Discover Local Government Week 2017

Published Tuesday, 25th July 2017

Alex Benetel's winning Capture Fairfield entry

Fairfield City Council staff will hit the road and celebrate NSW Local Government Week 2017 at various mobile office locations across the City next week.

Held from 31 July to 6 August, Local Government Week is an opportunity for residents to learn what Council does and highlights the important services it delivers to the community.

Council staff will be on hand to answer questions and residents can explore some of the great projects Council is delivering to benefit the community.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone highlighted the important role Council plays in the community and invites everyone to discover more about Council.

“Council provides a range of vital day-to-day services and is responsible for issues that affect our daily lives.

“I will be attending each of the mobile locations throughout the week and look forward to talking to local residents and listening to their concerns and hearing what people want to see in the City,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Our friendly staff members will also be happy to answer queries and talk about any of Council’s services or the great projects we have coming up, such as the Smithfield Road upgrade.

This year, Council launched its inaugural photography competition #CaptureFairfield to encourage the community to discover our City and take some great snaps.

The themes for the photo entries were in line with this year’s Local Government Week themes of Discovery, Diversity and Democracy.

Winning entries are on display during Local Government Week at Whitlam Library, Wetherill Park Library, on the screen at The Crescent Plaza and at the four mobile offices.

For more information about Local Government Week events in Fairfield and elsewhere, follow the Twitter conversation at #lgweek2017.

Visit Council’s mobile offices:

  • Monday: Dutton Plaza, Cabramatta, from 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday: Bonnyrigg Plaza, Bonnyrigg, from 10am-1pm
  • Thursday: Neeta City, Fairfield, from 10am-1pm
  • Friday: Stockland Wetherill Park, from 10am-1pm

Fact Box

  • Local Government is one of the biggest industries in NSW, employing more than 50,000 people.
  • Council manages many local facilities, including sportsgrounds, skate parks, swimming pools, libraries, childcare centres, playgrounds, parks, an  art gallery and museum and  tennis courts.
  • Services include waste management, youth and aged, planning, environmental management, cultural development, public health and safety, and more.
  • Fairfield City Council is responsible for 1,214 km of kerb and gutter and 943km of footpaths (the same distance from here to Brisbane!).
  • Council maintains 680km of roads across our City.