Mayoral Column

MAYOR'S MESSAGE - Join The Compost Revolution

Sutherland Shire Council is always keen to support local residents who want to adopt ‘waste wise’ habits around the home, which is why we are getting behind some great initiatives to help local households reduce food waste going to landfill, improve soil quality and save money.

Published: 2 July 2020

MAYOR'S MESSAGE - Sign Up to Our Shire e-News

Council’s Our Shire newsletter has gone from your mailbox to your inbox with a new-look monthly e-edition available to all residents, providing more regular and timely updates on recent Council projects, community initiatives and plenty of exciting Council programs.

Published: 25 June 2020

MAYOR'S MESSAGE - Celebrating Refugee Week

Did you know Sutherland Shire has been a Refugee Welcome Zone since 2004? Every year millions of people flee their countries in search of safety and we welcome those that choose Sutherland Shire as their new home.

Published: 18 June 2020

MAYOR'S MESSAGE - Thank You to all our Frontline Workers

Those travelling around the Sutherland Shire this week may have noticed some colourful additions to the streetscape along some of our major thoroughfares – a message of thanks to all those working on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

Published: 11 June 2020

MAYOR'S MESSAGE - National Reconciliation Week

Today is the final day of National Reconciliation Week, where we acknowledge our history and continue a journey of growth together reflecting on how each of us contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Published: 4 June 2020


Over 6,000 people in our community have registered on Council’s online community engagement platform Join the Conversation and we have run over 40 consultations so far this financial year.

Published: 14 May 2020

MAYOR'S MESSAGE - Recycling Made Easy with the RECYCLESMART Pick Up Service

Since we are all spending a lot more time at home, here is a way you can help our community stay green. Sutherland Shire Council has partnered with RecycleSmart to offer a pick up on-demand service for unwanted clothing and soft plastics that can’t be disposed of in the yellow recycling bin.

Published: 7 May 2020

MAYOR'S MESSAGE - The Meeting of Two Cultures

Today we commemorate 250 years since first contact between the Gweagal clan and the crew of the Endeavour on the southern shores of Kamay Botany Bay, Kurnell in 1770.

Published: 29 April 2020


Anzac Day is almost upon us – a time when we traditionally come together to reflect on the extraordinary sacrifices our countrymen and women have made in times of conflict.

Published: 23 April 2020

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