The most exciting thing for our Shire is the Orange Blossom Festival which will feature throughout the month of September. This is a great opportunity to attend the many events that Council has programmed and meet fellow Shire residents joining in Festival Events that will showcase our local community.
I recently attended the official opening of The Hills first Synthetic Playing Fields at Bernie Mullane Reserve, which are a great example of what your Council is doing to maximise the use of sporting facilities to cater for the growing demand in our Shire. The synthetic fields provide more play time and usage compared to grass fields and are weather friendly - again enabling more usage. This, in combination with Livvi’s Place playground and water play for children, is a great place to next visit in our Shire.
It was an honour to join in and see first-hand the tree planting program at Heritage Park by the Rotary Club of Castle Hill to provide additional shade from the 100 plus trees planted. Heritage Park is a hidden gem in our Shire and is a great facility for a family picnic or enjoying the upgraded playground for children.
It was also great to see the new Caddies Creek Reserve, which will be the next major sporting facility that Council will deliver for our Shire. The new playing fields, Baseball field and cycling/walking/running track will be an excellent asset for our community and I am looking forward seeing this open to the public soon.