2011 Media Releases

01 January


  1. 6 Jan 2011

    Summer Workshops at Willoughby Park Centre


    Inspire your creativity, foster your love of food, or focus on your fitness this New Year with a variety of Summer Workshops hosted by Willoughby Park Centre.

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  2. 6 Jan 2011

    Willoughby Council donates to Queensland flood appeal


    Willoughby City Council has made a $10,000 donation to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal to assist communities affected by the devastating floods in Queensland.

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  3. 12 Jan 2011

    Celebrate what’s great in Willoughby this Australia Day


    Willoughby residents are invited to celebrate what’s great about being Australian and our local community at Willoughby City Council’s 2011 Australia Day ceremony from 9.00am, Wednesday 26 January, Chatswood Mall, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.

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  4. 12 Jan 2011

    Queensland flood appeal collection in Chatswood Mall


    To assist communities affected by the devastating floods in Queensland, Willoughby City Council staff will be collecting donations from members of the public for the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal from 8am to 5pm, Thursday 20 January, Chatswood Mall, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.

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  5. 18 Jan 2011

    Australia’s first Healthpac Centre of Excellence in integrative medicine


    The Healthpac Centre of Excellence in integrative medicine, a comprehensive medical facility combining Western and traditional Chinese medicine to be built in Chatswood will provide unparalleled economic, health and lifestyle benefits for the Willoughby community.

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  6. 19 Jan 2011

    Hop into Chinese New Year: Year of the Rabbit


    Willoughby City Council and the Chinese Cultural Centre will host a program of activities celebrating Chinese New Year throughout February.

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  7. 19 Jan 2011

    Talks@Willoughby - Local author Lyn Fergusson on Governor Arthur Phillip


    Local North Shore author, Lyn Fergusson will answer the question, “What sort of man was Governor Arthur Phillip?” at the first Talks@Willoughby event for 2011, when she discusses her recently published biography on the first Governor of New South Wales.

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  8. 20 Jan 2011

    Musica Viva’s Café Carnivale returns with Global Journey


    Following the success of Musica Viva’s Café Carnivale world music series at the Zenith Theatre in 2010, the driving rhythms and sensational sounds are set to continue this year in a fresh format that promises a scintillating celebration of music from all corners of the globe.

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  9. 24 Jan 2011

    Talks@Willoughby: Learn how to lead a 'cancer smart' lifestyle and cut your cancer risk


    Lauren Shore and Liz Hing from Cancer Council NSW, the state’s leading cancer organisation and charity, will address how lifestyle changes can help prevent your risk of developing cancer at the next Talks@Willoughby event, Thursday 24 February.

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  10. 26 Jan 2011

    Local volunteer named Willoughby Citizen of the Year


    Local volunteer, Bruce Carfrae, has been named Willoughby Citizen of the Year at Willoughby City Council’s Australia Day ceremony at Chatswood Mall.

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  11. 27 Jan 2011

    Chatswood Mall Market returns this February


    The much-loved Chatswood Mall Market will return twice a week from Thursday 17 February, bringing a range of fun and eclectic market stalls to one of Sydney’s most popular shopping destinations.

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02 February


  1. 4 Feb 2011

    Say no to plastic and Borrow-a-Bag at Northbridge Plaza


    Willoughby City Council is encouraging the reduction of plastic bags through a trial ‘Borrow-a-Bag’ campaign in collaboration with Northbridge Plaza. The campaign, beginning mid-February, allows shoppers who forget their own shopping bags to borrow reusable bags and return them on their next shopping trip.

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  2. 7 Feb 2011

    Bush Poetry Readings celebrate 15 years


    Willoughby City Council’s popular Bush Poetry Readings and Music programme will celebrate an incredible 15 years, and 25 productions on Sunday 13 February at the Henry Lawson Cave in Bicentennial Park, Naremburn.

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  3. 7 Feb 2011

    Epicentre Theatre Company presents Midnite - The story of a wild colonial boy


    Following its sell-out summer run at The Haven Amphitheatre, Richard Tulloch’s hilarious adaptation of Randolph Stowe’s classic novel comes to the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood to open Epicentre Theatre Company’s 2011 season.

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  4. 7 Feb 2011

    Up Close and Personal returns to Zenith Theatre for 2011 season


    Popular live entertainment series Up Close and Personal returns to the Zenith Theatre on Friday 18 February, with a line up of outstanding musical talent.

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  5. 8 Feb 2011

    'Survive the HSC' at Willoughby City Library


    Willoughby City Library has announced its 2011 HSC Program, Surviving the HSC, continuing its commitment to supporting local teenagers, and parents, through the demands of the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

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  6. 10 Feb 2011

    Local businesses encouraged to recycle e-waste


    Willoughby City Council and the Better Business Partnership, in conjunction with Beverich Holdings International, will hold a free business e-waste collection for local businesses on Wednesday 2 March, 2011.

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  7. 10 Feb 2011

    New improved routes and timetables for Loop Services


    Willoughby City Council is improving local community shuttle services, The Loop and Artarmon Loop, by increasing service frequency and implementing shorter bus routes throughout the area.

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  8. 14 Feb 2011

    Incinerator’s hot new exhibition creates Melting Moments


    Janet Tavener’s Melting Moments, a series of large scale photographs and small cast sculptures depicting everyday foods including hamburgers, French fries, muffins and other ubiquitous food stuffs, will be the first Willoughby City Council curated exhibition on display at the refurbished Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby.

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  9. 21 Feb 2011

    Charities Day at Chatswood Mall


    Show your support for leading local and international charities and not-for-profit organisations on Charities Day, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday 2 March at Chatswood Mall, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.

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  10. 21 Feb 2011

    Willoughby residents encouraged to help Clean Up Australia


    Willoughby Council residents are encouraged to don their rubber gloves on Sunday 6 March and help collect rubbish in local parks, reserves and waterways for Clean Up Australia Day.

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  11. 22 Feb 2011

    Mayor Urges for Commitment on Chatswood to Parramatta Rail Link


    “It is time for both political parties to stop the uncertainty in the lead up to the election, and make a firm commitment to completing the Chatswood to Parramatta Rail Link,” said Willoughby City Mayor, Pat Reilly.

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  12. 22 Feb 2011

    Willoughby celebrates Seniors Week


    Willoughby City Council’s 2011 Seniors Week celebrations, held from Monday 14 March to Sunday 3 April, include a program of more than 25 exciting events and interesting activities for seniors, their families and friends.

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  13. 23 Feb 2011

    New folk music series at Zenith Theatre open with acclaimed Bushwackers


    The Zenith Theatre’s brand new folk music series unEARTHED will showcase a fantastic array of headlining artists and emerging new talent performing traditional and enchanting tunes. Programmed regularly throughout the year, unEARTHED will feature the highly acclaimed Australian band, The Bushwackers, to launch the series on Sunday 6 March.

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  14. 24 Feb 2011

    Celebrate International Women’s Day at Willoughby Leisure


    Women of Willoughby are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day and revitalise their mind and body with a range of free health and fitness activities at Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small Street Willoughby from 9.30am - 1.30pm on Thursday 10 March.

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  15. 28 Feb 2011

    Century Venues Forms Partnership with Willoughby City Council to Manage The Concourse


    Willoughby City Council has engaged Century Venues to manage the entertainment and event venues on The Concourse.

