Council Speeches

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Council Speeches

Council Meeting 16/07/2024

We had a full agenda at our second last Council meeting for this term. I’ve picked three highlights to recap for you all below. Motion Continued Presence of Tower Crane at 191 Fowler Road, Illawong The community in and around the crane at Illawong have raised multiple concerns about this crane, specifically regarding its structural

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Council Meeting 17/06/2024

Speech for Council Meeting – Proactive Tree Maintenance on Sports Fields. Presented by Councillor Laura Cowell I want to address an ongoing challenge that significantly impacts our sporting community: Proactive Tree Maintenance on Sports Fields. This problem has become a critical concern, and it is essential that we, as a Council, take proactive steps to

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Council Meeting 20th May 2024

Urgency Motion Sports Utilities Bills – I want to commend the significant community work and social benefit that our volunteer sporting clubs and associations bring to the Sutherland Shire. These organisations are the backbone of our community, fostering a vibrant community spirit, promoting social activity, and providing essential services to our residents. Their dedication and

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Bi-monthly Major Infrastructure Projects Report

I raised this item to request an update on the Menai Indoor Sports centre roof upgrade. The Project is the replacement of roofing that includes the removal of skylights and an upgrade of the ventilation system. The planned work will include: Due to an issue found at the start of the works there is now

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Councillor Customer Requests Overview 2022 – 2023

During My time as a Councillor many community members have conveyed their frustrations directly to me regarding the challenges they face in getting timely responses from the Council. It’s clear that our community’s needs are evolving, and so must our approaches to meeting these needs. The insights provided in the report are not just reflections

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Mayoral Minute Overland Study

I fully supported Mr Mayors mayoral minute regarding the very important issue affecting our community right now with the recent notifications of notations being applied to many houses across the shire.  I am thankful that all Councillors supported this Mayoral minute.    Pedestrian Safety Measures on Menai Road I had to firstly Speak to the

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Mayoral Minute 2023 Australia Day Honours

I fully supported Mr Mayors mayoral minute congratulating the very worthy recipients of the 2023 Australia Day Honours.  I am thankful that Michael Fuller (AO), Leanne Clarke (OAM), Barry Ezzy (OAM), Geoffrey Forshaw (OAM) & Roger Mentha’s (AFSM) selfless dedication for going above and beyond to help improve the lives of others has been recognised.

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