2013 Media Releases

12 December


  1. 3 Dec 2013

    Quadrangle Village shopping centre recognised as the first ‘BetterVillage’


    The Quadrangle Village shopping centre located in Castlecrag has become the first ‘BetterVillage’ on the North Shore – a special recognition awarded from the Better Business Partnership (BBP) for the outstanding energy saving initiatives implemented by Centre Management and the centre’s shops.

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  2. 3 Dec 2013

    Give the gift of music this Christmas


    Spoil your loved one this Christmas with a subscription to Willoughby Symphony’s 2014 Season, Symphonic Connections.

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  3. 17 Dec 2013

    Willoughby City Library: Preserving local heritage of national significance


    Willoughby City Library Service has been awarded a 2013 Community Heritage Grant from the National Library of Australia.

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  4. 17 Dec 2013

    Council seeks community feedback on proposed Special Rate Variation


    Willoughby City Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to apply for a Special Rate Variation (SRV) to fund the maintenance and replacement of Willoughby's infrastructure network. Consultation is open for feedback until 10 February 2014.

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11 November


  1. 8 Nov 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Tom Keneally - Shame and the Captives


    Award winning Australian author, Tom Keneally, will speak about his latest novel Shame and the Captives at 12.30pm, Wednesday 20 November at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  2. 11 Nov 2013

    The Laramie Project


    Join a dynamic troupe of young actors for The Laramie Project, the powerful story of a town under siege in the aftermath of a disturbing hate crime.

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  3. 18 Nov 2013

    Beat the Heat this summer


    Join a dynamic troupe of young actors for The Laramie Project, the powerful story of a town under siege in the aftermath of a disturbing hate crime.

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  4. 19 Nov 2013

    Join the Christmas fun at Carols in Willoughby Park


    Award winning Australian author, Tom Keneally, will speak about his latest novel Shame and the Captives at 12.30pm, Wednesday 20 November at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  5. 27 Nov 2013

    Chamber Music Series - Summer Delight


    Willoughby Symphony presents an afternoon of elegant chamber music in Summer Delight, held from 3pm, Sunday 1 December, in the Civic Pavilion foyer on The Concourse.

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10 October


  1. 2 Oct 2013

    The Monday Art Group exhibition


    As part of Mental Health Month this October, the Monday Art Group will showcase an exhibition of works in the Art Space on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  2. 3 Oct 2013

    Shorelink celebrates 30 years


    The Shorelink Library Network is celebrating 30 years of service to the communities of Lane Cove, Manly, Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby City Councils.

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  3. 4 Oct 2013

    Important Information for Willoughby Residents: Delivery of new Vegetation Bins


    Willoughby residents will soon have a brand new, green-lidded vegetation bin* when the old models are replaced this October and November.

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  4. 10 Oct 2013

    Naremburn Branch Library Closure


    Naremburn Branch Library will temporarily close for renovations from 12 noon, Saturday 23 November and will reopen in March 2014 with an exciting new look.

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  5. 14 Oct 2013

    Inspired Beginnings with Willoughby Symphony


    Join Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir for a gala tribute to the Inspired Beginnings of Beethoven, Chopin and Mendelssohn in the final concert of the 2013 Symphonic Passages series.

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  6. 16 Oct 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents William McInnes - The Birdwatcher


    Award winning Australian author and actor, William McInnes will speak about his new novel The Birdwatcher, at 12.30pm, Thursday 7 November at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  7. 18 Oct 2013

    Willoughby Band presents...Enter the Galaxies


    Come aboard the Willoughby-Class Inter-Galactic Starship on a musical mission to outer space!

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  8. 21 Oct 2013

    Winning Architecture at the Incinerator Art Space


    The winning projects of the 2013 NSW Architecture Awards will be showcased in the upcoming exhibition, Winning Architecture, presented by the Australian Institute of Architects and curated by Willoughby City Council.

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  9. 22 Oct 2013

    Young Composer Winner Announced


    The 2013 Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir - Fine Music 102.5 Young Composer Award has been awarded to Brisbane-based composer, Rachel Merton, for her composition And The World Was Finally Right.

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  10. 22 Oct 2013

    Voting now open for Willoughby Citizen of the Year 2014


    Willoughby residents are invited to nominate their fellow citizens for the 2014 Willoughby Citizen of the Year Awards. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievements during the past year and contributions to the local community over a number of years.

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  11. 24 Oct 2013

    Celebrate the festive season in Willoughby


    Celebrate the holiday season with a range of festive events throughout the month.

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  12. 28 Oct 2013

    All The World’s A Stage - Celebrate International Day of People with Disability


    Willoughby City Council and Lane Cove Council are proud to present All The World’s A Stage, a delightful theatre production celebrating International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

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09 September


  1. 2 Sep 2013

    Live at Lunch: Irish Fantasy


    Flute virtuoso Jane Rutter will perform a selection of charming Celtic pieces in Irish Fantasy, the final concert of the Live at Lunch series on The Concourse.

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  2. 3 Sep 2013

    The Concourse to produce its own power


    A grant from the Australian Government’s Community Energy Efficiency Program will enable Willoughby City Council to undertake a feasibility study for the inclusion of a Tri-generation power plant system at The Concourse.

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  3. 3 Sep 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Michael Robotham Watching You


    Discover the benefits of cycling this September with numerous events being held as part of the annual Willoughby Spring Festival and NSW Bike Week (Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 September).

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  4. 4 Sep 2013

    Chatswood man was prosecuted for Dog Attack


    A Chatswood man was prosecuted in the Downing Centre Local Court by Willoughby City Council on 22 August, 2013 for three (3) separate offences under the Companion Animals Act in relation to a dog attack at Beauchamp Park, Chatswood on 25 February, 2013.

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  5. 5 Sep 2013

    Last Night of the Proms with Willoughby Symphony


    Bring your flags and bowler hats for a raucous evening of fun and celebration in Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir’s Last Night of the Proms.

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  6. 9 Sep 2013

    Willoughby Streetfair a Success


    More than 120,000 people helped Chatswood’s CBD ‘Burst Into Life’ at the annual StreetFair and parade on Saturday 7 September - a highlight of the Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  7. 10 Sep 2013

    Saturday Movie Afternoons


    Bring the whole family along for an afternoon of family classics with Saturday Movie Afternoons, every Saturday at 3pm, from 5 October to 28 December, at the Urban Screen on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  8. 24 Sep 2013

    Willoughby Symphony launches Symphonic Connections


    Willoughby Symphony officially launched the 2014 Subscription Series Symphonic Connections on Tuesday 24 September at The Concourse.

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  9. 25 Sep 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Tim Ferguson


    One of Australia’s best known comedians, Tim Ferguson, will be speaking about his memoir, Carry a Big Stick, at 12.30pm, Thursday 24 October at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  10. 27 Sep 2013

    People’s Choice Award Announced


    Karen Farrell and Amanda Hale have been voted the People’s Choice Award winners at this year’s Willoughby Sculpture Prize for their joint work, Many Being One and One Being Many.

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08 August


  1. 1 Aug 2013

    Willoughby Mayor: The Facts Say Yes


    Willoughby Mayor, Pat Reilly is urging residents to vote YES at the upcoming referendum on Local Government, in an effort to ensure federal funding continues to be available for important local projects.

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  2. 5 Aug 2013

    The Reading Hour 2013: Poetry Out Loud – The Works of Francis Webb


    Celebrate The Reading Hour 2013 with a poetry reading and discussion on the work of poet Francis Webb, held from 2.30pm, Saturday 24 August at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  3. 8 Aug 2013

    You’re the Driver Workshops


    Brush up on driving road rules at a special You’re the Driver workshop, designed to refresh your knowledge of some of the most commonly misunderstood rules.

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  4. 12 Aug 2013

    Sustainable Home Renovations Expo


    Willoughby City Council is hosting a Sustainable Home Renovations Expo to inspire healthy, comfortable and quality homes in the community, 10am - 3pm, Sunday 8 September at the Sustainability Hub in Chatswood.

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  5. 12 Aug 2013

    Have Your Say: Proposed Swimming Pool Barrier - Inspection Program


    Willoughby City Council is calling for the community to have their say on Council’s Draft Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Policy, and whether it meets expectations of childhood safety and the cost of monitoring to the community.

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  6. 16 Aug 2013

    Willoughby heritage to suffer if proposed new planning laws are not revised


    The proposed NSW Planning Bill 2013, to be introduced in the spring Parliament, will remove safeguards that have enabled Willoughby City Council to protect the City’s heritage to date, and favour development at the expense of its natural and cultural heritage.

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  7. 19 Aug 2013

    Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013


    The 2013 Willoughby Sculpture Prize will showcase a fresh approach to sculpture and installation by artists from around Australia that responded to the theme Connexion Points: Sites of Exchange/Types of Exchange.

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  8. 20 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Visual Arts Program


    Willoughby Spring Festival’s Visual Arts program is bursting with exhibitions, workshops and gallery tours throughout the month of September.

