Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne

Mayor, Dr M R Byrne

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Political Affiliation: Liberal Party of Australia

Regroup for Relay

It’s coming up to that time of year when we get our walking shoes on and our teams ready to participate in Relay For Life. As a long-time supporter and Patron of Relay, I can truly vouch for taking part in an event that has so many benefits for so many people.

As well as raising much-needed funds for research, prevention and information for cancer services, Relay has also become a reunion for everyone whose lives have been touched in some way by the disease. Friends, family and survivors gather to focus on providing support, friendship and understanding as they raise money to tackle the disease head-on.

I encourage you to join us at the Castle Hill Showground on May 18-19 for a fun, moving Hills Relay for Life experience and together, we can start taking vital steps in the fight against cancer.

Waves Pool upgrade

I’m excited about our planned upgrade to Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre. We are about to embark on the creation of a detailed plan for a new pool facility that can meet not only our current needs but also future expectations, and once complete, the plans will be available for community comment. 

We understand there will be some unavoidable inconvenience when Waves temporarily closes in March 2020 for building works, but I believe we will be delivering an asset that will become a much-loved and enjoyed component of our community for the next 50 years.

We’ve already started talking to groups who use Waves to make sure we give people as much assistance as we can. I thank everyone who has contributed to the vision so far and I can’t wait to see the draft designs.

In the meantime, we will continue to keep working with residents, user groups, and members to understand how we can achieve the best possible outcome for everyone.

Showground Masterplan underway

The area around the Showground will soon become a brand new neighbourhood following the opening of Showground Station. This change creates a fantastic opportunity to take a look at the Castle Hill Showground and discover how it can better serve both our current and future population as a leisure and recreational facility.

I’m very pleased to advise that master planning is underway and I feel positive about the possibilities that this much-loved community place holds for all of us. Once we have a draft master plan, we will ensure people have plenty of  opportunities to view the plans and make comment.