Message from the Mayor 21 July 2021
Published 21 July 2021
With the Local Government election occurring on 4 September, this will be my last message as Mayor for this term of Council. From 26 July we head into caretaker mode however we are still here to represent you and Council will continue to update you on local news and information.
I want to take this opportunity to say how truly privileged I have felt leading the Council as Mayor over the last two years. It has been two years like no other, from catastrophic bushfires, floods and now an everchanging world of COVID-19.
Despite the challenges we have achieved a great deal during my Mayoral term. I am particularly proud of the way Woollahra Council protected and supported our community during the COVID pandemic including the measures and support we were able offer to help ease economic impacts on local businesses, the support to the elderly and vulnerable and also ensuring all services remained in place. I am also very proud of what we have achieved in helping to address climate change and our carbon neutral certification for Council operations. These are just a few examples but there are many more which could not have been achieved without the incredible team of staff dedicated to Woollahra Council. I cannot thank them enough for their commitment, care and hard work.
I would also like to thank my fellow councillors for their hard work and support. Many will be standing for re-election (including myself) however to those who are moving on, I want to wish you all the very best.
Reflecting on my time as Mayor, one thing that stands out is the incredible community spirit I have witnessed, which is such a special part of Woollahra. During this difficult time, I hope you will all continue to embrace this spirit and support, be kind to yourself and others and please, please support your local businesses as they need us all now more than ever.
For more information on the election, visit 2021 NSW Local Government Elections.
The NSW Government has extended the stay-at-home order until at least Friday 30 July, and new restrictions are in place including a pause on construction work in Greater Sydney.
For more information on COVID rules, visit COVID-19 rules.
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