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  9. 20 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Kids Program


    Keep the kids entertained this September with a fantastic program of family-friendly events as part of the Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  10. 21 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Youth Events


    Young people across Willoughby are invited to get involved in this year’s Willoughby Spring Festival and help organise youth events at Chatswood’s Youth Centre (Corner of Victor Street and Albert Avenue) during September, or come along to the many events on offer.

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  11. 21 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Youth


    Young people across Willoughby are invited to get involved in this year’s Willoughby Spring Festival and help organise youth events at Chatswood’s Youth Centre (Corner of Victor Street and Albert Avenue) during September, or come along to the many events on offer.

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  12. 21 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Nature and Botanics Events


    Get back to nature this September with free bushwalks, birdwatching and eco-tours – all part of the nature and botanics program at this year’s Willoughby Spring Festival.

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  13. 22 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Willoughby Wonderland Events


    Discover Willoughby Wonderland by getting involved in the many activities and open days hosted by community organisations, schools and local businesses throughout September.

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  14. 22 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Theatre Events


    Theatre and musical lovers will delight at this year’s Willoughby Spring Festival theatre offerings.

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  15. 22 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Talking Heads Events


    This year’s Willoughby Spring Festival will feature a number of informative talks and workshops thoughout September.

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  16. 22 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Music Program


    This year’s Willoughby Spring Festival features a fantastic program of uplifting music events, spanning the month of September - guaranteed to delight, inspire and evoke the spirit of spring!

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  17. 22 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Film Events


    Locals and visitors alike are invited to sit back and enjoy the free entertainment this September with a dynamic program of arthouse, cultural and educational films at the Urban Screen at The Concourse.

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  18. 22 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Fashion Events


    Get your Fashion fix at this year’s Willoughby Spring Festival with two special events dedicated to style and glamour.

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  19. 22 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Cycling Willoughby Events


    Discover the benefits of cycling this September with numerous events being held as part of the annual Willoughby Spring Festival and NSW Bike Week (Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 September).

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  20. 22 Aug 2013

    ‘Burst into Life’ at Streetfair 2013


    Chatswood’s CBD will ‘Burst into Life’ at the annual StreetFair, a highlight event of the Willoughby Spring Festival, on Saturday 7 September (10am - 4pm).

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  21. 27 Aug 2013

    Willoughby Leisure Centre Open Day and Fun Run Special Guest - Paralympic Gold Medallist, Matthew Cowdrey


    Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder, Matthew Cowdrey will be the special guest at this year’s annual Willoughby Leisure Centre Open Day and Fun Run, Saturday 21 September.

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  22. 27 Aug 2013

    Council supports Liam Knight Benefit Evening


    In support of St Pius X’s Onwards Upwards - Liam Knight Benefit Evening on Friday 13 September at The Concourse, Willoughby City Council will assist in helping raise funds in the lead up to the event.

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  23. 30 Aug 2013

    Spring Festival Comedy Events


    Comedy goers will delight at this year’s Willoughby Spring Festival with two special events dedicated to side-splitting entertainment.

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  24. 31 Aug 2013

    Sylvia Griffin wins Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013


    Saturday 31 August: Sylvia Griffin has been announced the $20,000 Major Prize winner of the 2013 Willoughby Sculpture Prize for Shoreless II, a work comprising wax, found natural objects and timber that references the subterranean experience of collective cultural trauma utilising nature and the sea as a linking metaphor for change, displacement and diaspora.

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07 July


  1. 1 Jul 2013

    Council introduces Citizen’s Panel


    Willoughby City Council has formed a Citizen’s Panel to assist in the long term planning of asset expenditure. The Panel is based on the newDemocracy* style of community engagement, which promotes the idea that service provision for the people should be determined by the people.

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  2. 3 Jul 2013

    Willoughby Council seeking OOSH solutions for parents


    Inadequate OOSH (out of school hours) facilities on Sydney’s Lower North Shore has led Willoughby City Council to look for solutions to support parents needing access to these services.

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  3. 8 Jul 2013

    Workshops: Doing Business With Council


    Willoughby Council will hold a series of workshops for the local business community aimed at providing businesses with information on how to work with council more effectively.

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  4. 15 Jul 2013

    The Planets: An Astrological Odyssey


    Willoughby Symphony proudly presents an extraordinary, multisensory performance with The Planets, featuring a live orchestral performance with an astounding visual accompaniment.

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  5. 15 Jul 2013

    Have your say on Willoughby City signage


    Willoughby Council is calling for the local community to have their say on the updating of City entrance signage and suburb locality signage.

