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Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral election results - 27 September 2021

Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral election results - 27 September 2021

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Councillor Susan Wynne has been re-elected as the Mayor of Woollahra and Councillor Richard Shields has been re-elected as Deputy Mayor.

Published 27 September 2021

Managing our beaches during spring and summer

Managing our beaches during spring and summer

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We expect to see lots of people out enjoying the warm weather at our harbourside beaches and parks throughout spring and summer.

We will be monitoring numbers at our popular beaches and parks to avoid overcrowding and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Published 1 September 2021

5 surprising things that can go in your green bin

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You might be surprised by some of the food items you can put in your green bin; like seafood, meat bones and dairy. Most people wouldn’t include these in their home compost or worm farms, which is why our Kitchen to Compost service is such a great value add, even if you are already composting at home.

Published 1 September 2021

5 surprising things that can go in your green bin

Five must-see local trees, chosen by our tree staff

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To celebrate National Tree Day, we asked some of our tree staff about their favourite plants in the local area. Their selections range from trees that are hundreds of years old to recently planted saplings, and they span the whole local area. Why not go and visit one while you’re out for a lockdown walk?

Published 29 July 2021

Five must-see local trees, chosen by our tree staff

Rudi’s top five tips for planting a tree on National Tree Day

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National Tree Day is coming up on August 1, so we asked our legendary bushcare coordinator, Rudi Adlmayer, for his top five tips for planting and looking after a healthy tree. Rudi would know: he’s planted thousands.

Published 28 July 2021

Rudi’s top five tips for planting a tree on National Tree Day

How will you choose to refuse this Plastic Free July?

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The easiest way to reduce your plastic use is to refuse the ‘Big 4’: plastic bags, bottles, coffee cups and straws. We share a few other ways you can reduce the plastic in your life.

Published 5 July 2021

How will you choose to refuse this Plastic Free July?

Top 5 ways to marvel at our local environment

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To mark World Environment Day (Saturday 5 June) and World Ocean Day (Tuesday 8 June) we share our Top 5 ways to explore and celebrate our beautiful local environment.

Published 31 May 2021

Top 5 ways to marvel at our local environment

Sustainability action in our community

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Congratulations to Vet HQ in Double Bay and the Lyne Park Tennis Centre for their recent investments in renewable energy.

Published 27 May 2021

Sustainability action in our community

New rooftop solar system to power Woollahra Library

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We are proud to take another big step towards reducing our carbon emissions with the installation of a new solar system on the roof of Woollahra Library at Double Bay.

Published 3 May 2021

New rooftop solar system to power Woollahra Library

‘Create compost, not landfill’ kids truck art competition

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Local primary school kids are invited to create an artwork around the theme ‘Create compost, not landfill’. The winning entries will be printed on our garbage trucks for everyone to see! Entries close Monday 31 May.

Published 3 May 2021

‘Create compost, not landfill’ kids truck art competition

Discover the new Gap Park Nature Wellness Trail

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Experience the full contrast of our local environment, slow down and connect with nature.

Published 1 April 2021

Discover the new Gap Park Nature Wellness Trail

Switch to GreenPower

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One of the simplest actions you can take to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions is to ensure the electricity you use is sourced from renewable energy by switching to GreenPower

Published 1 March 2021

Switch to GreenPower
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