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. 

  • Footpath Improvements - Denawen Avenue

    about 14 hours ago
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    Willoughby Council has approved funding for footpath improvements in your local shopping precinct for the current financial year. Works include streetscape upgrades along the western side of Denawen Avenue between Warrawee Avenue and Neerim Road.

    Your feedback and suggestions will enable Council to determine and plan how best to proceed with the proposed improvements. We welcome and encourage your participation before Friday 14th April 2017.


    Willoughby Council has approved funding for footpath improvements in your local shopping precinct for the current financial year. Works include streetscape upgrades along the western side of Denawen Avenue between Warrawee Avenue and Neerim Road.

    Your feedback and suggestions will enable Council to determine and plan how best to proceed with the proposed improvements. We welcome and encourage your participation before Friday 14th April 2017.


  • The Outpost, Northbridge - Local Traffic and Parking Draft Plans

    4 days ago
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    Council is seeking feedback on a Traffic and Parking Draft Plan for The Outpost, Northbridge. Residents in the affected parts of these streets will have received detailed correspondence from Council.

    Council reviewed traffic conditions in the area and has created a draft Traffic and Parking plan based on traffic data analysis, expert opinion and site observations. The draft Traffic and Parking plan provides options for proposed changes to alleviate traffic and parking issues in the area.

    We invite you to read the information provided and complete the survey. Click here to Have Your Say!

    Your feedback is important and will... Continue reading

    Council is seeking feedback on a Traffic and Parking Draft Plan for The Outpost, Northbridge. Residents in the affected parts of these streets will have received detailed correspondence from Council.

    Council reviewed traffic conditions in the area and has created a draft Traffic and Parking plan based on traffic data analysis, expert opinion and site observations. The draft Traffic and Parking plan provides options for proposed changes to alleviate traffic and parking issues in the area.

    We invite you to read the information provided and complete the survey. Click here to Have Your Say!

    Your feedback is important and will help Council in making an informed decision about proposed parking arrangement along The Outpost.


  • Chatswood Park playground

    9 days ago
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    Chatswood Park Playground is an important open space resource for the local community. This consultation is specifically related to the playground, you will have the opportunity to comment on other aspects of the park for example the skate park, paths, oval etc when the draft Master Plan is released for comment in late 2017.

    Based on community feedback, Willoughby City Council has produced a Draft Playground Improvements Plan for the playground. We welcome your feedback on the Draft Plan and invite you to comment before consultation closes on 19th April 2017.


    Chatswood Park Playground is an important open space resource for the local community. This consultation is specifically related to the playground, you will have the opportunity to comment on other aspects of the park for example the skate park, paths, oval etc when the draft Master Plan is released for comment in late 2017.

    Based on community feedback, Willoughby City Council has produced a Draft Playground Improvements Plan for the playground. We welcome your feedback on the Draft Plan and invite you to comment before consultation closes on 19th April 2017.


  • The Bailey Draft Playground Improvements Plan

    9 days ago
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    The Bailey, Castlecrag is an important open space resource for the local community.

    Based on community feedback, Willoughby City Council has produced a Draft Playground Improvements Plan for the reserve. We welcome your feedback on the Draft Plan and invite you to comment by the 18th April.


    The Bailey, Castlecrag is an important open space resource for the local community.

    Based on community feedback, Willoughby City Council has produced a Draft Playground Improvements Plan for the reserve. We welcome your feedback on the Draft Plan and invite you to comment by the 18th April.


  • Market Garden Park Draft Reserve Action Plan

    about 2 months ago
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    Willoughby City Council welcomes your feedback on this newly created Draft Reserve Action Plan before consultation closes 5pm Thursday 13th April 2017.

    Market Garden Park is made up of revegetated bushland, parkland, Sailors Bay Creek and a future community garden. Bushland within Market Garden Park protects the headwaters of Sailors Bay Creek which downstream flows into Middle Harbour. The Park previously was a market garden and was possibly the last one to operate in Willoughby.

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

    • Continuation of weed management and revegetation programs by bushland regeneration contractors,
    • Providing assistance to... Continue reading

    Willoughby City Council welcomes your feedback on this newly created Draft Reserve Action Plan before consultation closes 5pm Thursday 13th April 2017.

    Market Garden Park is made up of revegetated bushland, parkland, Sailors Bay Creek and a future community garden. Bushland within Market Garden Park protects the headwaters of Sailors Bay Creek which downstream flows into Middle Harbour. The Park previously was a market garden and was possibly the last one to operate in Willoughby.

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

    • Continuation of weed management and revegetation programs by bushland regeneration contractors,
    • Providing assistance to the existing Bushcare volunteer group and to encourage the recruitment of new members,
    • Installing interpretive signage along the shared pathway.

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


  • Draft Inclusion Action Plan for People with a Disability 2017-2021

    15 days ago

    Council has prepared a draft Inclusion Action Plan for people with a disability and is now asking the community for feedback before considering whether to adopt the plan.

    The plan has been developed through listening to the needs and ideas of people with a disability, family members of people with a disability, and agencies who provide services to people with a disability and/or their families.

    View the draft plan here and provide your feedback or find out about attending an information session.

    Council has prepared a draft Inclusion Action Plan for people with a disability and is now asking the community for feedback before considering whether to adopt the plan.

    The plan has been developed through listening to the needs and ideas of people with a disability, family members of people with a disability, and agencies who provide services to people with a disability and/or their families.

    View the draft plan here and provide your feedback or find out about attending an information session.

  • Cortile Reserve Draft Playground Improvements Plan

    24 days ago
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    We would like to invite you to have your say about the Draft Playground Improvements Plan for Cortile Reserve by answering the following survey before Friday 31st March 2017.

    Your responses will give us a clear picture of what improvements you would like to see.


    We would like to invite you to have your say about the Draft Playground Improvements Plan for Cortile Reserve by answering the following survey before Friday 31st March 2017.

    Your responses will give us a clear picture of what improvements you would like to see.


  • Castle Cove Golf Course - Draft Plan of Management

    about 1 month ago
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    Council has prepared a new Plan of Management for Castle Cove Golf Course located on Deepwater Road, Castle Cove. The current Plan was adopted by Council in 1996; a new Plan is required to allow a new lease of the land for golf and related sports use.

    A copy of the draft Plan of Management is available on the Council website and can be viewed at:

    • Document Library - online
    • Council Administration Centre, 31 Victor St Chatswood,
    • Willoughby City Library, The Concourse, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
    • Castle Cove Branch Library, Deepwater Road, Castle Cove.

    Public Hearing

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    Council has prepared a new Plan of Management for Castle Cove Golf Course located on Deepwater Road, Castle Cove. The current Plan was adopted by Council in 1996; a new Plan is required to allow a new lease of the land for golf and related sports use.

    A copy of the draft Plan of Management is available on the Council website and can be viewed at:

    • Document Library - online
    • Council Administration Centre, 31 Victor St Chatswood,
    • Willoughby City Library, The Concourse, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
    • Castle Cove Branch Library, Deepwater Road, Castle Cove.

    Public Hearing

    Local residents are invited to attend a public hearing this provides the opportunity for the community to comment on the proposed classification of the golf course as ‘sportsground’ as per the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.

    Location: Castle Cove Branch Library
    Date: Wednesday 8 March
    Time: 5pm – 7pm

    The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the Draft Plan of Management. Submissions are welcome from everyone by 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017 and can be provided via:

    Online – www.haveyoursaywilloughby.com.au
    Email – email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au
    Post - PO Box 57 Chatswood NSW 2057


  • Gore Hill Park Redevelopment - update

    8 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

    about 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.