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Our Major Projects - Building for Tomorrow

This financial year, we will deliver a range of capital major projects that will have a significant impact within our community. These projects are worth a combined total of $82 million, with Charles Sturt funding $52 million of works through our 2017/18 Annual Business Plan and Long Term Financial Plan.

Our focus is to ensure these projects are delivered on time and within budget, and that together with our $2 million operating projects, deliver a range of quality services to our community.

Our funding partners include significant grant contributions from the State and Commonwealth governments.

We will be revitalising the St Clair Recreation Precinct, offering a regional facility to thousands of users in terms of the stadium facilities for basketball, tennis and more, as well as the play space outside of the stadium where people can come and enjoy physical activity.

We will rebuild the West Beach Rock Wall, honouring our commitment not only to our residents but also the protection and maintenance of the coast.

We are reinventing our reserves, with the new Point Malcolm Reserve in Semaphore Park almost ready to launch, and MJ McInerney Reserve in Kilkenny and Scullers and Maramba Reserves in West Lakes changing to meet our active and social needs.

We are reducing flooding through the Port Road Drainage Project – ensuring emergency services can gain ready access to TQEH, and our community remains connected along a main arterial road during a significant rainfall event.

We are reimagining the future of our libraries through the creation of the West Lakes Hub, a place that will create a sense of belonging for our diverse community.

We are redeveloping our Waste Management Centre, providing responsible leadership in waste management, cutting red tape, reducing costs and making it easy for our community to access.

Finally, we are renewing our assets through the second year of the Pathways Program, and a significant road and footpath renewals program worth a collective $16 million, that is hard evidence to our community of our commitment to maintain the assets of our City for generations to come.

You can get all the details on the exciting work happening in our City over the next two years, including an interactive map showing the locations at

Spring Garden Competition

It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate our City’s avid and enthusiastic gardeners, and the City is positively bloomin’! The Spring Garden Competition is for every kind of garden, and with ten categories there is certainly something for everyone. This year kids can also get involved with a special sunflower growing competition! For more details, or to enter, visit or call 8408 1306. Happy gardening!

How to find a job online

Need assistance with the online job market? Come along to three individual sessions in July:  Email Basics, How to Write a Resume and Introduction to Online Job Searching. All sessions will be held at the Digital Hub – Civic Library. Bookings essential. For dates and times, please contact the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book at Please note that an email account and resume are required for the Introduction to Online Job Searching, so please attend the other two sessions first if you do not hold either.

Ukulele for beginners

Learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed environment with a focus on fun at the West Lakes Community Centre on Thursdays from 1-2.30pm, beginning on Thursday 27 July. BYO ukulele. Cost is $2 per session and places are limited, so bookings are a must by contacting Sharon on 0426 207 742. 

Christmas on a budget

It’s never too early to learn great money saving tips for Christmas! Come along to a free Talking Cents session where participants will learn how to make handmade gifts, explore hampers vs individual gifts, and discover ways to decorate on a budget. This free session will be held at the Civic Library – Digital Hub on Wednesday 19 July from 1-3pm. For further details, contact the library on 8408 1333, or book online.

Hairy Weaving Workshop

Kids aged 8-12 will learn how to create their own Hairy Wall Hangings using handmade looms and colourful yarns in a three hour workshop with the Textile Warrior on Thursday 20 July from 9.30am-12.30pm at Bower Cottages Community Centre. Cost is $10 per child, bookings are essential. Call Bec on 8408 1395 or email to register.  Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

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