Willoughby City News

The Willoughby City News is a quarterly publication featuring local news, acheivements and events from Council. Check out the latest issue of WCN or search through the archive.


  1. Autumn 2017

    • The new Draft Willoughby Planning Strategy 2016-2036
    • The Raw Facts on Willoughby Council’s Finances
    • Parking Strategy to address street parking demand
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Park Upgrades
    • Willoughby’s Citizens of the Year announced
    • Seniors Festival 2017
    • Community Grants Now Open!
    • Merger Update
  2. Summer 2016

    • Chatswood Family Festival 
    • Council’s strong financial position confirmed
    • Willoughby Festive Season
    • Mayor’s Column
    • New Online Pet Registry
    • Willoughby Park Centre Grand ReOpening
    • Enduring Passion: Willoughby symphony 2017 
    • Merger Update
  3. Spring 2016

    • Emerge Festival 2016
    • Willoughby honours memories of past Mayors
    • Merger Update
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Time To Grow: Garden Sharing Project
    • Referee Opportunity course
    • Local Icon Recognised With Street Portrait
    • Street Fair 2016
  4. Winter 2016

    • VIVID Sydney returns to Chatswood
    • Artarmon Bowling Club site retained for community use
    • Update on Council Merger Proposal
    • New Upgrades to the BMX Track
    • Mayor’s Column
    • ANZAC Day 2016
    • Battery Technology Maximises Council’s Solar Energy
    • Leisure Centre’s HealthClub Renovations Complete
  5. Autumn 2016

    • Willoughby Seniors Celebrations
    • Inside Council: Smarter ways of working for you
    • Update on Council Merger Proposal
    • Community Grants Available Now!
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Willoughby Heritage Festival 2016
    • Willoughby Open Spaces
    • Water Pipe Makeover
    • 2016 Willougby City Guide
  6. Summer 2015

    • Willoughby Family Festival
    • Willoughby Council’s new Executive Leadership Team
    • Festive Fun!
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Significant appointment for Dr. Milton
    • Willoughby Celebrates 150th Anniversary
    • Pure Elation: Willoughby Symphony 2016
  7. Spring 2015

    • Willoughby Spring Festival
    • Chatswood street fair
    • Bright Future of The Concourse
    • Willoughby Community Grants
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Time to Grow: Garden Share Program 
    • Stray Golf Balls on Northbridge Oval
    • Willoughby Leisure Awarded 5 Stars
    • Willoughby Fun Run
    • Spring Picnic Spot-lights
    • Women in Policing
    • National Tree Day
    • Willougby Visual Arts Biennial 2015 
  8. Winter 2015

    • Vivid Sydney at Chatswood
    • Willoughby Prepares to be Fit for the Future
    • Willoughby Council by Numbers
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Armenian Commemoration Month
    • ANZAC Day 2015
    • Australian Military History Online
    • Vale Greg Bartel Obituary
    • Where in Willoughby? Competition
    • Winter Walks in Willoughby
    • Willougby Water Safety Programs
    • Bushland engagement with local schools
  9. Autumn 2015

    • Willoughby Celebrates Seniors Week
    • Why Parking Meters?
    • New Guide for Small Businesses
    • This Year’s Willoughby Spring Festival
    • New General Manager
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Thompson Park Upgrades
    • Electricity Consumption Falls Across Willoughby
    • Citizens of the Year Announced
    • Willoughby Heritage Festival
    • ePayment Now Available at Chatswood Library
  10. Summer 2014

    • Chatswood Family Festival on The Concourse
    • Students Tell the Story
    • Fun Run Wrap Up
    • Kids make Physical Activity a Life Long Persuit
    • Fit for the Future - Willoughby Council Assesses Amalgamations
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Digital Mailbox
    • Tunes for Toddlers
    • Residents Care for Park
    • Building Certification
    • Willoughby Symphony 2015
    • School Holidays at Willoughby Leisure
    • Summer at the LibrarySummer 
    • Waste Services
  11. Spring 2014

    • Willoughby Spring Festival
    • Your Council Compared
    • Garage Sale Trail
    • Mayor's Column
    • Quadrangle
    • Concern for Nine Site Continues
    • Fun Run and Open Day
    • New Serviced Apartments
    • Draft Parking Strategy
    • Supermarket Under Review
    • Household Asbestos Removal
    • Outdoor Gym Encourages Fitness
    • StreetFair 2014
    • Willoughby Shorts Film Festival 2014
  12. Winter 2014