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  6. 22 Jul 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents.... An audience with Amanda Muggleton


    Talks@Willoughby is proud to present an audience with legendary leading actress Amanda Muggleton, speaking about her critically acclaimed career on film, television and stage.

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  7. 30 Jul 2013

    Amanda Muggleton stars in The Book Club


    Australia’s leading stage actress, Amanda Muggleton, performs her Helpmann Award nominated role in the hilarious one-woman show, The Book Club.

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06 June


  1. 1 Jan 1900

    Happy Birthday Henry


    Willoughby City Council welcomes one and all to attend the winter bush poetry reading to celebrate Henry Lawson’s birthday, 2pm to 4pm, Sunday 16 June at the Henry Lawson Cave in Bicentennial Reserve, Small Street, Willoughby.

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  2. 3 Jun 2013

    New Laws for Swimming Pools


    Due to new legislation, pool owners are required to register their swimming pool on a State-wide register before 29 October 2013.

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  3. 4 Jun 2013

    Share your memories for new film project


    Willoughby residents are being asked to share a special memory from their life to be incorporated into The Memory Bank - a film project that will capture the collective memory of the local area.

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  4. 5 Jun 2013

    Jonathan Slingo chosen to operate Incinerator Café


    Jonathan Slingo of Customer First Hospitality has been chosen by Willoughby City Council to operate the Incinerator Café space at the Heritage Listed, Walter Burley Griffin designed Incinerator building in Willoughby.

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  5. 5 Jun 2013

    Discover Cryptic Crosswords at Chatswood Library


    Multi-award winning Willoughby Band sets off on a spectacular journey to the New World in Across The Pacific, 3pm, Sunday 16 June, at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  6. 6 Jun 2013

    Castle Cove Park Master Plan Moves Forward


    Willoughby Council has adopted a revised Master Plan for Castle Cove Park which outlines the long-term management and development of the Park’s land use and facilities.

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  7. 13 Jun 2013

    School holiday fun at Willoughby Park Centre


    Keep the kids entertained these Winter holidays by enrolling them in Willoughby Park Centre’s July School Holiday program, held from Monday 1 July to Friday 12 July, Willoughby Park Centre, corner of Warrane and McClelland Streets, Willoughby.

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  8. 14 Jun 2013

    Zenith Theatre Launches ZEN Kids - School Holiday Theatre and Activity Program


    The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood is launching ZEN Kids - a fun, imaginative and inspiring school holiday program that combines viewing a theatre show with a workshop or play experience based on the theme of the show.

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  9. 17 Jun 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Richard Glover - George Clooney’s haircut and other cries for help


    Popular ABC radio personality, Richard Glover, will be speaking about his latest book, George Clooney’s haircut and other cries for help - 12.30pm, Wednesday 17 July at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  10. 17 Jun 2013

    Songlines: an exhibition of stories and paintings and announcement of Guringai Writing Competition winners


    The winners of the Guringai Writing Competition 2013 will be displayed alongside a selection of paintings by Walangari Karntawarra, the international award winning Central Western Desert painter at Willoughby Council’s Foyer Exhibition Space, 9am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 June to Thursday 11 July.

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  11. 20 Jun 2013

    Live at Lunch: Rick Price Unplugged


    Get up close and personal with Australian singer Rick Price at the intimate Rick Price Unplugged, part of the Live at Lunch series on The Concourse.

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  12. 25 Jun 2013

    Company fined for unauthorised advertising


    A removalist company has been found guilty by the Downing Centre Local Court of advertising with a trailer on a busy public road without approval.

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  13. 26 Jun 2013

    Winter Warmer


    Willoughby City Council is teaming up with the Vulnerable Communities Support Officer from the North Shore Local Area Command (LAC) of the NSW Police Force to spread the word about energy efficiency and home safety this winter.

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  14. 28 Jun 2013

    Guys and Dolls


    Mosman Musical Society returns to the Zenith Theatre this July with one of Broadway’s biggest and brightest hit shows, Guys and Dolls.

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  15. 28 Jun 2013

    Australian Music Legend Stevie Wright of The Easybeats to host free viewing of lost concert footage


    Aussie music legend, Stevie Wright of The Easybeats will host a special free screening of the documentary, Easy Come, Easy Go at the outdoor Urban Screen on The Concourse (heated, upper terrace area), Chatswood - 6pm, Saturday 6 July.

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05 May


  1. 1 May 2013

    Willoughby Council Calls for a Compromise on Nine Site: Reduce Development by Half


    Willoughby City Council is calling for a compromise for the development of the 28000 square metre Channel Nine site in an effort to obtain an appropriate outcome for the site, and local community.

