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Mayor launches $450,000 library renovations

Published on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

Fairfield City Council’s Whitlam Library in Cabramatta has received a $450,000 makeover, which was officially opened by Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone today.

  • CHILDREN GETTING BACK TO NATURE

    Children getting back to nature

    Published on Monday, 31st July 2017

    Pre-schoolers and early learners from Fairfield City Council’s Wetherill Park Early Learning Centre got their hands dirty on Friday 28 July.

  • PLC roof

    Prairiewood Leisure Centre gets new roof

    Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017

    The Fairfield City community can be assured that their community assets continue to be well maintained by Council with the replacement of the roof at Prairiewood Leisure Centre.

  • Public toilets

    new self-cleaning toilets installed

    Published on Friday, 21st July 2017

    Fairfield City Council has installed two new automated self-cleaning public toilets at Canley Vale Town Centre and Cabravale Memorial Park.

  • Volunteers at National Tree Day 2017

    Do Your Bit And Plant A Few Trees

    Published on Friday, 21st 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.

  • Smart metering saves water

    Published on Friday, 14th July 2017

    Fairfield City Council is committed to environmental sustainability by implementing measures to reduce waste, save energy and money.

  • New footpath connects Edensor Road

    Published on Friday, 7th July 2017

    Edensor Park residents and visitors will be able to get around their neighbourhood more easily with a new 850-metre footpath along Edensor Road from Bosnjak Oval to Allambie Road.

  • The entrance to Dutton Plaza.

    Dutton Plaza commended in architect awards

    Published on Friday, 7th July 2017

    Cabramatta’s Dutton Plaza has received a ringing endorsement from Australia’s peak body for architects.

  • A "mini firefighters" gets some hose practice at Fairfield Preschool.

    Preschoolers become ‘mini firefighters’

    Published on Tuesday, 4th July 2017

    Youngsters at Council’s Fairfield Preschool became “mini firefighters” during a visit by local firefighters on Monday (3 July 2017).

  • Recipients from the grant.

    Council Announces Creative Grant Winners

    Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017

    Fairfield City Council today awarded eight local not-for-profit organisations and community groups grant funding totalling $40,000.

  • Mayor Frank Carbone with Janice Crosio ELC children in the revamped outdoor learning space.

    Facelift for Janice Crosio Early Learning Centre

    Published on Monday, 26th June 2017

    Children attending Fairfield City Council’s Janice Crosio Early Learning Centre (ELC) have a “new” outdoor learning space to enjoy after it was transformed with a $70,000 facelift.

  • #CaptureFairfield prizes

    Final Weeks For #CaptureFairfield Competition Entries

    Published on Thursday, 22nd June 2017

    Entries for Fairfield City Council’s #CaptureFairfield photo competition having been rolling in with only two weeks left until it closes.

  • Refugee settlement plan launched for Fairfield City

    Published on Thursday, 22nd June 2017

    About 18 government and non-government agencies today launched a new action plan to help guide the settlement of refugees in Fairfield City.

  • Freedom Stories flyer

    Film screening during Refugee Week

    Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

    In recognition of Refugee Week 2017, Fairfield Open Libraries will be screening an award winning documentary Freedom Stories on Friday 23 June, 11am-1pm at the Whitlam Library Cabramatta.

  • Artwork by current Artist in Resident: Loribelle Spirovski

    Artist in Residence callout

    Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery is inviting artists from across Australia and internationally to submit expressions of interest for its 2017 Artist in Residence (AiR) program.

  • Burra Murri Yanada - Many Eels and Full Moon

    Indigenous culture on show for NAIDOC Week

    Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

    Ahead of NAIDOC Week 2017 (2 to 9 July), Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will unveil a new exhibition that features works exploring the natural landscape of the Darug nation.

  • The art of #ThePerfectSelfie

    Published on Wednesday, 7th June 2017

    Fairfield City Open Libraries will host The Art of #ThePerfectSelfie workshop on Saturday 8 July, 12:30pm-4:30pm at Whitlam Library Cabramatta.

  • Bossley Park students help launch #CaptureFairfield competition.

    Fairfield City Council Invites Budding Snappers To #Capturefairfield

    Published on Thursday, 1st June 2017

    Fairfield City Council has launched an exciting new photography competition designed to capture a range of images across the City.

  • Use your skills to teach others

    Published on Thursday, 1st June 2017

    Fairfield City Open Libraries is seeking volunteers to assist in providing community programs and events.

  • Art class at Bonnyrigg Library

    Use Your Skills To Teach Others

    Published on Thursday, 1st June 2017

    Fairfield City Open Libraries is seeking volunteers to assist in providing community programs and events.

