Parks & Playgrounds

Council endorses Malabar site for new bike park

Randwick City’s first dedicated bike park catering for mountain bikes, BMX and stunt bikes as well as scooters will be built in Cromwell Park North in Malabar. Randwick Councillors considered three short-listed sites at their 30 April 2024 Council Meeting including a Matraville site on Botany Rd and a Chifley site in the Anzac Parade median strip. Councillors settled on the Malabar site due to the park’s large size, convenient location and access to parking. The new facility is proposed to include a network of mountain bike trails, an asphalt pump track, a large skills area featuring stone and timber…

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Events, Food

Easter Eat Drink Play

Randwick Council is organising another pop-up weekend of food trucks to be available this Easter at Pioneers Park from 12pm to 8pm on Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024. There will be a variety of different vendors selling savoury and sweet treats, so keep an eye on your favourite food truck’s social media pages for their hours of operation. Participating food trucks include: Image Vendor Details OMG Donuts   OMG Donuts Website OMG Donuts Facebook OMG Instagram Happy as Larry Happy as Larry Instagram Happy as Larry Facebook Wholly Schnit Wholly Schnit website Wholly Schnit Facebook Wholly Schnit…

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School holidays

Malabar Pool to get new pump and maintenance boost

Maintenance of Malabar’s popular Ocean Pool will ramp up this year, starting with critical repairs of the pool’s pump this week. The pump, which circulates ocean water in and out of the pool to ensure it stays fresh and full, was damaged on Thursday and out of action for the weekend. Council staff yesterday, 9 January, replaced the pump and the pool is operational again. Council carries out a weekly inspection for debris and damages, however this will increase to twice a week over the summer period. Malabar Pool is cleaned fortnightly. This involves emptying the pool, pressure washing the…

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Events, Inspiration

The 2024 Malabar Magic Ocean Swim is back on Sunday 18 February!

The 2024 Malabar Magic Ocean Swim is back on Sunday 18 February! We look forward to seeing a sea of swimmers back on the beautiful Malabar beach this February. All our regular swims will be on offer. Please choose from the 5km, 2.5km or 1km swims with some special Rainbow Club events available to our Rainbow Club children and support swimmers. Don’t miss the action on race day. Early Bird prices are open now until December 15 2023. See you at the Magic! To support or learn more about the work of Rainbow Club Australia please head to their wesbite…

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Kids, Parks & Playgrounds

Adventure time awaits at this new inclusive playground in Malabar!

After four months of construction, the much-anticipated playground upgrade at Ella Reserve, Malabar is now complete, Randwick Mayor Dylan Parker announced today Wednesday 13 September 2023. “As a popular place for the kids of Malabar to gather and play, we’re thrilled to have transformed Ella Reserve Playground into an exciting and inclusive play space. Now children of all ages and abilities will be able to partake in the joy of playtime.” Mayor Dylan Parker said. As informed by extensive community consultation in mid-2022, the play areas have been expanded to feature three new play zones, catering to the main needs…

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Events, What to do

Ella Reserve Playground Opening

Ella Reserve Playground Opening When: FRI 22 SEP 2023 3 pm – 4.30 pm Location: Ella Reserve, Malabar Cost: Free Come along to Ella Reserve and celebrate the opening of the brand new playground! Join us for music, bubbles and free ice-cream! Cr Dylan Parker will say a few words and cut the ribbon around 3:30pm. Everyone is welcome! More information: ella-reserve-playground-opening

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Monday's Mum Profiles

Monday’s local Mum, Sara Bazzoni

Hello my name is Sara Bazzoni, proud mum of two young daughters.  Read more about our family life and the fundraise event our family pizza restaurant is organising this Saturday 20th May, to help Epilepsy Action Australia to raise much needed funds for children with epilepsy. Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east? I currently live in Hillsdale and have been living in the East since 2011 when we moved to Sydney from Italy. Three words that describe what it’s like to live in the eastern suburbs? Safe, multicultural and attractive. How many children? I have 2…

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Inspiration, Kids

Swing, slide, climb and play! A new inclusive playground in the works

Adventure time awaits! Construction has begun on a new playground at Ella Reserve, Malabar, Randwick Mayor Dylan Parker announced today Wednesday 3 May 2023. “Ella Reserve is a popular place for the kids of Malabar, and we’re excited to build a new playground that will make this park a more welcoming space for children of all ages and abilities.,” Mayor Dylan Parker said. There will be major transformations to the existing play areas, which will be expanded to include three new play zones to suit the main needs of the park’s regular visitors: the inclusive play zone, the toddler and…

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Malabar Magic Ocean Swim

There’s still time to register for Malabar Magic! The event will take place this Sun 19 Feb at Malabar Beach. Come along and support Rainbow Club Australia. You can sign up to swim 1km, 2.5km or 5km.   Registrations are now open for the 2023 Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim, with all funds raised going toward Rainbow Club Australia. Register now to be part of the most inclusive swim on the circuit. This year we will be celebrating the 15th year of The Magic and look forward to sharing some special memories from the past 15years.  We look forward…

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