Improving our public open space

Fairfield City is a great place to live and work. It is also a wonderful place to relax and play, which is why Council continuously freshens up all our assets including our open spaces.

A key priority of mine as Mayor is to enhance our City's infrastructure, including our parks and reserves to provide residents with the opportunity to get out and about and be healthy and fit. 

Over the next 12 months Council will deliver makeovers to a number of local parks including Benghazi Park and Falklands Park in Bossley Park, Wetherill Park Reserve and Hilwa Park in Villawood.

At Falklands Park seating will be installed and the surrounds improved. At Wetherill Park Reserve Council is looking to provide more lighting to help pedestrians walk to the T-Way. 

At Benghazi Park Council will improve access into the woodland walks to encourage residents to experience our beautiful natural environment. At Hilwa Park Council will upgrade the facilities to meet the needs of population growth and development in the area.

Council will also develop a concept plan for a new high quality park near Carramar Public School in Villawood. We will also upgrade Cabravale Memorial Park.

This program of improvement is a continuous one. We never stop. We are committed to making this the best City in South West Sydney for residents and their families.

Fairfield City has about 200 parks and I encourage families to visit and enjoy them for walking, jogging, resting, riding a bike, having a picnic, kicking a ball or playing on the playground equipment.

Fire levy deferred

I’m pleased the State Government has deferred its plans for local government to collect the fire levy on its behalf.

Council does not believe it is fair to put the levy on Council rates notices.

The levy, which is about $160 a year, is currently collected by insurance companies through insurance premiums.

Council will continue to advocate against the new levy as we should not take the role of collecting State Government fees.

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The Mayor's weekly message to residents and ratepayers of Fairfield City.

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