From the Mayor

From the Mayor - 31 January 2019

Happy New Year and best wishes for a healthy, safe and prosperous 2019. I trust all residents enjoyed quality down time and are ready to embrace a well-connected, productive and positive year.

From the Mayor - 29 November 2018

Christmas has come early with the excellent news that Mosman has been granted a three year extension to protect our foreshore slopes and land within Mosman’s Scenic Protection Area from the Housing Code and the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code.

From the Mayor - 25 October 2018

The recent visit by the royals provided a wonderful opportunity for Mosman to showcase its natural beauty and for residents to participate in the excitement and history of the day.

From the Mayor - 27 September 2018

The recent two-part ABC program on the treatment of our elderly in aged care facilities was deeply disturbing. One issue raised was the loneliness and isolation experienced by many of our elderly in aged care facilities. Mosman Council runs a range of programs to work with our older residents and many of these services involve volunteers.

Politics at play

There is a deep hunger in the general population for politicians to be wiser, fairer, more caring and more inspirational.

A significant month

On the eve of Local Government Week I want to recognise and celebrate two significant milestones for Mosman that both celebrate our local democracy while promoting our newly formed regional strategic collaborations.

Protecting harbour foreshore slopes

In a key announcement this week, Council’s strong advocacy for protecting our significant harbour slopes has been rewarded with a proposed two-year extension to the temporary exclusion of the area from the State’s Housing Codes.

Mid-Year Update

The strength of our community glue was very evident on 23 May when I hosted afternoon tea at Gunners Barracks for many of our fantastic volunteers. Special awards were given for long service and I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge Gill Stemp who has accrued a remarkable 34 years of continuous community service for Mosman Meals.

Planning for the future

April has been a busy month of fun activities for both our seniors and younger residents with Youth Week kicking off on the Village Green as our very well patronised and successful Seniors Week finished.

A month of progress

This month marked International Women’s Day and I was pleased to attend two significant events in keeping with the theme of Press for Progress.

Securing a strong future

I was pleased to hear there was a strong turnout at Council’s community meeting about the NSW Government’s proposed changes to independent planning panels held on Wednesday 7 February.