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Welcome

Welcome to Botany Bay City Council. It contains important information about Council and its services. If you cannot find what you are looking for please call Council on 9366 3666 or call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 for help with talking to us. You do not have to pay for the TIS. 


Many People, Many Services

Botany Bay City Council is responsible for a wide range of services and facilities.

  • Asset management – including land information and mapping for the local area
  • Business services – including support of economic development and local businesses
  • City planning – including land use planning
  • Community events – including multicultural and food festivals to promote community well‐being and connectedness
  • Community services – including childcare, meal and shopping services for older people, as well as special services for indigenous people, the disabled and those with multicultural backgrounds
  • Corporate governance and corporate support – including reporting to the community and providing support to elected Mayor and Councillors, as well as Council business units
  • Customer service operations – a good place for more information about Council services
  • Emergency management – coordination and support
  • Environmental services – including tree management, recycling initiatives, promotion of environmentally sustainable practices and encouragement of biodiversity
  • Library and museum services – including information access and promotion of local heritage
  • Public infrastructure – including construction and maintenance of local roads, footways, and drainage networks
  • Public open space – including streetscape planning, gardens and sporting fields (some of which may be hired) and care of foreshore areas
  • Recreation facilities – including the Botany Aquatic Centre, Botany Golf Course, tennis courts and Hensley Athletic Field
  • Regulatory services – including vehicle parking control, registration and control of animals, and enforcement of health standards (especially in business premises handling food or providing personal services)
  • Traffic and transport management – including road safety
  • Urban development – including assessment, approval and compliance services for design and construction of buildings
  • Waste management – including household waste collection and public place cleaning
  • Volunteer coordination – supporting various opportunities for people to get involved in the life of our thriving and culturally diverse community      

The elected Council of the City of Botany Bay is the governing body for the local area. It has a popularly elected Mayor and six Councillors representing six different areas (Wards) who are elected every four years. The Council meets at least once a month. It also has standing committees that meet each month to deal with matters that are reported to Council meetings. You can see details of for these meetings at Council meetings   


Mayoral and Councillor Contact Details

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Mayor
Ben Keneally

Phone : 02 9366 3600
Fax: 02 9366 3800
Email : mayor@botanybay.nsw.gov.au

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Office of the Mayor
Level G, Shop 176A
Westfield Eastgardens Shopping Centre
152 Bunnerong Road
EASTGARDENS NSW 2036 

Office hours: Monday to Friday ‐ 9:00 to 17:00


Wards in the City of Botany Bay

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Ward 1
Councillor George Glinatsis

Mobile: 0416 131 960
Fax: 02 9314 0052
Email: george.glinatsis@botanybay.nsw.gov.au

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Councillor Brian Troy

Mobile: 0416 131 961
Fax: 02 9311 3874
Email: brian.troy@botanybay.nsw.gov.au

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Councillor Christina Curry

Mobile: 0417 242 506
Email: christina.curry@botanybay.nsw.gov.au

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Deputy Mayor
Councillor Stan Kondilios

Phone: 02 9366 3600
Fax: 02 8339 1999
Email: stan.kondilios@botanybay.nsw.gov.au

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Councillor Greg Mitchell

Mobile: 0416 131 962
Fax: 02 9693 2303
Email: greg.mitchell@botanybay.nsw.gov.au

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Councillor Mark Castle

Mobile: 0403 046 769
Fax: 02 8339 1250
Email: mark.castle@botanybay.nsw.gov.au


Other Useful Contacts

Customer Service Centre
Administration Centre
Botany Bay City Council
141 Coward Street
MASCOT NSW 2020

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 to 16:30

Phone : 02 9366 3666 
Email : council@botanybay.nsw.gov.au  
 
 


Central Library
Level G
Westfield Eastgardens Shopping Centre
152 Bunnerong Road
EASTGARDENS NSW 2036

Hours: Monday to Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
Thursday 9:30 to 20:00
Friday 10:00 to 18:00
Saturday 9:30 to 16:00
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Phone: 02 9366 3888 
Fax: 02 9366 3838
Email: library@botanybay.nsw.gov.au 
Website: http://botanybaylms.blogspot.com.au

 


Mascot Library & George Hanna Memorial Museum
2 Hatfield Street
MASCOT NSW 2020

Hours: Monday 12:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 to 14:00
Wednesday 12:00 to 20:00
Thursday 9:00 to 14:00
Friday 12:00 to 17:00
Closed on weekends and public holidays