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  16. 28 Feb 2011

    Talks@Willoughby - Ann- Maree Thomsett on Wills and Power of Attorney


    Willoughby City Library’s Talks@Willoughby series will present a special seminar on Wills and Power of Attorney, 12:30pm on Thursday 24 March at the Willoughby City Council Chambers.

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03 March


  1. 1 Mar 2011

    Kurdish compositions and Balkan beats fuse at the Zenith Theatre


    “It is time for both political parties to stop the uncertainty in the lead up to the election, and make a firm commitment to completing the Chatswood to Parramatta Rail Link,” said Willoughby City Mayor, Pat Reilly.

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  2. 1 Mar 2011

    Willoughby Library awarded grant of more than $50,000


    Willoughby City Library has been awarded a 2010 - 2011 Library Development Grant worth $51,390 to help preserve its unique and valuable Local Studies collection.

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  3. 1 Mar 2011

    Willoughby Symphony Makes Angel Place Debut with Mozart in March


    Willoughby Symphony will launch an outstanding 2011 concert series by making its debut at City Recital Hall Angel Place under award-winning conductor Carolyn Watson this March. Mozart in March will be the first of three Willoughby Symphony concerts at the iconic venue this year.

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  4. 2 Mar 2011

    Dramatic drop in Chatswood CBD shopping trolley abandonment


    Installation of the Carttronics shopping trolley containment system at Chatswood’s two major shopping centres has resulted in a dramatic drop in the number of shopping trolleys being abandoned on public footpaths, roads, and parks in the Chatswood CBD.

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  5. 3 Mar 2011

    Celebrate Harmony Day at Chatswood Mall Market


    Celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity with a special Harmony Day program of multicultural dance and musical performances at the Chatswood Mall Market, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood from 5pm to 7pm, Thursday 24 March.

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  6. 7 Mar 2011

    Incinerator Art Space: Sculpture Ten


    Ten leading Willoughby-based artists will showcase a range of small to large scale sculptures in Sculpture Ten at the Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby from Wednesday 30 March to Sunday 24 April.

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  7. 7 Mar 2011

    Stage Artz Theatre Company presents SPRING AWAKENING


    Sydney-based Stage Artz Theatre Company will present SPRING AWAKENING, an audacious coming-of-age musical at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood from 18 to 26 March. An electrifying blend of morality, sexuality and rock & roll, SPRING AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion you will never forget.

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  8. 17 Mar 2011

    Brush up on your skills at Willoughby’s cycling workshops


    Willoughby City Council is hosting three cycling workshops for local residents to rebuild their cycling skills and explore the many bike paths and cycle ways available within the Willoughby community.

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  9. 17 Mar 2011

    Recycle household and e-waste this March


    Willoughby residents can dispose of their household waste correctly and avoid causing significant damage to the environment this March, with two free services: an e-Waste Drop-Off event and the return of Second Hand Saturday.

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  10. 17 Mar 2011

    Willoughby celebrates Earth Hour under the stars


    Willoughby City Council is encouraging local residents to help raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change by participating in Earth Hour, an annual global World Wildlife Fund initiative, on Saturday 26 March.

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  11. 18 Mar 2011

    Sharp idea for a cleaner, safer environment


    NSW Health estimates that approximatley 50% of needles and syringes used for self-injection each year end up in local council waste and recycling services. To help combat this issue, Willoughby City Council has teamed up with pharmacists in the local area to provide needle collection facilities for used sharps - syringes, needles and lancets.

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  12. 21 Mar 2011

    New art space rises from the ashes of historic Incinerator building


    The new Incinerator Art Space and Studios at Willoughby’s Heritage Listed, Walter Burley Griffin designed Incinerator building will be officially opened on Saturday 2 April, following extensive refurbishments.

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  13. 21 Mar 2011

    Talks@Willoughby: Elisabeth Storrs on The Wedding Shroud


    Author and historian Elisabeth Storrs will discuss her first novel, The Wedding Shroud, at a Talks@Willoughby event at 12:30pm, Thursday 7 April at the Willoughby City Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood.

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  14. 24 Mar 2011

    Celebrate Willoughby’s ‘Amazing Stories’ 2011 National Trust Heritage Festival


    Willoughby City Council is celebrating the National Trust Heritage Festival with a fantastic program of activities and events from Saturday 2 to Sunday 17 April.

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  15. 24 Mar 2011

    Go on a magical adventure at The Zenith Theatre these school holidays


    NSW Health estimates that approximatley 50% of needles and syringes used for self-injection each year end up in local council waste and recycling services. To help combat this issue, Willoughby City Council has teamed up with pharmacists in the local area to provide needle collection facilities for used sharps - syringes, needles and lancets.

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  16. 28 Mar 2011

    Major upgrades at sports ovals near completion


    Major upgrades at two of Willoughby City’s main sport and recreation fields in Willoughby and Northbridge are nearing completion, resulting in improved facilities for local sports groups and the wider community.

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  17. 30 Mar 2011

    Willoughby raises $20,000 for Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal


    The Japan Club of Sydney, with the support of Willoughby City Council, has raised more than $20,000 for the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal through fundraising at Chatswood Mall Market and the Harmony Day celebrations, held across Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March.

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04 April


  1. 1 Jan 1900

    Willoughby Symphony presents The Bold and the Beautiful


    The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra will present its second concert for 2011 The Bold and the Beautiful at City Recital Hall Angel Place, 3pm, Sunday 8 May.

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  2. 4 Apr 2011

    Australian jazz and Eastern European ballads blend in musical ecstasy at Zenith Theatre


    The Japan Club of Sydney, with the support of Willoughby City Council, has raised more than $20,000 for the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal through fundraising at Chatswood Mall Market and the Harmony Day celebrations, held across Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March.

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  3. 11 Apr 2011

    New Zenith performance initiative shines spotlight on local talent


    Spotlight [a showcase], an exciting new Willoughby Council theatre initiative designed to shine a light on original works from local artists, will premier at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood at 8pm, Thursday 28 April.

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  4. 11 Apr 2011

    Willoughby Council and local businesses get greasy to keep planet clean - support Green Way Up expedition


    Willoughby City Council and the Better Business Partnership are inviting locals, businesses and community groups to bring along stockpiled excess waste oil to a ‘Grease Party’ in aid of the Green Way Up expedition, 6.30pm to 8pm, Tuesday 19 April, Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood.

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  5. 12 Apr 2011

    Willoughby Theatre Company presents Company


    Willoughby Theatre Company, by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia, will present the Tony Award winning musical, Company, at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood, from Friday 6 to Saturday 14 May.

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  6. 20 Apr 2011

    Learn how to make sustainable renovations at the ClimateClever workshop


    Willoughby City Council invites residents to attend a ClimateClever workshop on sustainable home design and renovations, 6.30pm to 8pm, Wednesday 4 May at the Devonshire Street Sustainability Hub, Chatswood.

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  7. 20 Apr 2011

    Talks@Willoughby: Keith Smith and Paul Lenehan keep Boer War Memories Alive


    National Boer War Memorial Association members, Keith Smith and Paul Lenehan, will speak about the Australians who fought in the Boer War at a Talks@Willoughby event, 12.30pm, Thursday 19 May at Willoughby City Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood.