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  2. 1 May 2013

    North Shore Parents Urged to Take Care


    North Shore councils are urging parents to minimise congestion near schools as part a road safety campaign for term two, 2013.

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  3. 1 May 2013

    News In Brief from Willoughby City Council


    North Shore councils are urging parents to minimise congestion near schools as part a road safety campaign for Term 2, 2013. Parents should be on the lookout for postcards being sent home from local schools to remind them of the benefits of walking at least part of the way to school.

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  4. 1 May 2013

    Live at Lunch: Gershwin and Me


    World renowned Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi performs hits from his number one album Gershwin and Me on Wednesday 15 May at Live at Lunch, the new lunchtime concert series at The Concourse.

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  5. 1 May 2013

    If it’s Broke, Fix-it!


    Willoughby City Council, in conjunction with the Willoughby Men’s Shed is encouraging residents to fix-it at this upcoming workshop, 10am to 12pm, Sunday 2 June, Northbridge Golf Club, Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge.

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  6. 3 May 2013

    Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013 Announces Selected Artists


    Finalists of the Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013 have been announced, with 50 artists chosen to exhibit their works in the biennial art prize this September.

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  7. 8 May 2013

    Storytime welcomes Audra de la Torre


    Willoughby City Library Service welcomes children’s author and illustrator Audra de la Torre to a special storytime session at 10.30am, Friday 31 May, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  8. 10 May 2013

    Discover volunteering opportunities in your neighbourhood


    Learn how you can get involved in volunteering and make a difference in the local community and beyond at the Lower North Shore Volunteer Expo, 3pm – 6pm, Wednesday 22 May at the Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood.

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  9. 13 May 2013

    Add a touch of romance to your evening with Love Stories


    Fresh from a major tour with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chief Conductor Nicholas Milton leads Willoughby Symphony in a heart-warming performance of romantic works in Love Stories, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June at The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  10. 14 May 2013

    Set sail Across The Pacific with Willoughby Band


    Multi-award winning Willoughby Band sets off on a spectacular journey to the New World in Across The Pacific, 3pm, Sunday 16 June, at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  11. 16 May 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Hugh Mackay - The Good Life: What Makes a Life Worth Living?


    Australia’s prolific author and social researcher Hugh Mackay will examine and explore the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living?

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  12. 17 May 2013

    Willoughby Council to respond to new planning system for NSW


    Willoughby Council staff will review a new White Paper and Draft Exposure Bill for NSW from the Department of Planning, and present a report to Council in June on how a new planning system will affect the local area.

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  13. 17 May 2013

    Live at Lunch: P.S. I Love You


    Acclaimed soprano Taryn Fiebig performs a repertoire of romantic arias in P.S. I Love You, the third concert in the Live at Lunch series on The Concourse.

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  14. 22 May 2013

    Willoughby Council wins Government Leadership Award


    Willoughby City Council has been awarded the Philip Chun Award for Government Leadership for cultural and entertainment destination, The Concourse in Chatswood - one of the largest and most successful local government projects delivered in Australia over the past decade.

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  15. 22 May 2013

    Man fined for unauthorised removal of tree


    Willoughby City Library Service welcomes children’s author and illustrator Audra de la Torre to a special storytime session at 10.30am, Friday 31 May, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  16. 22 May 2013

    Excuse us while we change - Chatswood Library closes for upgrade


    As part of the Shorelink Library Network Library Management System upgrade, Chatswood Library will temporarily close on the morning of Monday 24 June 2013 and reopen to the public at 12noon.

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  17. 22 May 2013

    Become a Bushcare Graduate


    Multi-award winning Willoughby Band sets off on a spectacular journey to the New World in Across The Pacific, 3pm, Sunday 16 June, at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  18. 23 May 2013

    Calling student filmmakers! Entries now open for the Mini Film Festival


    Students across Sydney are invited to submit an original short film for the Willoughby Mini Film Festival.

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  19. 24 May 2013

    Reminder: Check offers from doorknockers


    Willoughby Council is reminding residents to check ‘on the spot’ offers from doorknockers claiming to be council staff or contractors, or other workmen who demand money upfront for works you have not approved.

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  20. 27 May 2013

    Wildlife Poetry Book Launch


    Willoughby City Council will host a special event for local school students to celebrate the success of the Our Local Wildlife Poetry Competition and will launch the published compilation of winning poems and artworks at Warners Park, The Outpost, Northbridge, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Thursday 6 June as part of council’s World Environment Day celebrations.

