SHOROC has released its 2010 Annual Report outlining the major achievements from the 2009/10 financial year.
In the Annual Report, the 2009/2010 President of SHOROC Cr Anne Connon, looks at the period as being a “…particularly busy and productive year, both for the elected Board and for SHOROC staff. Having a completely fresh team provided an opportunity for new focus and we used this opportunity to develop a new Corporate Plan with two key objectives: stronger councils and a stronger region. We’ve come a long way in the six months since this team began and I look forward to what we can achieve together in the coming years”.
The President’s Report credits the work SHOROC has undertaken in partnership with it’s member councils towards the long-term strategy for the region Shaping Our Future “…which I think gives us a huge advantage in the lead up to the NSW elections as we seek to secure investment in our transport and health services” said Cr Connon.
In addition, contained in the Report is a detailed review of important projects completed during the year such as:
- implementing a regional ban on the collection of e-waste to stop the disposal of these precious resources to landfill and demonstrating to all levels of government that it can be done
- providing submissions to government advocating better health and transport for our region
- collaborating on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
- forming the SHOROC Kimbriki Sub- Committee to provide community and council advice to the SHOROC and Kimbriki Boards
- commencing work toward a new sustainability strategy for the region
- developing a new Cost Saving and Efficiency program for councils.
The Annual Report underlines the need to focus clearly on the short and long-term strategies for the region and on sustainability when developing policies around transport, health, housing and jobs. Ben Taylor, in his Executive Director’s report said he is working for “…a region that is designed around and for people with more emphasis on, and amenity for, efficient public transport, jobs close to home and a health system we can rely on. Sustainability is a key part of our values and I am keen to work with the councils to continue to see a sustainable approach to planning for our region – keeping what we’ve got and making it even better”.
The SHOROC 2010 Annual Report can now be read online on the website below or downloaded from the publications pages on the site.
The SHOROC AGM was held on 17 November 2010, electing the new SHOROC Office Bearers for the 2010/11 period. Cr Harvey Rose, Mayor of Pittwater, was elected SHOROC President and Cr Jean Hay, Mayor of Manly, was elected SHOROC Vice-President. To view a copy of the AGM minutes click here