the recent spin from the Department of Planning with a reference to the hit ABC TV show Utopia!

Waverley Council media release 2014-09-04 – Waverley Council & Mayor Betts disappointed with the Department’s Gateway determination in favour of the developer’s planning proposal to double the floor area allowed and raise the height limit at the site.

John Birmingham SMH column 2014-08-30 – Birmingham writes with simple entertaining clarity about the injustices at Bronte

The Beast Letters Sept 2014 – members of the community and Save Bronte respond to sub-branch secretary Mr Simon Paterson who wrote in the August edition of the Beast

SMH Letters 2014-07-24 – Save Bronte’s Stephen Lightfoot writes about the unhelpful help of the Dept of Planning at the Bronte RSL site.

Wentworth Courier Letters 2014-07-16 – Save Bronte writes about the tarnished good name of the RSL at Bronte and the comments by past RSL club President Duncan Horscroft who says the Club is being used as a ‘marketing tool’.

Eastern Suburbs Spectator 2014-07-11 – Will Minister Pru Goward rubber stamp the WLB development plans for the Bronte RSL site? The Spectator investigates.

Daily Telegraph Local News 2014-07-03 – Shae McDonald report on proposed Bronte RSL Club merger including comments from Ex-RSL Club President Duncan Horscroft who says the “WLB and the sub-branch used the guise of keeping the club afloat as a marketing tool to get its plans approved.”

SMH article 2014-05-27 – Leesha McKenny writes about the pre-Gateway review system and mentions the Bronte RSL site

Bondi View article 2014-05-15 – Daniel Paperny writes about the biased Dept of Planning Bronte RSL related documents

Save Bronte Media Release 2014-05-07 – Save Bronte calls on Minister Goward to set the record straight at Bronte

Channel 7 Sydney News 2014-02-26 - Interviews and live coverage of our rally. Waverley Mayor and local Liberal MP Mr Bruce Notley-Smith joined hundreds of local opposed to the developer’s plans for the Bronte RSL site.

Eastside Radio 89.7 FM interview 2014-03-11 – Drive Presenter Michael Muir talks to Stephen Lightfoot about the broken promises of Minister Hazzard and the Bronte RSL redevelopment

The Wentworth Courier 2014-05-28 – reports on the upcoming closure of the Bronte RSL Club Ltd

The Beast Letters June 2014 – Local resident Christine sets the record straight about the facts of the Bronte RSL redevelopment saga

The Beast Mayor’s Message June 2014 – Waverley Mayor Sally Betts welcomes the new Minister for Planning, Pru Goward, and asks her to reject developer WLB’s planning proposal

The Beast Letters May 2014 – Save Bronte calls for the Minister to keep his promises on planning at Bronte

NSW Upper House Hansard 2014-03-26 – read how the opposition and cross benches in the upper house smell a ‘terrible odour’ surrounding what is happening at Bronte

Bondi View 2014-04-03 – Local MP Bruce Notley-Smith and Waverley Councillor Paula Masselos join Save Bronte in condemning the WLB plans for the Bronte RSL site

NSW Parliament Hansard 2014-03-06 – Local MP Bruce Notley-Smith gives his full support to Save Bronte and the Bronte Community

The Beast March 2014 – Comprehensive article on Bronte RSL redevelopment saga by Beast reporter Sarah Healey

Wentworth Courier Letters 2014-02-26 – Letter of the Week by local resident Christine Newman: Keep your promises Minister Hazzard

The Beast Mayor’s Message March 2014 – Mayor Betts talks about the PAC decision

Wentworth Courier Letters 2014-02-19 – letter from local resident Carrie Furneaux re democracy trashed at Bronte

Mayor’s Message Wentworth Courier 2014-02-12 – discussing PAC decision

Save Bronte Media Release 2014-02-05 – Unjust PAC decision rocks community’s faith in planning system and O’Farrell government

The Beast Mayor’s Message February 2014 – Mayor Betts gives a big rap to Save Bronte!

Daily Telegraph Local News story 2014-01-22 – Shae McDonald reports on the exclusion of the community from the PAC meeting about the WLB planning proposal

Channel 7 News 2014-01-09 - Video. Community comes together to fight against overdevelopment. Why does developer get yet another chance to get their development approved? Mayor Betts warns precedent will change Bronte forever.

