One of the most common issues raised with me through my community surveys and at street meetings is concerns over cost of living rises –
I know there are residents who were both for and against the amalgamation of Hurstville and Kogarah Councils into the new Georges River Council. Myself,
Local residents are crying out for more community space. One suggestion that is being investigated by the Greater Sydney Commission is to share local resources.
It’s often said that once people move to Oatley, they never leave. I’ve found a similar sentiment across all the suburbs in the Blakehurst ward
Local primary schools often struggle with road safety issues. I’ve talked to a lot of parents, and they’ve all said that road safety around schools, and drop off zones in particular, is a nightmare. Mix in a lot of cars in a confined space and young children (who sometimes can be unpredictable), add in a dash of rain and a sprinkle of driver frustration and voila – you’ve literally got an accident waiting to happen. That’s why I’m calling for a stronger partnership between local schools and Georges River Council.
This election is crucial. Georges River is a brand new Council, and as a community we face an important decision about the future direction of our area. We need to ensure that good, community people are elected who will work in the interests of local residents.
- Sandy Grekas