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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

Development Applications can now be lodged online

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From 1 July 2020, Development Applications (DAs) can be lodged online via the NSW Planning Portal.

Published 1 July 2020

Development Applications can now be lodged online

2021 NSW Local Government Elections

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The NSW Government postponed the 2020 Local Government elections for 12 months. The election date is Saturday 4 September 2021.

Published 30 June 2020

2021 NSW Local Government Elections

Winter School Holiday Fun – online!

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Even though we cannot run our regular school holiday activities in our Libraries, we do have online events available.

Published 29 June 2020

Winter School Holiday Fun – online!

2020 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize open for entries

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The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council, has announced three new guest judges for 2020 along with an increased prize pool of $29,000 to mark its 20th anniversary.

Artists are now invited to submit their entries until 17 July.

Published 16 June 2020

2020 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize open for entries

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

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

Water restrictions are now at Level 1 for Greater Sydney

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From 1 March 2020 Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra areas will be under Level 1 water restrictions.

Published 2 March 2020

Water restrictions are now at Level 1 for Greater Sydney

The Bondi to Manly Walk officially open

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The Bondi to Manly Walk, an iconic 80km walk around Sydney Harbour that starts at Bondi Beach, crosses the Harbour Bridge and ends at Manly Beach has officially opened.

Published 10 December 2019

The Bondi to Manly Walk officially open
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