Bushcare at Cup and Saucer Wetland

Dates & Times

Saturday 21 February 2015 | 8.00 AM
Saturday 21 March 2015 | 8.00 AM
Saturday 16 May 2015 | 8.00 AM
Saturday 20 June 2015 | 8.00 AM
Saturday 20 June 2015 | 10.00 AM

Cup and Saucer is a man-made wetland that filters the water going into the Cooks River. Come along to one of our working bees and get a bit of dirt on your hands as we pull out the weeds and hang out with the all the creatures that live and visit Cup and Saucer creek and wetland.

We meet on the third Saturday of the month from 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Bring water, your favourite hat, sturdy, enclosed shoes and gardening clothes. Tools, training and morning tea provided. If you would like more information, contact the Biodiversity Project Officer at rachaelb@canterbury.nsw.gov.au or call 9789 9450.

2015 Working Bee Dates

21 February

21 March

16 May

20 June

Cost

Free!

Contact

Contact Name: Biodiversity Projects Officer
Telephone: 9789 9450

Location

Heynes Reserve, Berna St Canterbury NSW 2194

Environment @ Lakemba Community Meeting

Environment @ Lakemba Logo

Dates & Times

Wednesday 18 February 2015 | 5.30 PM
Wednesday 18 February 2015 | 7.00 PM
Venue: Canterbury City Community Centre

Canterbury residents and businesses are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss some of the best ways we can work together to clean up litter and stop illegal dumping in Lakemba.

Come down and have a friendly chat to discuss your ideas about how to make Lakemba a clean and litter free place to be!

All welcome. This is a family and child friendly event. A light dinner will be provided for all attendees. Please let us know if you have any access or dietary requirements.

Cost

Free

Contact

Contact Name: Kate
Telephone: 9750 9344
Email: lnc@4cs.org.au
Website: http://www.4cs.org.au

Location

Canterbury City Community Centre
130 Railway Parade Lakemba NSW 2195

Connections Drop-In

Dates & Times

Thursday 12 February 2015 | 10.00 AM
Thursday 12 February 2015 | 11.00 AM
Venue: Campsie Library

This is a free drop in session. It is where people can get help in using computer technology. Ask us about eBooks, eMagazines, improve your internet or library catalogue searching skills or discover more about the library online collections.

The next session is 10am on Thursday, 12 February at Campsie Library. For information and bookings please call 9789 9423.

Cost

Free community event

Contact

Contact Name: Campsie Library
Telephone: 97899423
Email: library@canterbury.nsw.gov.au
Website: http://www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au/library

Location

Campsie Library
14-28 Amy St Campsie NSW 2194

Child Restraint Safety Checking Day

Child restraint

Dates & Times

Saturday 31 January 2015 | 9.00 AM
Saturday 31 January 2015 | 12.00 PM

Council is helping parents to make sure their restraints are properly fitted with our FREE Child Restraint Safety Checking Day.

On average, 70 per cent of restraints checked are found to be improperly fitted. If the seats are fitted properly children will be safer and more secure in a vehicle, especially in the case of an accident.

All safety checks will be carried out by an RTA Authorised Restraint Fitter who will check the safety of baby capsules and child seats. Each check takes approximately 15 minutes.

Attend our free child Restraint Safety Check Day on Saturday, 31 January 2015 from 9am-12noon.

Cost

FREE but bookings are essential – Please ring our Road Safety Officer on 97899571.

Contact

Contact Name: Road Safety Officer
Telephone: 97899571
Email: council@canterbury.nsw.gov.au

Location

Canterbury Council Administration Building Carpark
Canterbury City Council Carpark, Shakespeare Street Campsie NSW 2194

Bankstown Australia Day 2015

Bankstown Australia Day Celebrations – Monday 26 January 2015 1pm – 9pm
It’s on again for young and old! Garrison Point, Georges Hall is the place to be on Australia Day, with the attractions starting from 1pm and a concert that will amaze you– just look at this year’s program:

1pm:  Food court, FREE amusement rides, petting zoo, face-painting and sand sculpting commences

4pm:  Australia Day Concert commences!

