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August 24, 2020

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Hunter’s Hill Council will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday 9 September, commencing at 6pm, to elect a Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the period up until the next local government election, scheduled for 4 September 2021.

It follows incumbent Mayor Mark Bennett’s announcement at a Council meeting tonight (Monday 24 August) not to continue for an additional year in the role.

The State Government announced in June that local council elections originally scheduled for September 2020 would be postponed for 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with councillors continuing to hold civic offices until the rescheduled elections on 4 September 2021.

Clr Bennett said tonight that while he appreciated the opportunity to extend his term by an additional year, his commitments at present precluded that option.

“It has been a great pleasure working with the Council’s staff and Councillors and serving our residents for the past eight years, and I’m sure a bright future is now assured for our Municipality,” he said.

Clr Bennett was popularly elected as Mayor three years ago after being elected to the Council for the first time eight years ago.

He will continue in the Mayoral role until Tuesday 8 September 2020.

A Deputy Mayor will also be elected at the 9 September meeting, as Clr Jim Sanderson’s current one-year term as deputy is concluding.

Also at tonight’s meeting:

  • Council adopted a Tarban Creek Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan. It follows extensive community consultation and provides a practical and proactive approach to management of the Tarban Creek Flying-fox camp. The plan’s actions are able to be implemented in a staged way.
  • Council voted to allocate approved capital works funding to: a Victoria Road footpath project, in a section between Massey and Cowell streets, Gladesville; and roadworks in Gaza Avenue, Hunters Hill.
  • Council voted to support the Sesquicentenary celebrations of Hunters Hill Public School through a $1030 donation for a time capsule. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sesquicentenary community events have been postponed to September 2021. The school intends to mark the 150-year milestone on the actual anniversary date this year, 24 September 2020, by sealing a time capsule.

 

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

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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