Lakewood City USA
Lakewood, Colorado, USA, and Sutherland Shire have enjoyed a sister city relationship since 1978.
Lakewood City named a local reserve Sutherland Shire Park and the adjacent road Sutherland Shire Boulevarde in 1978 in recognition of this relationship with Sutherland Shire.
Lakewood City Reserve in Bonnet Bay opened in 1983, in recognition of the sister city partnership.
Student Exchange Program
A student exchange program operates between Sutherland Shire and Lakewood. The exchange program is managed by the Sutherland - Lakewood Sister City Committee.
The first group of students went to Lakewood in 1979 and since then almost 300 Sutherland Shire students have been selected to participate in the exchange program.