Only 8.5km from the Sydney CBD, the Local Government Area of the City of Willoughby covers an area of 23km/sq and includes the suburbs of Artarmon, Castlecrag, Castle Cove, Chatswood, Middle Cove, Naremburn, Northbridge and Willoughby, as well as parts of Gore Hill, Lane Cove, St Leonards and Roseville. Approximately 70 000 people live within the Willoughby City area, many of whom have come from other parts of the world to make Willoughby their home. Check the Community Profile and the Community Forecast for other interesting statistics about Willoughby.
Councillors are voted in by the local community to represent them on local public issues. The four Wards of the City can be seen on the Ward Boundaries Map.
The area is known mainly for its Chatswood shopping district and transport hub, but also has significant native bushland and harbour front with several peaceful and picturesque bushwalks. Historically significant sites such as the Walter Burley Griffin cottages and the Castle are present, as well as places of note such as the Royal North Shore hospital, a campus of the University of Technology, and the headquarters of the Nine Network.
Within the district Willoughby City Council is responsible for things such as the library, roads, garbage removal, recreational facilities, conservation, planning and development, youth services, senior services and much more. It is a general purpose Council broken up into four wards, each of which have specific Councillors to represent them.
The City of Willoughby extends from St Leonards in the south to Boundary Street, Roseville, in the north. The western boundary runs along the Pacific Highway to Mowbray Road and down Mowbray Road to Lane Cove River. The eastern boundary is the foreshore of Middle Harbour.