Message from the Mayor

Firstly, I would like to congratulate our residents who were recognised in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Three residents were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. Mr Laurie Barnes of Bexley for service to baseball; Mrs Pamela Ann Griffith of Bardwell Park for service to the visual arts; and Ms Yvonne Weldon for significant service to the Indigenous community of New South Wales.

This is a wonderful acknowledgement of your work and we are all very proud of your achievements.

Council’s exciting program for NAIDOC Week provides a wonderful opportunity for us to recognise the contributions indigenous people make to our country and society.

The program includes a family fun day at Depena Reserve, Indigenous games at the Arncliffe Youth Centre, and a free movie night of inspiring Aboriginal films at the Botany Town Hall.

Council has partnered with Advance Diversity Services and Sydney Multicultural Community Services to present several information sessions during Refugee Week on the support services available to refugees and their communities in Bayside.

I am very proud that Bayside is a Refugee Welcome Zone as declared by the Refugee Council of Australia. This means we welcome refugees to our community, uphold their rights under the UN Refugee Convention, demonstrate compassion for refugees, and are committed to enhancing the cultural and religious diversity within Bayside.

Details of both these programs are on Council’s website.

I’ve enjoyed attending a number of community events including the Bexley Chamber of Commerce, visiting Gabbies Sewing Angels and the recent Seniors High Tea at Botany Town Hall.

I particularly enjoyed meeting the students at the Kingsgrove High School Careers Expo.

I hope to attend many more of these events and look forward to meeting many more of our residents.

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Published on: Fri, 17/06/2022 - 16:26