I know that many of you have been feeling anxious hearing about cases of COVID-19 in parts of south west Sydney and in areas in the state.
We are living through extraordinary times and the efforts of our community have not gone unnoticed. But we must continue to remain vigilant and do the right thing to ensure the vulnerable in our community stay safe. That means practicing good social distancing and hand hygiene,and getting tested and staying home when we feel sick. I've been so proud to see the way our community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and I have faith that everyone will continue to do the right thing and stop the spread of the virus.
Koalatown Tree Day
You can pledge a tree to be planted at Ingleburn Reserve on Sunday 2 August and do your bit to help us plant more than 15,000 koala habitat trees on Koalatown Tree Planting Day.
I'm delighted to say the popular event has been booked out but if you can't make it then head to Council's website and pledge a tree so we can plant it for you. You can also come down and have a chat to some of our staff about the exciting upgrades we have planned at Ingleburn Reserve. The $1.5 million project will make significant environmental improvements as well as upgrade local amenities and walking trails. We'd love to hear what you think of the concept plans so come down and have a chat.
Chemical Clean Out
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Chemical CleanOut event on first weekend of July. I'm pleased to report that 1482 people brought 59,846kg worth of chemicals to the event. These materials will now be safely disposed of and kept out of landfill, making a valuable contribution to the environment. The materials collected include almost 28,000kg of paints, 8600kg of oil, 7700kg of car batteries and 5300kg of gas cylinders. Keep an eye on Council's website for the dates of the next event.