HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS
with Mayor MARK BENNETT

NOMINATIONS ARE now open for our Australia Day Community Awards where Council recognises groups and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution within the Municipality.

There are many people around you who deserve to be recognised for their commitment to the community.

Nominations close Friday November 17 and nomination forms are available at www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au or by phoning 9879 9400.

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HUNTERS HILL Council is currently preparing for a new Community Plan.

The purpose of this plan is to identify our Community’s priorities, challenges and aspirations for the future and to drive services for the next ten years.

The Community Plan will address four key questions:

Where are we now?

-Where do we want to be in ten years’ time?

-How will we get there?

-How will we know when we have arrived?

The answers to these questions will enable Council to understand what is important to you, the residents of Hunters Hill.

Your input is valuable and will help provide clear direction for Council’s medium and long term priorities.

There’ll be various ways in which you can get involved and have your say!

Initially, Council invites you to complete a quick online survey which will help identify the ‘Future Hunters Hill’ you’d like to see.

Please visit www.yourvoicehuntershill.com.au

A phone survey will also be conducted by Iris Consulting. This is a great opportunity to get involved and work together for our future.

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HUNTERS Hill Council has recently adopted a Committee, Advisory Committee and Working Party structure for the next three years.

Council now invites interested local residents to nominate to serve as a community representative on these Committees, Advisory Groups and Working Parties for a three year period until September 2020.

Committees seeking members include the Art Exhibition Committee, Events Committee, Conservation Advisory Panel, Public Art Committee, Gladesville and Hunters Hill Mainstreet committees, Access Advisory group, Public Transport and Traffic Advisory Group, Seniors Advisory Group and Bushland Regeneration Working Party.

For information on committee roles and responsibilities, the membership profile, selection criteria and how to nominate yourself or others, visit www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au

Nominations will be received up until Friday November 17.

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THE DEPARTMENT of Human Services (Centrelink) will provide a free seminar on Wednesday November 15 for older people on Aged Care Fees and Charges covering determining aged care needs, options for the former home and pension and taxation implications in the Hunters Hill Town Hall from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Cristian Garcia from Human Services/Centrelink and Anna Buddo Director of Services from Sydney Community Services will speak and be available to help with your questions.

Tea and coffee will be provided. To make a booking contact Kate Kutty, Aged & Disability Coordinator, Hunters Hill Council on 9879 9454 or by email kuttyk@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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RECOGNISING outstanding achievements by local government in managing and protecting the environment, Hunters Hill Council was part of two nominated projects which both received high commendation awards.

Working together across council groups is a rewarding accomplishment as it allows for networking and expansion of projects that would otherwise be limited in scope.

Five councils in northern Sydney have partnered to establish a Community Recycling Centre on commercial premises.

No council had available operational land suitable to establish a facility, so the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) arranged a lease of a suitable commercial premises. Working together has allowed resource sharing between councils, increased the efficiency of problem waste collection and helps to reduce the illegal dumping of problem wastes.

This project received a Highly Commended Division C for Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement.

Hunter’s Hill Council together with the NSW Environment Protection Authority, the Department of Planning and Environment and eleven councils, joined forces for a soil and erosion control blitz at construction sites around the Parramatta River.

More than 500 inspections were conducted across two targeted campaigns on developments of all sizes. ‘Get the Site Right’ initiative, is part of the Parramatta River Catchment Group’s mission to make the Parramatta River swimmable again by 2025 and highlights the role that developers and builders play in cleaning up the river.