Big year defined by departure of leader
As another year wraps up and the unwrapping of presents gets closer, now is a good time to look back and think about the big events that have shaped our lives. As mayor, I can look back on a very productive year for the City of Rockingham. During 2017, we completed new sports facilities in Singleton, Golden Bay and Baldivis, created a shared path for residents to travel safely between the Warnbro railway station and the Baldivis shopping precinct, and implemented a new three-bin system to increase recycling and reduce waste. These are major accomplishments which will have a long-term positive impact on our community.
Another long-term positive impact has been the influence of our outgoing chief executive Andrew Hammond.
I would like to thank him for his leadership of the organisation for almost a decade.
His strategic guidance of operations at the City has created an efficient, best-practice culture underpinned by sound financial management. We wish him all the best for the future.
While Christmas can be a very enjoyable time of year for some people, for others it can be a real challenge, particularly those who may be lonely or isolated.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14
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If you drink alcohol, do it responsibly.
That means planning your trips in the car so if you have been drinking, you won’t be driving.
G On behalf of my fellow councillors and all the staff at the City of Rockingham, I wish you all a very
b merry and safe Christmas.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.