2020 was a challenging year for all of us personally, professionally and socially. 2020 in the Hills, despite the limitations of the pandemic, saw the commencement of Waves redevelopment with underground works now complete and construction of the pools, café, change facilities and fitness centre beginning.
The commencement of the Parramatta Eels training at Kellyville, upgrades to Kellyville Memorial Park, planning for new sports fields including Samantha Riley, Stringer Road and Balmoral Road Reserves, upgraded parks and playgrounds, improvements to the Turon Avenue BMX tracks and the delivery of community infrastructure like the Bernie Mullane Reserve carpark extension also took place.
The Hills Shire Council as an organisation has managed these challenging circumstances well and we look positively to achieving strong outcomes in 2021.
It has made me completely proud as a community representative to see that residents have approached these challenges with optimism and with unity to come out of the pandemic better for themselves and those within their families, workplaces and community.
Moving into 2021 my focus as a Councillor continues to be responsible development in the right place, better local infrastructure including sporting fields, playground and community facilities, improved local roads and infrastructure and maintaining Council’s fantastic financial position.
I hope all Hills residents continue to experience a better year than the last and we as a community get the opportunity to gather together again soon in our larger community events.