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  8. 21 Apr 2011

    Call for Public Comment: Willoughby Council outlines 2011 - 2012 Plan


    Willoughby City Council’s 2011 - 2012 Operational Plan and Budget, outlining the direction of the City of Willoughby for the next financial year, is now on display for public comment at Willoughby City’s libraries and the Council Administration Building until Monday 23 May 2011.

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  9. 21 Apr 2011

    Willoughby Symphony presents The Bold and the Beautiful


    The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra will present its second concert for 2011 The Bold and the Beautiful at City Recital Hall Angel Place, 3pm, Sunday 8 May.

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  10. 27 Apr 2011

    Willoughby City Council: Synthetic turf at Northbridge Oval proves instant success over rain soaked weekend


    The newly installed synthetic turf at Northbridge Oval has allowed the sports ground to stay open since its installation, despite pouring rain over the last two weekends that forced other North Shore ovals to close.

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  11. 28 Apr 2011

    Invest in a greener future at the Responsible Investment Seminar


    Willoughby City Council and the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) invite local businesses and community members to attend a free Responsible Investment seminar, 6:30pm – 8pm, Wednesday 1 June at Willoughby City Council Chambers.

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05 May


  1. 10 May 2011

    Merry-Andrew the Limner: A New Horseman on the Skyline Exhibition at Incinerator Art Space


    Artist, Stephen Hall will bring his Don Quixote inspired work Merry-Andrew the Limner to the recently refurbished Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby from Wednesday 8 June to Sunday 3 July. The third Willoughby Council curated exhibition to be held at the art space will feature a new series of mixed media drawings and ceramic sculptures.

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  2. 11 May 2011

    It’s soup season again at Chatties Café!


    Chatties Café at the Dougherty Community Centre is now serving delicious home made soups from 11am daily.

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  3. 13 May 2011

    Upcoming cooking workshops at the Dougherty Community Centre


    Discover how to create delicious, simple dishes at the Taste the Flavour Cooking Workshops at the Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood. Held in the fully air conditioned community kitchen, each class features a hands on approach that is suitable for all levels of cooking skills and experience.

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  4. 18 May 2011

    Willoughby City Library wins Local Government Cultural Award


    Willoughby City Library Services has been honoured with a prestigious Local Government Cultural Award for its use of iBIMS, the Intelligent Book Information Management System. The award was received under the category, ‘Library and Information Services Division C - Population over 60,000’.

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  5. 23 May 2011

    Magic, mind reading and deception combine with Three Men You Can’t Trust at The Zenith Theatre


    Experience a unique and hilarious evening of magic, mind reading and deception with Three Men You Can’t Trust at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood on 24 and 25 June.

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  6. 26 May 2011

    Dinosaur fossil discovered at O.H. Reid Park


    Children of Willoughby are invited to discover a dinosaur fossil in the sandpit at the newly upgraded playground at O.H. Reid Memorial Park, Chatswood West. Children are encouraged to bring along their buckets and spades and help unearth this amazing new addition to the park.

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  7. 26 May 2011

    Willoughby City Council a winner at 2011 LGMA Management Challenge Awards


    Experience a unique and hilarious evening of magic, mind reading and deception with Three Men You Can’t Trust at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood on 24 and 25 June.

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  8. 30 May 2011

    Willoughby Council leads in action against disabled parking abuse


    Willoughby City Council continues to lead in enforcement action against the misuse of disabled parking spaces and fraudulent use of disability parking permits, issuing the second highest amount of fines from councils across NSW in 2010.

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  9. 30 May 2011

    Willoughby Leisure Centre named a 5 Star Water Safety Partner


    Willoughby Leisure Centre has been named a 5 Star Water Safety Partner following a safety audit by the Royal Life Saving Society, receiving a score of 97.41 out of 100.

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06 June


  1. 2 Jun 2011

    Backpacking to Freedom: Solo at Sixty - Talks@Willoughby with Maggie Counihan


    Maggie Counihan will discuss her extraordinary decade of solo travel, as documented in her book Backpacking to Freedom: Solo at Sixty, at a Talks@Willoughby event, 12.30pm on Tuesday 7 June at Willoughby Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor St, Chatswood.

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  2. 6 Jun 2011

    Celebrate Henry Lawson’s birthday with a bush poetry reading


    Celebrate the birthday of Australia’s most famous poet, Henry Lawson, at Willoughby City Council’s popular Bush Poetry Readings and Music on Sunday 19 June at the Henry Lawson Cave in Bicentennial Park, Willoughby.

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  3. 6 Jun 2011

    Future proof your apartment complex at The Sydney Green Apartments Forum - Early Bird bookings now on sale


    Early bird bookings are now on sale for The Sydney Green Apartments Forum, an exciting new event designed to provide Owners Corporations, apartment owners and strata managers practical information to help future proof apartment buildings, promote sustainably and reduce the operating costs of common areas.

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  4. 9 Jun 2011

    Chatswood Library moving to new home on The Concourse


    Chatswood Library will temporarily close from Monday 1 August, as it moves into its new home on The Concourse. Currently located in a significantly smaller space in the Mandarin Centre, the closure will allow the relocation to take place, with the new Chatswood Library on The Concourse opening Monday 19 September.

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  5. 10 Jun 2011

    Feed'em Fighters - A fattening new Aussie comedy all about food


    The Zenith Theatre in association with Springboards Performing Arts presents Feed'em Fighters, written by Dorian Mode. A fattening new Aussie comedy all about food!

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  6. 10 Jun 2011

    Willoughby Council wins United Nations Australia award for excellence in environmental management


    Willoughby City Council was named the winner of the Excellence in Overall Environmental Management award (Local Government Awards category) at the 2011 United Association of Australia's World Environment Day Awards

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  7. 14 Jun 2011

    Willoughby Celebrates Guringai Festival and NAIDOC Week


    Willoughby residents are invited to celebrate Aboriginal culture and heritage at a special NAIDOC Week event, 1pm – 6pm, Thursday 7 July at Chatswood Mall Market.

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  8. 16 Jun 2011

    Willoughby saves with Fridge Buyback extension


    Willoughby residents will now have another year to save money and energy due to a 12 month extension of the Fridge Buyback program.

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  9. 20 Jun 2011

    Mosman Musical Society presents H.M.S. Pinafore at The Zenith Theatre


    Mosman Musical Society, one of Australia’s oldest and continuously running musical societies, presents H.M.S. Pinafore at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood from Friday 22 – Saturday 30 July. A new take on the timeless Gilbert & Sullivan classic, this production will delight a whole new audience as well as traditional devotees of the classic Savoy operas.

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  10. 20 Jun 2011

    New community garden bed for Barton Road residents


    A special community event was held on Saturday 4th June at the Phyllis Burke Apartment complex in Barton Road, Artarmon, celebrating the installation of a new community garden bed as part of Willoughby City Council’s Community Garden Project.

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  11. 20 Jun 2011

    One last story-time to farewell Chatswood Library at the Mandarin Shopping Centre


    Chatswood Library will host one last story-time session at the Mandarin Shopping Centre, 10.30am, Thursday 28 July, before the library closes to relocate to its new premises on The Concourse.

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  12. 23 Jun 2011

    Making Music Theatre school holiday workshops


    Budding actors, singers and future musical stars across the North Shore will delight at the opportunity to attend the Making Music Theatre school holiday workshops, running from Monday 4 to Friday 14 July at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  13. 23 Jun 2011

    School holiday activities at Willoughby Leisure this July


    Willoughby Leisure Centre offers a variety of fun programs and activities for children during the school holidays, including the Kids Klub Holiday Program, Swim School Holiday Intensive Program and the popular inflatable and aquabubble pool games.

