We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, not only here in Hunters Hill, but across the nation and the globe, as all feel, if not directly, the flow-on effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is at times like these that we see the strength and resilience of our tight-knit Hunters Hill community at its best, working together (albeit in many cases remotely) to support each other.
At Hunter’s Hill Council, our focus continues to be on keeping our community and our staff safe and informed.
We are taking proactive and precautionary steps to ensure that essential Council services can continue to be delivered during any COVID-19 outbreak.
We have a small workforce, so minimising risk to frontline workers is in the best interests of being able to maintain service delivery to the community.
Council is encouraging the community to use online and phone services, rather than visit the Customer Service Centre in Alexandra Street.
If you are out in the community, please remember to maintain a four-metre distance from others where possible, wash your hands and sneeze or cough in to a tissue or your elbow.
Most importantly, stay home if unwell.
Council is also working closely with our community allies to support those residents most in need.
Sydney Community Services is a central source for anyone in Hunters Hill or Lane Cove who either need to self-isolate or choose not to go outside if they worry they are at risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
The organisation is collecting donations for a Foodbank to supplement urgent food deliveries to vulnerable residents and has been putting together a database of people who are in isolation, as well as seeking volunteers who are able to help others who need emergency supplies, or even just give social contact through a phone link.
Sydney Community Services can be contacted via phone 9427 6425 or email email@example.com.
Residents of Hunters Hill who are self-isolating and do not have support can also contact Council via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9879 9400 for assistance with service provision.
As this situation is rapidly evolving, we are providing regular updates in our local newspaper The Weekly Times, through our Council website, social media channels and electronic newsletters.
Go to www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/covid19 for relevant information as it comes to hand.
For more information on COVID-19, including updates, alerts and resources, please visit the COVID-19 page on the NSW Health website or the COVID-19 health alert page on the Federal Department of Health website.
Mark A. Bennett
Mayor of Hunters Hill