Mayor and Councillors

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Message from the Mayor

Cr Peter Cavanagh

Woollahra is a wonderful place to work and live. I am honoured to be Mayor and it is a great privilege representing local residents and businesses.

Our vision for the future and the guiding principles of our planning and policy decisions centre around five main themes:

  • Community well-being
  • Quality places and spaces
  • A healthy environment
  • Local prosperity, and
  • Community leadership and participation

These themes are the result of extensive community consultation and feedback and help focus our work and our community engagement.

The priority during my two-year term will be to continue to find efficiencies and harness the community’s assets to provide ongoing revenue streams for the council. This will help guide the delivery of the cinema and apartment complex at Cross St in Double Bay and the redevelopment of the Rose Bay carparks.

I am also particularly interested in continuing work on the revitalisation of Oxford Street, Paddington and encouraging Councillors to attend community events and expand their network so they are across local priorities and issues of interest and concern.

Our website provides lots of information on who we are and what we do. The site outlines a broad range of services, facilities and exciting events that we have to offer residents and visitors to the area.

I hope you find our website useful and easy to navigate. Your feedback is always welcome.

I am looking forward to working with my Councillor colleagues and our dedicated staff to progress ideas and projects that will continue to enhance our municipality and provide for the diverse needs of our community.

Councillor Peter M Cavanagh