  • Map of Fairfield Showground masterplan

    Council Plans To Deliver For The Community

    Published on Friday, 26th May 2017

    Fairfield City Council has now endorsed key planning documents that outline exciting plans for the City’s future over the next four years.

  • Council to recognise Reconciliation Week

    Published on Thursday, 25th May 2017

    Fairfield City Council will recognise National Reconciliation Week with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag raising ceremony.

  • Council helps students embrace science dreams

    Published on Thursday, 25th May 2017

    Council has donated $1,000 to Cabramatta High School to help them in their quest to send eight students to the Space Academy Program in the United States.

  • #CaptureFairfield photo competition launch with Bossley Park High School Students

    #CaptureFairfield – Council Launches New Photography Competition

    Published on Friday, 19th May 2017

    Fairfield City Council today launched an exciting new photography competition designed to capture a range of images across the City.

  • Tree planting by volunteers at Orphan School Creek in Canley Heights

    Planting For Our Waterways

    Published on Thursday, 18th May 2017

    Fairfield City Council is on track to plant over 20,000 native plants along Orphan School Creek in Canley Heights and Georges River during May

  • Mayor Frank Carbone and puppy

    Free pet microchipping at Council

    Published on Friday, 12th May 2017

    Fairfield City Council is helping to keep local pets safe by offering a free microchipping day for owners.

  • Simultaneous Storytime at Whitlam Library

    Library and Information Week 2017 - 'Celebrate'

    Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017

    Library and Information Week 2017 takes place from 22 to 28 May and Fairfield Open Libraries will bring new meaning to the word ‘celebrate’ with a variety of events.

  • Party at Bibby's flyer.

    All The World In One Place

    Published on Friday, 5th May 2017

    In partnership with local businesses and community groups, Fairfield City Council is hosting Lunch@Bibby’s, a celebration of Bonnyrigg’s multi-faith and multicultural communities.

  • Sort your waste image showing what items to place in the correct waste bin.

    Recognising Residents Who Know Their Rubbish

    Published on Thursday, 27th April 2017

    Fairfield City Council’s ‘Sort Your Waste’ campaign has been heralded a huge success with over 700 local residents in multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) recognised for their recycling actions.

  • Educator reading to children at Marlborough Street Preschool.

    High Quality Early Education And Care In Fairfield City

    Published on Wednesday, 26th April 2017

    Fairfield City Council’s Children and Family Services provide a range of affordable services from Long Day Care, Preschool and Family Day Care.

  • Frog image by Martin Ratcliff

    Help make Fairfield more frog-friendly

    Published on Thursday, 6th April 2017

    Fairfield City Council invites its residents to hop over to Nalawala Sustainability Hub on Saturday 29 April, 9am to 12 noon.

  • Photograph of migrants in hostels

    Journeys in Fairfield

    Published on Monday, 27th March 2017

    Fairfield City Open Libraries will host a photographic exhibition, Journeys in Fairfield, representing the many migrants that came through the Fairfield migrant hostels of Cabramatta and Villawood.

  • Sugar Gliders in a box

    Nesting Sugar Gliders Discovered On Prospect Creek

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

    Council’s efforts in regenerating native bushland in Fairfield City have proven successful as this month a number of native Brushtail possums, Ringtail possums and Sugar Gliders were spotted.

  • Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program A Success

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

    On Wednesday 29 March at Harrington Street Public School, Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone will present a prize to the school for winning the ‘School’ category of the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program.

  • Council Services Now Available At Fairfield Library

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

    Fairfield City Council is increasing the number of services it provides across the Open Libraries network and as of 1 April 2017.

  • Extra parking for The Crescent in Fairfield

    Published on Friday, 17th March 2017

    Fairfield City Council is meeting the community’s priority for more parking throughout the City.

  • The Betty ADRI House, replica of a house showing where asbestos can be hidden.

    ‘Betty – The Adri House’ Raising Awareness Of The Dangers Of Asbestos In Fairfield

    Published on Wednesday, 15th March 2017

    Fairfield City Council will host information sessions on 22 and 29 March to educate residents about the dangers of asbestos where they can be found around the home.

  • Council meeting extra parking priority

    Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

    Fairfield City Council is meeting the community’s priority for more parking throughout the City.

  • Council Thanks Volunteers Who Participated In Clean Up Australia Day.

    Council Thanks Volunteers Who Participated In Clean Up Australia Day

    Published on Monday, 6th March 2017

    Fairfield City Council would like to thank the volunteers who participated in the Clean Up Australia Day event on Sunday 5 March.

