Hills Come Alive For Australia Day

Hills locals have plenty of activities to keep themselves occupied during Australia Day, despite the cancellations of several events due to Covid.

The Hills Shire Mayor Byrne was upbeat as she encouraged residents to celebrate Australia Day in their own way.

“Our Aussie spirit continues to shine bright even through the darkest of times, and we’ve been through many these past months,” Mayor Bryne said.

“We’ve had to cancel events, including our Australia Day Concert at The Farm, as well as change and amend our processes and regulations to keep in line with the Public Health Orders that are currently in place.

“Here at council, we will be thanking our outstanding citizens who have gone above and beyond the call of duty at our Australia Day Awards on January 20.”

There will also be a citizenship ceremony for 72 residents at the council.

Meanwhile, local artists are being given the opportunity to activate parts of the Hills thanks to the NSW Government’s Festival of Place – Summer Fund.

“This is a wonderful way to celebrate Australia Day and support live music in a dynamic and safe setting,” she said.

The Rotary Club will be hosting a number of flag raising events as part of festivities in the Hills.

“I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding in what has been an extremely difficult time,” Mayor Byrne said. “I look forward to celebrating Australia Day in a safe and meaningful way, and I encourage residents to also do the same. Please keep up the good work, and still practice good hygiene and social distancing.”