Mayor Steve Christou’s Weekly Message

An insight into what's happening around our local community.

4 December 2020

Giving back with Good360 Australia

It was an honour to recently visit the team at Good360 and see their amazing work. Good360’s mission is to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals, families, and communities impacted by disasters or other challenging life circumstances.

This passionate group of volunteers is working with local businesses who are donating goods, and I’m pleased to say their work is making a real difference in Western Sydney.

I’d like to thank Good360 for donating more than one thousand hand sanitisers for our Christmas in the Gardens event on Saturday 12 December.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Auburn Botanic Gardens from 6pm to 9pm to spread the Christmas cheer.

For more information visit:

Mayor Steve Christou with the Today Show and Good360 crew.

Visit the Dunmore Street pop-up park

A new pop-up park on Dunmore Street in Wentworthville will be available for people to visit.

After hearing from the community about the need for more public space, we’ve created this innovative space as a way of bringing the natural world and urban environment together.

The pop-up park supports the vision identified in Council’s Wentworthville Public Domain Plan 2020, to establish a new linear park that supports outdoor dining, shaded seating areas, lighting features and Water Sensitive Urban Design.

I encourage everyone to pay a visit this summer. The pop-up will be trialled until February 2021.

This project was funded by the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program.

Artist’s impression of a revitalised Wentworthville town centre.

Granville Stadium taking shape

It’s exciting to see Granville Park bustling with construction in my recent visit, with the new pavilion starting to take shape.

Community sport is a big part of our identity, so we’re glad to be reviving the Stadium to bring passion and sports back on the field. The field has been in a dilapidated state for over 40 years but is expected to be ready for use in May 2021.

We will keep you updated as we make progress with this project.

Craig Morgan, General Manager Western Sydney Two Blues with Mayor Steve Christou.

DAs available online

From 31 December 2020, anyone lodging a development application will be required to upload their application electronically through the Planning Portal that is managed by the NSW Government.

As a result of these changes, applications can no longer be submitted to Council over the counter or by email.

Further information on how to lodge applications on the portal is available on:

For submissions on current development applications visit:

To check the status of specific developments visit:

If you have any issues you’d like me to help you with, please contact me by: