Message from Mayor Ben Keneally

New look bus shelter installed on Coward Street

The first of Council’s new look bus shelters has been installed on Coward Street near Laycock Walk, Mascot. The new shelters look great, as well as being functional. The primary focus was to have a design that provided weather protection and good visibility while having the flexibility to fit in all locations, both big and small. The Laycock Walk bus shelter also has lighting to provide added security at night. Over the next financial year more of these new look shelters will be rolled out throughout the city.

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August is National History Month

The City of Botany Bay is celebrating the National History Month with a range of workshops and demonstrations on how to get the most out of ancestry.com at the Eastgardens Library.  Click here for details on the schedule and costs of these events.

Garden Competition 2014

The Botany Bay Garden Competition will be run in September – plant now so you are ready to enter in August to be in the running for some marvellous prizes.

Click here for more information

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.

2014 Multicultural Fair

The City of Botany Bay is hosting a multicultural fair at Eastlakes on Saturday 9 August between 11am and 3pm.  There will be free rides for the kids, face painting and an animal farm.  Come along and try the amazing food from around the world including Italy, China, Thailand, Turkey, India and Bangladesh.  We will also have cupcakes and ice-cream! There will entertainment all day featuring our local dance schools and community groups.    

Longworth Avenue which runs alongside Eastlakes Reserve will be closed to traffic for this event.

Visual Arts & Photography Exhibition August 2014

The City of Botany Bay and the JJ Cahill Memorial High School proudly present the 2014 Visual Arts and Photography Exhibition. It will be on display for the month of August at the Mascot Library and Museum. For more information contact 9366 3802 or

Plant remediation works underway at Botany Industrial Park (Orica)

Community members are invited to contact the NSW Environment Protection Authority if they have any questions or concerns about Stage 3 of the EPA-directed former chlor-alkali plant remediation project underway at Botany Industrial Park.

For more information please click here: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/epamedia/EPAMedia14052801.htm