Message from Mayor Ben Keneally
Recycle your old mobile phone at Eastgardens Library
Even for those of us who remember life without mobile phones it's hard to remember going back to a time without them! While the development of Smart Phones has changed the way we do business and made it easier to keep in touch with friends and loved ones the downside has been an excess of old mobile phones lying around the house.
That is why Council is partnering with Mobile Muster to offer a mobile phone recycling service. Drop by the Central Library at Eastgardens to drop off your own mobile phone and we promise the mobile phone will be properly recycled and won't end up in land fill. Mobile Muster is a not for profit organisation, for more information visit http://www.mobilemuster.com.au/ or visit the Library.
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Mobile Muster phone recycling units now available in Botany Council
Central Library in Westfield Eastgardens, Mascot Library and Botany City Council Foyer are now equipped with Mobile Muster Collection bins where you can bring your old mobile phones for recycling. Over 90% of the materials used in a mobile phone are recyclable. By recycling your mobile, you’re avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions and waste, saving energy and protecting the environment, and conserving scarce natural resources. Mobile phones should never be thrown in a normal rubbish bin!
White Balloon Day
The Mayor, Councillors and Staff of the City of Botany Bay are proud to support White Balloon Day, anannual event that raises awareness and funds for Australian children affected by sexual assault. Council Staff will be wearing badges at all service locations across the Local Government Area. If you would like more information about the good work that is happening at Bravehearts, check out their website White Balloon Day.
Photography Competition 2014
Taken some great photos of within the City of Botany Bay lately?
Why not enter them in this year's Photography Competition for the chance to win some great prizes.
There are five categories:
1. Primary School Age Group - Must live or attend a school within City of Botany Bay LGA
2. High School Age Group - Must live or attend a school within City of Botany Bay LGA
3. Adults over 18 - Must live in City of Botany Bay LGA
4. Open - Anyone can enter
5. Sydney Airport/Aviation Theme - Must live or work in City of Botany Bay LGA
ALL PHOTOS MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN, OR BE OF SITES WITHIN, THE CITY OF BOTANY BAY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY.
Closing date: Entries must be received by Friday 24th October 2014.
Enter online here.
Click here to download PDF Form
Botany Bay Business Enterprise Centre
Annual Golf Day
This year’s networking event is at Bonnie Doon and takes place on the Botany Bay Business Enterprise Centre’s 27th anniversary. With its long history of supporting the Botany Bay Business community this golf day will be a fantastic event. To book, please go to StickeyTickets.com
Date: Thursday 13 November 2014, 11am to 6pm
Botany Bay Business Enterprise Centre
Networking Breakfast with Craig Rispin
Business Futurist, Craig Rispin, will offer practical insights into gaining network contacts with large and small organisations today and into the future. See the future opportunities for large and small companies. Gain the insight to give you the edge! This event is supported by Sydney Airport. To book please call 02 9316 5877 or go to www.stickytickets.com.au/19528
Date: Thursday 9 October 2014, 7:00AM TO 9:00AM at the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
Have Your Say: Botany Bay Vision 2040
We are brainstorming the big ideas for the future of Botany Bay and we want your big ideas that build on what we already have an prepare us for the future. Tell us what you love and what you want to see changed to make sure that Botany Bay is the City We Want, now and into the future.
Click here to take the brainstorming survey.
Have Your Say on Flood Management
Council is in the process of preparing a Flood Management Plan for the Botany Bay Foreshore Beach Catchment area. Information and a questionnaire is now available. The return date of the questionnaire is Monday 1 September. Residents can go online and complete the survey questions at http://botany.bmtwbm.com.au or click here and print off a hard copy.
Register Now: six-a-side Soccer Competition
The six-a-side soccer competition at Hensley Athletic Field kicks off for another year on 27th of September. The season will run until the 20th December and registrations are open now. Click here to register.
Register before the 7th of September and you will receive a $205 early bird discount!
Garden Competition 2014
Judging to commence between the 15th - 19th September. Stay tuned for the results.
Free Tax Help at the Library
The City of Botany Bay, in conjunction with the Australian Taxation Office, are running The Tax Help Program from July to October. If you are earning less than $50,000 a year and your tax affairs are simple, Australian Taxation Office volunteers can help you to lodge your tax return free of charge. Tax Help volunteers are unable to provide assistance with more complex tax affairs. Volunteers are also able to cater for clients who speak Indonesian or Malay.
Appointments are available for Central Library, Eastgardens on Thursday from 11:00am – 4:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Mascot Branch Library has appointments available on Tuesdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm.