Message from the Mayor
It is certainly in very different times that I reach out to you today. We have found ourselves immersed in a crisis of almost incomprehensible proportion; but as time is passing and we are adjusting to circumstances and moving as a country to a position of strength, I find we are able to look to the future with confidence.
Council’s aim has always been to support our community, and we have rallied as a Council and an organisation to do that as best we can. This help has come in many different forms. Among other things, we have been calling community members to check how they are, delivering library books to our older residents, and we created the ‘Buy in Baysie’ online business directory and grants to help support our local businesses.
Recently, we announced a $5.09 million local economic and social stimulus package aimed at fast tracking major projects, generating local employment and supporting community and sporting organisations to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
What you will find in the pages to follow are details of what we have been doing as a Council and as a community as we work through this time together; as well as what services and support are out there for you.
I have every faith in us as a community. Year after year we demonstrate how we care for each other and support those around us. We see it in our hard working volunteers, we see it in the families attending community events, we see it in our staff, and we see it in local businesses.
But what we have seen as a result of this crisis is our community come together like never before. Every day we are sharing in selfless acts of kindness and strength — all of which capture the true meaning of community.
There really is heart, right here in the inner east.
Keep taking care of each other,
Mayor Dan Bull
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