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  14. 23 Jun 2011

    Spa and beauty centre found in breach of development consent


    A spa and beauty relaxation centre operating in Chatswood’s CBD has been ordered by the Land and Environment Court of NSW to cease providing sexual services, which breach its development consent.

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  15. 23 Jun 2011

    Willoughby City Council Welcomes ICAC Report - Council commits to implementation of all recommendations


    Willoughby City Council has welcomed the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) release of its report into the conduct of a former council building surveyor and committed to fully implement all of the Commissioner’s recommendations.

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  16. 23 Jun 2011

    Willoughby-Lane Cove SES compete at State Disaster Rescue Competition


    Willoughby-Lane Cove State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers have placed sixth in the biannual SES State Disaster Rescue Competition, competing against other teams from across NSW.

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  17. 27 Jun 2011

    Homeless Hub to address increased homelessness on North Shore


    A Lower North Shore Homeless Hub event will be held on Wednesday 3 August at the Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood in response to increasing evidence of homelessness in the area and figures showing close to 60 per cent of people needing help from government-funded homeless shelters are turned away each day due to a shortage of places*.

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  18. 27 Jun 2011

    International Maestro conducts Willoughby Symphony’s Lobgesang performance at City Recital Hall


    The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir will combine to perform Felix Mendelssohn’s magnificent Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) at City Recital Hall Angel Place on Sunday 24 July.

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  19. 27 Jun 2011

    Keep the boredom at bay these school holidays at Willoughby Park Centre


    Children of Willoughby can enjoy a variety of fun workshops and activities during the July school holidays at Willoughby Park Centre, corner of Warrane and McClelland Streets, Willoughby.

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  20. 29 Jun 2011

    Boogie to your favourites at Dance to the Nines


    Get ready to boogie and bop to all your favourite songs at Dance to the Nines, a special community event for Willoughby residents over 18 with a disability, 6pm - 9pm, Friday 15 July at the Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood.

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  21. 29 Jun 2011

    Plant a tree for Willoughby’s future on National Tree Day


    Green thumbs of all ages will enjoy a fun day out at Willoughby City Council’s National Tree Day activities, 10am to 2pm, Sunday 31 July at Artarmon Reserve.

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  22. 30 Jun 2011

    Help shape the future of Willoughby at Community Engagement Workshops


    Willoughby City Council is calling on locals to help design a new Community Engagement Strategy by attending a Community Forum on Tuesday 5 July (6pm) or Wednesday 6 July (10am) at Council Chambers.

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07 July


  1. 4 Jul 2011

    Showcasing sustainability on The Concourse – you too can be involved! Win tickets to a performance on The Concourse!


    Willoughby residents have the chance to share their vision of a ‘Sustainable Willoughby’, and be a part of a new sustainability education space at the Chatswood Library on The Concourse when it opens in September.

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  2. 5 Jul 2011

    Minister Applauds The Concourse


    The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Lane Cove, has applauded the quality and value of Willoughby City Council’s performing arts and entertainment precinct, The Concourse, after a recent site inspection.

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  3. 7 Jul 2011

    Open your door to a sustainable future in Willoughby


    Willoughby residents are encouraged to open their doors to the public on Sunday 11 September for Sustainable House Day, a free annual event for community members to visit homes that have been designed or fitted out with sustainability in mind.

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  4. 7 Jul 2011

    Residents celebrate Henry Lawson’s birthday with an afternoon of camp fire yarns


    More than 100 Willoughby residents gathered to celebrate the 144th birthday of Australia’s most famous poet at Bush Poetry Readings and Music, Sunday 19 June at the Henry Lawson Cave in Bicentennial Park, Willoughby.

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  5. 8 Jul 2011

    The Concourse Announces First Tickets on Sale


    The first tickets for The Concourse were just released. Tickets to the Boy From Oz are now available through www.ticketek.com.au or on 13 28 49.

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  6. 13 Jul 2011

    Celebrate local wildlife at the 2011 Willoughby Fauna Fair


    Join us for a close encounter with local wildlife at the annual Willoughby Fauna Fair, 10am to 3pm, Sunday 21 August at Willoughby Park, corner of McClelland Street and Fourth Avenue, Willoughby.

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  7. 13 Jul 2011

    Turn your home into an energy saver with the Sustainable Home Design Service


    Willoughby City Council will soon offer a new free service to all residents who are considering building or renovating their home to incorporate sustainability.

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  8. 13 Jul 2011

    Willoughby awarded grant to Love Food Hate Waste


    Willoughby City Council has received a $20,000 grant from the Office of Heritage and Environment (OHE) to continue the popular Love Food Hate Waste program and help combat the growing environmental and economical issues of food waste.

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  9. 18 Jul 2011

    Celebrate 50 years of jazz and friendship at The Zenith Theatre


    Experience the extraordinary journey of past and present Korean jazz music at Jazz in My Life, Saturday 6 August at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  10. 19 Jul 2011

    Willoughby Band presents Brass in Midwinter


    Feeling cold and a little blue? Dreaming of sunshine? Warm up to the uplifting sounds of Willoughby Band’s Brass in Midwinter, 3pm, Sunday 7 August at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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08 August


  1. 1 Aug 2011

    Willoughby Sculpture Prize makes its mark


    The national Willoughby Sculpture Prize returns in 2011, showcasing a diverse range of sculptures throughout the heritage listed Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator building (2 Small Street, Willoughby) and surrounding parklands.

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  2. 2 Aug 2011

    World renowned violinist performs with Willoughby Symphony at The Zenith Theatre


    Acclaimed violinist Aiko Goto will be the guest artistic director and concertmaster for Willoughby Symphony’s Sound Reflections, 8pm on Friday 19 and 3pm on Sunday 21 August, at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  3. 3 Aug 2011

    Willoughby City Council wins Green Globe Award for sustainability


    Willoughby City Council has been named winner of the Local Government Sustainability Award at the 2011 Green Globe Awards on Tuesday 26 July, recognised for its achievements and strong commitment to sustainability in all key planning documents and initiatives undertaken by council.

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  4. 3 Aug 2011

    Willoughby takes zero tolerance stance on illegal rubbish dumping


    The Downing Centre Local Court ordered a defendant to pay an $800 fine, plus $79 in court costs for the illegal dumping of furniture on public land outside a residential unit block in Artarmon.

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  5. 4 Aug 2011

    Make a splash with Eamon Sullivan at Willoughby Leisure Centre’s Open Day


    Join us for Willoughby Leisure Centre’s Open Day, 9am – 1pm, Saturday 24 September, and discover what’s on offer at your local health and fitness hub. Olympic medallist Eamon Sullivan will make a special guest appearance to conduct a children’s mini-squad session and hand out prizes on the day.

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  6. 5 Aug 2011

    Lyrebirds spotted in Willoughby after twenty years


    After a twenty year absence in Willoughby’s bushland, lyrebirds are now returning to the area with two sightings reported in Castlecrag and Bicentennial Reserve. One of Australia's best-known native birds, lyrebirds have an extraordinary mimicking ability and males are recognised for their striking long tail feathers.

