April 27, 2020

Hunter’s Hill Council at its meeting tonight (Monday April 27, 2020) established additional measures to support its community through the COVID-19 pandemic and enhance play spaces throughout the local government area.

Councillors voted unanimously to adopt a $200,000 financial support package for the Hunters Hill community as part of the ongoing response to COVID-19.

The package includes measures such as the continuation, until December 31, 2020, of waivers already in place for on-street dining fees for local businesses, sporting field hire fees and community centre and hall hire fees.

Council will extend its Financial Hardship Policy from residential ratepayers to also incorporate business and commercial property owners, and endeavour to use local suppliers where possible, with immediate payment for services, to support the cash flow of local businesses.

Community support initiatives, developed with a range of committed local service providers and businesses, include food packages for households, online well-being and skills development programs, business networking and advice, and phone calls to check in on residents, offering services and support to those who need it.

Upcoming operational and budget planning will include initiatives such as investment in the area’s village centres and bringing forward developer-funded, asset maintenance and capital works, to act as a stimulus for the local economy.

Council will call on State and Federal governments to provide assistance packages to local government as part of the COVID-19 response.

All playgrounds in Hunters Hill are set to receive a boost after Council tonight adopted a Hunters Hill Playspace Strategy 2020 – 2024, to guide management and renewal in to the future.

The strategy will support work to make play spaces inclusive for people of all ages and abilities and guide opportunity for the delivery of three new play spaces at Riverglade Reserve, Figtree Park and at Huntleys Point over the life of the plan.

Council also last night adopted a Hunters Hill Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040, which will inform land use planning in the Hunters Hill local government area for the next 20 years.

Council resolved to hold an extraordinary meeting later this week to finalise consideration of a Boronia Park Plan of Management. Consideration of the plan of management and associated debate will continue at the extraordinary meeting, scheduled for Thursday 30th April, 2020.

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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
ABN: 75 570 316 011