Message from the Mayor 24 June 2020

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Message from the Mayor 24 June 2020

Published 24 June 2020

I’m excited to announce that Council will be opening a new art gallery this year at St Brigid’s, the wonderful 122-year-old house overlooking Blackburn Gardens in Double Bay. This significant heritage building was most recently Woollahra Library before it moved to Kiaora Place in 2016. Its rich history includes use as the headquarters for the Royal Commission on Espionage and as the former Woollahra Art Centre, and it had also previously been a home to many important local families.

This wonderful new facility will be named Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf and it will be a fantastic community space which will host future events and exhibitions including the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Works are well underway and we anticipate it will open to the public in late 2020, but in the meantime if you’d like to see its story unfold you can subscribe to our Art Gallery e-newsletter or register your interest to be part of the gallery’s upcoming volunteering program.

We are currently preparing Plans of Management for over 20 Crown land reserves which are owned by the NSW Government and managed by Woollahra Council. These are located in Watsons Bay, Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Bellevue Hill, Double Bay, Darling Point and Paddington. We would like your input to help guide how this land will be used into the future. I encourage you to take our survey before 31 July to let us know what is important to you about these spaces.

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