Published on 06 September 2016
It was fantastic to catch up with James Mavroudis, President of Mascot Kings and Matt Thistlethwaite last week to officially hand over the first of the portable defibrillators to our local sports clubs. Through a funding grant of $5,000 from the Federal “Stronger Communities” Program and matched by Council funding, we have been able to purchase portable defibrillator units for use by our local sporting clubs. Mascot JRLFC, Pagewood Botany Football Club and the Botany Rams JRLFC will also receive defibrillators for their home grounds. Three additional units will be installed at the Hensley Field, the Pagewood Library and Council’s Administration Building to aid in the health and well-being of our community. Again, I would like to thank the hard-working Federal Member for Kingsford Smith, Matt Thistlethwaite for his contribution in having these life-saving devices on our sports fields.
After a false start with a wash out earlier in the year, I am pleased that the Multicultural Fair last Saturday was an enormous success. With over 70 stalls and some fantastic entertainment and great food, thousands of community members turned out to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. We live in a beautiful community and it was lovely to see it celebrate as one.
Thanks again to the fantastic sponsorship and support of Sydney Airport, the City of Botany Bay’s Annual Photography Competition is now open. Grab your camera or your phone and start snapping. For full information and terms and conditions, please visit Council’s website.
Are you interested in the history of Botany? You can now take a self-guided tour of the suburb and discover its rich history. For many years, locals enjoyed the suburb’s relative isolation and made full use of its location on the northern foreshores of Botany Bay. During the mid-20th Century this all changed as large stretches of land were reclaimed to expand the airport and construct the port.
All you have to do is download the izi.travel app on your smart phone. You can use the QR code reader on this page by taking a photo of the QR code on your phone. This will take you directly to the tour. You can also just search for the tour yourself by following the prompts. The code simply makes it easier to access.
Do you have photos of your family at the Botany Aquatic Centre – or as it used to be known as the Botany Olympic Pool? This year the Centre is turning 50 and we would love to have your photos to help celebrate this important milestone. For information contact the History Team in the library on 9366 3888.