Channel 7 News 2014-01-09 – Transcript

Wentworth Courier Letters 2014-01-08 – letter from Save Bronte in response to DoPI letter to Courier regarding biased DoPI assessment

Wentworth Courier Letters 2014-01-08 – letter from local residents Julie and Neil Buchanan on the unjust planning system

The Beast letters Jan 2014 – local resident Simon Lewis writes about the difficulties local residents have in the NSW planning system that is biased towards developers

Save Bronte Media Release 2013-12-20 – regarding the Department of Planning’s biased assessment report of the WLB planning proposal and the Department ignoring child safety warnings from Clovelly Public School P&C

Wentworth Courier Editorial 2013-12-18 – editorial that nails the injustice of the planning process at the Bronte RSL site

Wentworth Courier Article 2013-12-18 – Shae McDonald reports on the biased DoPI assessment report of the WLB planning proposal

Daily Telegraph Letters to Editor 2013-12-04 – letter from Save Bronte supporter Simon Lewis about the challenges faced by communities in a planning system where everything is stacked in favour of developers

Wentworth Courier 2013-12-04 – article about the O’Farrell Government’s unexplained decision to refer the developer’s rule change request to the PAC

Save Bronte Media Release 2013-11-29 – regarding the state government referring the WLB planning proposal to the Planning Assessment Commission

Wentworth Courier Letters 2013-11-06 – The state government should ‘walk the talk’ on its stated commitment to community participation

Wentworth Courier Letters 2013-09-25 – a summary of where things currently stand re the RSL site and proposed development

NSW Parliament Hansard 2013-08-15 – Mr Bruce Notley-Smith MP Member for Coogee discusses the DA refusal in state parliament

Local news Daily Telegraph story 2013-09-10 – regarding WLB appeal

Save Bronte Media Release 2013-08-29 – regarding the WLB appeal over Waverley Council rejection of WLB planning proposal to increase height and FSR limits at Bronte RSL site

Save Bronte Media Release 2013-07-29 – regarding the JRPP decision to refuse consent to DA 72/2013

2SER radio interview 2013-07-26 - The Save Bronte Campaign

The Beast letters August 2013 – Rebecca reply’s to Mr Horscroft and Architect Roger Rajaratnam writes about overdevelopment

The Beast letters July 2013 – read from ex-RSL president Duncan Horscroft that the RSL club may not be returning to the new RSL site building

smh 2013-07-25 – Foodies go to war on bad taste

alternative media story 2013-07-25 – JRPP to hear bronte rsl development application

Save Bronte Media Release 2013-06-20 – regarding the WLB planning proposal for RSL site

7.30 ABC 2013-02-20 – link to abc. watch the story and learn an interesting thing or two!

Wentworth Courier 2013-06-26  - story about WLB (David Hynes) planning proposal for RSL site

The Beast letters June 2013 – letter from save bronte and local resident rebecca

7.30 ABC 2013-02-20 – this is a small (ish!) version of the story uploaded to our website

7.30 ABC 2013-02-20 transcript- matt peacock’s story on the bronte and malabar rsls

NSW Parliament Hansard 2013-05-02 – Local MP, Mr Bruce Notley-Smith raises our issue and Save Bronte in parliament.

Wentworth Courier 2013-05-01 – story on the Save Bronte petition against DA 72/2103

The Beast letters May 2013 – letter from local resident joanna savill

alternative media story 2013-02-21 – story on the feb 19 council meeting

The Beast February 2013 - letter from Save Bronte Village re child safety

The Beast letters February 2013 - all the letters re the RSL (large file)

Channel 9 news 2012-12-09 high resolution (slow download) – reporting on our battle 4 bronte

Channel 9 news 2012-12-09 low resolution (fast download) – reporting on our battle 4 bronte

Wentworth Courier 2012-12-12 – article reporting on our rally

The Beast Dec 2012 – article about our battle for bronte

2UE Radio Drive program interview 2012-12-11 – Luke Bona interviews Save Bronte Village

Sun Herald news 2012-12-09

Media Release 2012-11-29 - Save Bronte Village Rally 8/8/12

Wentworth Courier 2012-11-07 – article about the developer’s proposal meeting Nov 1st

Wentworth Courier letters 2012-11-14 – letter about the Council’s consultation meeting Oct 24th

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