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Regulator gives green light to special variation Willoughby City Council will soon vote to raise rates by 15 per cent, following approval from the regulator for a special rate variation. IPART, which sets the maximum yearly amount by which councils can raise...

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E-bikes have pedestrians pumped up Reports of e-bike near-misses and reckless riding on the Lower North Shore are rapidly rising, with food delivery drivers on footpaths appearing to be the main issue. Neutral Bay resident John Kouvelis contacted North Shore Living as...

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MAY- Monthly Mayor Update Mayor Tanya Taylor provides the latest news from across Council, including the launch of the Canopy of Life Tree Festival and updates from the May Ordinary Council Meeting. Highlights include remembrance of the late Willoughby Mayor Noel...

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Death from an e-bike only matter of time: mayor Northern Beaches Council has launched an e-bike safety campaign – possibly the first council to do so – following a spike in collisions and near misses. Mayor Sue Heins spoke at Manly Beach...

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Mayor uses casting vote to consult community   Residents could be hit with a 14 per cent or higher rate rise in two years under a proposed 10-year financial plan. Northern Beaches Council is facing a $5.8 million deficit for the 2024/5 financial...

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From Sunday 12 May, North Sydney Council will be asking everyone in the local community to ‘Have your say on our next ten years’ to help inform a new Community Strategic Plan for 2025- 2035. Council will be seeking community feedback...

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Councils fight government cut to Beachwatch Local councils are fighting a decision made by the NSW Government to pull the plug on funding the Beachwatch water quality monitoring program. All Sydney coastal councils will be forced to self-fund water quality monitoring from...

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Northern Beaches Council has carried out a notice of motion that seeks to comprehensively and efficiently address the challenges and mitigate the impact caused in the area by graffiti, or ‘vandalism’. Currently, council budgets over $500,000 for graffiti removal each year....

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Willoughby City Council is alerting community members about the illegal dumping of vegetation on the streets. Council posted on Facebook that in the past six months there had been an escalation of illegal garden vegetation dumping in Chatswood streets. “Usually it happens...

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Redundancies made as pool drains budget North Sydney Council has cut staff in an attempt to stave off a worsening financial position, with unexpected costs for the Olympic Pool project continuing to hurt its budget. Councillors will vote on an updated draft...