Welcome to Georges River Council

As we move into the cooler months, we reflect on what was an incredible summer in the Georges River area. Council’s Summer Events Program was a key feature for us this year, which included Magic of Christmas and the 2018 Australia Day Festival, both held at Carss Bush Park. Both of these local traditions were a big hit with locals and saw massive crowds gather at the park.

In February Council welcomed in the Year of the Dog with our premier Lunar New Year Festival along Forest Road, Hurstville. This year, our Lunar New Year Festival was the biggest it has ever been with more live performances, activities, amusement rides, market stalls and, for the very first time, a vibrant float parade. I hope everyone enjoyed this spectacular event – it was fantastic to see the community come together to celebrate this unique cultural event.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved in the planning and running of our summer events. I especially would like to thank the St George Local Area Command, Hurstville SES and St John Ambulance for supporting these events.
I must also extend my gratitude to all the sponsors who came on board for our Summer Events Program and helped create a festive atmosphere at each of these great local events.

While our major events have now passed, Council still has a range of great events that members of the community can enjoy. In fact, as this autumn edition is distributed we will be midway through our Starlight Cinema and Night Market events. These events are another fantastic way for members of the community to come together for some family fun. The Night Markets will take place on Friday 16 and Friday 23 March in Kogarah and Hurstville respectively, with another two films to be screened at the Civic Theatre during the Hurstville event.

In April we are also hosting Rivers Rock, a free concert event for young people aged 12-24 years, which is being held at the iconic Marana Auditorium in Hurstville as part of NSW Youth Week.

One of our major projects, the new Jubilee Park Adventure Playground, opened to the public in January, and has proven immensely popular with parents and children alike. It has some fantastic equipment including a flying fox, a huge enclosed slide and a children’s bike track – not to mention the BBQ facilities and new seating areas. If you haven’t visited yet I encourage you to get along and take a look for yourself.

I hope the start to 2018 has been an enjoyable one. Council will continue to keep you updated on its major projects, news, exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Kevin Greene
Georges River Council


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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
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at Hurstville Library
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