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  • MEDIA RELEASE - THE COUNTDOWN IS ON TO WALK THE WALLS CRONULLA
    The countdown is on to the biggest street art festival in NSW, with Walk the Walls Cronulla now only one month away. 35 street artists are locked in to transform this popular coastal destination into a gigantic outdoor art gallery, with more artists expected to be named in the line-up that will see over 40 street and laneway walls revived in early November. 11 October 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - GARAGE SALE TRAIL
    As part of our war on waste, Council is once again supporting the Garage Sale Trail. The trail provides an opportunity for our residents to de-clutter their house, recycle items and turn their trash into cash. 11 October 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - COUNCIL'S CHILDCARE TEAM WINNER & FINALISTS IN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
    Sutherland Shire Council’s childcare team is reaching new heights, with a winner and 12 finalists announced in two separate awards programs for excellence. 10 October 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - WHICH GEN RULEZ COOK-OFF
    This year, to celebrate Grandparents Day, young and old will come together and forge connections through food during the Which-Gen Rulez intergenerational cooking challenge. 9 October 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - SUTHERLAND SHIRE CELEBRATES ABILITY
    Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce was joined by the Prime Minister of Australia and Member for Cook, The Honourable Scott Morrison in officially launching the inaugural SHIREABILITY Film Festival. The competition, an initiative of Sutherland Shire Council, is in recognition and celebration of International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), taking place on Tuesday 3 December, 2019. 8 October 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - SENIORS IN SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
    This Friday, I will be heading to GU Filmhouse at Cronulla for the Seniors in Shorts Short-Film Festival, which is a celebration of our wonderful senior citizens here in Sutherland Shire. 3 October 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - COMO HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENT TRAIL A TREASURE FOR SUTHERLAND SHIRE
    In a first for Sutherland Shire, Council has officially opened the Como Heritage and Environment Trail, a self-guided walking track complete with an online tour and informative signage. 26 September 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - OCEAN SAFETY AND LIFEGUARD SERVICE ARE ‘RESCUE READY’
    Sutherland Shire lifeguards have completed their annual pre-season training and have resumed patrols at Cronulla’s four designated swimming beaches to mark the start of the official summer season. 26 September 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - SENIORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2019
    Tickets are on sale for our 44th Annual Seniors Christmas Concert. The Concert is one of my favourite events on the calendar because it’s one of the ways Council can celebrate our wonderful senior citizens and say thank you for all they have done for Sutherland Shire over the years. 26 September 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2019
    Are you a small business owner? Are you looking to expand your business and learn some valuable insights from industry experts? If so, come along to Sutherland Shire Council’s Small Businesses Summit on Tuesday 22 October at Doltone House, Sylvania Waters and get some great advice from successful business experts. 19 September 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - GET INVOLVED IN PLANNING FOR OUR FUTURE
    Sutherland Shire Council is encouraging all residents to be actively involved in shaping the long term vision for Sutherland Shire by taking part in community consultation opportunities. 16 September 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - SUTHERLAND SHIRE ANIMAL SHELTER WINS ANOTHER AWARD!
    Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter has taken out the award for Outstanding Council Animal Shelter in the 2019 National Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards. 13 September 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT
    Following the success of last year’s Small Business Breakfast, Sutherland Shire Council is going one better in 2019, hosting a Small Business Summit on Tuesday 22 October to celebrate Small Business Month. 12 September 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - BUSHCARE FAIR 11 September 2019
    This Sunday, come down to Parc Menai between 10am and 3pm for Council’s annual Bushcare Fair. 12 September 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - BIKE TO THE BEACH IS BACK
    Sutherland Shire Council, supported by Sutherland PCYC and Rideability, are once again hosting the annual Bike to the Beach ride on Sunday 22 September, 2019. 11 September 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - SENIORS IN SHORTS SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL
    To celebrate our senior residents and International Day of Older People this October, Sutherland Shire Council will be hosting a short-film festival on Friday 5 October at GU Cinema in Cronulla. 11 September 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - CHEMICAL CLEAN OUT EVENT 4 September 2019
    Do you have chemicals taking up space in your garage, garden shed or under the kitchen sink? Get rid of them safely at the Sutherland Shire Chemical Clean Out taking place from Saturday 14 to Monday 16 September 2019. 5 September 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - FUN FOR EVERYONE AT THE BUSHCARE FAIR
    Sutherland Shire’s most exciting Bushcare event, the Bushcare Fair, will be held on Sunday 15 September at Parc Menai. 30 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - Three Civilians Commemorated for first Military Wireless Signal in NSW
    Three civilians by the names of Edward Kirkby, Walter Hannam and Reginald Wilkinson have been honoured on a new plaque in Sydney’s south, recognising their involvement as the signallers who played an integral part in the first successful military wireless signal transmitted in NSW. 29 August 2019
  • MAYOR'S MESSAGE - CITIZENSHIP CEREMONIES 28 August 2019
    This year marks 70 years of Australian Citizenship Ceremonies and Council has been hosting these ceremonies in Sutherland Shire on behalf of the Federal Government for many years. Last Friday we welcomed 134 new citizens into our community at a ceremony at the Engadine Community Centre. 29 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - SUTHERLAND SHIRE LITERARY COMPETITION RETURNS WITH ADDITIONAL NEW CATEGORY
    After a hugely successful inaugural year, the Sutherland Shire Literary Competition has returned and is again set to highlight literary talent from right across the Country. 27 August 2019
  • MEDIA RELEASE - HYBRID PITCH BRINGS NEW LIFE TO SPORTING FIELD
    In a first for Sutherland Shire, Harrie Dening Football Centre at Kareela is trialling a new hybrid turf that will provide a consistent playing surface all year round. 26 August 2019
  • 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

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