Message from Mayor Ben Keneally

Please support our 2040 Vision Survey

Last week I outlined our 2040 Vision an exciting new project underway in our city. This is a project which will, over the next few months, involve the whole community. Our first survey is about to get underway. Residents will be randomly selected and contacted by phone and asked to take part in a survey on behalf of the City of Botany Bay. Council has engaged Jetty Research, an experienced survey team to carry out the survey on our behalf. If you receive a call please take the time to answer the survey questions. Your input is important and this is a great opportunity to have your say on how you would like council to shape the future of your city. If you receive a call and have any concerns please call my office on 9366 3600.

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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