Updates

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 https://www.facebook.com/gilesgidney/

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Vote1 Gail

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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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A year on from the Election

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I was honoured to be re-elected as Mayor of Willoughby City Council, since Councillor Hugh Eriksson was re-elected and since Brendon Zhu joined us to represent Sailors’ Bay on Willoughby Council. I would like to again thank you for

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ANZAC Day 2018 Speech

For over 100 years Australians have been involved in conflicts in an effort to preserve our democracy, our freedom and our way of life. These conflicts have included the Boer War, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Malayan Emergency, Vietnam War, Indonesian Confrontation, Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq and service in peacekeeping forces

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Four Years as Mayor

This week marks four years since I was given the honour of being elected as Mayor of Willoughby City Council. During those four years a lot has happened and I am proud of what has been achieved. Inescapably, the threat of Council Amalgamations loomed large for a greater part of

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