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For further information contact Council's Public Relations and Events Manager Anthea Gregory-Desmond on (02) 9330 6008 or 0433 051 388.

  1. August 25, 2016

    Georges River Council to host second Free Mulch Giveaway Day

    Residents of the local area are invited to take advantage of Georges River Council's free Mulch Giveaway on Saturday 3 September 2016.

  2. August 15, 2016

    No grounds for Georges River Council to challenge Land and Environment Court decision regarding childcare centre

    At a meeting of Georges River Council last night, Administrator John Rayner determined that Council would not appeal the Land and Environment Court’s decision to grant consent to the development of a childcare centre at 45 Ogilvie Street in Peakhurst.

  3. August 12, 2016

    Spoken word poet Zohab Khan to feature at Geek After Dark

    Georges River Administrator John Rayner is inviting people to attend the next Geek After Dark talk at Hurstville Library, featuring champion spoken word poet Zohab Khan.

  4. August 11, 2016

    Celebrate National Science Week at Hurstville Library with Climate Scientist and Explorer Chris Turney

    Climate scientist and Antarctic explorer, Professor Chris Turney will visit Hurstville Library as part of National Science Week to talk about his book, 1912: the year the world discovered Antarctica (2012) on Tuesday 16 August.

  5. July 20, 2016

    Georges River Council raises the bar on probity standards

    In addition to recruiting an Internal Auditor Georges River Council is establishing an Audit and Risk Management Committee.

  6. July 18, 2016

    Georges River Council’s Community Grants Program and Stronger Communities Fund are now open

    Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner has announced that the Stronger Communities Fund and Community Grants Program are now open for applications.

  7. July 12, 2016

    Georges River Council residents invited to celebrate 2016 National Tree Day

    Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner is encouraging local residents to celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July, 2016 by joining Council in native tree-planting events and native tree giveaways.

  8. July 08, 2016

    Georges River Council approves annual major events schedule

    Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner has approved Council’s annual major events schedule for 2016/2017.

  9. July 07, 2016

    Have your say: Hurstville Central Plaza

    Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner today announced that Georges River Council is progressing well with its development of the Hurstville Central Plaza as part of the Hurstville City Centre Concept Master Plan.

  10. July 05, 2016

    Entries to Georges River Council 2017 Australia Day Awards now open

    Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner is pleased to announce Council is now receiving nominations from the local community for the 2017 Australia Day Awards.

  11. July 05, 2016

    New amenities block for Oatley Bay boat ramp

    Georges River Council has secured grant funding of $40,000 as part of the NSW Government Community Building Partnership program, which will be used for the construction of a new toilet facility at Oatley bay boat ramp.

  12. July 05, 2016

    Georges River Council extends rebate on rates to eligible Kogarah pensioners

    Council Administrator John Rayner announced today that Georges River Council is extending the voluntary pensioner rebate scheme so that it applies to all current eligible pensioners within Council’s local government area (LGA).

  13. July 05, 2016

    Council endorses the establishment of the Georges River Chamber of Commerce

    At the regular Council meeting last night (4 July 2016), Georges River Administrator John Rayner endorsed the establishment a new Chamber of Commerce to represent businesses across the Georges River area.

  14. June 27, 2016

    Georges River Council receives funding from the Stronger Communities Fund

    Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner is pleased that Council has received $10 million from the Stronger Communities Fund provided by the NSW Government.

  15. June 22, 2016

    Bringing outside in exhibition coming to Hurstville Museum & Gallery

    Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner invites members of the community to Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s upcoming art exhibition, Bringing outside in by Maggie Bullock.

  16. June 20, 2016

    Georges River Council invites you to celebrate NAIDOC Week, 3-10 July 2016

    Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner is encouraging all residents of the local area to take part in a number of activities hosted by Council to celebrate NAIDOC Week in 2016.

  17. June 15, 2016

    Council cleans up after asbestos dumped illegally in Kingsgrove

    Georges River Council Waste Officers have worked with NSW Police, Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad, and Fire Brigade to clean up around 6 cubic metres of asbestos that was illegally dumped in The Crescent, Kingsgrove.

  18. June 14, 2016


    Georges River Council is currently investigating the asbestos that was dumped over the long weekend at The Crescent, Kingsgrove.

  19. June 14, 2016

    Georges River Council Administrator recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

    John Rayner, Administrator of Georges River Council, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, receiving the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in local government in NSW.

  20. June 11, 2016

    Winners announced for prestigious 2016 Kogarah Art Prize

    Dr Gene Sherman AM, judge for the 2016 Kogarah Art Prize, spoke about the high calibre of entries received and finalists who were selected for inclusion in the annual exhibition.

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