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Sunday, 02 June 2024 12:24

COUNCILS BATTLE OVER WINSTON HILLS

THE Hills Shire Council has proposed a minor boundary adjustment in Winston Hills in response to an attempt by the City of Parramatta to move Hills homes and businesses south of the border.
 
Council will submit a proposed boundary adjustment to the NSW Local Government Minister to remove an anomaly that sees part of The Winston hotel site reside in The Hills Shire, while the rest is in the City of Parramatta.
 
City of Parramatta’s proposal is for all homes in the Langdon Apartments and businesses at the Winston Hills Shopping Centre site, as well as The Winston to become part of Parramatta LGA.
 
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi said Council was determined to keep the homes and businesses in the Shire.
 
“The boundary anomaly that sees The Winston split by two local government areas needs to be resolved, but it should not come at the expense of homes and businesses on land that has been part of The Hills Shire for more than 100 years,” Mayor Gangemi said.
 
“I have personally spoken with the residents, and the vast majority have no intention of leaving the Shire. They are deeply rooted in The Hills community and wish to continue being a part of it. Their presence and contribution to the Shire are invaluable, and I urge the Minister for Local Government, Ron Hoenig MP, to consider their sentiments.
 
“We’re proposing a much more measured solution that moves the boundary down the centre of Caroline Chisholm Drive, bringing the entire Winston hotel site within a single local government area.”
 
Council’s proposal was unanimously approved by Council at its meeting on April 9.
Sunday, 02 June 2024 12:03

WOMEN IN BOATING AND YACHTING

Changemakers at Sydney International Boat Show
Travel Writer EMMA WILSON
DID you know only 7.9% of the 216,317 boats registered with NSW Maritime are registered to females and only 14.7% of boat licenses are held by females?
Wednesday, 29 May 2024 09:07

COLES TOP RANKED FOR INCLUSION

COLES Group has been ranked number one in the Access and Inclusion Index 2023 by the Australian Disability Network for its commitment to closing the disability inclusion gap. Coles' initiatives include expanding Quiet Hour, implementing Disability Confidence Training, and launching an Autism Support Hub. With 7.6% of its 120,000 employees identifying as disabled, Coles continues to enhance workplace inclusivity and accessibility for customers and employees with disabilities.
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