    • Newly Refurbished Naremburn Library
    • Willoughby City Council’s 2014-2015 Operational Plan
    • Have Your Say
    • Mayor's Column
    • Beauchamp Park Upgrades
    • Willoughby Farewells Pat Reilly
    • Pool Maintenance
    • The Population Conversation
    • Flight of the Fauna Fair
    • Discover Willoughby's Public Art
    • Are You a Pet Owner?
    • Council's Accredited Certifiers
    • Seniors Week Wrap Up
    • Willoughby Symphony Kids' Concert
    • A Few Hours Can Make a Big Difference
  13. Summer 2013

    • Willoughby Symphony Presents Symphonic Connections in 2014
    • Cooking for Men
    • Award Winning Family Day Care
    • Dumped Trollies
    • Naremburn Branch Library Renovations
    • Mayors Column
    • New Online DA System
    • Important Information for Pool Owners
    • Chatswood RSL gives more than 340,000 in ClubGRANTS
    • What's On in Willoughby
    • Renovate Sustainably
    • Beat the Heat this Summer
    • Compost Revolution
    • Local Business Shines at the 2013 Better Business Awards
    • Get Set for the Summer Holidays at Willoughby Leisure
  14. Spring 2013

    • Willoughby Sculpture Prize Leads Bumper Spring Festival Line Up
    • Democracy in Practice: Citizen’s Panel Drives City Planning
    • Shared Path Realignment complete
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Spring Vacation Care
    • Safety over Convenience
    • Castle Cove Park Master Plan Moves Forward
    • New Outdoor Reading Corner
    • Willoughby Leisure Expo
    • The Concourse to produce its own Power
    • What’s on in Willoughby
    • Visit the Library from your Lounge Room
    • Cooking Classes Red Hot
    • Senior’s Healthy Living Presentations
    • Burst into Life with the Willoughby Spring Festival
    • Dining on The Concourse
  15. Winter 2013

    • New Waste Service
    • Alternative Waste and Recycling Services
    • Kids Get Active at Willoughby Leisure
    • Community Pays Tribute to Late Archbishop Aghan Baliozian
    • Free Wifi in Chatswood Mall
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Willoughby’s Sustainability is Channelled
    • New Laws for Swimming Pools
    • White Paper - A New Planning System for NSW
    • After Hours Medical Help
    • Check Before You Step
    • Managing Willoughby’s Open Space Assets
    • Willoughby City Council’s 2013-2014 Operational Plan
    • Working in your Neighbourhood
    • It’s all fun and games at Willoughby’s Parks
    • Visual Art in Willoughby
    • Wheely Good Fun
    • Winter Lunch at the Dougherty Centre
    • Council’s Accredited Certifiers
    • What’s Happening in Willoughby
  16. Autumn 2013

    • Live Life, with the Bumper 2013 Seniors Week Program
    • Asset Management
    • Citizens of the Year Announced
    • Willoughby City Strategy
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Artarmon Loop Timetable Update
    • New Local Environmental Plan
    • New Multi-purpose Court at The Willis
    • Hotham Street Reserve Works
    • New Lunch Hour Series at The Concourse
    • Entries Open for the Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013
    • Can an Ambulance Find your House in an Emergency?
    • Picture Willoughby
    • Family Day Care Business Opportunity
    • Event Calendar
    • Tips to Help you Follow the Green Road
  17. Summer 2012

    • Artarmon Welcomes Library into New Home
    • It’s Playtime at Devonshire Street Children’s Centre
    • Let the sunshine in
    • New Council Elected
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Report an Abandoned Trolley
    • New all access carousel at Willoughby Park
    • Local Pharmacies help Council get the Point
    • Dive into Summer
    • Pool Safety at Home
    • Symphonic Passages - Subscription Series 2013
    • Cardio Tennis at The Willis
    • Be Wise about Water Re-use
    • Community Assets, at the core of your neighbourhood
    • Community Consultation
  18. Autumn 2012

    • English National Ballet Exclusive to The Concourse
    • Willoughby Council Continues to Combat Parking Abuse
    • Netballer Named Citizen of the Year
    • Willoughby Community Aid
    • Willoughby Cultural and Social Plan
    • Disability Discrimination Action Plan
    • Book Returns
    • National Year of Reading
    • Online Community Panel
    • Chatswood After School Care
    • Local Park Upgrade Calling all Young Budding Authors
    • Seniors Week
    • Keep Connected to Willoughby
  19. Summer 2011

    • Willoughby Awarded Incredible Accolade
    • The Concourse – Back Stage Update
    • Chatswood Mall is a Smoke-free Zone
    • Safe Parking
    • The Year in Review
    • Dog Control
    • Your Council Rates
    • Food Safety
    • Sustainability Education Space
    • Dougherty Community Centre
    • Art exhibition opportunities
    • Dive in Movies
    • 2012 Household Clean Up Service and Recycling Calendar Now On-line
  20. Winter 2011

