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$236,000 in funding awarded through Woollahra Council’s Grants Program

$236,000 in funding awarded through Woollahra Council’s Grants Program

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Woollahra Council has awarded individuals, schools, community organisations and businesses from across the Woollahra Local Government Area more than $236,000 in funding through its Grants Program.

Published 18 September 2023

Winners of our ‘Caring for our Environment’ Kids Truck Art Competition announced

Winners of our ‘Caring for our Environment’ Kids Truck Art Competition announced

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Thanks to all the local primary school students who entered our Kids Truck Art Competition. We received more than 160 entries and our judges were blown away by the children’s creativity and insights around the theme ‘Caring for our Environment’.

Published 28 August 2023

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize announces 2023 finalists

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize announces 2023 finalists

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The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, has announced the finalists for the 22nd edition of the esteemed annual prize. The finalist works will be presented in an exhibition at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, unveiled on 27 September, with the winning sculpture announced at the opening.

Published 22 August 2023

Local infrastructure improvements a top priority in this year’s budget

Local infrastructure improvements a top priority in this year’s budget

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With a total expenditure of $134 million, our 2023/24 Operational Plan outlines a number of initiatives to improve local infrastructure, while continuing to deliver excellent services for our community.

Published 26 July 2023

Bellevue Hill 2023: local history

Bellevue Hill 2023: local history

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During 2023 we’re celebrating Bellevue Hill -- which shares the same postcode – and Elizabeth Hartnell from Woollahra Libraries Local History Team shares some of her favourite historical facts about Bellevue Hill.

Published 24 May 2023

Pride Amplified local events

Pride Amplified local events

Arts & Culture

The global WorldPride festival is coming to Sydney from 17 February – 5 March and we’re hosting a series of events to help celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community.

Published 18 January 2023

Woollahra Council welcomes newly-elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Woollahra Council welcomes newly-elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor

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Councillor Susan Wynne has been re-elected as the Mayor of Woollahra, and Councillor Isabelle Shapiro elected as Deputy Mayor at the first meeting of the new Council, held on 5 January, with both terms to run until September 2023.

Published 6 January 2022

Food Safety - Make sure you are prepared

Food Safety - Make sure you are prepared

Community

Australian Food Safety Week 2021 will be held from 13 to 20 November 2021. As part of Australian Food Safety Week, Woollahra Municipal Council urges local consumers to reduce their risk of food poisoning by being prepared.

Published 8 November 2021

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

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

School holiday activities at home

Community

Even though we cannot run our regular school holiday activities in our Libraries, we have made a School Holiday Fun - Home Edition activity guide.

Published 14 April 2020

School holiday activities at home

2020 Woollahra Citizenship Awards announced

Community

Congratulations to Barry Joseph who has been named the 2020 Woollahra Citizen of the Year for his outstanding volunteer contribution to our local community.

Published 6 April 2020

2020 Woollahra Citizenship Awards announced

Woollahra Council announces more than $5 million in relief for local small businesses

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Woollahra Council has launched relief measures for small businesses in the local area to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on businesses and workers.

Woollahra Council announces more than $5 million in relief for local small businesses

Australian Speedcar Champion Jeffrey Freeman honoured with plaque in Paddington

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Australian Speedcar Champion and former Paddington resident Jeffrey Freeman was honoured with a plaque on Friday 6 March, the anniversary of his victory in the Australian Speedcar Grand Prix in Sydney in 1965.

Published 13 March 2020

Australian Speedcar Champion Jeffrey Freeman honoured with plaque in Paddington

Together we removed 40 kg of litter from Rose Bay Beach on Clean Up Australia Day

Environment

Thank you to the more than 100 people who joined us at Rose Bay on Sunday for a beach clean up event.

Published 2 March 2020

Together we removed 40 kg of litter from Rose Bay Beach on Clean Up Australia Day
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