Well it’s hard to believe it’s nearly 6 months since the election and what a busy time it has been, both professionally and privately, however my time to date as a Councillor has been a rewarding experience and I feel, as do many of my fellow Liberal councillors, we are making a difference and have and will continue to listen to the people, even though at times it might not appear that way.
As a North Ward Councillor we have been very busy working on delivering many new projects in our ward that includes the approval of a new public school in North Kellyville, more sporting fields, along with more open spaces and parks.
A priority for me in 2018 is ensuring where we have developed new housing estates, precincts roads and streets that the appropriate kerb and guttering is completed at the same time or soon thereafter that allows the developers to re-grass nature strips, along with replanting lost trees and shrubs - ensuring we remain “The Garden Shire”.
Transport is an ongoing issue, however with the Sydney North West Rail project only 12 months away we should see a significant improvement in how we move around, that will include more commuter car parks, an increase in the number of buses via a more improved bus timetable, and more importantly we will investigate the introduction of a park and ride scheme that will help reduce the number of cars on our roads during peak periods.
2018 will be exciting time for everyone in The Hills Shire and I look forward to working with the community and council on delivering better outcomes for everyone.