Yesterday we welcomed the fifth anniversary of the amalgamation of two former councils that formed Georges River Council on 12 May 2016.
As the inaugural Mayor of Georges River Council, I am extremely pleased to say, that I have the privilege to work with extraordinary and talented staff, who displayed the visionary leadership, to shape the growth of this beautiful part of Sydney since 2016.
The amalgamation of two organisations whilst maintaining everyday services is an unique and complex task. It requires the involvement of the entire organisation and the support of the community.
Georges River Council has embraced the fresh start, building the foundations for a strong and sustainable organisation - more than one third of our workforce comprises of local residents - a true reflection of how strong Council's commitment is to the excellence and welfare of our community and city.
Since then, we have been harmonising and improving services to deliver benefits to our residents and businesses, in a financially sustainable manner.
Over the past five years, we have reached some significant milestones, including:
Council demonstrated impressive resilience, professionalism and flexibility during this period of change and continued to deliver excellent services to the community. We will continue to advocate for much needed infrastructure and services from the NSW Government such as transport and housing for our growing communities.
I thank the staff, who under the leadership of General Manager Gail Connolly, do a fantastic job across the whole range of activities.
It is with this strong team that we work towards our goal of being the best performing council in New South Wales.
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