Have Your Say Willoughby

Willoughby City Council invites you to give feedback on a wide range of community issues, policies and service delivery areas.

You are invited to Have Your Say!

You can do this by registering. Its quick and easy - just sign up at the right hand corner of this page and contribute anonymously through your own username. Registration is required to participate and post your comments on the online discussion forums. Your privacy is protected and the discussion forums are moderated externally as well as by Council officers who are available to provide feedback to any questions you may have. 

Willoughby City Council invites you to give feedback on a wide range of community issues, policies and service delivery areas.

You are invited to Have Your Say!

You can do this by registering. Its quick and easy - just sign up at the right hand corner of this page and contribute anonymously through your own username. Registration is required to participate and post your comments on the online discussion forums. Your privacy is protected and the discussion forums are moderated externally as well as by Council officers who are available to provide feedback to any questions you may have. 

  • Beverley Blacklock Reserve Draft Reserve Action Plan

    4 days ago
    Beverley blacklock reserve

    Willoughby City Council welcomes your feedback on a 2nd version of the Draft Reserve Action Plan for Beverley Blacklock Reserve before consultation closes 5 pm, Wednesday 4th October 2017. Please leave your comments below in the survey section.

    Beverley Blacklock Reserve is a long, narrow bushland reserve that hugs the south-east corner of the Castlecrag peninsula set on the shores of Middle Harbour. The reserve plays an important role in maintaining the natural landscape character of Castlecrag and provides continuous connectivity of habitat for native wildlife.

    Key Actions for the Draft Reserve Action Plan 2017-2022:

    Willoughby City Council welcomes your feedback on a 2nd version of the Draft Reserve Action Plan for Beverley Blacklock Reserve before consultation closes 5 pm, Wednesday 4th October 2017. Please leave your comments below in the survey section.

    Beverley Blacklock Reserve is a long, narrow bushland reserve that hugs the south-east corner of the Castlecrag peninsula set on the shores of Middle Harbour. The reserve plays an important role in maintaining the natural landscape character of Castlecrag and provides continuous connectivity of habitat for native wildlife.

    Key Actions for the Draft Reserve Action Plan 2017-2022:

    • Continuation of bushland restoration programs by bushland regeneration contractors,
    • Access improvements to the reserve,
    • Continue to protect the amenity and natural features of this foreshore reserve.

    All community members who leave a comment will receive a response after the community consultation period.


  • Market Garden Park Playground

    16 days ago
    Market garden park playground   draft plan

    In early 2017 Council undertook an on site consultation session to gather ideas from the local community regarding their requirements for a new district playground. Following the consultation Council has developed a Draft Plan for the playground.

    The intent of the draft plan is to address concerns raised during the on site consultation and provide opportunities for play and respite while referencing the horticultural history of the site.

    Council invites you to have your say about the Market Garden Draft Playground Plan before 9am Tuesday 3 October 2017. Your feedback will assist in the creation of the final playground plan.... Continue reading

    In early 2017 Council undertook an on site consultation session to gather ideas from the local community regarding their requirements for a new district playground. Following the consultation Council has developed a Draft Plan for the playground.

    The intent of the draft plan is to address concerns raised during the on site consultation and provide opportunities for play and respite while referencing the horticultural history of the site.

    Council invites you to have your say about the Market Garden Draft Playground Plan before 9am Tuesday 3 October 2017. Your feedback will assist in the creation of the final playground plan.

    For further information, please contact Council’s Open Space Projects Officer, Meredith Paterson on 9777 7995 or email Meredith.Paterson@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au


  • Forsyth Park, incorporating Northbridge Baths - Draft Plan of Management

    17 days ago
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    Council has prepared a draft Plan of Management for Forsyth Park, incorporating Northbridge Baths, in Northbridge.

    There will be a public hearing and information session held on 11 October from 6.30-7.30pm at the former Northbridge Bowling Clubhouse, in Warners Park, The Outpost, Northbridge.

    The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the draft Plan of Management. Submissions are welcome from everyone by 5pm on Monday 23 October 2017.


    Council has prepared a draft Plan of Management for Forsyth Park, incorporating Northbridge Baths, in Northbridge.

    There will be a public hearing and information session held on 11 October from 6.30-7.30pm at the former Northbridge Bowling Clubhouse, in Warners Park, The Outpost, Northbridge.

    The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the draft Plan of Management. Submissions are welcome from everyone by 5pm on Monday 23 October 2017.


