Welcome to Georges River Council

Summer marks a significant period in Georges River Council’s events calendar as our Summer Events Program comes into full swing.

Council prides itself on hosting spectacular events that bring people together and celebrate the unique cultural diversity of our community, and this year will be no different.

Join in the celebrations at the Magic of Christmas in Carss Bush Park, which has been a much-loved event for friends and families in the Georges River area for many years. This year will see many crowd favourites along with a few new additions, including a fireworks display over Kogarah Bay.

Following Magic of Christmas, Council’s Australia Day Festival celebrations are set to return to Carss Bush Park. For over 25 years this event has attracted people from across the region with its spectacular program of live music, diverse cultural performances, food and market stalls, and a fireworks display over Kogarah Bay. This is an event not to be missed, and I encourage you to attend.

Heading into the New Year, Council’s flagship event, the Lunar New Year Festival, will once again return to Forest Road, Hurstville. This event is a spectacular reflection of the diverse cultures represented in our local community. Welcoming in the Year of the Dog in 2018, the street festival will feature a traditional lion dance, live entertainment, food stalls throughout Forest Road and a great festival atmosphere.

After a hugely popular run early this year, the Outdoor Cinema series will be back in 2018. Hosted in the picturesque Carss Bush Park, these events are great for families to enjoy a film together under the stars. The 2018 Outdoor Cinema series will feature three films on three unique nights, and will benefit from the addition of a night market.

Over summer, Council will continue to deliver a number of projects to help make our local area more liveable, accessible and enjoyable for all. This includes the completion of Jubilee Park Adventure Playground, improvements to Chivers Hill Shopping Centre in Lugarno, the resurfacing of local parks and general improvements to local roads and footpaths. These projects will deliver a great many benefits to the community and make the area even more attractive.

This issue of Community will be our last for the year, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a safe New Year.

Kevin Greene
Georges River Council


9330 6400

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Email us at: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
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Georges River Civic Centre
Corner MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Kogarah Library and Service Centre
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
After-hours Customer Service available
at Hurstville Library
5.00pm - 9.00pm, Monday to Friday
9.30am - 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday
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