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Happy birthday, Lakemba Library!https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/happy-birthday-lakemba-libraryHappy birthday, Lakemba Library!2022-11-28T13:00:00Z
Exploring joy in times of uncertainty: two new Bankstown Arts Centre exhibitionshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/exploring-joy-in-times-of-uncertainty-two-new-bankstown-arts-centre-exhibitionsExploring joy in times of uncertainty: two new Bankstown Arts Centre exhibitions2022-11-28T13:00:00Z
Showing strength to say NO to domestic violencehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/showing-strength-to-say-no-to-domestic-violenceShowing strength to say NO to domestic violence2022-11-28T13:00:00Z
A CBCity Christmas Carol with Mahalia Barneshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/a-cbcity-christmas-carol-with-mahalia-barnesA CBCity Christmas Carol with Mahalia Barnes2022-11-21T13:00:00Z
Children and Youth awards: honouring our local heroeshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/children-and-youth-awards-honouring-our-local-heroesChildren and Youth awards: honouring our local heroes2022-11-21T13:00:00Z
Christmas in CBCity: Joy to the Worldhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/christmas-in-cbcity-joy-to-the-worldChristmas in CBCity: Joy to the World2022-11-14T13:00:00Z
Take the first step towards singing stardom & audition for TAP!https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/take-the-first-step-towards-singing-stardom-audition-for-tapTake the first step towards singing stardom & audition for TAP!2022-11-14T13:00:00Z
Join the Tug O’ War Cup & say NO to domestic violencehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/join-the-tug-o’-war-cup-say-no-to-domestic-violenceJoin the Tug O’ War Cup & say NO to domestic violence2022-11-06T13:00:00Z
CBCity awards more than $400k to local organisations in need of financial supporthttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-awards-more-than-$400k-to-local-organisations-in-need-of-financial-supportCBCity awards more than $400k to local organisations in need of financial support2022-10-23T13:00:00Z
Family day care crisis as centres are increasingly desperate for educatorshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/family-day-care-crisis-as-centres-are-increasingly-desperate-for-educatorsFamily day care crisis as centres are increasingly desperate for educators2022-10-23T13:00:00Z
Canterbury-Bankstown Kids Speak Out at the Children’s Summithttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/canterbury-bankstown-kids-speak-out-at-the-children’s-summitCanterbury-Bankstown Kids Speak Out at the Children’s Summit2022-10-16T13:00:00Z
CBCity wins Keep Australia Beautiful “Sustainable Cities” award for recycled glass in road basehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-wins-keep-australia-beautiful-sustainable-cities-award-for-recycled-glass-in-road-baseCBCity wins Keep Australia Beautiful “Sustainable Cities” award for recycled glass in road base2022-10-16T13:00:00Z
Explore the hidden stories of Bankstown at the Biennale: SubTerrainshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/explore-the-hidden-stories-of-bankstown-at-the-biennale-subterrainsExplore the hidden stories of Bankstown at the Biennale: SubTerrains2022-10-03T13:00:00Z
Olympic hopeful hel​ps seniors shoot for the starshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/olympic-hopeful-helps-seniors-shoot-for-the-starsOlympic hopeful hel​ps seniors shoot for the stars2022-09-26T14:00:00Z
CBCity adopts new Disability Inclusion Action Planhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-adopts-new-disability-inclusion-action-planCBCity adopts new Disability Inclusion Action Plan2022-09-25T14:00:00Z
Bankstown reaches new heights with one of Sydney's largest mobile craneshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/bankstown-reaches-new-heights-with-one-of-sydneys-largest-mobile-cranesBankstown reaches new heights with one of Sydney's largest mobile cranes2022-09-25T14:00:00Z
MEDIA STATEMENThttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/media-statementMEDIA STATEMENT2022-09-22T14:00:00Z
MEDIA STATEMENThttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/media-statement1MEDIA STATEMENT2022-09-21T14:00:00Z
Roll into new and improved skatepark at Roberts Parkhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/roll-into-new-and-improved-skatepark-at-roberts-parkRoll into new and improved skatepark at Roberts Park2022-09-19T14:00:00Z
22 September 2022 trading hourshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/public-holiday-closures22 September 2022 trading hours2022-09-15T14:00:00Z
Welcome to Welcoming Weekhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/welcome-to-welcoming-weekWelcome to Welcoming Week2022-09-12T14:00:00Z
Let’s Go First Nationshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/let’s-go-first-nationsLet’s Go First Nations2022-09-12T14:00:00Z
Float to Survive with Bondi Rescue starhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/float-to-survive-with-bondi-rescue-starFloat to Survive with Bondi Rescue star2022-08-29T14:00:00Z
Pass some time at the 'Time Pass' exhibitionhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/pass-some-time-at-the-time-pass-exhibitionPass some time at the 'Time Pass' exhibition2022-08-29T14:00:00Z
Facts and Fun at Community Safety Expohttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/facts-and-fun-at-community-safety-expoFacts and Fun at Community Safety Expo2022-08-29T14:00:00Z
Winter blues make way for Gig in the Garden - emerging talent on showhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/winter-blues-make-way-for-gig-in-the-garden-emerging-talent-on-showWinter blues make way for Gig in the Garden - emerging talent on show2022-08-21T14:00:00Z
Lebanese Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Bankstownhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/lebanese-film-festival-celebrates-its-10th-anniversary-in-bankstownLebanese Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Bankstown2022-08-16T14:00:00Z
Join Costa Georgiadis in Bankstown for Jungle Jam: a festival for treeshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/join-costa-georgiadis-in-bankstown-for-jungle-jam-a-festival-for-treesJoin Costa Georgiadis in Bankstown for Jungle Jam: a festival for trees2022-08-15T14:00:00Z
Score with futsal and netball competitons!https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/score-with-futsal-and-netball-competitonsScore with futsal and netball competitons!2022-08-14T14:00:00Z
The perfect playdate: bring the kids to the fabulous new playground at Parry Parkhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/the-perfect-playdate-bring-the-kids-to-the-fabulous-new-playground-at-parry-parkThe perfect playdate: bring the kids to the fabulous new playground at Parry Park2022-08-14T14:00:00Z

