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  • Childs painting of two young girls with flags in the background.

    Ellen José Student Reconciliation Awards - winners and finalists 2024

    The Ellen José Student Reconciliation Awards are aimed at Bayside primary and secondary school students, bringing awareness of reconciliation to our young people, who are the future of Australia, through art and writing. Entrants are asked to interpret "As a young person, what does reconciliation mean to you?" in their artwork or writing piece.

  • Changing Places at Thomas Street accessible playground

    More clean, safe, and accessible public toilets in Bayside’s pipeline

    We’re planning to deliver a new plan for improving public toilets and investigating a new location for a Changing Places facility in Bayside.

  • Apple myrtle tree

    What makes a tree significant?

    Let’s have a look at five different examples of what makes a tree eligible for Bayside’s Significant Tree Register.

  • Open book with tea in front of fireplace

    EPA advice to prevent smoke pollution

    Learn about how you can protect yourself and the community from smoke pollution this winter.

  • Aerial view of Yalukit William works

    Yalukit Willam’s Wildflower Meadow progress in full flight

    We are designing and planting the grassy wildflower meadows adjacent to the Community Edge facility precinct at Yalukit Willam Reserve.

  • A new public art sculpture. The artwork echoes the scar trees created by Aboriginal people by removing bark for various purposes.

    New Landcox Park sculpture

    A new public art sculpture has landed in Landcox Park as an important marker of healing and acknowledgement of Bayside’s indigenous history.

  • Sand and sea coloured aboriginal art

    National Reconciliation Week 2024

    National Reconciliation Week – May 27 to June 3 - is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

  • Damaged tree in Billilla Gardens

    Tree removal at Billilla

    Sadly, we will shortly remove and replace a very large, aged and weather-damaged Cyprus tree on the front lawns of Billilla. The removal is on the advice of multiple expert arborists.

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    Graeme Altmann Brings Nature to Life at Billilla Outdoor Arts Lab

    Join renowned landscape painter Graeme Altmann at the Billilla Outdoor Arts Lab from 13 to 26 May. This initiative offers artists a unique opportunity to explore their creativity in the picturesque setting of Billilla Gardens.

  • Three people in hi-vis in the woods.

    Highett Grassy Woodland visitors

    Last week Zoe Daniel MP and Mark Dreyfus MP toured the Highett Grassy Woodland with Bayside Mayor, Cr Fiona Stitfold and the Friends of Highett Grassy Woodland group.

  • Members of staff in matching t-shirts, holding rainbow umbrellas. They are marching with a large rainbow banner that reads Bayside City Council celebrates pride.

    IDAHOBIT Day 2024

    17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) - a day to raise awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination against LGBTQIA+ communities 🌈

  • Shipston Reserve sportsground

    Mini makeover at Shipston Reserve

    We're at half-time in a series of upgrades at Shipston Reserve in Cheltenham to improve accessibility, player safety and spectator comfort.