Message from the Deputy Mayor

Published on 09 August 2016



Further upgrades to our parks

Council generally receives compliments for its parks and gardens. We are proud of our parks and committed to providing our residents with world class green space. Lever Reserve in Mascot is the latest park to receive an upgrade with a new playground for the younger kids. This will be followed by Tierney Avenue Reserve which is due to open within the next week, weather permitting. Further, work on the new playground at Gaiarine Gardens has commenced. These works include the removal of the existing playground, the installation of new equipment, a playground shade cloth, paving, furniture and landscaping. Whilst works are being undertaken there will be no playground at Gaiairine Gardens but residents can use Garnet Jackson Reserve. The off-leash dog park will still be  accessible.

Beautifying our streets

As part of Council’s Street Tree Management Plan six streets will be beautified by Council with in-road planting. The streets which will have works carried out are part of Prince Edward Circle Pagewood, Hicks Avenue Mascot, Chelmsford Avenue Botany, Dougherty Street Rosebery, Garden Street Eastlakes and Brighton Street Botany. The works will include a combination of pocket median islands and kerb side gardens as well as tree planting. Once the designs are finalised community consultation will be undertaken.

Waste not Want not

Every year the average Australian household creates 1.3 tonnes of landfill waste. Just a few small changes can have a big impact in reducing the waste we produce, with great benefits. Reducing waste can save money, conserve resources, save energy and water and reduce pollution. Learn the INS and OUTS of Waste and Recycling with Karina Hanemann - Resource Recovery Education Officer at Botany Bay City Council. This free event for seniors is being held on Tuesday 16 August between 10:30 am and 11:30 am at the Alf Kay Eastlakes Community Hall. Please RSVP by Friday 12 August 2016. For bookings and further information contact Aged & Disability Services on 9669 4640.

Multicultural Spring Fair Day less than four weeks away!

We were all so disappointed when our Multicultural Fair Day was postponed due to rain in June. But with the Multicultural Spring Fair Day less than four weeks away, there is something to look forward to. This annual event is not to be missed, so mark it in your calendar now. Saturday September 3 from 10:00 am at Eastlakes Reserve. There will be rides, great food and fantastic entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there!

Deputy Mayor
Stan Kondilios