HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS with Mayor MARK BENNETTAn experienced, impressive new Council in Hunters Hill

CONGRATULATIONS to the new councillors Ben Collins, Elizabeth Krassoi, Jim Sanderson and also welcome back Councillors Justine McLaughlin, Zac Miles and former Mayor Clr Ross Williams.

We are fortunate to have a mix of experienced councillors and new councillors who have an extensive and impressive range of skills.

I am sure they will be great assets to Hunters Hill Council over the next three years and make important contributions to our community.

Briefings and education on a range of topics such as the Gladesville Shopping Village Planning Proposal; amendment to the Development Control Plan 2013; Heritage Significance Statements and the Gladesville Commercial Centre Action Plan for Public Domain Improvements as well as Councillor workshops organised by the Division of Local Government will take up a lot of Council time in the next few months.

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ALL COUNCILS in NSW are required to undertake disability inclusion action planning.

A Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) provides a whole of Council approach to effectively plan for and deliver on the diverse needs of people with a disability in our community.

It is estimated that approximately 20 per cent of our population have some form of disability and 6 per cent require some sort of assistance with their daily lives.

Hunters Hill Council has worked in partnership with City of Ryde and Lane Cove Council to develop a regional Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

The draft Plan is now on Exhibition and can be downloaded along with the Consultation Outcomes report.

Comments and submissions on the draft Plan will be received until 4pm Friday September 29, 2017.

Please send submissions to the General Manager, Hunters Hill Council, PO Box 22, Hunters Hill 2110 or email to [email protected]

Clr Mark A. Bennett