    • Rained-off Games are History at Northbridge Oval
    • Ladies and Gentlemen, Last Call for Seats
    • Chatswood Library is moving to its New Home on The Concourse
    • Council Staff Love Working for Willoughby
    • Northbridge Baths
    • Dinosaur Discovered in Sandpit
    • Doing Business with Council
    • New Accessible Picnic Area at Willoughby Park
    • Safer Cycling Study
    • Click on the TumbleBookLibrary
    • Gentle Exercise Class in the Chatswood CBD
    • Unauthorised Building Work is Costly
    • Better Business Join Partnership
    • Fitness forFamilies at the Willoughby Leisure Centre
  21. Summer 2010

    • Public Artwork Coming Soon to Chatswood Mall
    • Leasing of Retail Space on The Concourse
    • Outdoor Screen to Draw People to the Site
    • Construction Update
    • Go Get Car Share
    • Bulk Vegetation Cleanup
    • Girls Only Group
    • Local Employees Lend a Hand
    • Locals are Pumped about New Bike Track
    • Willoughby Sculpture Prize
    • Family Day Care is the Way to Go
    • Trolley Returns
    • Join our ClimateClever Community Champions
  22. Spring 2010

    • Bumper Program of Events Set for the 2010 Willoughby Spring Festival
    • Put Your Face in History
    • Chatswood Library on The Concourse
    • Construction Update
    • Business Partner for Sustainability
    • Willoughby's Eco Warrior
    • Parkcare Group Forges Ahead
    • West Chatswood Library Now Open
    • Plans to Upgrade the Willouhgby Leisure Centre
    • Smoke-free Policy
    • Test the Water at the Willoughby Leisure Centre Open Day
    • e.Waste Recycling
    • Get Active in Your Local Reserve
    • Willoughby Spring Festival
  23. Winter 2010

    • New Free Bus Service for Willoughby
    • Please be Seated
    • Community to Share the Stage with International Artists
    • Avoid the Electricity Price Hike
    • West Chatswood Library and Community Learning Facility
    • Get You  Waste Sorted
    • Mowbray Public School Reduces Footprint
    • The Faces of Willoughby
    • Apartment Dwellers Take a Sustainable Approach
    • Book in Your Club
    • Renovators Win Awards
  24. Autumn 2010

    • Willoughby House to Help Care for People Living with Dementia
    • How to Survive the HSC
    • Eat, Drink and Meet on The Concourse
    • Artarmon Loop Service Grows
    • Northbridge Library Grows in New Premises
    • Falls Prevention Program
    • Upgrades to Chatswood’s Sutherland Park
  25. Summer 2009

    • Welcome to THE CONCOURSE
    • New Library Now Open in Castle Cove
    • Simulation Cycling Circuit
    • Kid's Christmas Banners Decorate Mall
    • BMX Bushcarers
    • Apartments to Become ClimateClever
    • Regeneration and Rejuvenation
    • Police to Target Drink Driving Over the Festive Season
  26. Spring 2009

    • Celebrate Spring with a Month of Festivities
    • Gift of Music for Civic Place
    • Civic Place Patron Applauds Progress
    • Architectural Competition to Explore St Leonards’ Potential
    • Community Awarded for Humanitarian Effort
    • New Village Green at Northbridge
    • Children’s Week Celebrations
    • One Stop Sustainable Depot
    • ClimateClever Forum Tackles Climate Change
    • Willoughby Kids Taste Country Living
    • Willoughby StreetFair
    • Discover Sculpture on a Guided Tour
  27. Winter 2009

    • FREE Bus Loops Artarmon
    • Civic Place Update
    • Willoughby City Strategy
    • Northbridge Plaza Master Plan Discontinued
    • Ensure Proper Guttering in Your Home
    • Pool Rules Under Review
    • Trees on Your Property
    • Become ClimateClever
    • Help at the Touch of a Button - Constant Companion
    • Multicultural Program for Seniors
    • Improving Parent-Teenager Relationships
  28. Autumn 2009

    • Children of Jinniu give gift of thanks to Willoughby
    • Community Grant Applications Open
    • New ball court at Castle Cove Park
    • Water recycling at Mowbray Park
    • Willoughby Heritage Festival
  29. Summer 2008

    • An Aboriginal History of Willoughby
    • Civic Place excavation almost complete
    • Improvements to parks and playgrounds
    • Willoughby Council prepares for ageing population
    • e.restore update: get support to reduce your footprint
  30. Spring 2008

    • Willoughby Spring Festival 2008
    • Civic Place construction contract and Turning of the Sod
    • Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2009 entries open
    • Recreational facilities for Willoughby
    • Local capital works
    • e.restore paving the way for a sustainable future
  31. Winter 2008

    • Willoughby awarded for property management
    • Civic Place demolition and new website
    • Dry Cleaner Audit program
    • New park for Chatswood
    • Artarmon Kid's Cottage to be a sustainable demonstration site
  32. Autumn 2008