Young CBCity Planner wins prestigious award

Young CBCity Planner wins prestigious award A 22-year-old town planner at the City of Canterbury Bankstown has won a prestigious award from the Australia Youth Trust for his volunteer work including as a Sydney surf life-saver. No Young CBCity Planner wins prestigious award A 22-year-old town planner at the City of Canterbury Bankstown has won a prestigious award from the Australia Youth Trust for his volunteer work including as a Sydney surf life-saver. News Columns; News and Updates
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A 22-year-old town planner at the City of Canterbury Bankstown has won a prestigious award from the Australia Youth Trust for his volunteer work including as a Sydney surf life-saver.

Michael Bonnici was presented the Tom Harvey Award for Citizenship at Parliament House by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, Governor of New South Wales last Monday.

Having worked for his local Blood Bank, Meals on Wheels, Samaritan’s Purse and at Wanda Surf Life Saving Club since the age of 13, Michael has volunteered more than 2,000 hours over almost a decade of community service.

A passion for volunteering was started with the help of his school year adviser.

"I was always looking for something different to do, to put myself out of my comfort zone and my school year adviser recommended I get involved in volunteering," he said.

"I was a student ambassador for the local Blood Bank organising and encouraging people at my school to donate blood – I’ve had a passion for volunteering ever since."

Michael said he isn’t sure who nominated him for the award: "It came out of the blue, but I was very honoured and humbled," he said.

Beach safety is one area Michael has especially committed to, speaking to over 1,000 primary school children in regional NSW and communities from non-English speaking backgrounds.

"I’m passionate about what I do, and I hope everyone can find some spare time in their busy lives to give that little bit extra."

Mayor Khal Asfour also congratulated Michael: "A huge congratulations to Michael for his outstanding contribution to our community, what a brilliant example for all young people."

The Tom Harvey for Citizenship has been awarded to an outstanding young Australian between the age of 15 and 30 since 2001.

The Australia Youth Trust was established by the Commonwealth Day Council of NSW and was launched by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

For more information about our city, visit www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au


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