As I write this column, we commence National Volunteer Week. We are so fortunate to have a large number of individuals and groups within The Hills Shire who dedicate their time to provide important services to our community. A sincere ‘thank you’ to all of those who generously volunteer in The Hills - your contribution does not go unnoticed. If we all ‘give a little, we can change a lot’.
The Hills Relay for Life held on May 20 was a fantastic community event which raised funds and awareness for cancer. It is a family favourite event for my children and it really unites the community. The event wouldn’t be such a success every year without the tireless work of volunteers.
If you would like to give some of your time volunteering in our community, please visit Council’s website: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Services/Our-Community/Volunteering
In November last year, I put forward my first Notice of Motion as a Councillor to restrict the right hand turn of cars from Wrights Road onto Windsor Road, Kellyville. I am delighted to report that ‘Left Turn Only’ signs and road markings have been completed. This change will improve the traffic flow and most importantly the safety of those on our roads.
One of Castle Hill’s hidden gems, Heritage Park is a wonderful place to walk, picnic, play, explore and learn about nature. The playground upgrade has been completed and I encourage you to visit with your children. There is plenty for them to enjoy including a flying fox, swings, slide, and water pump and play area. Council has listened to the community and ensured there is adequate shade and safe floor surfaces.
I’ve been excited to watch the transformation at Bernie Mullane Reserve with the installation of synthetic grass on the sporting fields. The synthetic fields will allow for more sporting opportunities, year round use and greater play use compared to natural grass. The new fields are expected to be opened in June. If you go to visit the new fields, don’t forget to check out the new brightly coloured shade sails at Livvi’s Place.