Local Government Week is a time to acknowledge the significant role The Hills Shire Council is playing to support our community respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said today.
“This year has been incredibly difficult for our local community, but stepping up to the challenge to support our region has been The Hills Shire Council,” Mr Elliott said.
“Whether it be by maintaining essential community facilities and services in the face of restrictions or providing financial relief for residents and businesses by deferring rates, The Hills Shire Council has played a critical role in supporting our community during these trying times.”
Mr Elliott said Local Government Week is also a time to acknowledge the key role The Hills Shire Council has in making the community a great place to live, work and play.
“The Hills Shire Council is not only a major employer it also provides a range of infrastructure, facilities and services which makes our community a better place,” Mr Elliott said.
“From picking up bins, to repairing roads and footpaths, maintaining parks and sporting fields, and operating pools and libraries, The Hills Shire Council is essential to ensuring the lifestyle and amenity of our local area.”
The theme of Local Government Week this year is Councils Do, highlighting the significant work councils do in their communities and the wide variety of services they provide including libraries, roads, waste collection, footpaths, parks, pools and animal shelters.
Local Government Week 2020 runs from August 3-9. The highlight of celebrations is the presentation of the Local Government Week Awards on August 6 to recognise the best and brightest in NSW councils.
The Office of Local Government has published council success stories on its website to recognise the efforts of the local government sector during the pandemic.