  • Activities for all at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery during March

    Published on Friday, 24th February 2017

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will host a plethora of events throughout March, catering to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Council Encourages Residents To Participate In Clean Up Australia Day

    Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017

    Council Encourages Residents To Participate In Clean Up Australia Day.

  • Fairfield City one of three councils to engage in healthy living campaign

    Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017

    Residents can keep track of how many kilojoules they burn with easy to read signage at Endeavor Reserve and Fairfield Adventure Park.

  • Fairfield City Mayor talks refugee resettlement with Department of Premier and Cabinet

    Published on Wednesday, 15th February 2017

    Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone today met with NSW Coordinator-General for Refugee Resettlement, Peter Shergold, of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

  • Thousands celebrate lunar festival

    Published on Monday, 13th February 2017

    Despite the heat, more than 8,000 people visited Cabramatta over the weekend to celebrate one of the most important events on the South East Asian calendar at the Cabramatta Lunar New Year festival.

  • Have your say about Council’s works program

    Published on Friday, 10th February 2017

    Fairfield City Council is keen to hear from residents about planned upgrade works for roads, footpaths and kerbs and gutters.

  • Green Team and mighty clean

    Published on Tuesday, 7th February 2017

    Fairfield City Council’s ‘Green Team’ has recently started working to maintain and beautify our City's 350 kilometres of main roads.

  • Sharpen your photographic skills at Lunar New Year

    Published on Monday, 6th February 2017

    Here's an opportunity to sharpen your photographic skills with professional photographer Markus Andersen.

  • Children’s art classes at City Museum and Gallery

    Published on Friday, 27th January 2017

    Children will have a blast expressing their creativity as Fairfield City Museum and Gallery host a range of children’s art classes and workshops from early February.

  • City Museum and Gallery to host artist talk

    Published on Friday, 27th January 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will host renowned local artist Khaled Sabsabi in conversation with independent curator and editor of Artist Profile, Kon Gouriotis, on Saturday 25 February.

  • Join us at Bonnyrigg Early Learning Centre open day

    Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017

    Fairfield City Council’s Bonnyrigg Early Learning Centre will hold an Open Day on Saturday 4 February so families can learn about new services at the centre.

  • Welcome The Year of The Rooster in Fairfield City

    Published on Tuesday, 17th January 2017

    Cabramatta will come to life in February as Fairfield City celebrates one of the most important cultural events in South East Asia, Lunar New Year.

  • Council to host community grant information sessions

    Published on Monday, 16th January 2017

    Fairfield City Council will host grant information sessions on 1 February for interested groups, not-for-profit organisations and individuals that run initiatives that benefit Fairfield City.

  • Free events for Australia Day 2017

    Published on Monday, 16th January 2017

    Fairfield City residents can enjoy a number of free family friendly events on Australia Day.

  • Exhibition highlights complexities of a migrant

    Published on Friday, 13th January 2017

    Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will soon open its first major exhibition of 2017, showcasing the work of acclaimed local artist Khaled Sabsabi.

  • NRL boss is Fairfield’s Australia Day Ambassador

    Published on Friday, 13th January 2017

    Todd Greenberg, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Rugby League (NRL) is Fairfield City’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2017.

  • Fairfield City Council celebrates independence with time capsule ceremony

    Published on Monday, 19th December 2016

    Fairfield City Council has celebrated its independence as a stand-alone Council following NSW Council amalgamations by burying a time capsule to be opened in 2079.

  • Aquatopia open for free during heatwave

    Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016

    The City’s newest attraction, Aquatopia, will open outside of its regular summer season so families can keep cool.

  • Summer exhibitions see Fairfield City's diversity shine

    Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

    Two exhibitions just opened at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery over the summer are set to exemplify and celebrate the City’s diverse community history. 

  • Residents soak up atmosphere at Aquatopia opening

    Published on Monday, 12th December 2016

    Hundreds of families headed to Fairfield City’s newest family attraction on Saturday as the Aquatopia water park was officially opened.

  • Mayor Frank Carbone and Rowena Tran with some gifts for the Giving Tree.

    Make a difference this Christmas

    Published on Monday, 5th December 2016

    Fairfield City Open Libraries and Fairfield Youth Advisory Committee member Rowena Tran are embracing inclusion of new refugees and migrants this holiday period by hosting a Christmas Giving Tree.

  • Mayor FRank Carbone with the Nao robots, Romeo and Juliet

    Meet Romeo and Juliet – our Nao robots

    Published on Monday, 28th November 2016

    Fairfield City Open Libraries have two new adorable “staff” members – the Nao (pronounced “now”) humanoid robots Romeo and Juliet.