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  7. 5 Aug 2011

    Residents lend a hand for National Tree Day


    Several hundred residents volunteered for Willoughby City Council’s National Tree Day event on Sunday 31 July, planting an incredible 1500 plants, grasses, shrubs and small trees in the surrounding bushland at Artarmon Reserve.

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  8. 9 Aug 2011

    2011 Willoughby Spring Festival Launched


    Friday 5 August, 2011: An exciting program of more than 50 events celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of the Willoughby community was announced at the official launch of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival at Chatswood Mall Market, Chatswood.

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  9. 10 Aug 2011

    Find out how to reduce your energy bills with Sustainable Heating and Cooling For Your Home


    Willoughby residents and the wider community are invited to attend the free Sustainable Heating and Cooling For Your Home workshop from 6.30pm - 8pm, Thursday 1 September, at the Sustainable Hub at 34 Devonshire Street, Chatswood.

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  10. 10 Aug 2011

    The Savoy Arts Company presents Princess Ida


    The Savoy Arts Company will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic opera Princess Ida, 26 August to 3 September at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood, as part of the Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  11. 10 Aug 2011

    Willoughby Girls High presents the Festival of Creative Arts


    Parents, families and friends are invited to attend the Festival of Creative Arts, 6.30pm, Friday 26 August at Willoughby Girls High School, as part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  12. 11 Aug 2011

    Join the Wheelers and Dealers for an afternoon of bush ballads and Celtic songs


    Multi-award winning folk band Wheelers and Dealers will join the Willoughby Spring Festival to perform Celtic Crossings, 3pm, Sunday 4 September at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  13. 11 Aug 2011

    Puppeteria Theatre presents Jeral Puppets: The Cat’s Pyjamas, The King’s New Clothes and The Emperor’s Nightingale


    Jeral Puppets, Puppeteria Theatre’s resident puppet company, will return for the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival to perform spectacular puppet theatre productions; The Cat’s Pyjama’s, The King’s New Clothes and The Emperor’s Nightingale.

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  14. 12 Aug 2011

    Discover Willoughby’s Indigenous history on a guided bushwalk


    Appreciate the local bushland and waterways of Willoughby on the Aboriginal Cultural Bushwalk, 1pm - 3pm, Saturday 3 September, Mowbray Park, Lane Cove North, as part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  15. 15 Aug 2011

    Acclaimed artist exhibits at the Chinese Cultural Centre


    Local Lane Cove artist, Jackie Rathssam, will present his extraordinary landscape paintings from Saturday 3 September to Tuesday 13 September, at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Chatswood, as part of the Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  16. 15 Aug 2011

    Inspired by Cadel – Andrew James takes on the Tour de Timor


    Willoughby City Council staff member Andrew James will be racing through Timor-Leste on the annual Tour de Timor, from Sunday 11 to Friday 16 September. Attracting more than 250 riders from countries around the world, the tour covers a total of 551 kilometres through the eastern part of Timor.

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  17. 15 Aug 2011

    Tales of Flat Rock Creek: Rugged, Ruined and Reclaimed


    Willoughby residents and the wider community are invited to visit the new exhibition Tales of Flat Rock Creek: Rugged, Ruined and Reclaimed, 1pm – 4pm, Sunday 4, 11, 18 and 25 September, at the Willoughby Museum, Chatswood.

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  18. 15 Aug 2011

    The Concourse Announces First Major International Conference


    Willoughby City Council is excited to announce that The Concourse will host the 2011 International Forum and Exhibition in Integrative Healthcare. The forum will be the first international conference to be held in the council’s newly completed conference, entertainment and events complex.

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  19. 17 Aug 2011

    Leave the hustle and bustle behind on a scenic walk through Willoughby


    Willoughby City Council invites residents to awaken their senses by stepping out on a ‘back to nature’ Wildflower Walk, 10am - 12.30pm, Friday 9 September at Explosives Reserve, Castle Cove, as part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  20. 17 Aug 2011

    Nurture Willoughby’s flora at Bushcare’s Major Day Out


    Willoughby residents are invited to don their hats and gloves for the annual Bushcare’s Major Day Out, 9am to 12pm, Sunday 11 September at Tunks Park, Northbridge.

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  21. 22 Aug 2011

    Acclaimed wood artist exhibits at Willoughby City Council


    Acclaimed wood artist and Lindfield resident, Maurizio Nannetti presents Woodwork, a showcase of stunning timber creations and craftsmanship from Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 28 September at the Foyer Exhibition Space, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood.

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  22. 22 Aug 2011

    Enjoy a night of multicultural entertainment at Chatswood Public School’s Moon Festival


    As part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival, Chatswood Public School invites residents and the wider community to celebrate the annual Moon Festival Multicultural Performance from 6pm on Thursday 15 September.

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  23. 22 Aug 2011

    Northbridge School of Visual Arts presents the 2011 Northbridge Art Prize


    As part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival, Northbridge School of Visual Arts will host the annual Northbridge Art Prize from Friday 2 to Tuesday 13 September, and the Northbridge Children’s Art Prize from Friday 16 to Tuesday 27 September at Gallery 307, Northbridge.

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  24. 22 Aug 2011

    Trace where your food comes from on the Farm Gate Tour


    As part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival, Willoughby residents are invited to come along on the Farm Gate Tour of the Hawkesbury Basin, 8.30am, Wednesday 7 September.

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  25. 23 Aug 2011

    Celebrate 15 years of the Chinese Cultural Centre (NSW) with Explorations, Cultural and Natural


    The Explorations, Cultural and Natural exhibition will celebrate 15 years of the Chinese Cultural Centre (NSW), Chatswood from Thursday 15 to Wednesday 28 September. As part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival, the exhibition will highlight the contribution the centre has made to fostering and promoting Chinese heritage values to Asian migrants and Australia's multicultural communities.

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  26. 23 Aug 2011

    Dress up and dance the night away at Dance to the Nines


    Get ready to shimmy and shake at Dance to the Nines, a special Spring Festival event for Willoughby residents over 18 years old with a disability, 6pm - 9pm, Friday 23 September at The Civic Pavilion on The Concourse.

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  27. 23 Aug 2011

    Listen to classics at the Sydney U3A Choir’s Annual Concert


    Enjoy the captivating voices of The Sydney U3A Choir at this annual Willoughby Spring Festival concert at 1.30pm, Saturday 17 September, at the Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood.

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  28. 23 Aug 2011

    Rediscover cycling in your neighbourhood


    Willoughby residents of all ages are encouraged to dust off their bikes and Rediscover Cycling from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday 24 September as part of Willoughby Leisure Centre’s Open Day.

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  29. 24 Aug 2011

    Willoughby Sculpture Prize Winners Announced


    The winners of the 2011 Willoughby Sculpture Prize have been announced, with the $15,000 Major Prize, sponsored by Shead Property and Willoughby City Council, awarded to inner west Sydney artist, Caz Haswell, for her elegent and moving sculpture, Duplicity.

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  30. 25 Aug 2011

    Award winning rock opera comes to the Zenith Theatre


    Chatswood Musical Society, with arrangement by Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, proudly presents Jonathan Larson’s rock opera RENT, from Friday 23 September to Saturday 1 October at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood. One of the Top 10 longest running Broadway musicals of all time, RENT is the winner of four Tony Awards, one Grammy Award and the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

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  31. 25 Aug 2011

    Celebrate ‘New Beginnings’ at the 2011 Willoughby StreetFair


    The streets of Chatswood’s CBD will be transformed into a sea of colour on Saturday 10 September, 10am - 4pm, with the much loved StreetFair and parade, part of the annual Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  32. 25 Aug 2011

    Discover your local community centre on Open Day


    Join us for the annual Naremburn Community Centre Open Day, 9.30am – 3pm, Saturday 3 September, 7 Central Street, Naremburn. A fun day out for the whole family, the Open Day offers a wide range of children’s activities, information stalls and a delicious sausage sizzle.

