Welcome to Georges River Council

As you read this message, the local community will be only weeks away from electing the first Georges River Council. The election will be held on 9 September 2017 with pre-poll and postal voting available in the weeks leading up to the election.

Since April 2016, Council has been developing and consulting on a range of governance and planning policies. The purpose of these policies is to improve our governance, transparency and consistency in decision making. These policies, which will be finalised after considering input from the community, will be in place to assist the new Council.

Council’s first birthday occurred on 12 May 2017 and on reaching this milestone, it provided an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved so far. Among Council’s many achievements, one of the most significant is that the staff members across the former Councils have come together as one, with the majority of administrative and technical staff now located in Hurstville.

Combining the services of the two former Councils is also underway. We anticipate that, after reviewing all Council services, they will be fully harmonised over the next two years. As part of reviewing these services, there will be consultation with members of the community to ensure the thoughts of customers and residents are considered. The aim of the review is to improve services and not reduce them in any way.

I hope you enjoy your new look and more informative Council publication, Community which highlights news, projects, arts and culture in the Georges River area.


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Email us at: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
Language Assistance Service
Georges River Civic Centre
Corner MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Kogarah Library and Service Centre
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
After-hours Customer Service available
at Hurstville Library
5.00pm - 9.00pm, Monday to Friday
9.30am - 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday
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