Volunteers and other people who have contributed their time to make Hunters Hill a great place to live and work were commended by Mayor Richard Quinn at the Mayoral Christmas Party in the Town Hall on Wednesday night.
“Can I say again and again and again we can’t do the great job we do without our volunteers,” the Mayor said.
“We know that Hunters Hill has one of the highest volunteering rates in Sydney and we acknowledge the countless hours of dedicated, caring service our volunteers provide.
“In fact, more than 1,000 hours were provided by our bushcare volunteers, alone.”
The Mayor said Hunters Hill welcomed more than 200 new citizens this year.
“We also pay tribute to our council staff and community organisations and the very reason people want to live here is because we’ve been good stewards in our community.
“Most importantly we are making sure our community maintains control of how it looks and feels.”
Mayor Quinn recognised the wide range of community events and celebrations promoted by the Council.
“We were all especially proud to be present at our Anzac Day event when we placed our World War One German Howitzer pointing towards Macquarie Street.’
Hunters Hill has seen an increase in the number of local young families throughout 2016.
‘Those with children will notice our playgrounds have been updated, so have our playing fields and Riverglade Reserve, we have wonderful new bus shelters and a wonderful new wharf at Huntleys Point.”
The Mayoral party was attended by community leaders and representatives from community organisations.
Pictured at last Wednesday night’s Mayoral Christmas Party in Hunters Hill Town Hall are l to r former Mayor Ross Sheerin, Clr Peter Astridge, Emeritus Mayor Sue Hoopmann OAM, former Mayor Bruce Edelman, former Mayor Ross Williams, Emeritus Mayor Richard Quinn, Clr Meredith Sheil, Hunters Hill Citizen of the Year Gary Traill, Deputy Mayor Mark Bennett and The Weekly Times Managing Editor John F Booth AM. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO