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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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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.

Animal Advisory Committee – Nominations Open

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.

Street Weed Control Program 2017 - 2018

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.

Tips for a waste free holiday season

Published: 20 December 2017

Whilst tis’ the season of giving and receiving, this time of year also brings about an increased amount of waste and more strain on our precious environment.

Being mindful of what we consume can go a long way to helping us win the war on waste.

Woollahra counts down to New Year's Eve

Published: 23 November 2017

Woollahra boasts many fantastic locations to view Sydney’s NYE fireworks spectacular, and each year tens-of-thousands of people flock to the municipality to enjoy the show.

Christmas 2017 Deadlines for DA & S96 Lodgements

Published: 31 October 2017

Please be advised that Development and Section 96 Applications received after Monday 27 November 2017 may have an extended notification period of 29 days. Development and Section 96 Applications received after Monday 11 December 2017 will not be advertised in the Wentworth Courier until Wednesday 10 January 2018 and will be notified for the standard 15 days.

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.

National Asbestos Awareness Month 2017

Published: 9 October 2017

November is Asbestos Awareness Month, and a perfect time to find out more about asbestos safety around the home.

Mayoral election - Councillor Peter Cavanagh elected Mayor of Woollahra

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.

Community Capacity Survey

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.

Street Weed Control Program 2017-2018

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.

Woollahra Council provides $130,000 in grants to support local community initiatives

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.

Local Government Elections 2017 - UPDATE

Published: 14 August 2017

On Saturday 9 September 2017 the election of 15 Councillors for Woollahra Municipal Council will take place.

Broadleaf Weed Control Program August 2017

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).

Government decision to call off forced mergers a win for local democracy

Published: 27 July 2017

Woollahra Council welcomes today’s announcement by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to call off all pending council mergers.

The 2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is now open

Published: 5 July 2017

Australia's richest art prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, is now open until Wednesday 30 August 2017.

Weed Management Legislation is Changing

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.

Local Government Elections 2017

Published: 2 June 2017

Are you interested in becoming a local elected representative?

NSW Government places the Fire and Emergency Services Levy on hold

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.

Free garden mulch available to residents

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.  

Construction begins on Woollahra's first synthetic sports field

Published: 15 December 2016

Construction is underway at Woollahra Oval No. 1 to install Woollahra's first synthetic sports field.

National Asbestos Awareness Month 2016

Published: 15 November 2016

November is Asbestos Awareness month, and a perfect time to find out more about asbestos safety around the home.

Councillor Toni Zeltzer re-elected as Mayor & Councillor Susan Wynne re-elected Deputy Mayor.

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.

Cross Street Car Park Cinema Proposal - Public Briefing Paper

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.

Lyne Park, Rose Bay - Seawall Reconstruction - Stage two

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.

Important Boat Trailer Parking Change

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.

Double Bay Library is moving!

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.

Small Business Friendly Councils

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.

2016 Citizenship Awards

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.

Yarranabbe Park welcomes Sea's Nest

Published: 12 February 2016

Yarranabbe Park in Rushcutters Bay is now home to a new public artwork titled ‘Sea’s Nest’.

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