Library phone: 02 8338 0313 
Museum phone: 02 9366 3802
Website: http://botanybaylms.blogspot.com.au


Child Care Centre – Hillsdale
Hillsdale Child Care Centre
Tierney & Flint Street Reserve
13 Flint Street
HILLSDALE NSW 2036

Access: from Tierney Avenue

Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 to 18:00

Phone: 02 9349 8648Email: childcarehillsdale@botanybay.nsw.gov.au 


Child Care Centre – Mascot
Mascot Early Childhood Centre
53 Coward Street
MASCOT NSW 2020

Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 to 18:00

Phone: 02 9669 3626
Email: childcaremascot@botanybay.nsw.gov.au


Family Day Care Service
Mascot Memorial Park
149 Coward Street
MASCOT NSW 2020

Phone: 02 9366 3576
Email: familydaycare@botanybay.nsw.gov.au


Senior Citizens Centres

Botany Senior Citizens Centre
1423 Botany Road
BOTANY NSW 2019


Eastlakes Senior Citizens Centre
21 Vernon Avenue (corner of O’Connor Street)
EASTLAKES NSW 2018


Mascot Senior Citizens Centre
Aloha Street (corner of Coward Street)
MASCOT NSW 2020


Pagewood Senior Citizens Centre
Holloway Street (corner of Dalley Avenue)
PAGEWOOD NSW 2035

Phone enquiries for all Senior Citizen Centres to Coordinator on 02 9669 5295.


Waste and Recycling

  • General household waste ‐ rubbish that is not suited to recycling is collected once a week in 240 litre bins with red lids (provided by Council)
  • Green waste – things such as garden clippings, weeds and small branches pruned from trees are collected every two weeks if they are tied up neatly in small bundles with string made from natural material or are presented in a plastic crate
  • Recycling – things like metal cans, rigid plastic containers, glass bottles and jars, cardboard and paper products (including milk and juice cartons) are collected every two weeks in 240 litre bins with yellow lids
  • Bulky household items – each household is entitled to four kerbside collection services for large or bulky items that you have no other way of arranging for someone else to use or recycle, e.g. an old barbeque or furniture. Each year, two pickups are scheduled by Council and the other two can be booked by residents.

Look out for the notification in your letterbox to find out when your scheduled pick is coming up. For booked pick‐ups, please call the Council well in advance to secure your preferred time.

Not everything is suited to disposal using the above services. For example, chemicals and paint need to be handled with special care. Please contact Council for more information about safe and environmentally appropriate disposal of waste and unwanted items. Note that Council does not provide commercial or industrial waste services.


Rates and Charges

Rates and charges are types of tax levied on the owners of properties in the local area. They are major sources of income needed by the Council to provide the facilities and services that the community expects.

Rates are calculated according to the market value of land that you own. This value is assessed by the Valuer General from the NSW State Government. The total amount of rates that the Council may collect is set each year by the State Government. If you pay rates you must either pay them in full by 31 August or pay by instalment (see below) to avoid extra charges for late payment:

  1. 31 August – 1st quarterly rates instalment
  2. 30 November ‐ 2nd quarterly rates instalment
  3. 28 February – 3rd quarterly rates instalment
  4. 31 May – 4th quarterly rates instalment

When you receive your rates notice it will also show a charge for waste services. There are several convenient ways to make payments including cash, cheque, debit or credit card and BPay. Please contact Council for more information if you have any questions about payments. 


Planning and Development

You may wish to build or extend your house or you may be interested in a neighbourhood development that is taking place. Matters such as these are governed by detailed planning and development rules. Most rules are made or approved by the NSW Government, while Council has a central role in applying them. They play a big part in creating a liveable city that balances the needs and aspirations of the community with its environment.

Most types of development and certain activities (including business operations) require approval by a public certifier from Council, or an accredited private certifier. After you get planning permission to construct or modify a structure you may need further approval to go ahead with construction work. This is to ensure that the details are consistent with the original approval. Completed work often also requires certification to prove that it has been done in accordance with approval.

Our Planning & Development specialists are happy to provide you with necessary advice. The Customer Service Centre is the best place to start with your enquiries.

Please allow plenty of time for processing if you are lodging a planning or development application at the Customer Service Centre. Applications need to be presented at least half an hour before the Centre closes.    


If you are writing to the Mayor, your Councillor or the Council Administration

Please use our Post Office Box address which is
Botany Bay City Council
PO Box 331
MASCOT NSW 1460

You are also welcome to send us an email at council@botanybay.nsw.gov.au