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May 26, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

Hunters Hill and Lane Cove councils will proceed with arrangements for a shared works depot to achieve greater efficiency in service delivery and provide long-term savings for ratepayers.

It follows a shared library services agreement between the two councils, which will begin on July 1.

Under this arrangement, Hunters Hill residents will have access to Lane Cove library services, as well as access to a physical library space in Hunters Hill, which is due to open in the coming months.

Councillors resolved at a meeting last night (Monday May 25, 2020) to authorise Hunter’s Hill Council’s General Manager and Mayor to enter into any required documentation associated with the shared depot arrangements.

Last night’s resolution follows a June 2019 Council endorsement for the General Manager to investigate shared services agreements with Lane Cove Council.

Cost savings, geographic proximity and operational efficiencies were factored in to the decision to share a depot.

It is proposed that Hunter’s Hill Council will relocate its operations (staff and equipment) to the depot located in Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove.

There will be no redundancies as a result of the shared depot arrangement and all Hunters Hill staff will continue to be employed by Hunter’s Hill Council.

The shared arrangement also provides an opportunity for Lane Cove Council to upgrade existing staff amenities to provide improved facilities for both Lane Cove and Hunters Hill works staff.

Opportunities to replace the existing Hunters Hill depot, based in D’Aram Street at the rear of the Town Hall, with uses that are more compatible with the surrounding residential land use will be considered as part of a future property strategy.

Council also resolved at its meeting last night to adopt a Combustible Cladding Policy, which aims to regulate building fire safety and require an owner of a building to undertake rectification works, where the provision for fire safety is inadequate.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer.

Phone: (02) 9879 9400  Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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