and State Governments
Castlecrag is represented
at Federal level by the Member for North Sydney and at the State level
by the Member for Willoughby. For up to date contact information and election
details call the AEC or the NSW State Electoral Office on 1800 043 188
or seo.nsw.gov.au Comprehensive
guides to government services are in the front pages of the White Pages
The local council comprises
the mayor and twelve councillors, three from each of four wards. Castlecrag
is part of Sailors Bay Ward. Council meetings are held on the second and
fourth Mondays each month at 7pm in the Chambers on level 6, 31 Victor
Street, Chatswood. Residents are welcome. It is possible, if request is
made in writing, both to address the meeting and to raise issues not on
the agenda. For information contact the Council's Help and Service Centre
on 9777 1000 or www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au
Willoughby City Council
provides a vast array of community, cultural and sporting facilities and
services - mostly free to residents. The council's free "Information for
New Residents" pack lists some 50 direct contact telephone numbers for
these services and provides details on their activities. Residents
might be particularly interested in the following:
Garbage and recycling:
Every Monday morning council collects three separate wheelie bins - one
for household waste; one for recyclable materials (the recycle bin is
for glass, plastic bottles and cans, newspapers, cardboard and paper;
and one bin for vegetation.
will receive notices about council's quarterly clean-up of bulkier material.
Over thirty percent
of Willoughby's population comes from non-English speaking backgrounds
and council runs a multicultural One Stop Assistance and Information Service
(MOSAIC). This runs ethnic support groups, English classes and training
seminars. MOSAIC can be contacted on 9777 7951.
residents have a strong tradition of grouping together, dating back to
the Griffins' emphasis on communal involvement in local affairs, the arts
Active community groups
Castlecrag Progress Association
- Walter Burley Griffin
Society Inc. Promotes the life and works of Walter Burley Griffin and his
wife Marion Mahony Griffin who designed Castlecrag and lived here from
the early 1920s until shortly before Walter's death in India in 1937.
- Castlecrag Conservation
Society. Promotes the preservation, conservation and proper enhancement
of the suburb's fauna, flora and significant natural features.
- The Haven Amphitheatre Committee manages the historic amphiteatre, established by Walter and Marion Griffin in the 1920s, on behalf of Willoughby City Council. Email: email@example.com
- Castlecrag Community
Centre (corner of The Postern and The Rampart). Volunteers manage the
centre that houses a library and a kindergarten.
- Castlecrag Community
Library (at the Community Center). Volunteers manage the library in
the Community Centre as part of the Willoughby Public Library Network.
Open Tuesdays 3.30-4.30, Thursdays 2-5, and Saturdays 10-12 - Phone:
- CragSitters has been set up to give families an opportunity to network with each other and also to provide contact with available babysitters in the Castlecrag area. Another objective is to provide a network to share information about local events and for children to form friendships with each other in the area. To find out more about the group or if you are interested in providing babysitting services, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Neighbourhood Watch. Works with the NSW Police Force on community safety and crime deterrence.
- Sailors Bay Sea Scouts
(Eastern Valley Way. Northbridge). Runs a Sea Scout troop for boys