Message from the Mayor

Dear Resident,

It has been wonderful to spend time with the community over the last 2 weeks at our ANZAC events, Easter celebrations, and our successful Ramadan festival.

This week I attended the 2022 Local Government Waste Conference together with several of my fellow Councillors and Senior staff, and I must say it was extremely informative.

It is the leading conference for Australia’s waste and resource recovery sector and the wide range of topics covered under the conference banner of Sustainable Solutions for an Evolving Industry provided a great learning opportunity for us all.  

At Bayside we have a strong focus on waste and recycling, along with the environment and building a sustainable future, it is important that we grow and change and keep up with best practices.

At our April Council Meeting I voiced Council’s opposition to any cruise ship terminal in Botany Bay and Council will write to the State Government reiterating its opposition to any plans for a cruise ship terminal.

The cruise industry is restarting and the threat of Botany Bay becoming a new port for this growing industry remains strong.

This would be detrimental due to the impacts on our Bay, infrastructure, and traffic.

Council is looking at possible new off-leash areas in consultation with residents.

Off-leash dog parks have many social and physical benefits for both dogs and their owners, especially older residents, or those living in apartments.

A tender for the new playspace at Sir Joseph Banks Park was also approved. This is an exciting project which is due to commence.

The former Bexley Bowling Club site is one step closer to being transformed into a local community hub following the recommendations of our City Works & Assets Committee.

This old bowling club has been vacant for some time now and it will be wonderful to see this grand old building returned to community use.

Council's events program is also taking off again.

Bay Street Brighton Le Sands will be closed for 2 days next weekend when the Streets Alive festival transforms the street with live music and family-friendly entertainment. I hope to see you there.

Later in the month our popular Seniors High Tea returns when we celebrate the contribution our seniors make to our community.

I would like to thank Council staff who have worked so hard to put these events together in such a short time.

I am also pleased to report Council is also working to get some of our signature events back on the agenda for 2022 and I am hoping we can soon make a positive announcement about our events for the rest of the year including:

  • Multicultural Spring Fair
  • Bayside Food and Wine Mascot

Thank you

Bayside Mayor Dr Christina Curry



Published on: Fri, 06/05/2022 - 13:30