4.00pm: Sam Moran from Nick Jr.’s ‘Play Along with Sam’
4.30pm: ‘Rock Around the Clock’ with the Bankstown Talent Advancement Program and Dancetime School of Dance
5.00pm: Sinead Lee – TAP graduate
5.30pm: The Gold Beats featuring TAP graduate Lauren Ojurovic
6.00pm: Katy Perry Show
6.30pm: MC – Franky Valentyn
6.45pm: Australian Blues Brothers Show
7.50pm: RICKI-LEE (do you want to meet Ricki-Lee?)

9pm: Fireworks Finale sponsored by The Torch.

Join us from 1pm and enjoy your lunch in the park! We encourage you all to bring your picnic rugs and chairs and stake out a shady spot under the trees before taking advantage of the free rides and concert. The Great Australian Bite, near the beach area, will be the perfect spot for lunch and dinner!

There is free parking at Flinders Slopes within walking distance of the event, or start your fun with a free ride in the trackless train right from the car park to the celebrations.

This major community event is brought to you by Bankstown City Council.

We would like to thank our sponsors: Torch Publishing; Bankstown RSL; Revesby Workers Club; Aussie; and our supporters Bankstown Sports; News Local; Bankstown SES and Bankstown Local Area Command.

Twilight Soccer Tournament 5

Twilight Soccer Bankstown Tournament 5 begins on Friday, 13 February – 20 March at 6.30pm. Twilight Soccer is a FREE 6 week, indoor soccer non competitive program for 12-16 years olds who reside or attend school in the Bankstown LGA. It includes dinner, uniforms and transport home (within Bankstown LGA).

Whilst we accept any young person in the Bankstown local government area, our target group is ‘at risk’ 12-16 year old youth as well as increased focus on female participation. With this in mind we’d like to give you the opportunity to register your clients/young people before general registrations open on Tuesday, 27 January. Early registrations will be open for you two weeks before on Tuesday, 13 January.

How do I register young people?

  1. Go to the online link: www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au/twilightsoccer (more tournament details also available here and how to volunteer)
  2. Click on:
  3. ‘Click here for volunteer and player registration’ (halfway down the page)
  4. ‘Twilight Soccer Bankstown T5 Player Registration’ *
  5. ‘Enter promotional code’
  6. Enter code: @tsyouth
  7. ‘Youth/Family Service Referral’ Player Registration’ will open,
  8. Choose the ‘Quantity’ (how many young people you are registering) and fill in the details of each client/young person.
  9. This is not a ‘once only’ code, you can use it multiple times.

Twilight Soccer is back, Tournament 4 is coming up, it couldn’t be run it without your help, here are some of the following volunteer opportunities, come once, twice or each week:

  • Team Coaches
  • Team Assistants
  • Catering Assistant – setting up and serving dinner & cleaning up afterwards
  • General Administration Assistant
  • Bus Logistics (allocating players to their buses)
  • Workshop Assistant
  • Registrations (Sign in and sign out)
  • Bus driver and assistant

If you’d like to come along to volunteer one night or more, please click on ‘Twilight Soccer T5 Volunteer Registration’ at point b * instead.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Semeri – melissa.semeri@bankstown.nsw.gov.au

Bankstown’s Free Bus to Beach

Bankstown City Council is providing free buses to Cronulla Beach for young people and their parents/ guardians on the following days:
  • Tuesday 13 January
  • Thursday 15 January
  • Tuesday 20 January
  • Thursday 22 January
BUS 1 and 2 will depart from the following pick up points
  • 9am – The Roundabout Youth Centre, Helen Street cnr Carlingford Road, Sefton
  • 9.15am – Greenacre Area Community Centre, 171a Waterloo Road, Greenacre
  • 9.30am – 69 The Mall, Bankstown (on Paul Keating Park side, opposite Lincraft)
 
BUS 3 and 4 will depart from the following pick up points
  • 9am – Panania Railway Station, Panania on Weston Street side
  • 9.15am – Revesby Railway Station, Revesby on Blamey Street side
  • 9.30am – Padstow Railway Station, Padstow on Howard Road side
All buses depart Cronulla Beach at 3pm SHARP and return to the pick up points as above.
 
Bookings are not required; the program operates on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
 
Council is also running a Youth Surfing program on Tuesday 13 January, and Free beach volleyball program on Tuesday 20 January – register now as spots are limited!
 
For details visit http://www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au or contact 02 9707 9605.