Welcome to Georges River Council

It’s summertime at last, which marks the start of our Summer Events program. By the time you read this we will have celebrated the Magic of Christmas at Carss Bush Park. We encourage you all to come along to our next major event – Australia Day at Carss Bush Park. Read on for more information on the incredible line-up of acts.
 
This is the time of year where we look back and reflect on our achievements. Our recently published annual report reveals that Georges River Council has had a year worth celebrating, delivering 95% of its 137 capital projects on time and within budget.
 
Council awarded an impressive $31.4 million of works for assets and infrastructure projects, including the multi-million dollar Jubilee Park Adventure Playground which was completed in January this year and the refurbishment of local facilities including Olds Park, Sans Souci Pool and the Hurstville Service Centre.
 
We have continued to assist local community groups so they can keep doing great work, allocating $1 million in funding to 27 community groups under the Community Grants Program. Additionally, $170,858 worth of in-kind support was provided to 39 community groups through the Venue Hire Grants Program.
 
From a financial perspective, Council has significantly surpassed its savings target of $438,365, with a total of $812,000 identified in actual savings. More than 936 Development Applications were lodged, with an estimated total value of $1.5 billion.
 
Our staff members have been busy, with 224 tonnes of waste diverted from our waterways and 29,215 tonnes from landfill over the financial year. Council staff re-sheeted more than 5 kilometres of roads, and constructed the equivalent of 64 kilometres of new footpaths throughout the local government area, making our area more accessible and liveable.
 
Importantly, Council has made great strides in improving its community engagement over the past 12 months, engaging directly with 2,616 community members. We also launched the Meet Your Ward Councillors Community Open Days, giving community members the opportunity to share their feedback in person with a Councillor. We look forward to maintaining high levels of engagement with the community into the future.
 
I would like to wish everyone in the Georges River community a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy New Year.
 


Kevin Greene
Mayor
Georges River Council