Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC), Councillor Doug Hawkins, has thanked all those involved in making the recent cultural exchange event with sister city, Blacktown City, such a spectacular success.
“Council has had nothing but positive feedback from both our visitors and locals who enjoyed the presentation of the Maori Dance Group, the performance by Playschool celebrity Jay Laga’aia and the Hāngi in the Country.
“The cultural exchange was more extensive with interaction between visitors from the CWA, Blacktown Workers Bowling Club, Community Garden, Blacktown Council Nursery, Blacktown Community Radio, Mt Druitt Hospital Auxiliary, Cumberland Zone Rural Fire Brigade, and Toastmasters from Kings Langley, Blacktown City, Koori Mt Druitt and Quakers Hill meeting with locals with similar interests.
“The CWA ladies even knitted some comforter muffs for dementia patients when they got together!,” Councillor Hawkins said.
“A special thanks to Council’s Community Events Team, Nikki Robertson, Angus Fraser and Emily Saul for your stirling effort getting the logistics together to make the event the great success it was. Thanks also to other Council staff who contributed in so many different ways.
“Once again local volunteers were generous with their time in hosting our visitors, helping stage events and so many other roles. Thankyou, you’re contribution resulted in our visitors thoroughly enjoying themselves and many indicating they wish to come and spend more time in our region. Community members who attened events also added to the success,” he said.
“Last but certainly not least, I’d like to thank our sister city, Blacktown City Council, for their contribution. LPSC regards the relationship as important, strong and an important link between city and country. Blacktown City is the second largest city, by population, in NSW with nearly 350,000 residents. Ours’ is a bit of a David and Goliath relationship but one we value highly,” Councillor Hawkins concluded.