No trailers in local streets?

NoTrailerParkingThe recently implemented state-wide boat trailer parking legislation may not have achieved its desired outcomes.

Council is being asked to consider another measure to control the problem – the use of a No Parking Motor Vehicle Excepted sign. This would have the impact of banning the parking of any type of trailer, boat, box, horse float, caravan etc.

Initially this is proposed for one small area of Willoughby. However, the vast majority of residents around the area are against the proposal as they fear the trailers will simply be parked outside the restricted area in front of their homes.

After representations by CWWPA the Traffic Committee adopted the suggestion that the proposal be conducted as a trial (like on the Northern Beaches).

The State Government is expected to review the existing legislation in the second half of the year.

Note: The proposed sign would not be as clear in meaning as the one shown.

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Green City 2028

OurGreenCity

Our Green City Plan 2028 (Sustainability Action Plan) is now open for comments at haveyoursaywilloughby.nsw.gov.au.

Comments needed before Sunday 24th February 2019.

Four key themes have been developed:

  • Reducing Carbon and greenhouse gases;
  • Promoting sustainable lifestyles and practices;
  • Enhancing, protecting and respecting waterways, bushland, nature, wildlife and ecological systems; and
  • Reducing energy, water and resource waste.

Meet the candidates

meet the candidates

The Federation of Willoughby Progress A is hosting a ‘Meet the Candidates” session for the upcoming State Election. The event will be held in the Function Room of the Dougherty Centre commencing at 7 PM on Tuesday 5th March 2019.

Please note: Entry is restricted to pre-paid-up members of Progress Associations.

Membership cannot be paid on the night.

If you have questions for candidates, please send them to secretarycwwpa@gmail.com by 3 March 2019.

Questions must be succinct.

Advisory committees

advisory committeeCouncil Officer’s have recommended that Advisory Committees continue until the end of the current Council term but be dissolved at the beginning of the ‘caretaker period’.

Then Committees to be re-established with people who can provide technical advice to Council and with a more restrictive focus.

Councillors were asked to move that Committees be involved in developing the fine detail of the framework, policies and terms of reference over the next few months. However, this did not occur.

The outcome was that current committees continue to end of this Council term. Next term they are to be re-established as technical advisory committees. Technical advisors will be required to possess expert knowledge and expert skills to work with data and evidence. People with local opinions and knowledge can join a Reference Group. Reference Groups will meet at the whim of Council Officers and respond to issues rather than having the opportunity to proactively engage with issues.

Local shops would mean more units

LocalShopsThe West Ward Councillors recently nominated the Fullers Road/Greville Street area and the Mowbray Road/Hinkler Crescent area for potential shopping centres.

Past studies have shown that small shopping centres in the western portion of West Ward would not be viable without a significant increase in population surrounding the new centres.

Previously, the opinion of local communities was not to proceed with such a move due to the likelihood of a swift uptake of higher density housing surrounding any new shops.

Let Council know what you think of this idea. Send an email to Council at email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au. Mention their draft housing and local centres strategies and your opinion.