One of the greatest privileges of my life is not just to represent you on The Hills Shire Council, but represent North Ward specifically. I believe that North Ward is the jewel in the crown of The Hills, and is unique in so many ways. It is the home of our acreage lifestyle, agricultural producers, orange orchards, sheep farms and extractive industries.
North Ward features bushland wilderness, the beautiful Hawkesbury River and breathtaking walks and lookouts. North Ward is home to new communities such as Box Hill, North Kellyville and North Box Hill, with new residents bringing new hope and incredible stories to the long history of The Hills Shire.
North Ward is also the home of the vast majority of the resident progress associations in the Hills. North Ward features the Annangrove Progress Association, the Box Hill Nelson Progress Association, the Glenorie Progress Association, the Friends of Glenhaven and the North Kellyville Advocacy Group. The roots of some of these progress associations go back almost 100 years and the list of achievements they have made over that time is absolutely incredible.
I want to encourage residents in these areas, particularly in Box Hill, Nelson and Annangrove to get involved in your local progress association. The Box Hill Nelson progress association has the most informed resident discussions and impressive list of speakers of any progress association. The Annangrove Progress Association punches well above its weight, putting on the enormously popular Australia Day ceremony and Anzac Day service.
The Box Hill Nelson and Annangrove progress associations feature incredibly hard working executives, but need local residents to join in order to survive. I would please encourage you to join, or attend a meeting if you are in the area. Feel free to contact myself or one of the executive members if you would like to get involved.