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Help make our places great! Placemaking grants now open

Help make our places great! Placemaking grants now open

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Council’s Placemaking Grants program provides funding up to $7,500 to support local businesses. If you have an idea for innovative and inspiring events, activities and projects that could help boost our commercial centres, applications remain open until 10 July.

Published 30 June 2020

2020 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize open for entries

2020 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize open for entries

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The 2020 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize is now open for entries.

This annual competition is open to local high school students or high school students living in the local government area.

Published 16 June 2020

Keeping our harbour clean and beautiful

Environment

We recently partnered with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) to install six marine-cleaning SeaBin devices around the Club premises in Rushcutters Bay – just in time for World Oceans Day (8 June).

Published 1 June 2020

Keeping our harbour clean and beautiful

Changes to our services

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In response to COVID-19, Council is taking precautions to keep our community and staff safe.

Changes to our services

Let's thank our local heroes during Volunteer Week 18-24 May

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In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we would like to say a huge thank you to all the dedicated volunteers in our local area.

Published 20 May 2020

Let's thank our local heroes during Volunteer Week 18-24 May

Stay safe and stay connected

Community

During times like these, looking after our mental health and each other is so important. Not everyone in our community is surrounded by friends and family who can support them. Here are a few ideas on what you can do to offer support and where to go for help (at a safe distance).

Published 12 May 2020

Stay safe and stay connected

Apply for a grant and help make Woollahra a better place

Community

Do you have an idea to connect or inspire our community or protect and enhance the environment in the local area?

Apply for a Community and Cultural or an Environmental Grant and we could help bring your idea to life.

Published 4 May 2020

Apply for a grant and help make Woollahra a better place

Lily shares why we should Grow It Local

Environment

The Grow It Local program is supporting and inspiring people in our community to grown their own food at home. It’s easier than you might think. Lily shares some of her knowledge with us.

Published 4 May 2020

Lily shares why we should Grow It Local

Daphne the cat reunited with family six years after going missing

Community

Council rangers have helped a lost cat find her way home six years after going missing –  and despite the owners moving to a different suburb – demonstrating the importance of microchipping your pet and keeping your details up to date.

Published 30 April 2020

Daphne the cat reunited with family six years after going missing

Development Application notifications are now published on our website

Planning & Building

We will continue to notify the owners of properties which may be impacted by the development application by letter and we will still require site notices to be erected on proposed development sites.

Published 29 April 2020

Development Application notifications are now published on our website

Digital Art and Culture during COVID-19

Arts & Culture

We've collated a list of digital cultural experiences you can access online for free.

Published 28 April 2020

Digital Art and Culture during COVID-19

Head On(line) Photo Festival 1-17 May

Arts & Culture

The Head on Photo Festival – which included an exhibition due to be held at the Paddington Town Hall this May – is heading online this year and will include an exciting free program of talks, panel discussions, workshops and webinars.

Published 23 April 2020

Head On(line) Photo Festival 1-17 May
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