Message from the Mayor of Woollahra - 10 July 2024

Published on 10 July 2024


Charging the East

As EV ownership rises and with a high proportion of residents living in apartments and townhouses without at-home charging options, there is a growing need for public charging stations in Woollahra and across the east.

To meet this increasing demand, more than 250 new public EV chargers will be installed across the eastern suburbs by the end of 2025, bringing the total number of charging spaces across the region to 350.

It was a pleasure to join Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos and Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch at one of our charging stations on Goodhope Street in Paddington to celebrate Charging the East, a 3-Council program which has just received $1 million in NSW Government grant funding to expand the existing charging network.

I am proud that our Councils have been at the forefront of public vehicle charging – having been the first in NSW to establish a network of Council-owned charging stations, powered by 100% renewable electricity – and continue to innovate and provide vital infrastructure for our communities. Find out more at Electric vehicle charging stations.

Mayor of Woollahra with the Mayors of Waverley and Randwick Council Paula Masselos & Philipa Veitch OC.jpg

With Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos and Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch in Paddington.

Children, Youth and Families Strategy

We want Woollahra to be a great place to raise a family and a fun and safe space for children, now and into the future. That’s why we have prepared a draft Children, Youth and Families Strategy and a Four Year Action Plan following consultation with more than 500 community members and organisations, to help us address the current and emerging needs of children, young people and families in the Woollahra LGA.

We are now seeking community feedback on these important documents and would particularly like to hear the thoughts of local parents, teenagers and educators.

Please complete our short survey at Your Say Woollahra by 18 July.

NAIDOC Week Community Open Day

To celebrate 2024 NAIDOC Week (7-14 July), Woollahra Council is hosting a free NAIDOC Week Community Open Day at Cooper Park Community Hall in Bellevue Hill.

Join us for a Welcome to Country and enjoy cultural music, dance performances, food and more from 12pm-3.30pm this Saturday 13 July.

Visit Woollahra events for full event details.