Council vision and structure

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A vision for Woollahra

We will work together to enhance our harbourside location and achieve an outstanding environment, which is characterised by its natural beauty and distinctive and diverse residential, heritage and commercial areas.

The Council will support and promote active community participation to achieve a healthy social environment, appropriate cultural services and an efficient infrastructure.

We will continue to promote the unique and enviable richness and diversity of the Municipality and the Council's commitment to high standards and quality service for the benefit of the community.

Turning our vision into reality

We will:

  • prepare and implement a comprehensive and proactive planning program, which serves community needs and values and responds to regional and local issues,
  • provide a clear strategic framework for Council issue-based activities, in support of community needs and values and the objectives of the organisation,
  • co-ordinate the Council's planning and design functions, setting clear guidelines for Council activities as a service provider and regulator, and
  • liaise with and respond in a timely manner to internal and external customers and issues and provide a framework for prioritising action and allocating resources.

We are working hard to look after our customers and track our performance and make improvements.


Our community is represented by fifteen Councillors. There are three Councillors for each Ward within the local government area of Woollahra. See our Councillors page for Councillor contact details and a map of wards.

Organisational structure

This Organisational Structure chart (PDF) provides a summary of each Council Division and Management area with information on the services, facilities and support offered by each section.

Integrated Planning and Reporting

In response to the NSW Government Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, Council has developed a suite of documents including; our Community Strategic Plan, Woollahra 2030 a combined Delivery Program & Operational Plan, a Resourcing Strategy (incorporating the Long Term Financial Plan, Workforce Management Plan and Asset Management Strategy) and further also prepares an Annual Report.