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  33. 25 Aug 2011

    Experience Willoughby’s artistic talent at the Open Studio Weekend


    Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the Willoughby Artists Open Studio Weekend invites the community to tour through the studios, community venues and gardens of local artists from 10am - 3pm, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September. As part of the Willoughby Spring Festival, the Open Studio Weekend will feature a talented line-up of diverse artists including painters, photographers, textile designers, printmakers, potters and sculptors.

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  34. 25 Aug 2011

    Faces of Willoughby to be unveiled on The Concourse


    The highly anticipated Faces of Willoughby will be officially unveiled by Willoughby Mayor, Pat Reilly at 3pm, Saturday 10 September, at the Art Space on The Concourse during the annual Willoughby Spring Festival StreetFair.

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  35. 25 Aug 2011

    Healthy Cooking for One: Talk and Demonstration


    Learn how to prepare fresh and delicious meals with presenter, Cath Baker at Healthy Cooking for One: Talk and Demonstration, 2.15pm – 3.30pm, Wednesday 7 September, the Annexe at the Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood.

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  36. 25 Aug 2011

    Westfield Chatswood joins the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival


    Entertain the kids with a Dymocks hosted storytime session this Spring Festival, from 10am, Tuesday 6 September, Level 3 Centre Court, Westfield Chatswood.

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  37. 26 Aug 2011

    Let your child discover the wonders of spring on a bush scramble


    Children of Willoughby are invited to discover the wonders of nature in spring at the Pre-schoolers Spring Bush Scrambles, 10am - 11.30pm, 13, 15 and 21 September at Artarmon Reserve, Artarmon.

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  38. 26 Aug 2011

    Spring bursts into bloom at The North Shore Orchid Society Show


    The North Shore Orchid Society will display a wide array of orchids for the ninth year in a row at the annual North Shore Orchid Show, Saturday 10 September from 12pm – 4pm in the foyer of The Concert Hall on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  39. 29 Aug 2011

    Bag a bargain at the Workshop Arts Centre’s Market Day


    An annual Willoughby Spring Festival event, the Workshop Art Centre’s Market Day will be held from 9am – 3pm, Saturday 17 September at the Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby.

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  40. 29 Aug 2011

    Hear about The Concourse at the Chatswood Chamber of Commerce Luncheon


    Hear the story behind Sydney’s new entertainment and events venue, The Concourse, at the annual Chamber of Commerce Luncheon from 12.30pm, Tuesday 20 September at the Chatswood Club, Chatswood.

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  41. 29 Aug 2011

    Ignite your passion for Baroque music at Love and Desire in the Time of Handel


    Enthusiasts of the musically extravagant will enjoy Love and Desire in the Time of Handel, 8pm, Friday 23 September at The Studio on The Concourse, as part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  42. 30 Aug 2011

    Explore life’s possibilities at The Changing Face of Age


    Willoughby residents are invited to attend the interactive community talk The Changing Face of Age, 2pm, Saturday 24 September at the Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood.

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  43. 30 Aug 2011

    Join Selby & Friends for a lunchtime concert on The Concourse


    Willoughby City Council is delighted to welcome Selby & Friends for a special one hour lunchtime orchestral concert, 1pm, Tuesday 27 September, at The Concert Hall on The Concourse.

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  44. 30 Aug 2011

    Join the festivities at the Combined Churches Celebration


    Celebrate the opening of The Concourse, Sydney’s new entertainment and events venue, at the Combined Churches Celebration, 2pm, Sunday 25 September at The Concert Hall on The Concourse.

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09 September


  1. 1 Sep 2011

    ARTSONGnsw presents Voices of Spring


    ARTSONGnsw will join Willoughby’s Spring Festival celebrations this year with Voices of Spring, 4pm, Sunday 25 September at The Studio on The Concourse.

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  2. 1 Sep 2011

    Drop-off your e-waste this October


    Residents can dispose of e-waste correctly by bringing their old, unwanted electronic equipment to Willoughby City Council’s free E-Waste Drop-off Event, 9am – 3pm, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, at Bicentennial Reserve, Willoughby. This event has been rescheduled from Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.

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  3. 1 Sep 2011

    Experience a star gazing evening at Spotlight under the Stars


    Explore the sights and sounds of Willoughby’s bushland at night at Spotlight under the Stars, 7pm - 8.30pm Wednesday 28 September, at Harold Reid Reserve, Middle Cove.

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  4. 1 Sep 2011

    Travel the world in one afternoon at the Multicultural Games Expo


    Have a go at playing different cultural games from around the world at the Multicultural Games Expo on Thursday 29 September, 12pm - 3pm, at The Civic Pavilion on The Concourse, Chatswood, as part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  5. 2 Sep 2011

    Chatswood Youth Centre celebrates Spring Festival


    Willoughby’s youth will enjoy a host of activities this Spring Festival, with the return of the popular StreetFair Y-Lounge, as well as a bevy of street dance classes, vocal lessons and live music events held at the Chatswood Youth Centre, corner of Victor Street and Albert Avenue, Chatswood.

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  6. 6 Sep 2011

    Magic, illusions and sleight of hand: International Stars of Magic returns to the Zenith Theatre


    Celebrating 15 years of production, International Stars of Magic returns to the stage with a thrilling, star-studded showcase of magic, mentalism, mirth and mayhem on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September, at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  7. 6 Sep 2011

    Willoughby City Council to showcase sustainability on The Concourse


    Opening in September 2011, The Concourse is set to become Sydney’s most vibrant and exciting entertainment destination including a Performing Arts Centre, library, retail, dining and outdoor space. Designed to minimise water and energy consumption, reduce building emissions and have improved air quality, The Concourse has integrated sustainability principles to minimise its impact on the environment and provide comfort for the users of the building.

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  8. 6 Sep 2011

    Willoughby City Library presents Carnivale 2011 – Countries around the World


    As part of this year’s Willoughby Spring Festival, Carnivale 2011 – Countries around the World will be held from Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October, at the new Chatswood Library on The Concourse, as well as Artarmon, Castle Cove, Naremburn, Northbridge, and West Chatswood branch libraries.

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  9. 6 Sep 2011

    Willoughby Fauna Fair celebrates another year of success


    Residents got up close and personal with local wildlife at the annual Willoughby Fauna Fair on Sunday 21 August at Willoughby Park, Willoughby. Celebrating 2011 as the International Year of Forests, this year’s Fauna Fair focussed on Willoughby’s local wildlife, their forest habitat, responsible pet ownership and enjoying the natural environment.

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  10. 8 Sep 2011

    Save money with new deals and suppliers from ClimateClever Shop


    The ClimateClever Shop, a collaborative online service from Willoughby City, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Councils, now offers residents even better deals on solar power systems, solar hot water systems, heat pumps and rainwater tanks after announcing new preferred suppliers.