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  21. 27 May 2013

    Fortunes Within: Korean Folk Paintings Exhibition


    An exhibition of traditional Korean folk paintings or ‘Minhwa’ will be held at the Art Space on The Concourse, Chatswood from 18 to 30 June.

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  22. 29 May 2013

    Important Information for Willoughby Residents: Waste and Recycling Services to Change


    Willoughby City Council has engaged a new contractor for the City’s waste collection services. Starting from 8 July, there will be some changes to Willoughby’s clean-up services.

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04 April


  1. 2 Apr 2013

    Piers Lane to perform The Emperor


    Renowned Australian pianist Piers Lane joins Willoughby Symphony for The Emperor, 7pm, Saturday 27 April, and 2pm, Sunday 28 April, 2pm, at the Concert Hall on The Concourse, Chatswood. Conducted by Opera Australia’s Tom Woods, the concert will feature a powerhouse performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and Schubert’s The Great.

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  2. 2 Apr 2013

    Beat the boredom at Willoughby Park Centre these holidays!


    Keep the kids entertained by enrolling them in Willoughby Park Centre’s April School Holiday program, held from Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April, Willoughby Park Centre, corner of Warrane and McClelland Streets, Willoughby.

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  3. 3 Apr 2013

    History@Willoughby presents Celebrating Entertainment Milestones in Willoughby: Channel 9


    As part of the Heritage Festival 2013, History@Willoughby presents Celebrating Entertainment Milestones in Willoughby at 2pm, Saturday 20 April at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  4. 8 Apr 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Andrew Tink - Air Disaster Canberra: the plane crash that destroyed a government


    Author and Historian Andrew Tink will reveal the dramatic, but little-known, tale of how a plane crash changed Australia’s political history at Talks@Willoughby at 12.30pm, Tuesday 7 May at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  5. 9 Apr 2013

    2013 National Trust Heritage Festival - Foundations of Tomorrow, Faces of Willoughby


    As part of the 2013 National Trust Heritage Festival, residents and community members are invited to celebrate Willoughby’s rich heritage with the screening of Foundations of Tomorrow and Faces of Willoughby, 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 18 April, at the Urban Screen on The Concourse.

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  6. 10 Apr 2013

    Chatswood Library celebrates one million


    Chatswood Library on The Concourse has received one million visitors since officially opening in September 2011. One of the largest public libraries in New South Wales, the library has catered to an average of 10 thousand patrons each week and has signed up more than 17,000 new members.

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  7. 16 Apr 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents NorWest Lincs Inc. General Tenancy Rights and Legislation


    As part of National Law Week 2013, Willoughby City Library will host a special Talks@Willoughby series on General Tenancy Rights & Legislation at 12.30pm, Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  8. 18 Apr 2013

    History@Willoughby presents A voice from the front: the war diary of Frank Channon


    In a special commemorative event, History@Willoughby presents A voice from the front: the war diary of Frank Channon at 12.30pm, Wednesday 1 May, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  9. 23 Apr 2013

    Save Money on your Swimming Pool


    Pools and spas are generally the third biggest energy users in the home, after hot water systems and air conditioners. According to Ausgrid, the ongoing electricity, gas, water, chemical, maintenance and service costs for a pool can add up to around $30 per week, so it makes sense to improve the energy and water efficiency of your pool in order to save money.

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  10. 23 Apr 2013

    Free WiFi access in Chatswood Mall


    Willoughby Council is one of the first councils in Australia to provide free WiFi access to its community and visitors, with Chatswood Mall in the city’s CBD now wirelessly enabled.

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  11. 24 Apr 2013

    New Chatswood Urban Walkabout Guide Launched


    Willoughby City Council has teamed with Urban Walkabout to produce a free, pocket -sized destination guide, jam packed with a selection of great local finds for visitors to Chatswood.

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  12. 24 Apr 2013

    Bran Nue Dae screening to launch festival on The Concourse


    Hit Aussie film Bran Nue Dae will be shown on Chatswood’s Urban Screen on The Concourse to mark the official launch of the 2013 Guringai Festival – an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage in the northern Sydney region.

