Sunday, May 26, 2024

McMahon to lead Hawkesbury

Councillor Sarah McMahon has been elected Mayor of Hawkesbury City, replacing Patrick Conolly who resigned earlier this month following a shocking home invasion attack.

The newly-elected Mayor has pledged to be a strong advocate for the Council to both State and Federal Governments, and to work closely with Councillors and the community on a works program supporting tourism, employment and infrastructure upgrades.

“As 12 leaders, we must be doing all we can to be loud and strong advocates for our community, to the higher levels of government, who have the financial capacity to deliver the social, economic and infrastructure benefits the Hawkesbury needs and deserves,” Mayor McMahon said.

“We must protect our rural amenity, but that does not mean nothing ever changes. We must be an ideas LGA. An innovative LGA. A connected LGA. An inclusive LGA. And one that wants to balance all of our key objectives as per our Community Strategic Plan.

“We need vision. Long term goals and projects that also create income to reinvest into better services. We must continue to support our local small businesses and ensure they are valued and listened to when in need.”

In accepting the new role, Mayor McMahon paid tribute to Councillor Conolly, praising his leadership and his ongoing contribution to the Hawkesbury community.

Mayor McMahon will serve the remainder of the current two-year mayoral term, which will expire in January 2024.

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