Winter school holiday ideas for Padstow to Picnic Point kids

Winter school holiday ideas for Padstow to Picnic Point kids

The winter school holidays have finally arrived and we’re sure that there are plenty of mums and dads from Padstow to Picnic Point wondering what to get up to with the kids over the next two weeks. Luckily there are plenty of fun and affordable activities for the whole family to enjoy in the local area, whether you want to get out and about, or spend time indoors. Local libraries – Bankstown City Council Libraries will be hosting a number of fun kids activities over the winter holidays including craft workshops, storytelling, games and...

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Speaking up about local community issues

Speaking up about local community issues

To ensure that the Padstow to Picnic Point community remains a place that we all want to continue living in it’s important that we all speak up on the local community issues that matter to us. We have found that many community members haven’t heard of a local website called http://haveyoursaybankstown.com.au/ which provides Padstow to Picnic Point residents with the opportunity to have their say on local issues and the council’s plans for the future. The Bankstown Council Operational Plan for the year ahead (as we mentioned in our last...

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Have your say on the Bankstown City Council Draft Budget 2015-2016

Have your say on the Bankstown City Council Draft Budget 2015-2016

The Padstow to Picnic Point community is being invited to have a say on the Bankstown Council’s 2015-16 Draft Operational Plan and budget. One of the highlights in the draft budget is a record $12.4 million investment in improving the local road network, this is up almost $1 million from the last budget. Other highlights of the budget include: $1.3 million for footpath improvements, including Marion Street and Chapel Road; $1.3 million towards the upgrade of Town Centres in Padstow (Gibson Avenue) and Greenacre (Waterloo Road); $1.2 million...

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Commemorating ANZAC Day 2015 from Padstow to Picnic Point

Commemorating ANZAC Day 2015 from Padstow to Picnic Point

Between 2014 and 2018, the Padstow to Picnic Point region will be commemorating the ANZAC Centenary – a significant event marking 100 years since the First World War. During the ANZAC Centenary, communities all over Australia and beyond will not only commemorate the original Anzacs who served in Gallipoli in 1915 but also Australia’s Century of Service in all wars, conflicts and peace operations. Locally there will be a number of special events that will be held to pay tribute to Australia’s soldiers both past and present. The Bankstown...

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How the suburbs from Padstow to Picnic Point got their names

How the suburbs from Padstow to Picnic Point got their names

Have you ever wondered how your suburb got its name? The name of a suburb can actually tell you a lot about its history and the people that were there when the area was first established. So to find out more about our local suburbs of Padstow, Padstow Heights, Revesby, Revesby Heights, Panania, Picnic Point, East Hills and Milperra we thought we would dig up their past and find out where their names came from. Padstow: The Padstow area was first named Padstow Park Estate after a town called Padstow in Cornwall, England. The suburb of...

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Keep cool by the pool from Padstow to Picnic Point

Keep cool by the pool from Padstow to Picnic Point

If you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids these school holidays then how about one of our local pools? In Padstow to Picnic Point we are lucky to live only a short drive away from some of Sydney’s best beaches, but if you want to take a dip you need go no further than our own backyard. In Padstow there is the C&M Aquatic Centre, which offers indoor heated swimming pools, a 25-metre pool plus a 6 metre wading pool for children aged 5 years and under. For those who aren’t confident in the water there are learn to swim classes...

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