Message from the Deputy Mayor

Published on 12 July 2016

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Congratulations Matt Thistlethwaite!

I would like to congratulate Matt Thistlethwaite on his re-election as the Federal Member for Kingsford Smith. Matt could not have worked any harder with a 6.4 percent swing towards him. He is a tireless Federal Member in his electorate, always listening and working with constituents when not in Canberra representing our area and deserves this excellent result. Well done Matt.

E-Waste drop off days

Council is proud to host monthly Monday and quarterly Saturday E-Waste & Metals Drop-Off Days. This is a complimentary service for residents of the City of Botany Bay to safely recycle electronics and metals. Mattresses and greenwaste can also be recycled at these events. The next drop off is this Saturday 16 July from 8am-12pm at the Tupia Street carpark at Sir Joseph Banks Park Botany.

The following limits apply:

  • a limit of one ute or trailer load of greenwaste per residence per event;
  • a limit of two mattress and base ensembles per residence per event;

Residents are required to produce identification as proof of residency. A record will be made of each vehicle’s numberplate.

Upcoming household chemical CleanOut

The safe way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is at a Household Chemical CleanOut event. CleanOut is a free service for the safe disposal of a range of household chemicals that could cause harm to human health and the environment if they are not disposed of correctly. Household Chemical CleanOut events are held by the EPA at various locations throughout NSW on specified dates throughout the year. The next cleanout will be hosted by the City of Sydney on 16 July at the Sydney Park Works Depot. Residents who have old paint, pesticides, poison, car batteries or any other harsh chemicals may want to take up this offer.

Spring into the Garden Competition!

It’s time for our annual Garden Competition, an event where Council encourages all our residents to take part. Our local private gardens are as vital to our City as our public parks and reserves. Private gardens play an important role in making our suburbs some of the most attractive in Sydney.

There are some great prizes to be won and we are looking for gardens of all types, shapes and sizes. It can be your front or back garden, it can be a garden you have created on your balcony or in a small courtyard, it can be a garden created by school children or by a local business that has a beautifully kept landscaped entrance to their property. There is a category for everyone. You can enter your own garden or nominate a neighbour. We want to hear about all the well-kept and attractive gardens in our City.

To enter simply go to our website Garden Competition 2016 or fill in the entry forms which will soon be delivered to your letterbox.


Deputy Mayor
Stan Kondilios