I extend my sincerest congratulations to the Inner West Council for the wonderful achievement of winning the prestigious 2023 Bluett Award. This honour is a testament to the unwavering dedication, innovation, and collaborative spirit of all involved at Council. The Council's unwavering commitment to fostering a thriving, inclusive, and vibrant community has been exemplary. This recognition reaffirms the dedication of our residents, businesses, and local organisations in shaping an environment that celebrates diversity, sustainability, and social progress. Our collective efforts in enhancing public spaces, promoting cultural initiatives, and advocating for sustainable practices has truly set a benchmark for excellence. This accolade is a tribute to the hard work, resilience, and passion of every individual who contributes to making the Inner West a truly remarkable place to live, work, and thrive. I acknowledge the great leadership of Mayor Darcy Byrne, General Manager Peter Gainsford, all of the Councillors and Council leadership team. May this accomplishment inspire us to continue our journey towards building a stronger, more connected community. Congratulations to the entire Inner West community for this outstanding achievement.