  • Take part in 16 Days Against Gender Violence

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

    Fairfield City Council is encouraging everyone to support their opposition to gender violence and attend events during the global 16 days of activism.

  • Christmas festivities light up Fairfield

    Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016

    Christmas is just around the corner, so to get residents in the Christmas spirit Fairfield City Council has planned a host of fun activities throughout Fairfield City.

  • New opening date to make bigger splash

    Published on Thursday, 10th November 2016

    Aquatopia will now officially open on 10 December to allow time to install complementary inflatable rides, making the much anticipated water park even better from day one.

  • Our stories - 40 years of Vietnamese settlement in Australia

    Published on Tuesday, 27th September 2016

    Photographs capturing 40 years of Vietnamese settlement in Australia will be on display at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta from 1 October to 1 December 2016.

  • Councillor election announcement

    Published on Friday, 23rd September 2016

    The Councillors elected to represent Fairfield City for the 2016-2020 term are as follows:

  • Mayoral election announcement

    Published on Thursday, 22nd September 2016

    As a result of the Mayoral Election re-count, Mayor Frank Carbone has been elected as the Mayor of Fairfield City for the 2016-2020 term.

  • C Major

    Culinary Carnivale finds its Voice in 2016

    Published on Thursday, 8th September 2016

    Charismatic Latino performer C Major (Carlos Velazquez) will add some South American spice to Fairfield’s renowned Spanish and Latin American Food Festival, Culinary Carnivale, on 22 October.

  • Thousands attend 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival

    Published on Monday, 5th September 2016

    Sunday’s sunshine and clear blue sky set the scene for a wonderful day at the Cabramatta Moon Festival.

  • Celebrate Father’s Day at the 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival

    Published on Tuesday, 30th August 2016

    Celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday at the Cabramatta Moon Festival. An estimated 90,000 people from across Sydney are expected to attend this free, family friendly event.

  • Twilight art with an exciting twist

    Published on Friday, 19th August 2016

    Walk into the twilight and explore the rich arts and cultural heart of Fairfield for One Night at the Museum; a free, interactive, family friendly event by the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.

  • Experience global food at the Cabramatta Moon Festival

    Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016

    The Cabramatta Moon Festival is the signature event for Sydney food lovers hungry to try the Fairfield City’s famous authentic cultural cuisines.

  • Council services now available at the Fairfield Open Libraries

    Published on Monday, 15th August 2016

    Council is making it easier for residents and rate payers to do business with Council.

  • Pay tribute to someone who makes you proud to be an Australian

    Published on Monday, 15th August 2016

    Fairfield City Council is calling on residents to nominate members of the community who make them proud to be Australian and a part of Fairfield City.

  • 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival heats up with a fire breathing show

    Published on Friday, 12th August 2016

    Explore one of Sydney’s largest and brightest authentic South East Asian cultural celebrations at Fairfield City Council’s 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival.

  • MKR’s Tasia and Gracia add spice to the 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival

    Published on Wednesday, 10th August 2016

    My Kitchen Rules (MKR) 2016 winners Tasia and Gracia will add spice and a whole lot of chillies to the stage at the 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival on Sunday 4 September.

  • Dutton Lane redevelopment at final stage

    Published on Monday, 8th August 2016

    Council is pleased to inform the Cabramatta community that the Dutton Lane Redevelopment is at its final stage.

  • University of Sydney offers homework help

    Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016

    A joint initiative between Fairfield City Council and the University of Sydney is providing significant educational assistance to the City’s primary and high school students.

  • Firies urge Fairfield residents to be home fire safe

    Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016

    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), with the support of Fairfield City Council, is warning residents to take every precaution to avoid a fire in the home this winter.

  • Work complete on Wetherill Street upgrade

    Published on Monday, 1st August 2016

    Council was proud to officially open the upgrades to Wetherill Street on Monday 1 August 2016, which was completed in partnership with the State and Federal Governments.

  • Get involved in Local Government Week 2016

    Published on Friday, 29th July 2016

    Fairfield City Council will celebrate NSW Local Government Week 2016 next week by inviting residents to visit mobile offices at various locations throughout Fairfield City.

  • Gough Whitlam acknowledged at Dutton Lane

    Published on Friday, 29th July 2016

    Fairfield City Council has honoured former Prime Minister and Cabramatta resident Gough Whitlam by naming a public space in the Dutton Lane redevelopment after him.

  • Amazing new park opens for the community

    Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016

    The much anticipated upgrades to Wilson Road Reserve, Bonnyrigg Heights, will be officially opened to the public on Thursday 28 July 2016.

  • Council makes school zones safer

    Published on Tuesday, 26th July 2016

    Fairfield City Council is enhancing road safety around schools by installing new Radar Speed Display signs on local streets.

