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. 

  • New Boat Trailer Parking Restrictions

    about 15 hours ago
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    Willoughby residents are being encouraged to have their say about the proposed introduction of new boat trailer parking restriction across the entire Willoughby Local Government Area (LGA).

    This follows recent amendments to The Impounding Act, 1993 that grants councils new powers regarding boat trailer parking restrictions.

    Community feedback will be received between Wednesday 18 January until 5pm, Friday 17 February 2017 and collated into a public report for consideration by council in March 2017. Until then, Council will maintain its current practice of not issuing parking permits for boat trailers.


    Willoughby residents are being encouraged to have their say about the proposed introduction of new boat trailer parking restriction across the entire Willoughby Local Government Area (LGA).

    This follows recent amendments to The Impounding Act, 1993 that grants councils new powers regarding boat trailer parking restrictions.

    Community feedback will be received between Wednesday 18 January until 5pm, Friday 17 February 2017 and collated into a public report for consideration by council in March 2017. Until then, Council will maintain its current practice of not issuing parking permits for boat trailers.


  • Dougherty Community Centre Perception Survey

    7 days ago

    Willoughby City Council is seeking community feedback about the services and activities provided at the Dougherty Community Centre.

    Please take a few minutes to participate in our community perception survey below.

    The survey will be open from Monday 16th January until COB Monday Feb 6th 2017.

    The final report will be used to understand the value of the benefits provided by the centre and to identify opportunities for improvement. The report will be available at the Willoughby City Council Have Your Say site by March 2017.

    Willoughby City Council is seeking community feedback about the services and activities provided at the Dougherty Community Centre.

    Please take a few minutes to participate in our community perception survey below.

    The survey will be open from Monday 16th January until COB Monday Feb 6th 2017.

    The final report will be used to understand the value of the benefits provided by the centre and to identify opportunities for improvement. The report will be available at the Willoughby City Council Have Your Say site by March 2017.

  • Gore Hill Technology Park - Lots 2,3,4 and 6 Broadcast Way, Artarmon

    about 1 month ago

    Council is currently seeking submissions on the above Draft Amendments.

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

    Exhibition of amendments to Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012, Willoughby Development Control Plan and Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement.

    EXHIBITION PERIOD 8 December 2016 – 30 January 2017


    Council is currently seeking submissions on the above Draft Amendments.

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

    Exhibition of amendments to Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012, Willoughby Development Control Plan and Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement.

    EXHIBITION PERIOD 8 December 2016 – 30 January 2017


  • Gore Hill Technology Park - Lot 5, 4 Broadcast Way, Artarmon

    about 1 month ago

    Council is currently seeking submissions on Exhibition of amendments to Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Willoughby Development Control Plan.

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

    Planning Proposal – LOT 5 DP 270714, 4 BROADCAST WAY, ARTARMON (PART OF GORE HILL TECHNOLOGY PARK)

    Submission period from 8 December 2016 to 30 January 2017


    Council is currently seeking submissions on Exhibition of amendments to Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Willoughby Development Control Plan.

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

    Planning Proposal – LOT 5 DP 270714, 4 BROADCAST WAY, ARTARMON (PART OF GORE HILL TECHNOLOGY PARK)

    Submission period from 8 December 2016 to 30 January 2017


  • Planning Proposal – 28 Victor & 49-51 Albert Avenue, Chatswood (Westfield Shopping Centre)

    3 months ago

    Council is currently seeking submissions on Exhibition of amendments to Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012.

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



    Council is currently seeking submissions on Exhibition of amendments to Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012.

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



  • How do you Recycle Your Household Items?

    3 months ago

    A new Community Recycling Centre (CRCs) is being established in Artarmon and will allow householders to drop off their problem wastes free of charge.

    We would like your help to get an indication of what our residents currently do with their problem household waste.

    Please click here to fill in a short survey and go in the draw to win 2 x Adult passes to Hoyts Cinemas.


    A new Community Recycling Centre (CRCs) is being established in Artarmon and will allow householders to drop off their problem wastes free of charge.

    We would like your help to get an indication of what our residents currently do with their problem household waste.

    Please click here to fill in a short survey and go in the draw to win 2 x Adult passes to Hoyts Cinemas.


  • Gore Hill Park Redevelopment - update

    5 months ago
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    Willoughby Council would like to thank you for you for participating in the community consultation conducted by Council and between 22nd June – 4th August 2016. Council received a great deal of informative feedback during the consultation on the draft plan of management and the draft concept plans for redevelopment of Gore Hill Park. We have identified your concerns as well as the opportunities that you have raised.

    We are pleased to let you know that Willoughby City Council is moving forward with the long term plans for the redevelopment of Gore Hill Park. On Monday 22nd August Council endorsed... Continue reading

    Willoughby Council would like to thank you for you for participating in the community consultation conducted by Council and between 22nd June – 4th August 2016. Council received a great deal of informative feedback during the consultation on the draft plan of management and the draft concept plans for redevelopment of Gore Hill Park. We have identified your concerns as well as the opportunities that you have raised.

    We are pleased to let you know that Willoughby City Council is moving forward with the long term plans for the redevelopment of Gore Hill Park. On Monday 22nd August Council endorsed the plan of management and concept plans for Gore Hill Park. This will provide further sporting facilities, recreational space and open space in order to meet the needs of a growing population in the St Leonards CBD and the wider Willoughby, North Sydney and Lane Cove areas.

    Consequently Willoughby City Council will go out to tender for contractors for Stage 1 of the Gore Hill Park Redevelopment. The results of this will be reported to Council in December 2016.It is anticipated that construction in relation to Stage 1 will commence in February 2017 and be completed in early 2018.

    To read the full Council Report please click here

    To read The Gore Hill Park redevelopment Draft Plan of Management and Draft Concept Plan please click here.

    Willoughby Council thanks you for your participation and will keep you up to date on any future progress.

    Gore Hill Park Redevelopment

    The long term plan for Gore Hill proposes a synthetic playing field, on-site stormwater detention system, regional playground, exercise stations, barbeque picnic areas and an indoor sporting complex. The redevelopment is proposed to meet the needs of a growing and changing population in the St Leonards CBD and the wider Willoughby, North Sydney and Lane Cove areas.

    The works will be constructed accordingly as funds become available. The oval is proposed to be re-orientated and converted to a synthetic sports surface to improve its capacity for high demand and community participation. Further to this the new regional playground shall provide for varying age groups, combining play equipment and natural play elements in a unique play setting.

    The multi-purpose indoor sporting complex is proposed to be located on the Pacific Highway frontage for easy public access. The centre shall have underground car parking which allows for the removal of the northern car park for more landscaped parkland.


  • Fit for the Future

    almost 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.