New Election Date – Dec 4

On 24 July 2021, the NSW Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP. announced that as a result of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, 2021 Local Government Elections would be postponed 3 months to 4 December 2021. For further details follow Mayor Gail on facebook at

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Local Government Elections will be held on September 4, 2021. It has been my privilege to serve our community as Mayor at Willoughby City Council for the past 7 years.  Much has been achieved but there is still much more to do.  I will be standing for re-election and would greatly appreciate your support. These

Reflect, Respect, Celebrate

Thank you Walangari Karntawarra and Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo for your Acknowledgement of Country. As I mentioned the Australia Day theme this year is “Reflect. Respect. Celebrate”. Well, what a time we have been having of it. This time last year we were living through an overwhelming bushfire season, with our city blanketed in

Remembrance Day 2020

In welcoming you to Remembrance Day 2020, I wish to formally acknowledge today Representatives for the French and Italian Consuls, our Federal Member of Parliament for North Sydney, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, the Board and members of the Chatswood RSL and sub branches,  the Legion Ex-Services Club,  the Dawn Service and Commemorative committee, Legacy, fellow

COVID-19 Business Support Plan

Willoughby City Council’s Business Support Plan, worth up to $1.66 million over six months, was approved at an extraordinary meeting last night. It offers relief on rents, fees and penalties to help support local businesses and community groups through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Business Support Plan includes: Rent relief for Council’s restaurants and cafes tenants

10 Years on Council

Ten years ago today I was fortunate to be elected as a Councillor for Sailors Bay Ward of Willoughby City Council. What an honour it has been to serve this wonderful community. I have learnt so much, met the most amazing people and hopefully made a positive impact. There is still lots to do and