    • Section 94 Contribution: Your Community Facilities Under Threat
    • Civic Place
    • Willoughby City Council General Manager Announced
    • Free graffiti removal
    • A Sustainable Future for our City
  33. Spring 2007

    • Spring Festival 2007
    • Rainwater Tank Rebate
    • Safety on Shared Paths
    • Men's Shed
    • A New Era for Willoughby Leisure
  34. Winter 2007

    • Chatswood Library Temporary Relocation
    • Switch and Ditch Competition
    • Mayor's Column
    • Management Plan and Budget
    • Civic Place Update
  35. Autumn 2007

    • Blitz on Graffiti
    • Civic Place Project
    • Enviro-Grants
    • Citizen Awards
  36. Summer 2006

    • Christmas Market Entertainment
    • Bushcarers Celebrate 10 Years
    • Read Around Oz
    • Civic Place Update
    • Senior's Lifestyle Choices Information Day
  37. Spring 2006

    • Spring Festival
    • Children's Week
    • Artarmon Library
    • Sustainability Street
    • Lodging a DA
    • CouncilCab
  38. Winter 2006

    • CouncilCab - An Affordable Transport Alternative
    • Recycling with Steel Can Steve
    • Please Be Seated
    • Music Rehearsal Venue for Local Youth
    • Enviro Grants at Work
    • Mayor's Column
    • Willoughby Leisure Centre to Supply Own Electricity
    • Heritage Awards
  39. Autumn 2006

    • Improved Access Required at Chatswood Transport interchange
    • Australia Day and Willoughby Citizens of the Year
    • Willoughby City Council strives to become a Butt Free Zone
    • Please Be Seated - Civic Place
  40. Summer 2005

    • Rare and Threatened Plant Discovered
    • Towards Reconciliation
    • Civic Place Update
    • Join a Sustainability Street
    • Mayor's Column
    • Responsible Pet Ownership
  41. Spring 2005

    • Spring Festival
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Civic Place Patrons
    • Willoughby Recycles
  42. Winter 2005

    • Guringai Festival

    • Mayor’s Column

    • Civic Place

    • e.restore

    • Markets

  43. Autumn 2005

    • School Parking Campaign
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Civic Place
    • New Park in the CBD Heart
  44. Summer 2004

    • Civic Place
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Don’t be a Firebug
    • Mobile Phone Recycling
    • Northbridge Baths
  45. Spring 2004

    • Civic Place
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Wildlife Protection Areas
    • e.restore
  46. Winter 2004

    • Guringai Festival
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Meet your Councillors
    • e.restore
    • Waste News
    • Library goes graphic
    • Events
  47. Autumn 2004

    • Civic Place Poll
    • Mayor’s Column
    • e.restore
    • 2004 Council Elections
    • Suburb Names and Boundaries Changes
    • Kids Cottage Open
  48. Summer 2003

    • Reducing Fire Risk
    • Mayor’s Column
    • Keeping Cats Safe At Night
    • e.restore
    • 40km/h speed limits in CBD
    • Acknowledgement of Aboriginal Ancestry
  49. Spring 2003

    • Proposed Suburb Boundaries
    • Civic Place
    • Mayor's Column
    • New Waste Service A Success
    • e.restore
    • Spring Festival
  50. Winter 2003

    • New Waste Service
    • Mayor's Column
    • e.restore
    • Guringai Festival
    • Willoughby Community Aid
    • Events
  51. Autumn 2003

    • Civic Place Masterplan
    • Mayor's Column
    • Heritage Festival
    • e.restore
    • New Suction Truck
    • Chinese New Year
  52. Summer 2002

    • Think Before You Drink
    • Mayor's Column
    • Civic Place
    • e.restore
    • Deputy Mayor wins National Ward
    • Seniors Concert
    • Exhibition & Events
  53. Spring 2002

    • Mayor and Police Minister meet
    • Anti litter campaign success
    • e.restore
    • Installing an air conditioner
    • Willoughby City Library turns 25
  54. Winter 2002

    • Cats & Our Wildlife
    • CBD Streetscape Upgrade
    • e.restore Mid-term achievements
    • Noxious Weeds
    • Art Prize
  55. Summer 2001

    • e.restore
    • Heritage Awards
    • @ the Library
    • Dog Registration
    • Mayoral Gala Charity Cabaret
  56. Winter 2001

    • Heritage Week 2001
    • Beauchamp Park, Chatswood
    • Environmental Tips
    • The Noxious Weed Issue
  57. Autumn 2001

    • Satellite Dishes
    • e.restore
    • The Faster You Go, The Harder You Hit
    • Heritage Week 2001

WCN was not published this quarter