You are here:
About Council Media Releases
Read the latest news and media releases below. You can also read archived media releases.
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
If you would like future Media Releases emailed to you, email email@example.com, stating your name, company and position.
Join authors Nikki Gemmell and Caroline Baum as they discuss their recent family memoirs and mother-daughter relationships at a special Talks@Willoughby at Chatswood Library this May.
Bring the whole family along to Willoughby Leisure Centre’s Family Water Safety Day and find out how to stay safe in and around the water.
Willoughby residents can now recycle various types of problem waste free of charge, at the newly opened drive through Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre, in Artarmon.
Finalists in this year’s #MyWilloughby Photo Competition are now on display in an exhibition at Willoughby Council’s Foyer Exhibition Space (9am - 5pm weekdays, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood) until Tuesday 16 May.
Bring the whole family along to enjoy Autumn Afternoons from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 April at The Concourse lower outdoor space.
The Award is in recognition for service Councillor Mustaca has provided to the Italian community, but especially to disadvantaged children, over his lifetime
Willoughby Council has been recognised for its successful internal Business Improvement Program, winning the Excellence in Operational and Management Effectiveness award at the prestigious Local Government Awards, held last Thursday.
Literary lovers are invited to attend the Sydney Writers’ Festival on The Concourse from 22 – 28 May, featuring an exciting line-up of author talks including David Hunt and Stephen Dando-Collins, student program Secondary School Days, and popular chill-out zone, The Reading Corner.
Willoughby City Council presents Smart Expressions, a mixed media exhibition of selected 2016 HSC artworks by students from five local High Schools: Chatswood High, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner, Mercy Catholic College, St Pius X College and Willoughby Girls High.
A six-month update of Willoughby Council’s 2016/17 Operational Plan shows Council is well on task to deliver key projects, business improvements and day to day services that will benefit, and are expected by local community.
The update, presented at last night’s Council meeting (Monday 27 March), forms part of Council’s overall Delivery Program 2013-17.
Willoughby Council last night (meeting of Monday 27 March 2017) endorsed a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment regarding draft amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act), 1979 - highlighting key concerns around the unknown full impact of the changes, and potential for increasing the range of development to be assessed as Complying Development.
Willoughby Council last night (meeting of Monday 27 March 2017) endorsed a submission on the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) Draft North District Plan, which largely supports the vision of the Plan but calls for more clarity on how it will be delivered and Council’s role in the process.
When a traumatic event changed Susi Prescott’s seemingly perfect life, she packed up her things and set off for an adventure of a lifetime. From a well-planned life as a wife, mother, teacher and writer, to the unexpected end of her thirty year marriage, Susi decided to turn tragedy into opportunity by dedicating her life to helping others in need.
Willoughby Council’s commitment to maintaining and upgrading the city’s parks, playgrounds and sports fields is paying off for the local community, with more than $2.7m in upgrades completed across the Willoughby Local Government Area in 2016, and a significant portion of funding coming from the Infrastructure Levy.
Effervescent composer and pianist extraordinaire, Daniel Rojas will showcase his virtuosic talents as guest soloist in the Willoughby Symphony’s GLORY concert.
Willoughby Councillor, Judith Rutherford has received a prestigious Ministerial Award in honour of her outstanding service to the community, being presented with the Special Achievement Award at the 2017 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government, held at NSW Parliament House.
Willoughby Leisure Centre’s Aquatic Programs Supervisor Kaylyn Tomkinson has been awarded the 2016 NSW AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Award at this year’s AUSTSWIM Water Safety Awards.
Legendary Australian Flautist, Jane Rutter leads the return of the popular Live at Lunch concert series for its fifth season at The Concourse – commencing with the enchanting Flute Spirits & the Seasons.
The North Shore’s ever popular Fauna Fair returns in 2017 with a fun day for family and friends on all things animals and nature, including demonstrations, talks, stalls and activities at Chatswood’s Currey Park.
The buildings, streets and laneways of Chatswood will be reinvented as a funky, retro-futuristic smart city as technology and light fuse with 19th Century steam-powered machinery during Vivid Sydney at Chatswood from 26 May to 17 June.
Celebrate Willoughby’s rich cultural diversity at "Herbs for a Healthy Home" on Friday 24 March in Chatswood Mall, with a range of activities and demonstrations as part of Chatswood Mall Market.
The Transitions Film Festival, Australia’s largest sustainability film festival, is coming to Chatswood this March with an inspiring line-up of films about health and wellness, energy revolutions, ethical fashion and creative innovation.
Join Indira Naidoo and the Time to Grow Garden Share team at Grow Young on Thursday 9 March and learn more about growing plants in small areas, cooking and pickling with home grown produce and organic solutions to gardening problems.
Celebrate International Women’s Day at Willoughby Women Inspired and hear the remarkable success stories of inspiring women in the community, including special guest Pat Evans from Dress from Success Sydney, who will speak about her efforts to help women thrive in life and in work.
Residents aged 55 and over are invited to take part in Willoughby’s annual Seniors Festival. Sponsored by Willoughby City Council and supported by local community organisations and businesses, the 2017 programme features more than 30 free or specially discounted events and activities for seniors this March.
Willoughby City Council will recognise the life and community contributions of the late James ‘Jim’ Ernest White in the naming of a new path at Castle Cove Park.
The Willoughby Symphony's ravishing 2017 Season, Enduring Passion, opens with the dazzling GENIUS concert featuring masterworks by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms.
Back by popular demand, Dr Nicola Gates returns to Chatswood Library to speak about her book, A Brain for Life, as part of the Talks@Willoughby programme.
Willoughby City Council is planning for the future and is inviting you to be involved. By 2036 the population of Willoughby is estimated to increase by 18 per cent to nearly 90,000 people. Over the same period, household size is expected to fall. The number of people living alone will increase as will the number of people aged 70 and above and there will be a need to create more than 19,000 additional jobs.
Willoughby City Council is undertaking a study to develop a Floodplain Risk Management Plan for the Flat Rock Creek Catchment, in accordance with the NSW Government’s directive.
Willoughby residents will soon have brand new red and yellow lidded bins when the old models are replaced over the months of February and March this year.
Welcome in the Year of the Rooster at the annual Chinese New Year Festival, one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney, from 10am - 5pm, Saturday 4 February at Chatswood Mall and The Concourse, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.
The Willoughby Citizen of the Year Award has been presented to two outstanding individuals in the community, Janet France and Grant Sheldon.
Artists and creatives are being called to submit ideas to be part of the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial (WVAB) from 6 – 24 September 2017, with proposed artworks and ideas responding to the theme, Kaleidoscope.
Bestselling Australian author, Belinda Alexandra, will speak about her latest novel Southern Ruby on Wednesday 22 February at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
Willoughby residents are being encouraged to have their say on the proposed introduction of new boat trailer parking restriction across the entire Willoughby Local Government Area (LGA) through a community consultation process. This follows recent amendments to The Impounding Act, 1993 that grants councils new powers regarding boat trailer parking restrictions.
Five local high school students have curated their first professional art exhibition through a Willoughby Council initiative, The Young Creators.
Willoughby City Council has recently completed $500,000 worth of upgrades to Hallstrom Park Playground, located in Bicentennial Reserve, Willoughby.
Do you want to use our mobile site?