Featured News



Disney & Musicals dazzle at Theatre & Musicals dazzle at Theatre2019-02-11T13:00:00Z
Wander about Waterworth Park about Waterworth Park2019-02-11T13:00:00Z
Toxic Blue-Green Algae outbreak Blue-Green Algae outbreak2019-02-06T13:00:00Z
Give unwanted items a new home unwanted items a new home2019-02-04T13:00:00Z
Take a walk on new Lambeth Reserve boardwalk a walk on new Lambeth Reserve boardwalk2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Save Our Recycling Our Recycling2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Dress to impress at Lunar New Year to impress at Lunar New Year2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
National first supports asylum seeker families first supports asylum seeker families2019-01-28T13:00:00Z
Twilight Australia Day event a hit Australia Day event a hit2019-01-27T13:00:00Z
Simple motto for Young Citizen motto for Young Citizen2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
Volunteering brings joy to community brings joy to community2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
It's all about community's all about community2019-01-26T13:00:00Z
Shake your pom poms on Australia Day your pom poms on Australia Day2019-01-22T13:00:00Z
All eyes on illegal dumping eyes on illegal dumping2019-01-21T13:00:00Z
First twilight Australia Day event twilight Australia Day event2019-01-14T13:00:00Z
No plan for summer? CBCity has you covered plan for summer? CBCity has you covered2019-01-14T13:00:00Z
Correctly fitted child seats save lives fitted child seats save lives2019-01-07T13:00:00Z
Free Bus to Beach and barbecue Bus to Beach and barbecue2019-01-07T13:00:00Z
Exotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown2018-10-16T13:00:00Z
Making play fairer play fairer2018-09-25T14:00:00Z
Talented youth recognised in awards youth recognised in awards2018-08-20T14:00:00Z
Jobs and Skills Expo and Skills Expo2018-08-14T14:00:00Z
Dunbar gives back after success gives back after success2018-08-14T14:00:00Z
Councillor joins sleep-out joins sleep-out2018-08-05T14:00:00Z
Win a car at charity dinner a car at charity dinner2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
CBCity reduces plastics reduces plastics2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
School zone safety zone safety2018-07-31T14:00:00Z
Next step in development of LEP step in development of LEP2018-07-24T14:00:00Z
CBCity supports little girl with big heart supports little girl with big heart2018-07-24T14:00:00Z
New community events program unveiled community events program unveiled2018-07-24T14:00:00Z

Canterbury-Bankstown's My Life, My Choice Conference

Canterbury-Bankstown's My Life, My Choice Conference More than 100 senior students from eight local high schools participated in Canterbury- Bankstown’s second annual interactive drug, alcohol and mental health conference today. No city of canterbury bankstown my life my choice  

More than 100 senior students from eight local high schools participated in Canterbury- Bankstown’s second annual interactive drug, alcohol and mental health conference today.

The My Life, My Choice conference, which was run by Council in partnership with Youth Off The Streets, as held at Revesby Workers Club.

Administrator, Richard Colley, said the conference provided a safe platform for students to discuss the effects of risky behavior and how to look out for their mates.

“Sessions were designed to be fun, engaging and informative,” he said.

“Throughout the day, there were a series of interactive presentations from AlcoCups, Headway ADP, Headspace and NSW Ambulance.

“These presentations covered a range of topics including the harms and risks of alcohol and drugs, binge drinking, standard drink sizes and drink spiking, practical tips to help peers in the event of intoxication and overdosing, impacts of social media on mental health, and how to identify mental health symptoms in peers and themselves.”

One of the most harrowing parts of the conference was when students heared the personal story of a local man who’s mission is to warn others about the effects of risky behavior.


When Michael Wright was 22 years old, it was one short moment that changed his life forever. During a night out partying and drinking with his friends, a simple miscalculation resulted in a severe brain injury and permanent damage.

“The injury destroyed my life,” he said. “I was two-months off completing my university degree, but uni didn’t want me back - I was too injured.”

Despite the seriousness of his brain injury, Michael wants others to learn from his mistake, and if they are faced with trauma, to remember to see the brighter side of life.

“Don’t let alcohol ruin your life,” he said. “Alcohol won’t make you superman but remember, always have a laugh - there is a humorous side to everything.”

At the end of the conference, students created their own project/campaign in a bid to send a positive message around mental health or alcohol, and other drugs. Students were then invited to present their projects to a panel during Mental Health Week (8-14 October).

A presentation will be held at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre on Wednesday 11 October from 11am-1pm, with the winning school receiving a $1,000 prize.

We thank Youth Off The Streets and Bankstown Liquor Accord for sponsoring the event.

 23/08/2017 2:22 PM