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  11. 9 Sep 2011

    Cicada Press: showcasing collaboration and connection


    Internationally acclaimed musicians Yee-Ha Chiu, Sin-Tung Chiu and Charmian Gadd will join together for a musical reunion from 8pm, Wednesday 28 September at the Concert Hall on The Concourse.

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  12. 9 Sep 2011

    Join the Mayoress of Willoughby City for a luncheon on The Concourse


    As part of the 2011 Willoughby Spring Festival, Willoughby City Mayoress, Mrs Beth Reilly, will host the Mayoress’ Luncheon from 12pm, Thursday 22 September, at the Civic Pavilion on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  13. 9 Sep 2011

    Willoughby Sculpture Prize People’s Choice Announced


    Sydney artist, Bronwyn Berman has been awarded the Willoughby Sculpture Prize People’s Choice Award for 2011 for her exquisite set of five copper sculptures titled Banksia Woman.

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  14. 13 Sep 2011

    Willoughby’s Bicentennial Banners


    The much loved Willoughby Bicentennial Banners have been restored and returned to the local community; now hanging in the new Civic Pavilion on The Concourse.

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  15. 16 Sep 2011

    Children of Fukushima visit Willoughby


    Willoughby City Council recently hosted a special day of activities for children from the earthquake devastated city of Fukushima, Japan, on Thursday 11 August at Warners Park Centre, Northbridge.

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  16. 16 Sep 2011

    Internationally acclaimed musicians reunite for one night only on The Concourse


    Internationally acclaimed musicians Yee-Ha Chiu, Sin-Tung Chiu and Charmian Gadd will join together for a musical reunion from 8pm, Wednesday 28 September at the Concert Hall on The Concourse.

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  17. 16 Sep 2011

    The Chaos Fairy comes to Chatswood


    Chaos Fairy Productions presents the world premiere production of The Chaos Fairy from 4 - 7 October at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  18. 16 Sep 2011

    Willoughby Symphony celebrates a new beginning on The Concourse - Tickets on sale now!


    Willoughby Symphony will celebrate its highly anticipated return to Chatswood with the epic concert Ode to Joy…A New Beginning. Lead by internationally acclaimed Chief Conductor Nicholas Milton, Ode to Joy will be the first public performance by the Symphony at its new permanent residence, the world class Concert Hall on The Concourse.

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  19. 29 Sep 2011

    Empire Day - Talks@Willoughby with Diane Armstrong


    Willoughby City Library Service proudly presents the first Talks@Willoughby at the brand new Chatswood Library on The Concourse, featuring bestselling author Diane Armstrong speaking about her latest book, Empire Day.

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  20. 29 Sep 2011

    One boy. One night. The journey of a lifetime. Turramurra High School presents The Journey


    Turramurra High School presents the brand new musical The Journey, from Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 October, at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood. Written by Turramurra High School teacher, Kerry Pitts, The Journey is a confronting, coming of age musical about a shy student whose life will be changed forever in one night.

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10 October


  1. 13 Oct 2011

    Leading jazz musicians unite for a night on The Concourse


    Direct from New York for his Sydney Big Band debut, renowned jazz composer Jim McNeely will perform with Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and Australian vocalist Kristin Berardi in an exciting new collaboration on Wednesday 26 October, at the world class Concert Hall on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  2. 14 Oct 2011

    Be climate clever this summer - turn your pool into an energy saver


    Reduce the carbon footprint of your swimming pool with the ClimateClever Pools Workshop, 6.30pm – 8pm, Wednesday 16 November, at the Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood.

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  3. 17 Oct 2011

    Be a part of council decision making - join the Online Community Panel


    Willoughby City Council is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of the Online Community Panel, a new online engagement forum for community members to ‘have a say’ in council’s decision making and provide council with valuable feedback on important local issues.

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  4. 17 Oct 2011

    How well do you know your cat or dog?


    Willoughby dog and cat owners are invited to attend an educational Pet Seminar from 6pm, Thursday 20 October, at Willoughby Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood.

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  5. 17 Oct 2011

    Recycling has never looked this good! Frock swap or take a tour for National Recycling Week 2011


    Ladies across the Willoughby City Council area are being encouraged to frock-up this November in a bid to recycle and reuse rather than rubbish.

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  6. 17 Oct 2011

    Willoughby’s Christmas Flag Competition


    Willoughby City Council is calling for all young artists in the Willoughby area to join the annual Christmas Flag Competition and design a festive holiday look for Chatswood, with each winning flag hung in Chatswood’s CBD and Pedestrian Mall throughout the holiday season.

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  7. 18 Oct 2011

    Make your Mark on Australia Day 2012


    Willoughby City Council is preparing for Australia Day 2012 by calling for nominations for the annual Willoughby Citizen of the Year Awards and searching for local children to participate in the Australia Day Children’s Choir.

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  8. 19 Oct 2011

    Willoughby Council awarded court costs


    The District Court of Appeal and the Land and Environment Court have awarded Willoughby City Council costs for additional work taken to assess amended plans for a Development Application originally refused by council in 2009.

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  9. 21 Oct 2011

    Australians: Eureka to the Diggers - Talks@Willoughby with Thomas Keneally


    Thomas Keneally will introduce his latest book Australians: Eureka to the Diggers at Willoughby City Library’s Talks@Willoughby, 12:30pm, Friday 4 November at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  10. 21 Oct 2011

    Willoughby Band presents Monsters, Melodies and Mayhem


    Explore the darker side of music with a selection of monster melodies, haunting harmonies and a little touch of magical mayhem at Willoughby Band’s Monsters, Melodies and Mayhem, 3pm, Sunday 30 October at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  11. 25 Oct 2011

    Willoughby City Council wins A.R. Bluett Award


    Willoughby City Council has been named a winner of the A.R Bluett Memorial Award for 2010/11, the highest accolade a local government organisation can receive.

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  12. 27 Oct 2011

    Public Information Session: Proposal to increase minimum rates


    Willoughby Council will hold a Public Information Session from 6pm, Tuesday 8 November at Council Chambers to discuss a proposal to increase minimum rates in 2012-2013.

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  13. 31 Oct 2011

    100 Gardens - Talks@Willoughby with Jamie Durie


    Celebrity landscape designer and horticulturalist, Jamie Durie will introduce his new book 100 Gardens at Willoughby City Library’s Talks@Willoughby, 12:30pm, Monday 14 November at the Civic Pavilion on The Concourse.

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  14. 31 Oct 2011

    Back by popular demand - Dive in Movies returns to Willoughby Leisure Centre this summer


    Dive into Willoughby Leisure's indoor heated pool this summer for an evening at the Dive in Movies. Bring your inflatable to relax on in the pool, or laze around on deck chairs while enjoying a great selection of family friendly movies that will entertain adults and children alike.

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  15. 31 Oct 2011

    To Make a Pet of ... a sculptural installation by Cassandra Hard Lawrie


    Willoughby’s heritage listed Incinerator Art Space will be transformed into a medieval manor house filled with the weird and wonderful, familiar and strange for Sydney based sculptor and installation artist, Cassandra Hard Lawrie’s latest exhibition - To Make a Pet of….

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11 November


  1. 1 Nov 2011

    Discover the wonders of nature at the ANZANG Exhibition


    Willoughby City Council will host the stunning ANZANG Nature Photography exhibition from Friday 28 October to Monday 28 November at the Art Space on The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood and the Foyer Exhibition Space at Willoughby City Council, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood (business hours only).

