Rural Roundup

The public domain strategy for Galston village has progressed to a point where initial concept plans are emerging. Hornsby Shire Council would like to thank all those who have participated to date. We should see something concrete appear in another month or so.

SGS Economics and Planning is the consultancy team that has been chosen to run our Rural Lands Study. Submissions made to Council, both in the past and during the future community engagement phase, will be provided to SGS.

The Economic and Tourism consultation continues, with key members of the Council, community and business invited to participate in workshops later this month. It is a widely held view that the rural area, with its unique environmental and enterprise features, would benefit greatly from a cohesive cross-boundary approach to tourism.

The recent spike in rural theft has galvanised our communities, as we come together and work with the local police in combating this recent spate of crime. Community meetings assembled at both Glenorie and Galston, attended by police representatives, have clearly demonstrated the impact on community and our desire to do as much as possible to protect our property. The key message from authorities is always to report an incident.

It was particularly good to see the new starting blocks installed at the Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre. This upgrade has been a long time coming and represents the combined effort of the Galston Swim Club, State MP Matt Kean, Federal MP Julian Leeser and Hornsby Shire Council. It is a clear demonstration of all levels of government working closely with the community to achieve a positive outcome.