Environment news

Fairfield City Council reduced its energy consumption by an amazing 22 per cent in the 10 years to 2016 and is now taking the next step, joining the State Government’s Sustainable Councils and Communities Program.

Council saves the environment and money

Published on Wednesday, 20th March 2019

Fairfield City Council reduced its energy consumption by an amazing 22 per cent in the 10 years to 2016 and is now taking the next step, joining the State Government’s Sustainable Councils and Communities Program.

  • One of the world’s 100 worst invasive species has been found in a Fairfield City creek recently and Council is asking for residents’ help to keep them out.

    Invasive turtles found in Fairfield City

    Published on Friday, 15th March 2019

    One of the world’s 100 worst invasive species has been found in a Fairfield City creek recently and Council is asking for residents’ help to keep them out.

  • Beware of banned aquatic plants for sale

    Beware of banned aquatic plants for sale

    Published on Thursday, 14th March 2019

    Banned aquatic weeds that seriously damage our waterway ecosystem have been sighted for sale by Fairfield City Council in the past few weeks.

  • Residents and visitors to Fairfield City can enjoy the amazing food on offer in our City, and be confident of its safety with Council significantly increasing food premises inspections across the City.

    Council increases food inspections

    Published on Friday, 8th March 2019

    Residents and visitors to Fairfield City can enjoy the amazing food on offer in our City, and be confident of its safety with Council significantly increasing food premises inspections across the City.

  • Council tackles creek weeds

    Council tackles creek weeds

    Published on Wednesday, 27th February 2019

    Council is committed to ensuring residents get outside and enjoy our creeks and reserves.

  • Get rid of loose asbestos from your home safely

    Get rid of loose asbestos from your home safely

    Published on Wednesday, 20th February 2019

    Fairfield City residents have the opportunity of safely removing loose and legacy asbestos from their homes for free.

  • Graffiti removal

    Report graffiti easily at the touch of a button

    Published on Monday, 11th February 2019

    Residents can now help keep Fairfield City clean by reporting graffiti to Council on an app.

  • Learn and care for our environment

    Learn and care for our environment

    Published on Monday, 21st January 2019

    Fairfield City residents of all ages are in for a treat in 2019 with a wide range of free and interesting environmental workshops and events kicking off in February.

  • Fairfield City Councillor Dai Le, Mayor Frank Carbone and Councillor Sera Yilmaz with butterflies by the “Chrysalis-mas Tree”.

    Meet Chrysalis Cabramatta!

    Published on Thursday, 13th December 2018

    Christmas is flying into Cabramatta on the wings of butterflies this holiday season with the installation of a “Chrysalis-mas Tree” near Cabramatta’s Pailau Gate.

  • Keep pets happy during New Year cheer

    Keep pets happy during New Year cheer

    Published on Thursday, 6th December 2018

    Pet owners are encouraged to take extra precautions to ensure their pets are safe during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

  • Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone with The Bland Oak tree.

    Bland Oak tree receives Historic Tree status

    Published on Thursday, 6th December 2018

    Carramar’s historic Bland Oak tree has been listed on the National Register of Significant Trees.

  • Council keeps our creeks clean

    Council keeps our creeks clean

    Published on Friday, 12th October 2018

    In the past three months, Council has manually removed more than 7 tonnes of rubbish, green waste and dumped litter from our waterways.

  • Enviro bootcamp

    Get in touch with nature

    Published on Friday, 28th September 2018

    Fairfield City residents of all ages are in for a treat this October with a wide range of free and interesting environmental workshops and events.

  • Weeds being sprayed with pesticide-herbicide. Spraying with Casper herbicide will take place between 27 August and 15 September.

    Pesticide-herbicide application to sportfields

    Published on Monday, 20th August 2018

    Council will be spraying herbicide for broad leaf weeds on the playing surface of many of its sportsfields until 15 September.

  • Find out more about Out Community Pet Project: Community conversations to help save pets

    Community conversations to help save pets

    Published on Thursday, 12th July 2018

    Fairfield City Council wants to find out how to better prevent pets going to animal shelters and increase the number of lost pets being reunited with their owners.

  • Fairfield City Council calls on residents to 'bin the butt'. Image of hundreds of cigarette butts shaped in a formation saying 'NO",

    Fairfield City Council calls on residents to bin the butt

    Published on Friday, 1st June 2018

    Fairfield City Council is calling on residents to help keep the City clean by properly disposing of cigarette butts.

  • A sample of Frogbit

    Council Callout for Frogbit Weed

    Published on Monday, 16th April 2018

    Fairfield City Council is asking residents to report any sightings of an illegal water plant, after weed officers detected the presence of Frogbit, in De Freitas wetland near Fairfield City.

  • Council offers Free Dog Adoption in March

    Published on Wednesday, 28th February 2018

    Fairfield Council is offering 15 local families the opportunity to adopt a dog for free during March.

  • Removing asbestos safely.

    Free Household Asbestos Removal Program for Fairfield City Council Residents

    Published on Wednesday, 25th October 2017

    Fairfield City Council is offering residents a FREE collection of up to 10 square metres of loose bonded asbestos.

  • Energy efficient lighting in Greenfield Park

    Fairfield City shares energy saving award win

    Published on Friday, 20th October 2017

    Fairfield City Council has joined eight other Western Sydney councils to become a joint winner in the 2017 Green Globe Awards, which were announced on Thursday evening.

  • Weeds being sprayed with pesticide-herbicide. Spraying with Casper herbicide will take place between 27 August and 15 September.

    Pesticide-herbicide application to sportfields

    Published on Thursday, 24th August 2017

    Council will be spraying herbicide for broad leaf weeds on the playing surface of many of its sportsfields until 15 September.

  • People watering newly planted trees

    Do your bit and plant a few trees

    Published on Monday, 24th July 2017

    Fairfield City Council is encouraging residents to get their hands dirty and be part of Australia’s largest community tree planting event, National Tree Day, on Sunday 30 July.

  • Young girl painting

    Keep kids busy in April school break

    Published on Friday, 24th March 2017

    Parents will be able to keep their children occupied and entertained with one of Fairfield City Council’s many April school holiday programs.

  • Volunteers testing water quality

    Report helps councils manage Georges River

    Published on Monday, 28th November 2016

    A report on the health of the Georges River catchment for 2015-16 has rated the overall ecological condition of the freshwater and estuarine sections of the Georges River as remaining “fair”.