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  2. 1 Nov 2011

    Teenage Reading Group Author Talk - Jane Caro presents Just a Girl


    Jane Caro will introduce her book Just a Girl at the Teenage Reading Group Author Talk from 4pm, Thursday 17 November at Artarmon Library.

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  3. 1 Nov 2011

    Willoughby Symphony celebrates Christmas on The Concourse - Tickets on sale now


    Join Willoughby Symphony for an afternoon of spectacular entertainment with the prom-style concert Home for Christmas on Sunday 11 December, at the world class Concert Hall on The Concourse.

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  4. 2 Nov 2011

    Everyday Kindness - Talks@Willoughby with Stephanie Dowrick


    Highly acclaimed psychotherapist and bestselling author, Dr Stephanie Dowrick will introduce her latest book Everyday Kindness: Shortcuts to a Happier and More Confident Life at Willoughby City Library’s Talks@Willoughby, 12:30pm, Friday 9 December, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  5. 3 Nov 2011

    Flamencology returns to the Zenith this December


    Following the huge success of last year’s classic flamenco production, Flamencology Dance Studio returns to the Zenith Theatre this December with an exciting new performance of Carmen, 7.30pm, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December, at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood.

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  6. 7 Nov 2011

    Love summer swimming; hate water pollution


    With a wet summer ahead of us this year, Willoughby City Council is urging all residents to help prevent stormwater pollution at local beaches and waterways by disposing of waste correctly. Laden with contaminants such as fertilisers, pesticides, engine fluids, waste and spilled oil, stormwater is the most common cause of water pollution.

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  7. 7 Nov 2011

    Willoughby City Council investigating tree vandalism


    Willoughby City Council is currently investigating the illegal poisoning and vandalism of several native trees in North Arm Reserve, Castle Cove and Retreat Reserve, Castlecrag.

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  8. 8 Nov 2011

    Ensemble Liaison and Ballet - Australia’s finest dancers and musicians unite for a one-off performance


    In a collaboration between some of Australia’s finest dancers and musicians, internationally acclaimed chamber music trio Ensemble Liaison will combine with JACK Productions for a one-off Sydney performance of El Amor Brujo, a new chamber ballet.

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  9. 9 Nov 2011

    Willoughby City Council and Gangdong-gu to sign Friendly City Agreement


    To commemorate the signing of a Friendly City Agreement between Willoughby City and Gangdong-gu, Korea, Willoughby City Council will host an official signing ceremony from 6pm, Thursday 10 November at Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood.

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  10. 11 Nov 2011

    Willoughby City Council wins at NSW Planning Institute of Australia Awards


    Willoughby City Council has received the Excellence in Large Planning Projects Award for ‘The Concourse-Plan to Place’ at the 2011 NSW Planning Institute of Australia Awards on Tuesday 8 November.

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  11. 18 Nov 2011

    Willoughby City Council launches ClimateClever Office


    Local Willoughby office tenants, Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd have been the first to receive a subsidised NABERS energy assessment from Willoughby City Council’s new ClimateClever Office program, achieving a ‘good’ rating of 3½ stars.

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  12. 23 Nov 2011

    Enjoy a festive evening at Carols in Willoughby Park


    Willoughby City Council’s popular Carols in Willoughby Park will be held from 6pm onwards, Saturday 10 December, Willoughby Park, corner of Warrane Road and McClelland Street, Willoughby.

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  13. 24 Nov 2011

    On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a pet to love and care for for life


    Willoughby Council is encouraging local residents to think carefully, ask questions, and choose wisely if considering getting a puppy, kitten or other companion animal for Christmas.

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  14. 24 Nov 2011

    Take-away business breaches Food Act, 2003: Willoughby City Council awarded court and legal costs


    The Downing Centre Local Court has discharged the manager of an Indian take-away food business in Chatswood on condition he enter a 12 month good behaviour bond. The manager was also ordered to pay Willoughby City Council's legal costs of $910 and court costs of $90, after the business was found guilty of breaching the Food Act, 2003.

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  15. 30 Nov 2011

    Environmental sustainability provides food for thought for North Shore small businesses


    A number of cafes and restaurants on Sydney’s North Shore have been doing their bit for the environment, thanks to the help of the Better Business Partnership (BBP).

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12 December


  1. 2 Dec 2011

    Entertain the kids at Willoughby Park Centre this January


    Children of Willoughby can enjoy a variety of fun workshops and activities during the January school holidays at Willoughby Park Centre, corner of Warrane and McClelland Streets, Willoughby.

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  2. 2 Dec 2011

    Promote your home-based business at the upcoming Marketing and Networking Sessions


    After a recent business survey of the Willoughby area, Willoughby City Council’s Economic Development team found that 58 percent of home-based business owners were interested in attending information sessions on networking with other home-based businesses, with 55 percent also interested in attending information sessions on marketing, tax and online promotion as well.

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  3. 2 Dec 2011

    Think outside the square. Give your loved one a Constant Companion this Christmas


    Give your loved one peace of mind this Christmas with a tailor-made Constant Companion personal alarm gift certificate. With a convenient and personalised service to suit each individual’s needs, Constant Companion will help your loved one remain independent and secure at home.

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  4. 2 Dec 2011

    Willoughby City Council wins Local Government and Shires Associations Sustainability Award


    Willoughby City Council was announced Overall Winner of the Local Sustainability Award at the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA) Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards, for meeting a greenhouse gas reduction target of 50 per cent of 1999 figures by 2010.

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  5. 6 Dec 2011

    Save Power Kits now available to borrow from Willoughby City branch libraries


    Willoughby residents can now borrow a Save Power Kit from Willoughby City branch libraries and learn how to save power and money at home.

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  6. 12 Dec 2011

    Children give new life to old art at Willoughby Park Centre


    A special exhibition of pottery and mixed media items created by children at Willoughby Park Centre will be displayed from now until Wednesday 28 December at Chatswood Library on The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood. Ranging from six to eleven years old, each child created a unique work of art using their imagination and inspiration from various books and objects.

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  7. 12 Dec 2011

    International Volunteer Day exhibition - "Share the Care: Let’s Celebrate Community Volunteering”


    To celebrate the tenth anniversary of International Volunteer Day, the Northern Sydney Volunteer Network and Willoughby City Council is hosting the “Share the Care: Let’s Celebrate Community Volunteering” exhibition, currently available for public viewing until Wednesday 21 December, 11am – 6pm daily, at The Art Space on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  8. 13 Dec 2011

    Join the fun these summer holidays at Willoughby City Council


    Children of Willoughby can keep the boredom at bay this summer by joining a variety of action-packed activities and programs on offer at Willoughby City Council. Whether its pool time fun at Willoughby Leisure Centre, an exciting adventure story at Willoughby City Library or a creative art class at Willoughby Park Art and Recreation Centre, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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  9. 16 Dec 2011

    Get active at Willoughby Leisure these school holidays


    Willoughby Leisure Centre offers a variety of fun programs and activities for children during the school holidays, including the Kids Klub Holiday Program, Dive in Movies, Swim School Holiday Intensive Program and the popular inflatable and aqua bubble pool games.

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  10. 16 Dec 2011

    Save money and the environment with ClimateClever Apartments (Common Area Assessments)


    Willoughby City Council’s ClimateClever Apartments program is an innovative approach for local apartment owners to help reduce their building’s operating costs and carbon footprint.

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