As Deputy Mayor, I enjoy being part of a Council that delivers projects that are essential for the wellbeing of our community.
As a West Ward Councillor I take pride that Norwest Business Precinct is equipped to provide for the job opportunities that are much needed for the population growth. Our North Ward is booming with new housing in Box Hill. As a local business person I can appreciate the importance and comfort of living and working within The Hills District.
The new Village Green at Rutherford Avenue Kellyville is a wonderful example of how we plan for and create places for residents to thrive. I recently attended the official opening of this reserve and was delighted with the outcome, with cycleways, large grassy areas, a dog park, seating and a brand new playground all providing opportunities for families to play and exercise. Places like Rutherford Avenue Reserve are especially important in helping us to look after our health during COVID-19.
As a mother of an ardent swimmer, it was heart-warming to attend the sod turning ceremony for Council’s biggest project, the upgrade of Waves Aquatic Centre. What a transformation this community asset will experience! I’m proud of the leadership our Council has shown in committing to a project that will not only replace the existing pools but also enhance the whole complex, adding extra features like a highly sought-after water play area, accessibility ramps, a cafe and upgraded gym and exercise rooms. This is a project that will connect our community and offer a high standard of recreational facilities for residents, schools, swim teams and visitors for many years to come. I am sure my sons will be joining many other kids at the completion of Waves Aquatic Centre.
Our Council will be delivering more new projects and upgrades for our community within the next financial year. We will be acquiring land for sports fields in new suburbs, completing a major upgrade of Hezlett Road and starting to build the new Stringer Road Reserve. We will also be maintaining our existing parks and bushland areas as well as ensuring we continue to deliver essential services.
It’s a busy time for Council, and I hope all of our residents are keeping well and safe during these unusual and challenging times.