Community Development

Council’s Community Development team works towards making Georges River Council a connected, inclusive, cohesive and vibrant community.

This service aims to:

  • resource and empower individuals and facilitate programs
  • enhance community engagement and participation
  • increase the social capital of the Georges River community
  • improve the liveability of the local government area.

The Community Development Team works with individuals, community groups and organisations to respond to community needs, interests and aspirations in key areas:

  • Aboriginal Communities
  • Arts and Cultural Development
  • Child and Family
  • Community Safety
  • Disability, Access and Inclusion
  • Multicultural Communities
  • Seniors
  • Youth

The Community Development Team produced recently developed a Calendar of free Programs and Events to the community from January to June 2018.


Community Development and Services Advisory Committee

The Community Development and Services Advisory Committee (CDSAC) considers and provides advice to Council on issues relating to community and cultural development, access and community safety. The CDSAC’s membership includes key representatives from the community and Councillors.

St George Candlelight Vigil Ceremony

Council is partnering with the St George Domestic Violence Committee to host the St George Candlelight Vigil Ceremony at Kogarah Library on Wednesday 2 May 2018. The community is invited to come together to remember our women, children and men whose lives have been taken due to domestic and family violence, and to show our support for those left behind.

The event will commence at Kogarah Town Square with a walk in procession into the Kogarah Library and Exhibition space for a program of speeches, reflection and music. Speakers will include the Hon Linda Burney MP, Member for Barton and local community representatives who have had lived experiences of domestic and family violence. The event will conclude with a moment of silence and lighting of candles to remember lives lost due to domestic and family violence. For more information please see flyer.   



Council has strong community networks and partnerships within the region. Council works towards providing access to a range of community services, facilities and information resources to meet the needs of the local community. For more information please contact Council on 9330 6400 and ask to talk to a member of the Community Development team.

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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

Georges River Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land in which the Georges River Local Government Area is situated - the Biddegal people of the Eora nation.
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