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  13. 26 Apr 2013

    Mathiske returns to the Zenith this May


    Guitar Virtuoso Bruce Mathiske presents a night of rhythmic brilliance from 8pm, Saturday 25 May, at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  14. 30 Apr 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Kidney Health - Linking Kidney Health, Heart Health, Blood Pressure and Diabetes


    As part of Kidney Health Week 2013, Talks@Willoughby will present an education and awareness session on kidney health at 12.30pm, Thursday 30 May, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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03 March


  1. 6 Mar 2013

    Charm of Tibet - Exhibition of Artworks from the Cultural and Art Institute of the Tibet Autonomous Region


    Unique Tibetan artwork, including paintings and silk embroidery from close to 20 different artists will be displayed in Australia for the first time, as part of an exhibition from the Cultural and Art Institute of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

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  2. 7 Mar 2013

    Three Weeks Left to Enter - Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013


    In the lead up to Anzac Day, popular author and historian Susanna de Vries will speak about Australian Heroines of World War One: Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front at 12.30pm, Friday 19 April, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  3. 12 Mar 2013

    Willoughby to Donate Solar PV for Earth Hour


    Willoughby City Council is encouraging residents to pledge to switch to renewable energy in the hope that the council area will win a local government challenge set by Earth Hour. This year, Earth Hour will be held from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, Saturday 23 March.

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  4. 12 Mar 2013

    Northbridge to receive three Civil Heritage Plaques


    The Mayor of Willoughby, Cr Pat Reilly, will unveil three Willoughby Civil Heritage Plaques on Sunday 24 March at SCEGS War Memorial Playing Fields, as part of Northbridge Progress Association’s Centenary Celebration Launch and Community Fun Day.

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  5. 19 Mar 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Farewell Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation


    Discover the untold stories of extraordinary individuals who were lost to the conflict of World War I, at Talks@Willoughby from 12.30pm, Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  6. 25 Mar 2013

    Chatswood goes Live at Lunch


    Escape for your lunchtime, with a special Live at Lunch concert series at The Concourse, Chatswood, directed by world renowned flautist, Jane Rutter.

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  7. 27 Mar 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Susanna de Vries Australian Heroines of World War One


    In the lead up to Anzac Day, popular author and historian Susanna de Vries will speak about Australian Heroines of World War One: Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front at 12.30pm, Friday 19 April, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

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  8. 28 Mar 2013

    Celebrate ‘Community Milestones’ 2013 National Trust Heritage Festival


    Willoughby City Council will celebrate the 2013 National Trust Heritage Festival with a program of 17 events from March to May, highlighting ‘Community Milestones’ - commemorating the landmarks and achievements of the local community throughout the years.

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02 February


  1. 8 Feb 2013

    Life’s A Stage


    In celebration of Chinese New Year 2013, Australasian Art and Stageworks presents the Chinese operatic drama Life’s A Stage from Friday 22 February to Sunday 24 February at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

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  2. 11 Feb 2013

    Willoughby Symphony presents A Night at the Ballet


    Willoughby Symphony’s highly anticipated 2013 season begins with A Night at the Ballet, 7pm, Saturday 9 March, and 2pm, Sunday 10 March, at the Concert Hall on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  3. 11 Feb 2013

    Free Movie is In Transition


    Willoughby City Council and North Shore Climate Action are hosting a free screening of the film In Transition 2.0, 6.30pm to 8pm, Thursday 28 February at the Devonshire Street Sustainability Hub, 34 Devonshire Street, Chatswood.

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  4. 11 Feb 2013

    Celebration of a Century: Northbridge Architecture


    Celebrate the 100th birthday of the suburb of Northbridge with a talk from local architect and heritage consultant, David Scobie.

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  5. 12 Feb 2013

    Times They are a Changin’ for the Artarmon Loop


    Willoughby City Council’s free shuttle bus service, the Artarmon Loop is operating under a new timetable, current for February 2013.

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  6. 12 Feb 2013

    International Women’s Day Breakfast


    Celebrate International Women’s Day with a delicious sit down breakfast at the Civic Pavilion on The Concourse, Chatswood on Friday 8 March from 7.30am - 9am.

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  7. 12 Feb 2013

    Council Offers Free e-waste Drop-off Point


    ‘Don’t bin it, bring it’ is the message being sent to Willoughby residents who are now able to recycle unwanted TVs and computers at a number of e-waste Drop Zone collection points located throughout the Sydney region.

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  8. 13 Feb 2013

    Souvenir: A fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins


    In 1944, Florence Foster Jenkins stepped onto the world's leading concert platform, Carnegie Hall, for her legendary sold-out show. The world has not stopped talking, indeed laughing, about that night.

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  9. 13 Feb 2013

    Harmony Day 2013


    Children’s artworks on the theme ‘It’s up to you and me’ will be displayed as part of Willoughby’s 2013 Harmony Day celebrations. Created by primary and secondary children from across NSW, the artworks include winning designs from the Harmony Day Poster Competition, and depict the children’s ideas on what it is to live in a harmonious society.

