For the latest Woollahra Council news, browse the list of current news items below.
Published: 5 February 2019
Woollahra Mayor Peter M Cavanagh will move at the next Council meeting to formally remove Steyne Park in Double Bay as an option for temporary car parking during the construction phase of the proposed redevelopment of the Cross Street Car Park.
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 weeks.
Published: 24 January 2019
Possession and consumption of alcohol is prohibited at Rose Bay Beach, including Dumaresq Reserve, Percival Park and Tingira Reserve from midnight 25 January through to midnight 28 January, 2019.
Published: 22 January 2019
The City of Sydney and Woollahra Council will replace the Cutler footway and refurbish Burton Street Bridge and the surrounding ageing infrastructure in mid 2019.
Published: 17 January 2019
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment are inviting local communities to have their say on the first year of the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel. The survey will be open until 11:30pm on Tuesday 12 February 2019.
Published: 15 January 2019
Thanks to funding from the NSW government, we’ve upgraded the water bubbler at Gap Park which now includes a water bottle refill tap. During these hot summer days, we’re encouraging the community to drink more water, make healthy normal and avoid single use plastic water bottles.
Published: 14 January 2019
The NSW Government has introduced an online system for building owners to register certain buildings with combustible cladding. Deadline for registration is Friday 22 February 2019.
Published: 18 December 2018
With the help of a Federal Government grant from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Council is using the latest technology to deliver three dimensional representation of our local buildings, the environment, development application site, approved developments and proposed planning changes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Published: 17 September 2018
On Saturday 20 October 2018 the Wentworth by-election will take place.
Published: 3 September 2018
Help us recognise Woollahra’s history and submit a nomination for the Woollahra Plaque Scheme by Wednesday 31 October.
Published: 31 August 2018
31 August 2018. Swimming not advised at Parsley Bay.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: 7 February 2018
In accordance with the Animal Advisory Committee Terms of Reference, Woollahra Council is calling for nominations for membership to the Committee for the next term.
Published: 24 January 2018
Council will be commencing our regular weed eradication program around footpaths, kerbs and laneways in Paddington and Woollahra on Monday 5 February 2018.
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.
Published: 9 October 2017
November is Asbestos Awareness Month, and a perfect time to find out more about asbestos safety around the home.
Published: 26 September 2017
Councillor Peter Cavanagh was elected as the Mayor of Woollahra at the Mayoral election held on Monday 25 September 2017. Councillor Susan Wynne was re-elected as the Deputy Mayor of Woollahra.
Published: 22 September 2017
Woollahra Council is excited to launch the third Community Capacity Survey. Micromex Research have contracted to carry out the community survey during October 2017.
Published: 23 August 2017
We will be commencing our regular weed eradication program around footpaths, kerbs and laneways in Paddington and Woollahra on Monday 4 September 2017.
Published: 17 August 2017
More than $130,000 worth of grants have been awarded to 32 local community groups and charities to support the vital work they do in the Woollahra community in this latest round of grant funding.
Published: 14 August 2017
On Saturday 9 September 2017 the election of 15 Councillors for Woollahra Municipal Council will take place.
Published: 2 August 2017
Woollahra Council is preparing to undertake its annual Broadleaf weed eradication program at parks, reserves and sports fields throughout the Woollahra Municipality. Council is specifically targeting bindii before seeding in early spring. Treatment will commence on Monday 14 August (weather permitting).
Published: 27 July 2017
Woollahra Council welcomes today’s announcement by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to call off all pending council mergers.
Published: 5 July 2017
Australia's richest art prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, is now open until Wednesday 30 August 2017.
Published: 30 June 2017
The NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 was passed by Parliament in September 2015 and comes into effect 1 July 2017. It replaces the NSW Noxious Weeds Act 1993.
Published: 2 June 2017
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Published: 25 May 2017
The NSW Government has announced that they will defer the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) to ensure small to medium businesses do not face an unreasonable burden in their contribution to the State's fire and emergency services.
Published: 13 April 2017
Did you know that Woollahra Council provides FREE garden mulch to residents?
It is available for collection from the Gunyah carpark in Watsons Bay.
Published: 15 December 2016
Construction is underway at Woollahra Oval No. 1 to install Woollahra's first synthetic sports field.
Published: 15 November 2016
November is Asbestos Awareness month, and a perfect time to find out more about asbestos safety around the home.
Published: 27 September 2016
Councillor Toni Zeltzer was re-elected as the Mayor of Woollahra at the Mayoral election held on Monday 26 September 2016. Councillor Susan Wynne was re-elected as the Deputy Mayor of Woollahra.
Published: 26 July 2016
Woollahra Council has selected Palace Cinemas, in a consortium with Built and Axiom Properties Ltd, as the preferred proponent for the potential redevelopment of Council’s Cross Street Double Bay Car Park.
Published: 31 May 2016
Stage two is now ready for construction and will commence on Thursday 2 June. It will start at the end of the Sydney Seaplanes Terminal and extend for approximately 60 lineal metres.
Published: 23 May 2016
From 1 July 2016 boat trailers will no longer be permitted to park on any public road or land for longer than 28 days within the Woollahra Council Area.
Published: 20 April 2016
The Double Bay Library and the Local History Centre are now closed, while we relocate to our exciting new library in the main shopping hub of Double Bay. The new library is expected to open at the end of May.
Published: 12 April 2016
Woollahra Municipal Council is proud to be 'small business friendly' as part of the state-wide initiative, The Small Business Friendly Councils Program.
Published: 21 March 2016
Congratulations to 2016 Citizen of the Year Award winner Isabelle Shapiro. Read more about Isabelle and the other 2016 award recipients.
Published: 12 February 2016
Yarranabbe Park in Rushcutters Bay is now home to a new public artwork titled ‘Sea’s Nest’.