Message from Mayor Ben Keneally

Planning changes on exhibition

This week I am urging residents to visit our website and comment on the proposed changes to our Local Environment Plan. Council is proposing to restrict the operation of certain bonus provisions in our LEP that permit developers of sites greater than 2000 square metres in medium density zones to increase the height to up to six storeys, even where this is adjacent to low density dwellings.

 

 

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WATER QUALITY ALERT FOR SIR JOSEPH BANKS PARK – MAIN POND

Monthly water testing of the main pond at Sir Joseph Banks Park has recently indicated a high count of Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). This represents a risk to the public’s health if they come into physical contact with the water.

The public are advised not to enter the pond, touch pond water or drink pond water. No recreational pursuits such fishing, swimming, boating or the exercising of dogs are to be undertaken at the pond or pond edges.

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NSW Health Media Release - Hepatitis A

Public health investigation of a national outbreak of locally-acquired hepatitis A during January and February 2015 is linked to eating frozen berries during the incubation period.

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Hands Off Botany Bay

Recently the NSW Government announced a deadline for councils to propose voluntary amalgamations. The Government has not ruled out imposing forced amalgamations if local communities are unwilling to merge voluntarily.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOTANY BAY CITY COUNCIL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Botany Bay City Council is currently calling for nominations for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee. The Key Documents for nominations can be found below.  If would like to discuss the role or require assistance to complete the form please contact out Aboriginal Programs Community Development Program on 02 9366 3889 or email robertsw@botanybay.nsw.gov.au

Expression of Interest Form
Committee Terms of Reference
Committee Code of Conduct

Red Fire Ants Inspectors will be out in Botany Bay this weekend.

Inspectors from the Department of Primary Industries, the NSW Police, the Rural Fire Services and the NSW SES will be inspecting residential yards this weekend in Port Botany, Pagewood and Banksmeadow.  All inspectors will be uniformed and carrying detailed information about red imported fire ants with them. The Department of Primary Industries Media Release has more details about the inspectionsYou can stay up to date on the red imported fire ants situation at the Department of Primary Industries website or subscribe to the incident mailing list.  If you suspect red imported fire ants, please call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.

Have Your Say: Botany Bay Vision 2040

We want to hear from you. The Council is putting together a 25 year plan that will shape the future of the City of Botany Bay and we want to know what you want for your neighbourhood. Please come along to one of the four community workshops that we are holding to discuss the big ideas and the big decisions that are before us. Together we can make sure that Botany Bay continues to be a safe, clean and friendly place… a community that we are proud to be part of.

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.

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.