Message from Mayor Ben Keneally

Big weekend ahead with Food, Fairs and garage sales!

There is plenty to do in our City this weekend with the St Michael’s Centenary Carnivale happening on Saturday and the Taste of Mascot Food Fair on Sunday. If you are not into food or fairs, but more into looking out for a good bargain then the National Garage Sale Trail is also on this Saturday as well.

The St Michael’s School Centenary Carnivale will be held within the school grounds this Saturday, 25 October, from 10am to 2pm. There will be live entertainment, food and novelty stalls and rides for kids. Everyone is invited to come along and help them celebrate their 100th birthday!

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A Taste of Mascot

Come & enjoy the best food from the Mascot community & surrounds. Take in the market atmosphere with amazing offerings from our local cafes, restaurants and seasonal produce suppliers. Don’t miss  unique providores, fresh fruit and vegetables, wine, coffee, roving entertainment & cooking demonstrations. For more information click here.

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.

Mental Health Month: Breaking down Depression and building resilience

This free event is presented by the Black Dog Institute and is designed for parents, carers and supporters of people with depression.

The presentation will explore:

  • Defining and recognising mood disorders.
  • Causes of mood disorder.
  • Symptoms, and how to spot early warning signs.
  • What to do and how to build personal resilience.
  • Treatments and interventions for mood disorders.
  • How to support and build personal resilience when dealing with depression.

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


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, for all of your golf day needs. Or click here to book ticket online.


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 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 or drop your thoughts in writing at the Mayor’s Office, Eastgardens or Council’s Administration Centre at 141 Coward Street, Mascot.

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.


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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.