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  10. 18 Feb 2013

    Nicholas Milton joins world tour


    As part of the 2013 National Trust Heritage Festival, residents and community members are invited to celebrate Willoughby’s rich heritage with the screening of Foundations of Tomorrow and Faces of Willoughby, 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 18 April, at the Urban Screen on The Concourse.

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  11. 19 Feb 2013

    Talks@Willoughby presents Martha Ansara: The Shadowcatchers


    Film scholar and former cinematographer Martha Ansara will speak about her book, The Shadowcatchers at 12.30pm, Wednesday 20 March, Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  12. 20 Feb 2013

    Live Life! this Seniors Week


    Willoughby City Council’s 2013 Seniors Week celebrations includes a program of more than 40 free or specially discounted events for seniors over a three week period - Wednesday 6 to Thursday 28 March.

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  13. 22 Feb 2013

    Survival tips for HSC students


    Local students completing the Higher School Certificate (HSC) this year are invited to join Willoughby City Library’s Surviving the HSC program, beginning Thursday 14 March at Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.

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  14. 26 Feb 2013

    Seniors Week - Highlight Events at Willoughby


    Willoughby City Council’s 2013 Seniors Week celebrations includes a program of more than 40 free or specially discounted events for seniors, from Wednesday 6 to Thursday 28 March.

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  15. 27 Feb 2013

    The Concourse Lunch Hour Series


    World renowned flautist Jane Rutter presents The Concourse Lunch Hour Series, an exclusive showcase of classical music set against the stunning backdrop of the world class Concert Hall on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  16. 28 Feb 2013

    1,000 Willoughby residents are saving with Fridge Buyback


    Join with the 1,000 people in Willoughby saving money on power bills and help save the environment with Fridge Buyback.

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01 January


  1. 7 Jan 2013

    Terrific Tuesdays on The Concourse!


    Enjoy a great night out with the family every Tuesday on The Concourse with Terrific Tuesdays, starting from 5.30pm, Tuesday 29 January for six weeks.

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  2. 7 Jan 2013

    Celebrate Australia Day on The Concourse


    Willoughby residents are invited to celebrate Australia Day 2013 from 9am, Saturday 26 January, at the outdoor green space on The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.

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  3. 10 Jan 2013

    IGNITE at the Incinerator


    Seven Willoughby-based artists will showcase a range of artworks in IGNITE: Inaugural Group Exhibition by the Incinerator Studio Artists from Wednesday 16 January to Sunday 24 February, at the Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby.

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  4. 11 Jan 2013

    New classes at MOSAIC in 2013


    MOSAIC Multicultural Centre will return in February 2013 with a wide range of cultural programs and events for Willoughby residents of all ages and backgrounds.

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  5. 21 Jan 2013

    Calling for New Members of Willoughby’s Sustainability Reference Group


    Willoughby City Council is calling for expressions of interest from community members to be part of the Sustainability Reference Group.

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  6. 22 Jan 2013

    Willoughby City Council Calling on all Residents to Clean Out Their Old Mobile Stockpile


    Willoughby residents are asked to dig out their old mobile phones to recycle their precious components. Phones can simply be deposited at Willoughby City Council’s recycling corner, Help and Service Centre, level 4, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood.

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  7. 25 Jan 2013

    Yarns, Ballads, Verses and Rhymes Abound for Willoughby’s Bush Poetry Event


    Willoughby City Council welcomes one and all to attend the 2013 summer bush poetry reading, 6pm to 8pm, Sunday 10 February at the Henry Lawson Cave in Bicentennial Reserve, Small Street, Willoughby.

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  8. 29 Jan 2013

    Willoughby welcomes in the Year of the Snake


    With Chinese New Year officially beginning on Sunday 10 February, 2013, the Chinese Cultural Centre NSW and Willoughby City Council will welcome the Year of the Snake with a spectacular program of events and activities throughout February.

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  9. 29 Jan 2013

    Willoughby Symphony presents Chamber Music Series


    Enjoy a Sunday afternoon listening to sumptuous sounds with Willoughby Symphony’s Chamber Music Series, held from February to April at the Art Space on The Concourse, Chatswood.

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  10. 31 Jan 2013

    Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013 – Entries Open


    Sculptors and installation artists are invited to enter the national, biennial Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013, with entries opening from Friday 1 February.

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  11. 31 Jan 2013

    Council Calls for Help to Clean up Willoughby


    The race is on to register Clean Up sites for 2013. Mark your calendar – the annual Clean Up Australia Day will be 3 March 2013 and the Clean Up Team has their sights set on increasing the number of site registrations.

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