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Council highly commended for promoting a healthy community

Posted 22 August 2017 by (Hurstville News)

Georges River Council has received a NSW Highly Commended Award at the Heart Foundation 2017 Local Government Awards on Thursday 3 August 2017. andnbsp; Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner said he was delighted to hear Council had received the award, which is presented to local government organisations that endeavour to create a healthy community. andnbsp; andldquo;I would like to congratulate Council staff for their efforts in planning and undertaking these projects,andrdquo; he said. andnbsp; andldquo;Council is committed to creating and enhancing local assets and facilities throughout the local government area to deliver benefits to the community and encourage healthy lifestyles.andrdquo; andnbsp; Mr Rayner explained Council had submitted an application to the Heart Foundation 2017 Local Government Awards for the newly constructed Gannons Park Shared Cycleway in Peakhurst and its Seniors Outdoor Fitness Park in Woodville Park, Hurstville,andrdquo; he said. andnbsp; andldquo;The Shared Cycleway in Gannons Park is a significant new recreational asset in the Georges River area, which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.andrdquo; andnbsp; andldquo;In fact, since the construction of the $1.4 million path was completed, the cycleway has been actively used by everyone including walkers, runners, cyclists, families and people with disabilities.andrdquo; andnbsp; andldquo;The Seniors Outdoor Fitness Park andndash; constructed in 2014 andndash; was an initiative by the former Hurstville Council highlighting its commitment to meet the needs of seniors by promoting healthy lifestyles, particularly those living in apartment dwellings.andrdquo; andnbsp; andldquo;The equipment was designed in consultation with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, which had developed a brochure in both English and Chinese to accommodate the large population of elderly Chinese residents living in Hurstville,andrdquo; he added. andnbsp; For more information, please contact Council via 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.