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  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - SUTHERLAND SHIRE PUBLIC SPEAKING FINALS 21 August 2019
    Last week, Council hosted the 52nd Sutherland Shire Public Speaking Schools Finals at Council Chambers. 22 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTED
    Aboriginal Australian books and materials at Sutherland Shire Libraries will now be highlighted and easy to find with the launch of an exciting new collection. 20 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - FOSTERING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES THROUGH AWARENESS, ADVOCACY AND ACTION
    Students from Sutherland Shire and the Georges River area will have the opportunity to come together to learn about and discuss the challenges facing refugees and people seeking asylum at two Youth Refugee Forums this month. 16 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - MINI MASTERPIECE AT BRADMAN ROAD
    Children at Sutherland Shire Council’s Bradman Road Menai Early Education Centre have created a mini artistic masterpiece with the help of one very talented educator at the centre, Fran Caruana. 16 August 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - RECYCLESMART APP 14 August 2019
    Did you know that Council now utilises an app that can help you keep track of recycling and waste collection? The RecycleSmart app is free to download and provides residents with specific, up-to-date and localised information about bin cycles, waste events and what items can go in each of your bins. 16 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - MORE INCLUSIVE LIBRARIES FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY
    Sutherland Shire Council’s libraries will now be more accessible to people with low or limited vision and children with autism, thanks to a $7,500 ‘Great Expectations’ grant from Ability Links NSW. 9 August 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN 7 August 2019
    Nominations for the 2020 Sutherland Shire Australia Day Awards are officially open. 8 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO RECYCLESMART … USING AN APP!
    As part of our commitment to providing our residents information on how to recycle right, Sutherland Shire Council has joined Australia’s most comprehensive recycling smartphone app, RecycleSmart. 6 August 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - GREENWEB GRANTS 31 July 2019
    If you’re a bit of a green thumb or like to spend the spring and summer months in the garden, don’t forget to apply for a Council Greenweb Grant and restore the natural bushland on your property. 1 August 2019
  • GRANTS AVAILABLE TO ENHANCE GREENWEB
    Private property owners in the Greenweb network are invited to apply for grants up to $2,000 to restore natural bushland on their property. The grants are available for work such as removal of invasive bushland weeds, regeneration and revegetation of natural bushland with local native plants and habitat creation and/or protection. 1 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - MAINTAIN YOUR BRAIN DEMENTIA SEMINAR 2019
    Sutherland Shire Council, in collaboration with Dementia Australia, The Brain and Mind Centre, Southcare, and Neuroscience Research Australia has organised a Maintain Your Brain information seminar to give an overview of the latest research on dementia and give tips and tricks to maintain a healthy brain. 25 July 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - SUTHERLAND 2 SURF 24 July 2019
    On Sunday, thousands of people hit the streets running for the PAYCE Sutherland 2 Surf, which is Sutherland Shire’s longest running major community event. 25 July 2019
  • Mayor's Message 17 July 2019
    Sutherland Shire is known for its beautiful, natural environment and we know our community value our natural spaces, bushland and our parks. One of the ways Council works to protect our natural environment is through our Native Plant Nursery, which is located on the Boulevard at Gymea, where we grow more than 250 local plant species. 19 July 2019
  • Mayor's Message 10 July 2019
    Council is proud to support Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation in hosting NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Gunnamatta Park and Hall at Cronulla tomorrow. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is “Voice. Treaty. Truth.” and we invite you to come along to this free community event that celebrates working together for a shared future. 11 July 2019
  • Mayor's Message 03 July 2019
    If you love cats and reading, then we have the perfect event for you! Reading with the Cats is back at our Animal Shelter on Tuesday 9 July and the cats are ready and waiting to hear you read your favourite books. 11 July 2019
  • Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2019 at Gunnamatta Bay
    Sutherland Shire Council is once again partnering with Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation to host NAIDOC Week celebrations at Gunnamatta Park Pavilion, Cronulla on Thursday 11 July, 2019. 3 July 2019
  • Five star rating for the Seahorse Hotel
    In a first for Sydney, Sutherland Shire Council, Sea Dragon Diving Co. and students from Grays Point Public School have joined forces to undertake a secret mission to save our seahorses. 2 July 2019
  • Mayor's Message 26 June 2019
    I’m extremely proud to say that Sutherland Shire Council was a finalist at the 2019 Local Government Professionals Excellence Awards (NSW) last week, in recognition of our hugely successful community crime prevention project Walk the Walls. 26 June 2019
  • 2019 Mayoral Ball Charity a hit yet again!
    Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce has proudly presented a cheque for $20,025 to the St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF), this year’s charity for the 43rd Sutherland Shire Mayoral Debutante Charity Ball. 26 June 2019
  • Seniors Smartphone Helpdesk
    Is your smartphone currently out-smarting you? Join the Seniors Smartphone Helpdesk, being held at Engadine Community Centre on Thursday 27 June, to take control of your device and connect with family and friends. 24 June 2019
  • Mayor's Message 19 June 2019
    Did you know you can share your views on Council projects and proposals through our Join The Conversation webpage? 21 June 2019
  • Mayor's Message 12 June 2019
    Did you know that Sutherland Shire is a Refugee Welcome Zone? I recently re-signed Council’s Refugee Welcome Zone certificate, on display in Council’s Administration building, which reaffirms Council’s commitment to raising awareness about issues affecting refugees. 20 June 2019
  • Sutherland Shire – A Community For Everyone
    Every year, millions of people flee persecution and cross the borders of their own countries in search of safety.Sunday 16 June marks the beginning of Refugee Week and as Sutherland Shire is a Refugee Welcome Zone, Council will be once again supporting Refugee Week (Sunday 16 June to Saturday 22 June) with a special event in 2019. 15 June 2019
  • Mayor's Message 5 June 2019
    I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make the 43rd Sutherland Shire Mayoral Debutante Charity Ball on Saturday 25 May such an amazing success. 6 June 2019
  • Mayor's Message 29 May 2019
    Council’s Delivery program for 2017-2021, annual Operational Plan and Budget for 2019-2020 are now on public exhibition. 3 June 2019
  • Changz Music Video drops in Sutherland Shire
    A video clip for the new community hit ‘Changz’ has been released by Sutherland Shire Council, following production of the intergeneration rap song earlier this year.Sutherland Shire Council partnered with the District Singers and Endeavour Sports High School students to create the clip, that’s aimed at smashing stereotypes and changing perceptions of what it means to be ‘older’. 28 May 2019
  • Council Supporting Students in Making Career Choices
    Sutherland Shire Council has collaborated with Southern Sydney Business Education Network (SSBEN) to sponsor the Exploring Futures Project, run by local Sydney business CareerHQ, to help students identify potential career paths. 27 May 2019
  • FILMING TOOLKIT FOR SUTHERLAND SHIRE LOCATIONS
    Sutherland Shire Council has released a Filming Toolkit to make it easier for filmmakers and photographers to use the local area for their next shoot. 27 May 2019
  • Mayor's Message 22 May 2019
    This week is National Volunteer Week and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers we have in our community. Sutherland Shire has more volunteers per capita than anywhere in Australia, and I’m incredibly proud of that! 23 May 2019
  • Sutherland Shire leading the way in Coastal Safety Management
    Sutherland Shire Council has hosted it’s very first Technical Advances in Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Operations conference, an initiative aimed at providing information on best practice in coastal safety management to councils across NSW. 17 May 2019
  • Mayor's Message 16 May 2019
    This Sunday, pro-surfer and Cronulla local Connor O’Leary will be at Shire Shred, an exciting youth event at Wanda Beach brought to you by Sutherland Shire Council, Headspace, Cronulla Surfing Academy and Belong Inc. 16 May 2019
  • The Annual Library Book Sale Is On Again!
    Every year, book lovers and bargain hunters from across Sydney head to Sutherland Shire Libraries for the Annual Book Sale. This year’s three-day event will be held May 17-19 at Sutherland Library. 15 May 2019
  • Mayor's Message 08 May 2019
    This Sunday is Mother’s Day and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift for your mum, to say thank you for everything she does for you and your family, I have the perfect suggestion! Tickets to the internationally acclaimed hit show by Boys in the Band, coming to Sutherland Entertainment Centre this June. 9 May 2019
  • Get involved in National Volunteer Week 2019!
    Kicking off on Monday 20 May, National Volunteer Week acknowledges the generous contribution of our volunteers, with this year’s theme - “Making a world of difference”. 6 May 2019
  • Diversify and Boost Your Fundraising
    Sutherland Shire Council together with 3Bridges Community have organised a free training event for not-for-profit organisations to encourage diverse methods of fundraising, identify motivating factors of donors and learn more about the fundraising landscape. 2 May 2019
  • Mayor's Message 01 May 2019
    This weekend is the Relay for Life, an annual overnight community event that raises money for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. 2 May 2019
  • Sutherland Entertainment Centre Architect Announced
    Sutherland Shire Council is delighted to announce that architects CHROFI & NBRS ARCHITECTURE have been engaged to work with Council to design and refurbish the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. 1 May 2019
  • A message from Mayor Pesce
    In the Sutherland Shire we respect and celebrate diversity in our community and our inclusive values help make us who we are - a wonderful, vibrant community. 27 April 2019
  • Mayor's Message 24 April 2019
    Tomorrow is Anzac Day - a day when we remember every Australian who has served and died in war. 26 April 2019
  • Creating a more dementia-friendly community
    Sutherland Shire Council is committed to creating a dementia-friendly community by providing support and education to those with dementia and those who care for and support people with dementia.Together with Dementia Australia and 3Bridges Community, Sutherland Shire Council are hosting a free training event for service providers and businesses on how to help support and improve the lives of those living with dementia. 23 April 2019

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