  • Unlicensed contractors create asbestos danger

    Published on Monday, 25th July 2016

    Unlicensed contractors who exposed asbestos when they used a high-pressure water hose on a house roof have prompted a warning to residents from Fairfield City Council.

  • TIMOMATIC to headline Cabramatta Moon Festival 2016

    Published on Monday, 25th July 2016

    Dancing and singing superstar TIMOMATIC will headline Fairfield City Council’s 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival on Sunday 04 September 2016

  • The future is Nao at Whitlam Library

    Published on Monday, 18th July 2016

    Nao (pronounced “now”) Humanoid Robots are loveable, interactive and can be personalised – and two will make their home at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, very soon.

  • A better future for Fairfield’s stray dogs and cats

    Published on Thursday, 14th July 2016

    Fairfield City Council has formed a landmark partnership with Sydney Dogs & Cats Home that will ensure the City’s stray companion animals are no longer unnecessarily put to death.

  • Vision for a bigger Fairfield Library

    Published on Monday, 11th July 2016

    Council will open the Fairfield Branch Library in new, bigger premises at 1-3 Hamilton Road in 2018.

  • More CCTV coverage in Fairfield City Centre

    Published on Friday, 8th July 2016

    Council will bolster its CCTV surveillance in Fairfield City Centre with the installation in mid-July of new cameras at five sites.

  • Council has turned on Nón Lá Lights

    Published on Tuesday, 5th July 2016

    A new light installation that is not only functional, but also a beautiful artwork, has been switched on in Cabramatta Town Centre.

  • Fairfield City Squad Swimmers clean up at championships

    Published on Friday, 1st July 2016

    Fairfield City could be home to swim champions of the future.

  • New lift opens at Nelson Street Car Park

    Published on Thursday, 30th June 2016

    A new lift in the Nelson Street Car Park, in Fairfield City Centre, is now operational and will provide better ease of access for people using the car park.

  • 36-space car park for Wilson Road, Bonnyrigg Heights

    Published on Friday, 24th June 2016

    A new 36-space car park on Wilson Road, Bonnyrigg Heights, will be opened today by Mayor of Fairfield City Council Frank Carbone.

  • Social Change Through Creativity Grants announced

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

    Eight local not-for-profit organisations and community groups have been awarded annual Fairfield City Council Social Change Through Creativity grants this week.

  • Get behind the scenes at the 2016 Cabramatta Moon Festival

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

    Would you like to be a part of the real action at this year’s Cabramatta Moon Festival?

  • Keeping Fairfield City kids busy in the holidays

    Published on Friday, 17th June 2016

    School holidays are just around the corner and Fairfield City has an array of activities available to keep your children entertained.

  • New Dutton Lane Car Park opens

    Published on Wednesday, 15th June 2016

    Shoppers and visitors in the Cabramatta town centre will have access to an additional 275 new parking spaces from Wednesday as the Dutton Lane car park officially opens its doors.

  • Water Park construction at halfway mark

    Published on Friday, 10th June 2016

    Construction of Fairfield City Council’s much-anticipated Water Park at Prairiewood Leisure Centre has hit the halfway mark and is on target for opening in time for summer 2016-17.

  • Fairfield City Library and Police join forces

    Published on Friday, 10th June 2016

    Fairfield City Library has launched an exciting new partnership with Fairfield and Cabramatta local area commands.

  • Transforming Wilson Road Reserve

    Published on Tuesday, 7th June 2016

    An extensive $1,453,500 million upgrade to Wilson Road Reserve, Bonnyrigg Heights, is almost complete.

  • Clean-up under way in Fairfield City

    Published on Monday, 6th June 2016

    Fairfield City was significantly impacted by the recent storms and flooding over the weekend. Council is hard at work cleaning up debris and assisting residents to recover quickly.

  • Museum and Gallery seeks volunteer blacksmith

    Published on Thursday, 2nd June 2016

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery urgently requires a Blacksmith to help deliver its primary school education program throughout the year.

  • Help at hand on how to vote

    Published on Wednesday, 1st June 2016

    Fairfield LGA has been identified as having a major problem with informal votes.

  • Defibrillators for sports clubs

    Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016

    Fairfield City Council is making life-saving defibrillators available to sports clubs in Fairfield City, in partnership with the Australian Red Cross.

  • Mayor Carbone and councillors at the water park site.

    Water park makes a splash down

    Published on Friday, 29th April 2016

    Construction is now under way at Fairfield City Council’s much anticipated Water Park at Prairiewood Leisure Centre.

