Message from the Mayor
Note: this message is from Cr Pesce who was Mayor when the Plan was adopted. See the Sutherland Shire Councillors page for information on who is the current Mayor.
The Sutherland Shire is a great place to live. More than 90 percent of the residents we recently surveyed rated our quality of life as good or excellent. We highly value the natural environment that envelops us, the connected and caring nature of our community and the culture of the area that has evolved over 50,000 years. We are immensely proud of who we are and where we live.
The community strategic planning process provides an opportunity for us all to reflect on where we are and where we want to be in 10 years. Achieving the objectives of the Plan is everyone’s responsibility. Each level of government has a key role to play. We must also build and sustain productive partnerships with local businesses, community organisations and many others. And it is you, our community, who can provide us with inspiration as we plan for and deliver the outcomes described in this plan.
Inevitably change and challenges will confront us, but together we have the skills and knowledge to capitalise on and create new opportunities that will continue to enrich our lives.
As Mayor of the Sutherland Shire I am proud of Council’s role in facilitating the development of this Plan on behalf of our community. At Council we look forward to playing our part in achieving our community’s vision for the future.