Welcome to our Mayor's Message for Wollondilly Shire!
This is where you can find regular updates and insights from our Mayor, Matt Gould. Whether you're a resident, business owner or visitor, the Mayor's Message is a great way to stay informed about what's happening in our vibrant and growing region.
Tuesday 30 January
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a positive start to 2024. I look forward to seeing us achieve some amazing things together in the Wollondilly Shire this year.
I joined the community for our Australia Day event in the Botanic Gardens last week, and this will soon be followed by the Thirlmere Festival of Steam and Illuminate later in the year, and a string of other events in the Shire.
We will be seeing further progress on some of our exciting projects in 2024, including major upgrades to sportsgrounds at Tahmoor, The Oaks and Picton, a new community space at the Menangle Old School Site, and the completion of the Tahmoor to Picton Cycleway and Wollondilly’s new Performing Arts Centre.
Our civil works program is packed, as we continue to address the backlog of roads spending with a bigger investment than ever this year. Maintenance works are already under way across the Shire since we returned from the Christmas break; including the Production Ave/Warradale Road intersection at Warragamba, the Arina Road/Dwyers Road intersection at Bargo, and Silverdale Road at The Oaks. Our road crews have also paid visits to Couridjah, Buxton, Tahmoor and Wilton.
In the coming months will be working on the following roads and footpaths:
We will also continue to strongly advocate to secure the infrastructure needed to support our growing population; such as health services, schools and public transport. We want to build healthy and sustainable new communities as we continue to protect our unique towns and villages and beautiful open spaces.
I’d like to wishing all of our younger residents a fantastic start to the school year, and a happy 2024 to everyone!
Mayor Gould with Ciziten of the Year Rosemary MacAllister
2024 Australia Day Award Winners
Australia Day Smoking Ceremony at Picton Botanic Gardens
Growing Fruit Trees
Clean Up Australia Day
A Day Just For Her
Wollondilly Health Alliance is re-launched with fresh priorities for a growing Shire
Wollondilly 2024 Australia Day Winners
Razorback Landslip and Rockfall Repairs to begin soon