  • A CAD drawing of the proposed The Crescent Plaza.

    A new plaza for The Crescent in Fairfield City Centre

    Published on Thursday, 28th April 2016

    Construction has started on a modern plaza opposite Fairfield Railway Station for the use and enjoyment of the Fairfield community and, in particular, Fairfield City Centre residents.

  • Obstacle course at Fairfield Park

    Published on Thursday, 28th April 2016

    Residents will soon have even more to enjoy at Fairfield Park recreational precinct as Fairfield City Council introduces an obstacle course due for completion in August 2016.

  • Street lighting project comes to an end

    Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016

    The biggest LED street light replacement project in NSW, Light Years Ahead, has come to an end with the last light installed in March.

  • Dutton Lane car park nearing completion

    Published on Friday, 22nd April 2016

    The multi-million dollar Dutton Lane redevelopment is nearing completion and will soon open to the public.

  • Bring it on! Festival gives local youth their chance to shine

    Published on Monday, 18th April 2016

    Thousands of young people turned out on Sunday 17 April to take part in the biggest Youth Week event in NSW, Fairfield City Council’s Bring It On! Festival.

  • Visit your library anywhere with new app

    Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016

    Fairfield Open Libraries will launch a new library system and app on Wednesday 20 April that will give customers unprecedented access to library facilities online.

  • Youth Week fever in Fairfield

    Published on Monday, 4th April 2016

    A smorgasbord of fun activities are in store for young people in Fairfield as part of Youth Week 2016, which runs from Friday 8 April 2016 until Sunday 17 April 2016.

  • Bring It On! Festival empowers youth to take hold of their future

    Published on Monday, 4th April 2016

    Young people in Fairfield will get a head start in establishing their careers thanks to Fairfield City Council’s Bring it On! Festival on Sunday 17 April at Fairfield Showground.

  • Fairfield City celebrates seniors

    Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016

    Fairfield City Council will host a number of events to celebrate and honour our seniors as part of the 2016 NSW Seniors Festival from Friday 1 April to Sunday 10 April.

  • An action packed Bring It On! Festival in store

    Published on Friday, 18th March 2016

    High flying daredevil stunts and incredible acrobatics set the stage for Fairfield City Council’s Bring it On! Festival, returning on Sunday 17 April, 10:30am-7:30pm at Fairfield Showground.

  • Festival connects multicultural community

    Published on Thursday, 17th March 2016

    Immerse yourself in the sounds, and sights of one of the most multicultural cities in Australia at the Fairfield City Living Cultures Festival.

  • Grant funds to expand programs at Museum and Gallery

    Published on Wednesday, 16th March 2016

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will be rolling out exciting new programs, events and expanding their exhibitions thanks to a $240,000 grant.

  • Author-comedian at Wetherill Park Library

    Published on Friday, 4th March 2016

    Fairfield City Residents have the opportunity to meet comedian and award-winning author Sami Shah at Wetherill Park Library on Wednesday 16 March.

  • Stunning results through 12-Week Challenge

    Published on Friday, 4th March 2016

    The Fairfield City Leisure Centres are launching their latest round of the 12 Week Weight Loss Challenge and are calling on residents of Fairfield to get involved.

  • All the world in one place inspires art

    Published on Thursday, 3rd March 2016

    Bibbys Place has received a new public artwork inspired by the diverse community of Bonnyrigg.

  • Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia

    Published on Tuesday, 1st March 2016

    From swimwear and denim to elegant red carpet dresses, Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim Women’s Style in Australia showcases the emerging modest fashion market.

  • Evoke – new exhibition at the Museum and Gallery

    Published on Thursday, 25th February 2016

    Creative photography of artefacts from the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery’s collection will bring back memories in the latest exhibition opening on 12 March.

  • Brochure showing how to Sort Your Waste

    Sort Your Waste campaign to begin

    Published on Monday, 22nd February 2016

    Fairfield City Council is launching a “Sort Your Waste” Campaign in March in an effort to reduce “contamination” in recycling bins within Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs) across the local government area.

  • Council staff members clean up the Administration Building's back yard

    Clean Up Australia Day in Fairfield City

    Published on Monday, 22nd February 2016

    Fairfield City Council is encouraging businesses, schools and the community to get involved in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day activities.

  • Mayor welcomes $200,000 library grant

    Published on Friday, 19th February 2016

    Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone has welcomed news of a $200,000 Public Library Infrastructure Grant to upgrade Whitlam Library in Cabramatta.

  • Thousands celebrate Lunar New Year festival

    Published on Monday, 15th February 2016

    More than 10,000 people visited Cabramatta over the weekend to celebrate one of the most important events on the South East Asian Calendar at the Cabramatta Lunar New Year festival.

