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Alcohol prohibited at parks and beaches this Australia Day

Alcohol prohibited at parks and beaches this Australia Day

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To safeguard the enjoyment of our public open spaces by all members of the community, our parks and beaches have been declared as alcohol free for Australia Day.

Published 20 January 2021

Covid safe summer: Managing our beaches and public spaces over summer

Covid safe summer: Managing our beaches and public spaces over summer

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With warm weather forecast throughout summer we expect to see lots of people out enjoying our harbourside beaches and parks.

Your health is important and we need everyone’s help to ensure we continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and meet Public Health Orders, health regulations and advice and avoid overcrowding.

Published 2 October 2020

Top 5 things to do this spring

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What to do in our local area during this glorious time of year.

Published 29 October 2020

Top 5 things to do this spring

Asbestos Awareness Week 2020: Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think

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If your home was built before the 1990s there’s a good chance it has some asbestos. It’s often found under flooring, as part of kitchen splashbacks or even in the garden.

Published 29 October 2020

Asbestos Awareness Week 2020: Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think

Preparing for emergencies

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The more connected a community is, the more resilient it is. When big weather events strike, knowing your neighbours and being connected with your community can make a huge difference.

Published 16 October 2020

Preparing for emergencies

Development Applications online only from 1 November 2020

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From 1 November 2020, Development Applications (DAs) can only be lodged online.

Published 12 October 2020

Development Applications online only from 1 November 2020

2020 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalists announced

Arts & Culture

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council, has announced 56 finalists for the 20th annual Prize and exhibition.

Published 7 October 2020

2020 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalists announced

Woollahra Preschool has grown

Community

We're excited to announce that our preschool in Double Bay now has an additional room and outdoor play area and we have expanded our childcare services to 40 new local families!

Published 1 October 2020

Woollahra Preschool has grown

Shop local during Small Business Month

Community

October is Small Business Month, let’s all support our small businesses by shopping and dining locally. Council is also offering a range of supports to small business owners - including a series of free webinars throughout October.

Published 1 October 2020

Shop local during Small Business Month

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf – coming soon!

Arts & Culture

We’re excited to announce the new Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, housed in the much-loved St Brigid’s building in Blackburn Gardens, will open its doors in 2021 to support artists and connect our community.

Published 1 October 2020

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf – coming soon!

30 minute free parking for metered spaces

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We've introduced 30 minute free ticketed parking in metered spaces in the Double Bay and Paddington commercial centres to help support our local small businesses.

Published 1 October 2020

30 minute free parking for metered spaces

How to look fashionable without harming the planet

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Local eco-friendly fashion business owners share their tips on how we can still look stylish and on trend while being mindful of our impact on the environment.

Published 30 September 2020

How to look fashionable without harming the planet
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