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. 

Topics

  • Clive Park Draft Reserve Action Plan

    3 days ago
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    Council is seeking your feedback on the Draft Clive Park Bushland Reserve Action Plan details management actions for a five year period.

    Click here to have your say!

    Clive Park is a 5.4 hectare foreshore bushland reserve located at the junction of the Sailors Bay and Flat Rock Creek catchments. It is located on Middle Harbour and contains Willoughby’s only easily accessible sandy beach.

    Key actions include the continuation of weed management in previously worked areas, completing two controlled burns and improving the Park entry. The Plan also contains reserve, plant and habitat profiles; Statements of Significance relating to Aboriginal,... Continue reading

    Council is seeking your feedback on the Draft Clive Park Bushland Reserve Action Plan details management actions for a five year period.

    Click here to have your say!

    Clive Park is a 5.4 hectare foreshore bushland reserve located at the junction of the Sailors Bay and Flat Rock Creek catchments. It is located on Middle Harbour and contains Willoughby’s only easily accessible sandy beach.

    Key actions include the continuation of weed management in previously worked areas, completing two controlled burns and improving the Park entry. The Plan also contains reserve, plant and habitat profiles; Statements of Significance relating to Aboriginal, local history and wildlife habitat; Impacts to habitat; and past achievements.

  • Coolaroo Road and Dalrymple Avenue Local Area Traffic Management

    18 days ago

    Council is seeking feedback on two proposals for traffic management on Coolaroo Road and Dalrymple Avenue, Chatswood West.

    Council is aiming to determine whether or not there is general consensus for one option over the other or whether residents prefer an alternative type of treatment or no intervention at all.

    Your feedback is important and will give us a clear picture of how to proceed with the upgraded traffic management works.



    Council is seeking feedback on two proposals for traffic management on Coolaroo Road and Dalrymple Avenue, Chatswood West.

    Council is aiming to determine whether or not there is general consensus for one option over the other or whether residents prefer an alternative type of treatment or no intervention at all.

    Your feedback is important and will give us a clear picture of how to proceed with the upgraded traffic management works.



  • Disability Inclusion Action Plan Survey

    11 days ago
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    Help develop the Willoughby Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

    As part of this process Council requires feedback from people with disability, support people, service providers and any other interested parties to help us to understand the strengths and weaknesses of current Council policies, processes, infrastructure and services and to provide suggestions to assist Council to create a more inclusive Willoughby.

    Please take a moment to fill in the short survey or come along to one of the consultation sessions.
    Click through to the survey for further details

    Help develop the Willoughby Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

    As part of this process Council requires feedback from people with disability, support people, service providers and any other interested parties to help us to understand the strengths and weaknesses of current Council policies, processes, infrastructure and services and to provide suggestions to assist Council to create a more inclusive Willoughby.

    Please take a moment to fill in the short survey or come along to one of the consultation sessions.
    Click through to the survey for further details

  • Draft Community Engagement Policy 2016

    10 days ago
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    Council is seeking feedback on the Draft Community Engagement Policy 2016.

    The updated policy will assist Council to develop engagement strategies that ensure Council understands community sentiment on specific projects and issues.

    Please provide feedback in the comments section.
    Public exhibition closes 16th September 2016.

    Council is seeking feedback on the Draft Community Engagement Policy 2016.

    The updated policy will assist Council to develop engagement strategies that ensure Council understands community sentiment on specific projects and issues.

    Please provide feedback in the comments section.
    Public exhibition closes 16th September 2016.

  • Gore Hill Park Redevelopment - update

    11 days 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

    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

    over 1 year 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.