Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News : 2018-12-01

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HON. MATT KEAN MP PLAYTIME FOR HORNSBY HOSPITAL Politics Sick children at Hornsby Hospital will benefit from a new and improved play area as part of a NSW State Government initiative to make hospital stays easier on the younger patients. “Having children in hospital is a stressful time for families, and we want to make Hornsby Hospital as warm and welcoming as possible, while at the same time first class medical attention.” Hornsby is one of eight NSW hospitals to share the $2 million NSW Government funding. Works are getting underway and will be completed in 2019. As the year comes to a close I would like to take this opportunit­y to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. M ember for Hornsby, Matt Kean MP said the funding will be used to make a hospital stay for children and their families a little less stressful. “We know that a hospital environmen­t plays an important role in the wellbeing of children and their families. We want to support families, especially in times of need and we hope this investment will help brighten the days of sick children and their families,” Mr Kean said. “It’s also great for our clinical staff to share in planning for these new enhancemen­ts and working in an improved environmen­t to deliver the very best healthcare to their young patients. RURAL ROUND UP By Cnlr Warren Waddell as possible to ensure that residents are kept informed. This is a particular challenge in rural areas and we are determined to develop a more effective strategy. Although it is exciting to engage in new areas of Council business, it is equally important that our core business does not get left behind. Footpaths, stormwater, vegetation, road maintenanc­e and waste services are all examples of essential areas of Council responsibi­lity. Effectivel­y funding these services and meeting community expectatio­ns is a continuing priority that will not only ensure practical outcomes but reinforce our sense of civic pride. the challengin­g task of addressing issues occurring in two council jurisdicti­ons. Investigat­ions into gateway improvemen­t options around the bus stop precinct, as well as options for restoratio­n work for the Memorial site, are underway. I am particular­ly pleased that the Galston Swim Club has successful­ly launched their fundraisin­g project to replace the starting blocks at Galston pool. An initial $10,000 grant has been generously donated by Hornsby MP Matt Kean through the Community Building Partnershi­p Project. This accounts for more than half the necessary funding. This week Council began a communicat­ions review, looking to develop as many options I was delighted to join the members of the Arcadia Galston Residents Associatio­n (AGRA) for their recent meeting at Galston Club. High on the agenda was the landmark Galston village Public Domain Strategy. Our first speaker was Fiona Robbe, local resident and landscape architect, who presented past design ideas with traffic and pedestrian solutions with unique ideas to make Galston a rural village with atmosphere. Hornsby Council General Manager, Steve Head, presented the need to improve Galston with pedestrian safety and traffic management, which is imperative in the new plans. Glenorie Progress Associatio­n has expanded its membership and sphere of influence, taking on Kean Matt As your MP, I am here to: MP Member for Hornsby Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Assist with accessing federal government services Attend your local community event Keen to Help you by Arrange congratula­tory messages • • • • • Representi­ng you in the NSW Parliament Assisting you to access State services Communicat­ing your issues to the relevant Ministers Organising Justice of the Peace applicatio­ns Recognisin­g State achievemen­ts Please contact my office if I can be of assistance. LEESER JULIAN MP Berowra Federal Member for (02) 9476 3411 PO Box 1687, Hornsby Westfield NSW 1635 Co t Matt Level 11, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills NSW 2120 julianlees­ 9980 1822 julianlees­ermp matt_keanmp Authorised by Julian Leeser MP, Liberal Party of Australia, Level 11, 423 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills NSW 2120. December 2018 | Galston Community News Read online at www.galstoncom­ 32

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