Healthy Lifestyles Ahead
The redevelopment of the new Waves Aquatic Centre at Baulkham Hills is forging ahead with the shells for the 25m swimming pool and Olympic-sized 50m pool being tested for the leaks.
The structural steelworks for the new gym has been completed and the roofing, plus work on the entry lobby and café has started.
The $55million swimming pool and fitness centre is due to open to the public next year and replaces the Mileham Avenue facility which was opened in 1967.
The Hills Shire Council has announced a raft of projects after adopting the 2021- 2022 Hills Shire Plan. which will see the council invest $174.2 million in delivering new community facilities, as well as refreshing and maintaining existing assets.
The Hills Shire Plan includes $7.5 million to construct the new playing fields at the Water Lane Reserve at Box Hill, $1.9 million on a Kenthurst Park extension to the upper field and $1.9 million for new footpaths, cycleways and bridges.
Hills Shire Council has also set aside $92.6 million for acquiring land for open space embellishment.
Hills Shire Mayor, Dr Michelle Byrne said: “We are a community experiencing growth and this plan provides access to a range of services and facilities that contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents.
“Our plan continues to build on our vision for a more connected and inclusive region; with safe, convenient and accessible transport options and a variety of recreational activities that support active Healthy Lifestyle.
“We’ve also allocated money to roll out new and improved infrastructure, especially in our newer areas, including in Box Hill and North Kellyville.”
To find out more, please visit Council’s website, www.thehills.nsw.gov.au, and search for “Hills Shire Plan”.
Wolves on the prowl
Windsor Wolves are making a charge to the final six after turning their season around. They scored successive wins over Cabramatta Two Blues, Ryde-Eastwood Hawks and the formidable Bulls.
Last Saturday, the resilient Wolves sealed a 24-all draw against the Fijian Silktails at Mascot Oval, after leading 12-10 at the breather.
Malakai Houma’s 73rd-minute try, converted by Zac Mackay, rescued a point for the visitors.
“We were happy to get one point in this away match and I have spoken to the referee’s boss about the many stoppages in the second half,” Wolves coach Chris Yates said.“
“The Fijians are a very unorthodox team to play against; they run hard and love broken field play.”
Yates was delighted with the morale-boosting win over the Bulls. “It was a very tough game but when you deserve a win, you generally get it,” he said. “We were down 4-16 in the first half before scoring 19 points in the second half.
“Three players, Bruce Ward, Will Epere and Kyle Cassel were playing against their own club so it was a bit emotional for them in front of the large crowd.”
The eighth-placed Wolves face ninth-placed Western Suburbs Magpies this Saturday at Lidcombe Oval at 1pm.