  • Some of the winners in the Mayor's Summer Holiday Program with Mayor FRank Carbone.

    Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program a success

    Published on Monday, 8th February 2016

    The Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program has ended, with entrants reading for a whopping 23,248 hours during the eight weeks from late November through to the end of January.

  • Lunar New Year event program

    Published on Friday, 5th February 2016

    The full event program for Fairfield City Council’s Lunar New Year event in Cabramatta has been released.

  • Fairfield Leisure Centre gym opens 24/7

    Published on Friday, 29th January 2016

    The Fairfield Leisure Centre gym will operate 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week from Monday 1 February 2016.

  • Council granted $16.4 to upgrade Smithfield Road

    Published on Friday, 22nd January 2016

    Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Major Projects the Hon Paul Fletcher MP of a $16.4 million grant to upgrade Smithfield Road.

  • 2016 Australia Day Community Awards winners and officials.

    2016 Australia Day Award winners announced

    Published on Friday, 22nd January 2016

    Community stalwart and centenarian George Edward (Ted) Wale was named 2016 Fairfield Citizen of The Year at Fairfield City Council’s annual Australia Day Community Awards ceremony tonight.

  • Welcome The Year of The Monkey in Fairfield City

    Published on Friday, 22nd January 2016

    Cabramatta and Canley Heights will come to life throughout February as Fairfield City celebrates one of the most important cultural event in South East Asia, Lunar New Year.

  • Fairfield City’s 900th citizenship ceremony

    Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016

    Fairfield City Council will hold its 900th citizenship ceremony as part of a special Australia Day Ceremony on Friday 22 January 2016.

  • Mayor with Fairfield sign at Museum and Gallery

    Fairfield remains stand alone

    Published on Friday, 18th December 2015

    Today, the NSW State Government announced their decision on the future of local councils. Fairfield City Council will stand alone.

  • Christmas festivities light up Fairfield

    Published on Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

    There are just over three weeks until Christmas and to get residents to start feeling the Christmas spirit Fairfield City Council has a host of fun activities planned.

  • History, Resistance, Resilience – new exhibition at Museum and Gallery

    Published on Friday, 20th November 2015

    The history of Aboriginal self-determination in Fairfield City will be explored in a new exhibition Talk the Change/Change the Talk at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, opening on 28 November.

  • Super readers rewarded at Fairfield libraries

    Published on Friday, 20th November 2015

    Children can be rewarded for their love of reading this summer with the chance to win some fantastic prizes as part of the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program.

  • Fairfield confirms its preference is stand alone

    Published on Wednesday, 18th November 2015

    At Tuesday night's Extraordinary Council Meeting, Fairfield City Council resolved its first preference is to remain a stand alone Council in response to the IPART Fit for the Future assessment.

  • Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program

    Published on Tuesday, 17th November 2015

    Creativity and innovation should be nurtured from a young age to ensure that children grow up well prepared to take on whatever challenge they may face in their lives.

  • Delve into the history of St John’s Park

    Published on Friday, 13th November 2015

    Residents can discover the previously untold history of St John’s Park with the release of Fairfield City Council’s book A Journey in Time: A Story of St John’s Park and its People.

  • Dutton Lane redevelopment topping out ceremony

    Published on Wednesday, 11th November 2015

    The Dutton Lane redevelopment topping out ceremony recognises the completion of the structure components of the building.

  • Mayor Frank carbone and Senator Marise Payne.

    $260,000 to fix Black Spots in Fairfield

    Published on Thursday, 6th August 2015

    Fairfield City Council has received $260,000 from the State Government to fix three black spots on Fairfield City roads:

  • Get involved in Local Government Week 2015

    Published on Friday, 31st July 2015

    Fairfield City Council is celebrating NSW Local Government Week 2015 by holding mobile offices and a bus tour of the City and is encouraging residents to get involved in these events.

  • Mayor launches Light Years Ahead project

    Published on Friday, 31st July 2015

    A changeover to LED street lighting has begun across Fairfield City, a move that will shed a “greener” light on the streets and save the community millions of dollars in electricity bills.

  • Fairfield City Council forging ‘Light Years Ahead’

    Published on Thursday, 23rd July 2015

    Fairfield City Council, with eight other Western Sydney councils, has joined forces to reduce energy costs and consumption by replacing old and inefficient street lights in many of their suburbs.

  • Inaugural Fairfield bus tour - Local Government Week 2015

    Published on Friday, 17th July 2015

    Fairfield City Council is offering residents the opportunity to learn more about their city by providing a FREE two-hour bus tour during Local Government Week.

