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Mayor Steve Christou’s Weekly Message

An insight into what's happening around our local community.

16 March 2020


Paramedic response point in wrong location

I’m very concerned about plans to build a Paramedic Response Point at Peel Street in Holroyd.

We want emergency services based in our community; however, if a Paramedic Response Point is established at 1 Peel Street, I worry that a local resident may lose their life due to delays in response times and traffic congestion in the area.

In Peel Street, we already have congested traffic flow. We are also facing the possibility of a planning proposal, which could see up to 1,200 units constructed at nearby Crescent Street. This development proposal, which is currently before the State Government, will only add to traffic problems in the area.

I hope that common sense will prevail and the Health Minister will reconsider the location of a Paramedic Response Point and work with Council to find a more suitable home.

Mayor Steve Christou at the proposed site for a major development in Holroyd
Mayor Steve Christou at the proposed site for a major development in Holroyd

Honouring a sporting legend

It was a great honour to recently acknowledge Bert Alderson, a local cricketing and sporting legend.

Mr Alderson was the Municipal Engineer and Chief Town Planner of Holroyd Municipal Council for 37 years, from 1952 to 1989. He was also an amazing cricketer. I couldn’t think of a better way to recognise his contribution to sporting and civic life than to name a local grandstand at Merrylands oval and unveil a plaque in his honour.

Mr Alderson at a recent plaque unveiling
Mr Alderson at a recent plaque unveiling

Celebrating International Women’s Day

I was honoured to be a guest speaker at Fortitude Women’s Fitness Gym in Merrylands for International Women’s Day. We heard many inspirational stories from working women and the difficulties they are experienced with running their own business and a household. Attitudes and expectations need to change and women need all the support we can give to achieve equal status.

Mayor Steve Christou speaking at a recent Women’s Day event
Mayor Steve Christou speaking at a recent Women’s Day event

Meet your Mayor

Our next sessions are planned for Tuesday, 17 March at the Corner of South and Mary Street Granville (11am-1pm) and Thursday, 19 March at Stockland Merrylands (Ground Floor), next to Gloria Jeans (10am-1pm).

Residents are also free to make appointments to meet with me outside of these designated times. To discuss any concerns or ideas you can contact me on my mobile 0419 651 187, or contact Council on 02 8757 9000.

Mayor Steve Christou with local resident Ben at a recent Meet Your Mayor session
Mayor Steve Christou with local resident Ben at a recent Meet Your Mayor session

Council gets back-to-basics

Last week, Council was constructing around 300 metres of footpath on Frederick Avenue, in South Granville and laying a long run of new kerb and guttering on Fairview Street in Guildford.

Delivering essential infrastructure like footpaths, kerbs and guttering is what Council is here for.

We are going back to basics and addressing the issues that will improve our local community.

Mayor Steve Christou inspects Council works
Mayor Steve Christou inspects Council works

If you have any issues you’d like me to help you with, please contact me on phone 0419 651 187 or email steve.christou@cumberland.nsw.gov.au