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March 15, 2021

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Hunter’s Hill Council will award more than $15,000 in grants to community organisations under its annual Community Grants Program.

Funding was endorsed at a Council meeting tonight (Monday 15 March 2021) and will be shared among 12 groups for projects ranging from digital projects to promote services and collections, to equipment to enhance operations and security, and provision of new programs to community members.

Council also tonight endorsed a Sustainability Action Plan and noted significant progress already made on actions relating to Council operations.

The plan proposes a 100 per cent renewable energy target for the Council by 2030.

Core goals of the plan include improving energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy, supporting low emissions transport, driving a circular economy and waste minimisation, growing adaptation and resilience and engaging the community.

LED street lighting upgrades, use of electric vehicles, processing textiles and problem waste in circular economy projects, installing a reverse vending machine and maintaining and enhancing street trees are among a range of actions outlined.

The document will be reviewed annually.

A Hunters Hill Bike Plan was adopted, following public exhibition and input from a working party comprising residents, Council staff and consultants.

The plan aims to promote and encourage bicycle use, with the intention that the use of active transport will have positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of the community.

Actions identified in the plan include shared paths, bike lockers, refuge islands, local area traffic interventions and wayfinding.

Other highlights from tonight’s meeting include:

  • Opportunities for short-term leasing of the Council’s Hunters Hill depot will be explored, following implementation of a shared depot arrangement with Lane Cove Council. A further report will be submitted to the Council following receipt of any suitable offers.
  • Works on road surfaces and footpaths around Yerton and Muirbank avenues, Hunters Hill, were endorsed, following savings Council has made with its allocation of money under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure extension program.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400