Happy New Year to all of our Hills residents! I hope you all had a joyous festive season.
The last few months have certainly been busy in The Hills with a wide range of events for our residents to enjoy. We are so fortunate to have numerous open green spaces within our shire to utilise for large community festivities.
My personal favourite events are Christmas in the Hills and Australia Day celebrated at Bella Vista Farm and the Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema at the Showground.
Australia Day saw thousands of residents at Bella Vista Farm with something for every age group to enjoy and the Australia Day Award winners announced.
To me, Australia Day is a day to reflect and celebrate what we love about our wonderful country, our history, the opportunities provided and to enjoy all things Australian! I will always support, celebrate and recognise Australia Day on the 26th of January.
With the holiday season behind us and the start of a new school year also comes the enrolling into extra-curricular activities for children. I strongly encourage all families with school enrolled children to take advantage of the Active Kids Rebate.
This initiative of the NSW Government helps to promote the participation of children in sports and the $100 voucher per calendar year, per eligible child for the next four years assists families with the costs associated with sport, fitness and recreation activities. For more information – https://sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids