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IPART’s Determination on Council’s Special Rate Variation

Have your say on privacy issues!

The NSW Privacy Commissioner is seeking public input to assist in developing a report for NSW Parliament on the operation of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The survey relates to privacy issues that have concerned you over the last 12 months, and your opinions and experiences are invaluable in helping the Privacy […]

New lease on life in ‘Hollyroyd’

29 September 2014 – Media Release Merrylands resident Arnold Troon and his electric bike have a new lease on life thanks to the City he has coined ‘Hollyroyd’. Originally from Melbourne, the 71-year-old recently moved to the Southern Cross Care Cardinal Gilroy Retirement Village and over the last three years, has managed to clock up […]

Holroyd – ‘The Enterprise City’

29 September 2014 – Media Release An Economic Development Strategy for the City of Holroyd will guide future business and industrial development opportunities by promoting Holroyd as ‘The Enterprise City’. The Economic Development Strategy proposes to establish Holroyd has a thriving local economy that capitalises on the City’s location in Western Sydney, investor interest, development […]

Bitter taste for Holroyd’s small businesses

29 September 2014 – Media Release Amalgamation will leave local business owners with a bitter taste when Holroyd’s town centres are left behind Parramatta’s said the Merrylands Chamber of Commerce President Mariya Gojan. With the population set to grow by 40,000 people over the next 20 years in Holroyd, Mrs Gojan fears amalgamation would put […]

Recognition for those keeping Holroyd safe

15 September 2014 – Media Release Local businesses and community organisations are invited to nominate projects or programs that uphold safety, for a chance to win first prize and $1,000 in Holroyd City Council’s Community Safety Awards. Nominations are now open and can include neighbourhood watch groups formed by residents, anti-social behaviour or bullying programs […]

Improving the lives of Holroyd’s families

11 September 2014 – Media Release The Rotary Club of Holroyd will host its Community Forum on Monday 15 September at Club Merrylands in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). For a gold coin donation, community members can hear from Tanya Ilkiw who is the JDRF’s Community Programs Coordinator and a young woman […]

Walk this way in Pemulwuy

8 September 2014 – Media Release It’s that time of the year to put a spring in your step and pound the pavement with the new Pemulwuy Walkers walking group. Continuing the success of Holroyd City Council’s Healthy Holroyd Project, the Pemulwuy Walkers work to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents at risk […]

Big debt and higher charges for Holroyd residents

8 September 2014 – Media Release Former Holroyd City Councillor Ken Morrisey says amalgamation will leave Holroyd residents with a $110m debt to repay and higher fees and charges. The proposed merger of Holroyd with Parramatta, Auburn and Ryde will see just one council serving around 480,000 residents. At the end of the 2012/13 financial […]

Western Sydney’s Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme launches

8 September 2014 – Media Release The trial Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme (WSRADS) was launched today, 8 Sep, promising cheaper and safer ways for Holroyd residents to dispose of asbestos. The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) scheme, which Holroyd and seven other councils are participating in, will offer subsidies for large amounts of […]