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. 

  • Planning Strategy 2016-2036 - Have Your Say on Our Future Willoughby

    19 days ago
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    Get involved in planning Willoughby’s future before consultation closes 5pm on Friday 17 March 2017!

    Sydney is growing and Willoughby is growing. Willoughby Council needs to plan for this growth through strategic planning. The planning is guided by the community as well as by State strategic priorities and objectives.

    Council is providing a range of opportunities for the community to have a say on key planning strategy documents from Tuesday 1st February until 5pm, Friday 17 March 2017. A public feedback report of the findings will be available in April 2017.

    There are four streams of strategic planning underway, which... Continue reading

    Get involved in planning Willoughby’s future before consultation closes 5pm on Friday 17 March 2017!

    Sydney is growing and Willoughby is growing. Willoughby Council needs to plan for this growth through strategic planning. The planning is guided by the community as well as by State strategic priorities and objectives.

    Council is providing a range of opportunities for the community to have a say on key planning strategy documents from Tuesday 1st February until 5pm, Friday 17 March 2017. A public feedback report of the findings will be available in April 2017.

    There are four streams of strategic planning underway, which will culminate in the Willoughby Planning Strategy. Each stream has a different focus in order to provide a complete plan for Willoughby’s future.

    1. Chatswood CBD – Council’s Draft Planning and Urban Design Strategy
    2. Housing in Willoughby
    3. Local Centres in Willoughby
    4. Industrial Lands

    To have your say on any of the four planning documents, please complete any or all of the four separate community feedback surveys below. Further details can be found in the associated planning documents on the right hand side of this screen.

    Council is also providing a range of opportunities for the community to have a say by attending a Drop-In Session to view the plans and talk to specialist planning staff; or you can RSVP to attend a Roundtable to discuss the proposals in more detail. Information about the Drop-In Sessions and Roundtables can be found HERE or in the 'Library' section.


  • Willoughby Leisure Centre Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017

    5 days ago
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    Willoughby Leisure Centre is committed to its Members and high levels of service delivery.

    Please take a few minutes to provide us feedback by completing a brief survey before Sunday 5th March 2017.

    Willoughby Leisure Centre is committed to its Members and high levels of service delivery.

    Please take a few minutes to provide us feedback by completing a brief survey before Sunday 5th March 2017.

  • Castle Cove Golf Course - Draft Plan of Management

    7 days 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

    Local residents are invited to... Continue reading

    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


  • 258 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge - Update on Development of Rear Portion of the building

    15 days ago
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    Council invites local residents to 'have your say' on concept plans for the next stage of development of the Northbridge Community Library building, located at 258 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge.

    Please take a moment to Have Your Say by filling in the short survey here.

    Council invites local residents to 'have your say' on concept plans for the next stage of development of the Northbridge Community Library building, located at 258 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge.

    Please take a moment to Have Your Say by filling in the short survey here.

  • Beverley Blacklock Reserve Action Plan

    21 days ago
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    Willoughby City Council welcomes your feedback regarding the review of the Reserve Action Plan for Beverley Blacklock Reserve, Castlecrag.

    Council would like to know how you use the reserve and what do you see as management priorities for the protection of bushland. Comments will be received on the Beverley Blacklock Reserve Action Plan until 5pm, Monday 6 March 2017.


    Willoughby City Council welcomes your feedback regarding the review of the Reserve Action Plan for Beverley Blacklock Reserve, Castlecrag.

    Council would like to know how you use the reserve and what do you see as management priorities for the protection of bushland. Comments will be received on the Beverley Blacklock Reserve Action Plan until 5pm, Monday 6 March 2017.


  • Dougherty Community Centre Perception Survey

    about 1 month ago
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    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 Park Redevelopment - update

    6 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.