  • Thomson Park Playground

    23 days ago
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    Thomson Park playground, Artarmon is an important open space resource for the local community.

    Council invites you to have your say about the Thomson Park playground before 5pm Friday 22 September 2017.

    Your feedback is important to provide Council with a good understanding of the local community’s expectations in the creation of a Playground Improvements Plan for the reserve.


    Thomson Park playground, Artarmon is an important open space resource for the local community.

    Council invites you to have your say about the Thomson Park playground before 5pm Friday 22 September 2017.

    Your feedback is important to provide Council with a good understanding of the local community’s expectations in the creation of a Playground Improvements Plan for the reserve.


  • Draft Flat Rock Creek Flood Study

    23 days ago
    Flat rock creek catchment boundary map

    A DRAFT Flat Rock Creek Flood Study has now been completed. Council now invites local property owners, potentially at risk of flooding in the study area, along with other interested community members to participate in a 2nd round of community consultation by providing feedback on the draft study before 5pm Friday 29 September 2017.

    Interested parties are also invited to a public exhibition evening at Council Chambers with Council Staff and the Consultants engaged to undertake the DRAFT Flat Rock Creek Flood Study.
    Venue: Council Chambers (Level 6, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood)
    Date and Time: 6pm on Thursday, 14 September
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    A DRAFT Flat Rock Creek Flood Study has now been completed. Council now invites local property owners, potentially at risk of flooding in the study area, along with other interested community members to participate in a 2nd round of community consultation by providing feedback on the draft study before 5pm Friday 29 September 2017.

    Interested parties are also invited to a public exhibition evening at Council Chambers with Council Staff and the Consultants engaged to undertake the DRAFT Flat Rock Creek Flood Study.
    Venue: Council Chambers (Level 6, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood)
    Date and Time: 6pm on Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Please register if you plan to attend by responding to the event attendance question in this survey or you can RSVP directly to Councils Drainage / Design Engineer, Scott Kavanagh, on 9777 1059 or via email scott.kavanagh@willoughby.nsw.gov.au


  • Artarmon Bowling Club site renewal - Citizens Panel - Registrations Open

    about 2 months ago
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    Willoughby City Council is progressing plans to bring the former Artarmon Bowling Club site into community recreation use.

    On 24 July 2017, Council resolved to establish a Citizens Panel that will consider future options for the former Artarmon Bowling Club, and the cost of upgrading/maintaining the current building. Demolition of the building is not supported and is not part of the Panel’s considerations.

    We are inviting interested members of the community to apply for the Citizens Panel which will a maximum have up to 15 people.


    Willoughby City Council is progressing plans to bring the former Artarmon Bowling Club site into community recreation use.

    On 24 July 2017, Council resolved to establish a Citizens Panel that will consider future options for the former Artarmon Bowling Club, and the cost of upgrading/maintaining the current building. Demolition of the building is not supported and is not part of the Panel’s considerations.

    We are inviting interested members of the community to apply for the Citizens Panel which will a maximum have up to 15 people.


  • Revised Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement – 12 Frederick Street, St Leonards

    about 2 months ago

    Revised Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement – 12 Frederick Street, St Leonards

    Thursday 3 August until Thursday 31 August 2017

    Council is currently seeking submissions on a Revised Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement for the southern portion of 12 Frederick Street, St Leonards

    Detailed information can be found in the Document Library and a summary is available by
    viewing the Exhibition Information Sheet.

    Prior to making a submission please read:

    Council's Privacy Statement

    Disclosure of Political Donations and Expenditures(External link)(External link)

    We invite you to read the information provided and make a submission here.


    Revised Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement – 12 Frederick Street, St Leonards

    Thursday 3 August until Thursday 31 August 2017

    Council is currently seeking submissions on a Revised Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement for the southern portion of 12 Frederick Street, St Leonards

    Detailed information can be found in the Document Library and a summary is available by
    viewing the Exhibition Information Sheet.

    Prior to making a submission please read:

    Council's Privacy Statement

    Disclosure of Political Donations and Expenditures(External link)(External link)

    We invite you to read the information provided and make a submission here.


  • Fit for the Future

    over 2 years ago
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    What is Local Government Reform?

    In 2013, the Independent Local Government Review Panel was established with the aim of ensuring an effective framework for the provision of services and infrastructure to local communities in NSW. The Panel acknowledged that local government works the closest with communities and highlighted how this can be an important factor in achieving local, state and national goals and objectives. The panel stated that a move to larger organisations, with greater ability to generate increased resources, work at scale and implement more effective ways of operating, would see communities benefit from better infrastructure and services and a stronger link between local and other tiers of government.

