Welcome to Georges River Council

Following community engagement for Stage One of the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), which saw over 500 community members contributing valuable thoughts and ideas, we now have details about the next stage of the LSPS consultation. Thanks to everyone who has contributed their time and energy so far.

In early April the new Hurstville Plaza was officially opened, in conjunction with the Eat/Art Night Markets. The new public square provides an engaging place to work, rest and play and has been designed with smart features including two 8-seat ‘smart stations’ with USB ports. Council’s vision for Hurstville is to create a city which promotes a sustainable and safe community that connects people and places, and celebrates diversity. As the trees which have been planted in the square grow, it will become an increasingly attractive location to stop and spend some time. It’s also a wonderful space to hold public events, as witnessed by the very well attended Night Markets.

We are excited to report that Council has secured funding to help increase the local area’s tree population through a NSW State Government grant. The Five Million Trees initiative on will deliver many the benefits the community both environmentally and aesthetically.

Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan for 2019/20 to support the ongoing delivery of the Georges River Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028 (CSP) will soon be finalised.

The Delivery Program is now in the second year of its three year cycle, and illustrates a number of significant new projects in 2019/20, guided by the six pillars which address Council’s social, environmental, economic and, civic leadership responsibilities. The natural environment is incredibly important to our community and in 2019/20 we will implement a range of projects designed to protect and enrich it for the long-term, including development of a Waste Minimisation Strategy, Stage Two of the Penshurst Park Masterplan and the Carss Park Foreshore Naturalisation Project.

Kevin Greene
Mayor Georges River Council

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