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For the latest Woollahra Council news, browse the list of current news items below.

Other community news may also be sourced from local media including The Wentworth Courier, Eastern Suburbs Life, Latté Life and Eastside Radio 89.7FM.

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New App puts the best of Double Bay at your fingertips

Published: 12 June 2019

Woollahra Council has launched Ganda, a free wayfinding app to help locals and visitors find exactly what they are looking for in Double Bay.

2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award winners announced

Published: 7 June 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award, announced at a special event at Woollahra Library at Double Bay on 31 May, hosted by ABC presenter Michaela Kalowski.

Freedom of Entry Parade visits Double Bay

Published: 27 May 2019

On Saturday 25 May Woollahra residents joined with their neighbours, family and friends at the weekend to witness, ‘swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying’ as Royal Australian Navy personnel exercised their Right of Freedom of Entry in Double Bay.

Parsley Bay Reserve Playground - major upgrade

Published: 22 May 2019

Parsley Bay Reserve Playground will undergo a major upgrade following community consultation undertaken last year.

Cycleway to improve safety on New South Head Road

Published: 14 May 2019

Woollahra Council will improve safety along New South Head Road with plans to install a 2.4km cycleway, providing cyclists with an alternative to a busy stretch of road.

2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award shortlist announced

Published: 10 May 2019

Outstanding digital writing by Australian authors has been recognised in the selection for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Award shortlist.

Cinemas to return to Double Bay in Cross Street Car Park redevelopment

Published: 18 April 2019

Woollahra Council has released details of its proposal to redevelop Cross Street Car Park in Double Bay into a cinema complex, incorporating a new public car park, retail and community space and residential apartments.

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize announces 2019 judges

Published: 3 April 2019

Call for entries will close on Friday 5 July for emerging and professional artists.

Reminder: NSW State Election – Saturday 23 March 2019

Published: 25 February 2019

The NSW Electoral Commission is responsible for running the NSW State Election. Election Day is Saturday, 23 March 2019.

Road and Footpath Inspection Survey

Published: 5 February 2019

Council is assessing Woollahra's 148km road network and 285km of community footpaths and shared access ways. Inspection work will begin on Monday 4 February and last approximately four months.

Festive season opening hours and services

Published: 28 November 2018

Woollahra Council will be open until 3.00pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and closed until 8.00am on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

2018 end-of-year deadlines for lodgement of Development Applications (DAs) and related applications

Published: 27 November 2018

Please be advised that DAs and related applications received from Monday 26 November 2018 and up until Friday 7 December 2018 will have an extended notification period of 29 days.

Update - use of mixed waste organic material

Published: 23 November 2018

Under Council’s contract with Veolia, waste will continue to be received and processed into Mixed Waste Organic Output. There will be no impact on food and garden organics.

Street Weed Control Program 2017 - 2018

Published: 19 November 2018

Council will be commencing a regular weed eradication program around footpaths, kerbs and laneways in Paddington and Woollahra on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Woollahra Garden Awards winners announced

Published: 14 November 2018

Outstanding local gardens were recently recognised at the 2018 Woollahra Garden Awards presentation ceremony held at Woollahra Council Chambers in Double Bay. Congratulations to Mark Moran Vaucluse who won Best Garden Overall.

End-of-year community celebrations

Published: 5 November 2018

Chanukah @ The Bay - 4 December
QSWWA Community Christmas Carols - 4 December
HMAS Watson Carols by the Bay - 8 December
Combined Churches Christmas Carols at Rose Bay - 21 December

2018 Woollahra Garden Awards

Published: 1 October 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Woollahra Garden Awards. Woollahra Council is encouraging all residents, local businesses, school groups and community organisations to showcase their gardens – big or small.

Wentworth by-election - 20 October

Published: 17 September 2018

On Saturday 20 October 2018 the Wentworth by-election will take place.

Nominations for the 2019 Woollahra Plaque Scheme are now open

Published: 3 September 2018

Help us recognise Woollahra’s history and submit a nomination for the Woollahra Plaque Scheme by Wednesday 31 October.

Swimming not advised at Parsley Bay

Published: 31 August 2018

31 August 2018. Swimming not advised at Parsley Bay.

Street Weed Control Program 2017 - 2018

Published: 29 August 2018

Council will commence our regular weed eradication program around footpaths, kerbs and laneways in Paddington and Woollahra on Monday 17 September 2018.

Changes to on demand transport

Published: 14 August 2018

At 10pm Friday 17 August, existing Ride Plus on-demand public transport services will cease operation in the Eastern Suburbs. From 6am Monday 20 August, a new BRIDJ on-demand mini-bus service will commence operations and will be available to book via the BRIDJ app.

Broadleaf Weed Control Program 2018

Published: 1 August 2018

Council is preparing to undertake its annual Broadleaf weed eradication program at parks, reserves and sports fields throughout the Woollahra Municipality. Treatment will commence on Monday 13 August 2018 (weather permitting).

Woollahra Council delivers $107,000 in grants to support local community initiatives

Published: 16 July 2018

More than $107,000 worth of grants have been awarded to 43 local community groups and charities to support the important work they perform in the Woollahra community.

Street Weed Control Program 2017 - 2018

Published: 6 June 2018

Council will be commencing our regular weed eradication program around footpaths, kerbs and laneways in Paddington and Woollahra on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

Please Keep Recycling

Published: 24 April 2018

Despite news out of China on the importing of recycable material, Woollahra Council’s kerbside recycling program remains in place. We are committed to maintaining and improving this system and encourage all residents to continue to use the service.

Ride Plus Launches in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

Published: 22 February 2018

Ride Plus, is a new flexble and personalised form of public transport, offering Sydney's Eastern Suburb residents greater convenience, service and connectivity.

Local Planning Panel (LPP)

Published: 21 February 2018

The NSW State Government has introduced legislation requiring all councils in the greater Sydney region and Wollongong to have Local Planning Panels (LPPs) in place by 1 March 2018.

Public Safety CCTV in Double Bay Commercial Centre

Published: 19 October 2017

Woollahra Council, in conjunction with Rose Bay Police, is implementing a CCTV network in the Double Bay Commercial Centre to help keep Double Bay a safe place to live, work and visit. The Public Safety CCTV network will assist police with the detection and prosecution of offenders and act as a deterrent to potential offenders.