  • Time to be heard on future of Fairfield City

    Published on Tuesday, 7th July 2015

    Community and stakeholders have until Friday 31 July 2015 to provide further comments on Council’s proposal to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

  • Seniors make the grade and graduate Tech Savvy

    Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015

    Participants from the Fairfield City Libraries’ Tech Savvy Seniors program are graduating with flying colours today and becoming savvy in our technological world.

  • Art exhibition to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2015

    Published on Tuesday, 30th June 2015

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will be celebrating NAIDOC week with an art exhibition from locally-based arts collective, Guntawang Aboriginal Women's Group.

  • Fairfield City Council is Fit For The Future

    Published on Tuesday, 30th June 2015

    Fairfield City Council submitted its ‘Fit for the Future’ (FFF) proposal to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) on Tuesday 30 June 2015.

  • Refugee Week

    Published on Friday, 5th June 2015

    Refugee Week will be held across the nation from 14-20 June 2015.

  • Mayor seeks funding for residents impacted by new airport

    Published on Thursday, 4th June 2015

    The Mayor is seeking Federal Government funding for home owners who will be impacted by noise from the airport at Badgerys Creek.

  • Western Sydney filmmakers present community based film to mark Refugee Week

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd June 2015

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery is excited to host a free screening of feature film, MORTARS on Friday 19 June at 6pm.

  • Councillors, community opposed to amalgamation

    Published on Friday, 1st May 2015

    Fairfield City Council has voted to propose to the NSW Government that Fairfield be a stand-alone Council.

  • Spotlight shines on local youth at Bring It On! Festival

    Published on Thursday, 23rd April 2015

    Thousands of people turned out on Sunday to take part in the biggest Youth Week event in NSW, the Bring It On! Festival presented by Fairfield City Council.

  • Council keeping check on children’s safety

    Published on Thursday, 23rd April 2015

    Fairfield City Council will run three, free child-restraint checking days to help residents keep their children safe when travelling by car.

  • We will remember them

    Published on Monday, 20th April 2015

    This Saturday marks the 100 year anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I.

  • A safer Fairfield: CCTV comes to CBD

    Published on Friday, 20th March 2015

    Fairfield Local Government Area is becoming a safer place as Fairfield City Council continues its $1.4 million CCTV rollout.

  • Calling All Fairfield Artists

    Published on Thursday, 5th March 2015

    Fairfield City Museum and Gallery invites submissions for its 2015 Artist in Residence program.

  • Fake council communications being distributed

    Published on Friday, 27th February 2015

    Fairfield City Council has been made aware of several companies and individuals representing themselves as the Council, or to be operating on its behalf.

  • Fairfield Mayor reaches for the razor in World’s Greatest Shave

    Published on Wednesday, 25th February 2015

    Fairfield City local Deric Ly is one step closer to his goal of raising $10,000 in funds for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave

  • Fairfield City Open Libraries Program

    Published on Wednesday, 25th February 2015

    Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone has announced an exciting program that aims to make Council’s libraries accessible 24-hours a day.

  • Fairfield honours long-term businesses

    Published on Monday, 16th February 2015

    Bing Lee will be one of 18 Fairfield City Centre businesses commended next week for its longevity in business.

  • Family literacy at the libraries

    Published on Thursday, 12th February 2015

    Fairfield libraries have identified the need for literacy support for families.

  • Dutton Lane, Cabramatta, announcement

    Published on Monday, 9th February 2015

    Council has nominated the builder to construct the new retail development in Dutton Lane, Cabramatta.

  • Fairfield business awards a first for NSW

    Published on Thursday, 5th February 2015

    The inaugural Lifetime Business Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 25 February.

  • Inaugural Fairfield New Year’s Eve celebrations announced

    Published on Wednesday, 4th February 2015

    Residents can celebrate the New Year in Fairfield City this year with Fairfield City Council holding its inaugural New Year’s Eve event and fireworks spectacular.

  • Lunar New Year celebration bonanza comes to Fairfield City

    Published on Monday, 2nd February 2015

    Cabramatta and Canley Heights will come to life on the weekend of 21–22 February, as Fairfield City celebrates the most important cultural event in South East Asia, Lunar New Year.

  • Fairfield’s 2015 Australia Day winners announced

    Published on Friday, 23rd January 2015

    Fairfield City Council recognised its outstanding citizens on Thursday, 22 January 2015.

  • Anti-asbestos campaigner is Fairfield’s Australia Day Ambassador

    Published on Wednesday, 21st January 2015

    Karen Banton, Founder and CEO of the Bernie Banton Foundation, has been named as Fairfield City Council’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2015.