Why Join CWWPA?

Chatswood West Ward Progress Association.

  • Do you want to be part of your community?
  • Do you care about our green spaces?
  • Are you concerned about the development in Chatswood?
  • Do you have suggestions to make Willoughby Council better and would like a sounding board?
  • Council respects the CWWPA and listens to our voice.
  • Councillors usually attend our meetings – this benefits us by giving us background on issues and also giving us a voice at Council meetings.

Come and join us.. we are a local group that care about Chatswood.

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To become a member of CWWPA, direct deposit $20* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application. Renewing members $10. *Non-refundable and subject to meeting membership criteria.

 

 

Public Art

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Here is an interesting article on Public Art in Chatswood.

It is well worth a view.

 

 

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To become a member of CWWPA, direct deposit $20* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application. Renewing members $10. *Non-refundable and subject to meeting membership criteria.

 

 

Annual Report

GoldStarThe Audit Office of NSW Report on Local Government to Parliament shows Willoughby is one of the top five councils in the state in terms of its financial and asset management performance. Council has achieved a consolidated operating surplus of $15.1 million.

Financial performance has exceeded all six of the Office of Local Government (OLG) financial sustainability benchmarks and has exceeded the four industry benchmarks set by the OLG for asset management.

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To become a member of CWWPA, direct deposit $20* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application. Renewing members $10. *Non-refundable and subject to meeting membership criteria.

 

 

Code of Conduct Complaints

CodeConductCouncil received no new Code of Conduct complaints made against Councillors during the past year and finalised three complaints that were made in the previous reporting year. There are no outstanding Code of Conduct matters in relation to any Councillor or the Chief Executive Officer. Council’s expenditure for conduct reviewers for the period was $11,825.

This outcome is in stark contrast to the large number of complaints against Councillors in the past couple of years.

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To become a member of CWWPA, direct deposit $20* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application. Renewing members $10. *Non-refundable and subject to meeting membership criteria.

 

 

Building regs reform

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The State Government has announced that it plans to lift building construction standards. The Government has declared that builders will owe a ‘duty of care’ to homeowners. It is hoped that this would make it better for home owners to sue builders. This is a retroactive approach (trying to close the stable door after the horse has bolted). Most people feel that proactive approach with a return to staged construction checks would be more appropriate,

 

The Government is talking about ensuring ‘transparency’ is achieved.This seems to mean that they are hoping that it will be clear who is actually responsible if something goes amiss – the architect, the draft-person, the builder, the subcontractor, the home owner?

Industry pundits are sceptical and have commented that the Government has to do far more to clean up the industry.

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To become a member of CWWPA, direct deposit $20* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application. Renewing members $10. *Non-refundable and subject to meeting membership criteria.

 

 

Declaring that we are in a state of climate emergency

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After a protracted debate Willoughby Council adopted a resolution that ‘hidden’ deep within a six part resolution were the words “declaring that we are in a state of climate emergency”.

 

 

To get to this point it took:

  • an initial motion that was lost
  • a Council Officer’s draft motion that subsequently move as the amendment to the initial motion
  • an amendment (the officer’ draft) that was lost
  • a further amendment that was lost, and
  • finally a foreshadowed motion that was carried.

There original motion comprised 10 sections and was supported by seven pages of supporting background information.

The adopted resolution was in six parts. half of which were re-affirmations of related activities that Council has in progress.

The main differences  between the various versions seemed to centre on whether Council would declare a state of climate emergency.

It is difficult to find a definition of what constitutes a climate emergency, According to the BBC there is no single definition of what constitutes a climate emergency.

A recurring theme in all the motions was the focus on calling on governments to respond to the climate emergency. Perhaps a more holistic call including to the community and big business as well as government, working together might provide a more productive outcome. This has been the successful model previously used in response to other ’emergencies’ such as other natural disasters and during wartime.

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To become a member of CWWPA, direct deposit $20* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application. Renewing members $10. *Non-refundable and subject to meeting membership criteria.

 

 

Private buses

FunBusThe State Government is proposing to privatise the public bus services on the North Shore. In other parts of Sydney where services have been privatised there has been variable outcomes -some positive, so not so.

Time will tell if we will benefit from this change.

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To become a member of CWWPA, direct deposit $20* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application. Renewing members $10. *Non-refundable and subject to meeting membership criteria.