Building and the Environment

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Ecologically Sustainable Development

esdAustralia's National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development (1992) defines ecologically sustainable development as:using, conserving and enhancing the community's resources so that ecological processes, on which life depends, are maintained, and the total quality of life, now and in the future, can be increased.

Development of the Woollahra area has been steadily increasing since European settlement in 1790, particularly since being declared a local government area in the 1860's.

Today, while this increasing urbanisation brings with it many economic and social benefits, the prosperity of our area is underpinned by the need for a healthy environment. As the local government authority for this area, we seek to manage the development of the land in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
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Upcoming events

  • Bush School Centennial Park 2.5-5 Year olds.

    Thursday 2 February 2023, 9:30am-11:30am (Every weekday, until 30 Jun. 2023)

    Fearnley Grounds, Grand Drive, Centennial Park NSW 2021

  • Compost workshop participants

    Want to reduce your food waste AND nourish your garden at the same time? Come and attend our composting workshop for beginners!

    Sunday 19 February 2023, 2:00pm-4:00pm ()

    Paddington Community Garden, Quarry Street, Paddington.