From the Mayor
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.
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.
A warm welcome to 2018
Happy New Year and best wishes for a healthy, safe and prosperous 2018. A fond farewell to our many visitors who have enjoyed their summer holiday season with us here in Mosman.
Friendship in the Festive Season
The fairy lights are up and the Christmas trees are being decorated because the Festive Season is just around the corner.
Another successful Festival of Mosman
The Mosman community and our many visitors have fully embraced the 2017 Festival of Mosman. The festival opened on Friday 13 October with the 75th anniversary celebration of HMAS Penguin exercising their right of Freedom of Entry into Mosman by a parade, led by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell.