Message from Mayor Ben Keneally

VISION 2040: Community Survey is complete

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Botany Bay Vision 2040 Survey. We randomly selected 1100 residents to participate and 815 responded. We now have a solid picture of how our residents view our city today and what you think is important for our community for the next 25 years. Council will put the final survey report together and I will summarise the results in an upcoming column. We’ll also release a Big Ideas Document next month so we can start to explore some more of the details.

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Food Lovers Republic Online Tutorial and Quiz – Win prizes!

Did you know that the average NSW household throws away over $1000 of edible food every year? If you can think of other ways you’d prefer to spend $1000, then take the Food Lovers Republic 5 minute online Masterclass.  Learn the secrets that will help you avoid wasting food and save money. Complete a quick quiz and choose from 2 exciting prizes! Just select City of Botany Bay from the drop down list of councils and pick up a great prize.

Engaging Adolescents - Parenting Workshop

Saturday 1st November, 9:30am – 4:00pm

The workshop will provide support Parents to develop skills to resolve teenage behaviour problems and maintain positive and constructive channels of communication between adults and teenagers. We aim to provide parents with effective tools and strategies in identifying normal and acceptable teenage behaviour, exploring family life with teenagers and how to build positive and respectful relationships and managing challenging behaviours from your teenagers.

Botany Bay Business Enterprise Centre

ANNUAL GOLF DAY ON 13 NOVEMBER

With less than 50 tickets still available for the Botany Bay BEC Golf Day, it is time to get in quick.  It will be a fantastic day at the Bonnie Doon Golf Club, with an entertaining combination of great company, networking & promotional opportunities, a superb golf course, novelty holes, a post-round gourmet BBQ with the odd, sneaky lemonade and a chance to hire a Pro-golfer. For more information contact Marcus at the Botany Bay BEC on 9316 5877 or email events@botanybaybec.com.au, for all of your golf day needs. Or click here to book ticket online.

WATERSLIDES AT BOTANY AQUATIC CENTRE VANDALISED – CLOSED FOR MAJOR REPAIR

The waterslides at the Botany Aquatic Centre have been seriously vandalised.  The slides are now closed while major repairs take place.  The pool and all other facilities at the Aquatic Centre remain open.  

Botany Bay City Council is working hard to get these waterslides back in operation as soon as possible.  We’ll keep you posted on when they will reopen but if you have questions or concerns, please give us a call on 9316-6218.

John Curtin Reserve Upgrade

Council has approved funds to upgrade John Curtin Reserve, Mascot, and a concept plan has been prepared.  

Council is excited about the improvements and providing a more attractive open space for our residents.   The upgrade will include the installation of new playground equipment, 2 outdoor gym areas, a concrete cycle way for children, new footpaths making accessibility easier, plus additional outdoor furniture and planting.

Click here to view the Draft Concept Plan

If you have any comments or suggestions contact council via post PO Box 331, Mascot, 1460 or email council@botanybay.nsw.gov.au or drop your thoughts in writing at the Mayor’s Office, Eastgardens or Council’s Administration Centre at 141 Coward Street, Mascot.

Proposed Cricket Nets for Booralee Park

Council has approved funds to construct a practice cricket net in Booralee Park, Botany. The two practice nets both feature a synthetic grass pitch and protective fencing.

To view the proposed location for the nets click here.

If you have any comments or suggestions please contact council via post PO Box 331, Mascot, 1460 or email council@botanybay.nsw.gov.au or drop your thoughts in writing at the Mayor’s Office, Eastgardens or Council’s Administration Centre at 141 Coward Street, Mascot.

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.

Garden Competition 2014

Judging to commence between the 15th - 19th September. Finalists will be announced in October, and Winners will be announced in November.

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.