Georges River Council approves public exhibition of 2016-17 Operational Plan


The Administrator of Georges River Council John Rayner announced today that Council has approved the public exhibition of the consolidated 2016-2017 Operational Plan, including a draft Budget and Schedule of Fees and Charges. The public exhibition of this Plan commences from Tuesday, 31 May and is open until 28 June 2016.

Mr Rayner said he was delighted that that Georges River Council has become the first merged Council in NSW to have an operational plan that includes integrated fees and charges for 2016/2017. The plan was drafted based on and consolidates the community strategic plans of both former councils.

“This is a great achievement, and reflects on the hard work taking place to build a new Council which will continue to produce quality facilities and services for the Georges River community,” he said.

“It is my objective to achieve the best possible outcomes for the community and to further develop good governance, to building a strong foundation for Council’s future."

“The draft Plan also sets out the actions which are we plan to undertake to build organisational capacity for the newly amalgamated Council."

“There are five areas that form the focus of Council’s planning and service delivery, including Assets and the Natural Environment, Planning, Regulatory and Environmental Services, Community and Culture, Governance and Corporate Services and Building Organisational Capacity."

“I encourage all residents, businesses and stakeholders to provide further feedback to Council during the public exhibition period, to ensure that everyone has their say.”

Where to view: The 2016-17 Operational Plan including the Budget and Schedule of Fees and Charges is on public exhibition now until 28 June, 2016. 
Copies of the draft document may be viewed at:
•         Kogarah Service Centre: 2 Belgrave Street, Kogarah 
•         Hurstville Service Centre: MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville
•         Kogarah Library: Kogarah Town Square Belgrave Street, Kogarah
•         Oatley Library: 26 Letitia Street, Oatley
•         South Hurstville Library: corner Short and Allen Streets, South Hurstville
•         Hurstville Library: corner Queens Road and Dora Streets, Hurstville
•         Penshurst Library: 630 Forest Road, Penshurst

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the draft document from Council’s website at
How to make a comment:  Submissions on the draft document are welcome and may be made through the following methods:
•         By email to
•         By mail addressed to Interim General Manager, Georges River Council, PO Box 205 Hurstville, NSW               1481

Submissions will close at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 and will be considered at a subsequent meeting of Council to be held on or prior to Thursday, 30 June 2016.
If you require any further information please contact Council’s Service Centre on 9330 6400.

For more information: 
Anthea Gregory-Desmond
Manager Public Relations and Events
Georges River Council
Civic Centre, MacMahon St, Hurstville NSW
P: 02 9330 6008
M: 0433 051388


Fiona Yardley
Coordinator Communications and Research
Georges River Council
Civic Centre, 2 Belgrave St, Kogarah NSW 
P: 02 9330 9472