New Citizens and Award Recipients
One of my treasured roles as a Councillor is to welcome new Australian citizens. I was honoured to attend the Citizenship Ceremony at Council on Australia Day. Council also acknowledges the contribution of our local community through our Australia Day awards. I congratulate our award recipients and thank them for their ongoing service to our community.
Baker Crescent shops improvements
As one of your local Councillors I advocate for improvements in community settings such as local shops and parks. One of the local sites I have focused on is Baker Crescent shops in Baulkham Hills. I am pleased to say Council will be implementing pedestrian and vehicle safety improvements at Baker Crescent shops. Improvements will include new line marking to create two new car spaces; pedestrian ramp replacement with new footpath; pedestrian island, and kerb and guttering restoration works.
Climate change initiatives
I am also advocating for Council to adopt climate change initiatives that create cost savings and also contribute to better environmental outcomes. Such initiatives I support are as follows:
1. Committing to a target of 100% Renewable Energy for Council Operations by 2025; and
2. Committing to a target of net zero carbon emissions for the community by 2040.
It’s vital that we take these steps now for future generations.
Celebrating our history and diversity
It has been a tough year for us all, not being able to get together as a community to celebrate large events such as Orange Blossom Festival due to COVID-19. When we do find our way back from the global pandemic, I have proposed that we hold events that also celebrate our rich indigenous history and our culturally and linguistically diverse community.
These events would include NAIDOC week, Lunar New Year festival which we last held in 2017 and events that acknowledge our subcontinent community.
Calls for infrastructure
It’s vital that we put pressure on our local Liberal MPs to deliver infrastructure. We need new schools, roads and real commitment to the Rouse Hill hospital. We need grade separation at the Seven Hills Road, Windsor Road and Old Northern Road intersection and we need traffic lights and a safe crossing at the intersection of Victoria Ave and Carrington Road, Castle Hill (to name a few). We are blessed to live in a community which is rich with environmental beauty and within a stone’s throw of Sydney and Parramatta. For The Hills to remain a great place to live and work we must ensure it has the infrastructure and services to support its growing community.
Please feel free call or email me to discuss any local matters you need assistance with.