Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait


Laura Strawbridge

17th Oct 2023
I acknowledge an exceptional young woman in the Wahroonga electorate, Laura Strawbridge of Pymble. Laura is the captain of Ku‑ring‑gai High School and earlier this year was selected as a 2023 youth MP representing the electorate of Wahroonga.

Moon Festival

Group Photo of CASS Thornleigh Moon Festival
12th Oct 2023
Thousands of Australians of east and south‑east Asian descent celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, which occurs when the moon is shining at its brightest, often between September and October.

Dr Belinda Khong

Matt Cross MP, Dr Belinda Khong, Alister Henskens SC MP and Tim James MP
20th Sep 2023
I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Dr Belinda Khong's new book titled "Water Rabbit's Mindful Adventures: The Great Race of Animal and Human Friends".
I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Cate Newman, the president of Hills District Netball Association. I had the pleasure of meeting Cate only a couple of weeks ago at the Hills District Netball grand final.

Roger Allan Foy OAM

Map of Australia
14th Sep 2023
The Australia Day 2023 Honours List is an important part of our national holiday. The late Roger Allan Foy OAM of South Turramurra received the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the automotive history.
Those who are recognised in the Australia Day Honours List have demonstrated outstanding qualities and made exceptional contributions to their community and our nation. Emeritus Professor Peter Hayden Curson of Pymble OAM was awarded an Honorary Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to tertiary education.
The late Mr Christopher Davis AM, formerly of Turramurra was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to water management at this year's Australia Day Honours List.


People donating to Lifeline book fair
13th Sep 2023
Each year, over one million Australians reach out to Lifeline for support. Its crisis support line receives a call every 30 seconds. The local Lifeline branch, Harbour to Hawkesbury is invaluable to our community.
The Wahroonga Electorate is fortunate to be home to multiple Rural Fire Service brigades and State Emergency Service units. Recently marked the 10 year anniversary of the Ku-ring-gai Emergency Services Compound and was an opportunity to acknowledge and thank some of our incredible volunteers.
Scouting groups have shaped countless community-minded and ambitious children and youth. Congratulations to 2nd/3rd Pennant Hills Scouts on 100 years in our community.

DCaf Connections

DCaf Connections Volunteers with Alister Henskens SC MP
1st Jun 2023
DCaf Connections provides valuable care, support and information for those living with dementia or displaying signs of cognitive decline as well as their families and carers. Thank you to the volunteers for their outstanding contributions.
The third and final zig zag railway in NSW is located in Thornleigh and, from 1883-1892, enabled materials to be transported to construct the Great Northern Railway track.
Freedom is inherently fragile, with ANZAC commemorations appropriate for us to remember and show gratitude for those who have made sacrifices for our freedom. Lest we forget.
Congratulations to North West Sydney Tennis on an incredible 100 years of operation and service to the local community.

Oleg Sutulov

Alister Henskens SC MP with Oleg Sutulov at restaurant
11th May 2023
Local resident, Oleg Sutulov, has created the first Ukrainian restaurant in Australia, Mavka in Waitara.

Helen Jarvis

Silhouettes of four young people at sunset
17th Nov 2022
Thank you to Helen Jarvis for her service to the wellbeing of local young people through the Kids Youth Development Service.

Hornsby Village Hub

Two women talking
17th Nov 2022
We are fortunate to have community organisations facilitating social connection and boosting health and wellbeing for locals.
Community radio plays an important part in our local community. Congratulations to the sports calling team at Triple H, winners of the Troy Garner Excellence in Sports Programming Award 2022.