Hume City shares award for excellence

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Hume City Council staff and councillors with their leadership award.

An award for Leadership in Growth Areas is now in the hands of Hume City Council. It was presented to a group of senior staff and councillors at the National Growth Areas Alliance conference in Sydney this week.

City councillor Sam Misho proudly shared the award on his Facebook page stating it was “great to take part in the National Growth Area Alliance Hume City Council delegation”.

Joining him were Cllr Joseph Haweil, Cllr Jarrod Bell, and Cllr Naim Kurt, council CEO Sheena Frost, and Director for City Planning and Places Rachel Daprin.

Cllr Misho said it was fascinating to see the growth Western Sydney is experiencing with the projected launch of the Western Sydney Airport, and the opening of a Penrith Beach.

“Also, very excited for the nomination of Leadership in Growth Areas received by our Hume City council in alliance with Mitchell Shire and City of Whittlesea,” he told his Facebook followers.

On the agenda at the three-day event, held at the Western Sydney Conference Centre, Penrith, were presentations on 20-minute urban centres, how to turn fast-growing cities and suburbs into economically productive secondary CBDs, the role private industry has to play, and what a connected digital future looks like.

The event began on Wednesday 29 May with welcome drinks handed out by Penrith City Council mayor Todd Carney.

Hume City Councillors Sam Misho (left) and Joseph Haweil touring Penrith.

Day two, on Thursday 30 May, gave Hume City representatives a chance to see Penrith Lakes, visit the Western Sydney Airport, tour Penrith in a luxury coach, visit the “picturesque” Nepean River, and enjoy lunch at a log cabin.

Day three saw Hume City reps attend an awards conference starting at 6pm.

Exactly how many people Hume City ratepayers funded for the trip, and how much it all cost…? We await the council’s response.

In other council news, see how much your general rates may rise here.

Hume City Council’s Excellence and Innovation award 2024, shared with Mitchell Shire and the City of Whittlesea.