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June 25, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

Hunter’s Hill Council has unveiled a series of new events set to commence this year, as well as revitalisation of some of the area’s popular calendar fixtures.

The new annual program has been developed in conjunction with local community members and groups, with changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New billings on the 2020-21 line up include a ‘Faces of Hunters Hill’ art exhibition, a Henley Farmers Market, Open Air Cinema, Village Talks, a Fancy Flea Market (as part of an annual Garage Sale Trail), monthly music recitals and the opening of a new library and community space.

Many of Hunters Hill’s signature events are to continue, including Young in Art (scheduled for October), the area’s annual art exhibition (moved from May to November), carols in December and youth summit and seniors festival events scheduled for February.

Due to public health orders in place during 2020 to minimise the spread of COVID-19, the Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival, originally planned for May, and Council’s signature community event Moocooboola (usually held in August), were cancelled.

Mayor Mark Bennett said it was disappointing but community safety was paramount.

“While we will miss these much-loved events in 2020, we’ve used this unprecedented period to revamp our events program for the year ahead, as well as creating new online offerings during the recent peak period of social distancing restrictions,” he said.

Online events delivered throughout April and May included: family yoga and meditation sessions; a virtual pet show, a woodworking skills class; business networking events; virtual bingo; Anzac at home; a Driveway Project Mother’s Day competition; and at Easter a Huge Hunters Hill Hunt.

Clr Bennett said the popular take-up of these events demonstrated that Hunters Hill was filled with passionate and social people who enjoyed the connection of events.

“The response to COVID-19 restrictions has demonstrated that our community is flexible, adaptive and enjoys being connected,” he said.

Now, as restrictions eased, the focus was turning to revamping Council’s traditional events line-up.

“We are eager to resume our events program, with some exciting additions and necessary alterations in the coming 12 months,” Clr Bennett said.

“This program will enhance our focus on the community and create a stronger event program for the future, with the introduction of new events and new ways of running old ones.”

 

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

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