    What does Fit for the Future mean?

    Fit for the Future is the NSW Government’s response to the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s report Revitalising Local Government. In the report there are recommendations concerning the amalgamation of councils in metropolitan Sydney, including the recommendation that Willoughby City Council amalgamate with neighbouring councils Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman, Hunter’s Hill and part of Ryde.

    The State Government’s Fit for the Future criteria are:
    • scale and capacity
    • financial sustainability
    • efficiency
    • infrastructure and services

    Incentives have been offered by the State Government as part of the proposal and include $10.5 million for each newly merged council (of two or more councils) with a population of at least 250,000 residents and an additional $3 million for each additional 50,000 population above that threshold.


    What does this mean for Willoughby?

    Willoughby Council, like all other councils in NSW, has been requested to prepare a submission by 30 June 2015 under the Fit for the Future proposal. The submission must demonstrate how Council plans to meet the Fit for the Future criteria and continue to be effective and sustainable in the future.


    Where does Willoughby stand?

    In March 2015, Willoughby Council passed a resolution relating to its position on council amalgamations. In short, Council decided to commence community consultation on four scenarios, which are outlined in this brochure. Along with extensive community consultation, Council will also undertake a number of studies and research projects to assist in preparing a comprehensive submission to the NSW Government to ensure that Willoughby’s communities are in the best position going forward.
    The four scenarios being considered are:
    1) Willoughby only
    2) Willoughby and North Sydney merger
    3) Willoughby, North Sydney and Lane Cove merger
    4) Willoughby, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Hunter’s Hill, Mosman and part Ryde (eastern two thirds) merger

    Looking for more information?

    The information pack provides detailed information on the current situation of Council and forecasts on four possible scenarios which Council has released for consultation. Table 5 in the Information Pack provides more detailed information for Willoughby and
    the five other councils in the State Government’s proposed merger scenario. Key references are also provided on Page 10 of the Information Pack and in the 'Important Links' section of this site.

    What is Local Government Reform?

    In 2013, the Independent Local Government Review Panel was established with the aim of ensuring an effective framework for the provision of services and infrastructure to local communities in NSW. The Panel acknowledged that local government works the closest with communities and highlighted how this can be an important factor in achieving local, state and national goals and objectives. The panel stated that a move to larger organisations, with greater ability to generate increased resources, work at scale and implement more effective ways of operating, would see communities benefit from better infrastructure and services and a stronger link between local and other tiers of government.

    What does Fit for the Future mean?

    Fit for the Future is the NSW Government’s response to the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s report Revitalising Local Government. In the report there are recommendations concerning the amalgamation of councils in metropolitan Sydney, including the recommendation that Willoughby City Council amalgamate with neighbouring councils Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman, Hunter’s Hill and part of Ryde.

    The State Government’s Fit for the Future criteria are:
    • scale and capacity
    • financial sustainability
    • efficiency
    • infrastructure and services

    Incentives have been offered by the State Government as part of the proposal and include $10.5 million for each newly merged council (of two or more councils) with a population of at least 250,000 residents and an additional $3 million for each additional 50,000 population above that threshold.


    What does this mean for Willoughby?

    Willoughby Council, like all other councils in NSW, has been requested to prepare a submission by 30 June 2015 under the Fit for the Future proposal. The submission must demonstrate how Council plans to meet the Fit for the Future criteria and continue to be effective and sustainable in the future.


    Where does Willoughby stand?

    In March 2015, Willoughby Council passed a resolution relating to its position on council amalgamations. In short, Council decided to commence community consultation on four scenarios, which are outlined in this brochure. Along with extensive community consultation, Council will also undertake a number of studies and research projects to assist in preparing a comprehensive submission to the NSW Government to ensure that Willoughby’s communities are in the best position going forward.
    The four scenarios being considered are:
    1) Willoughby only
    2) Willoughby and North Sydney merger
    3) Willoughby, North Sydney and Lane Cove merger
    4) Willoughby, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Hunter’s Hill, Mosman and part Ryde (eastern two thirds) merger

    Looking for more information?

    The information pack provides detailed information on the current situation of Council and forecasts on four possible scenarios which Council has released for consultation. Table 5 in the Information Pack provides more detailed information for Willoughby and
    the five other councils in the State Government’s proposed merger scenario. Key references are also provided on Page 10 of the Information Pack and in the 'Important Links' section of this site.