Mayor's Message - 6 October 2016

Posted at 3:21PM on 24 October 2016

I am honoured to have been re-elected Mayor of Ku-ring-gai for a fourth term by my Councillor colleagues. I also congratulate Cr David Ossip on being elected Deputy Mayor for a second successive time and thank my predecessor Cr Szatow for her service as Mayor.

Recently our case against a forced merger with Hornsby was considered – and largely rejected – by Justice Moore in the Land & Environment Court. Council has lodged an appeal in the Supreme Court in line with Council’s standing resolution of Tuesday 9 August. We will keep residents informed through local newspapers, our website at and our social media sites.

One of my first duties as Mayor was attending the St Ives Medieval Faire. The Faire began in 2014 when I was last elected Mayor and in three years, it has grown to be one of the largest and most successful events of its kind in New South Wales. The attention to detail and passion for history is evident in every aspect of the Faire and it was wonderful to see so many people getting into the spirit of medieval times by dressing up. Thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly to make the 2016 Faire such a success!

Council is proud to support a Ride2Work Day event which will be held between 6.30am and 8.30am on October 12 at Gordon Recreational Reserve, 65 Werona Avenue Gordon. National Ride2Work Day is an Australia-wide event designed to encourage more employees to cycle to their workplaces, come along for a free breakfast.

Finally, make sure you save the date for Saturday 15 October, from 5pm to 8pm when Council’s popular free Twilight Concert in the Park returns to Wahroonga Park. The Twilight annual concerts are always a great night out with family and friends and this year we will be presenting great music from the 70’s including the Bee Gees Tribute Band and Emma Birdsall.