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Bankstown City Council provides a range of services and facilities for residents, visitors and local businesses. Bankstown, which was established in 1797 by Governor Hunter in honour of Sir Joseph Banks, is today one of the largest Local Government Areas in New South Wales, with approximately 170,000 residents speaking more than 60 different languages.

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Clean Up Australia Day 2005 Sunday March 6 is Clean Up Australia Day. Council has organised special clean up sites around Bankstown where residents can participate in the day. For more information, please call (02) 9707 9440. So get involved and help put rubbish away for good. March is the month of Tennis! Learn to play tennis On 1st March 2005, Council will begin its exciting new Sport A Month program with March being the month of tennis. This program will be run in partnership with local sporting clubs and facilities and will involve a different sport being featured each month over the next 25 months. more Road, Footpath and Traffic Facility Update Revesby Urban Village Council has budgeted almost $8m in 2004/2005 for infrastructure capital works projects. This means we will be constantly working on and rolling out projects to upgrade, revitalise and maintain the roads, footpaths and traffic facilities across the Bankstown Local Government area. more
Level two water restrictions now in place The new restrictions, which commenced on Tuesday June 1, 2004 are:
No hosing of lawns and gardens except hand-held hosing before 10am and after 4pm on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays
No filling of new or renovated pools greater than 10,000 litres except with a permit from Sydney Water
No sprinklers or watering systems at any time
No hosing of hard surfaces including vehicles at any time
Find out more information from Sydney Water.
Villawood Plans on Public Exhibition The Draft Local Environment Plan and Masterplan Development Application for the rezoning of land situated at 80 Miller Road, Villawood, will be on public display from January 19 - March 4, 2005. The proposed development of the land includes the construction of 183 dwellings. You can view the plans at Council�s Customer Service Centre, Upper Ground Floor, Civic Tower, 66-72 Rickard Rd, Bankstown and at Chester Hill Branch Library, 12 Chester Hill Rd, Chester Hill. Comments can be made and will only be accepted if they are received in writing. All comments are due by close of business on March 4, 2005. To coincide with the exhibition of the draft LEP and masterplan, there will be a community information and consultation day on Saturday February 12, 2005. Please call (02) 9964 9655 to register for the consultation day.
Call for Public Artist Council is seeking an experienced public artist to help create a unique artwork as part of the plans for a new Chester Hill Community Centre. If you are interested, please contact Council on (02) 9707 9794 or download the Artist's Brief (PDF 98k) Applications close on March 7. Eco-School Grants NOW available School Students learning about our ecology For the fourth year running, Bankstown City Council has made available $10 000 worth of funding for schools under the Eco-School Environmental Grants Program. more Draft Children and Families Strategy 2005-2008 on exhibition
Children and Family Strategy
Bankstown City Council has developed a draft Children and Families Strategy for the period 2005-2008. You can make comments on the draft Strategy by visiting Council's Customer Services Centre and all its libraries where the strategy will be on display from February 1 to February 28, 2005. Comments can also be emailed to Council at or mailed to Bankstown City Council, PO Box 8, BANKSTOWN NSW 1885 by Monday 28 February 2005. more
Bankstown Talent Advancement Program This program is a joint initiative of Bankstown City Council and the NSW Department of Education and Training. TAP aims to identify, nurture and showcase local young talent. more
Stronger Communities - Better Living Council has adopted its Stronger Communities - Better Living, the Bankstown Social Plan 2004-2009. This plan, which was adopted on November 23, 2004, relates to the human dimension of our city. more Back To Top

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