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Australia Day Awards: CBCity's residents honouredhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/australia-day-awards-cbcitys-residents-honouredAustralia Day Awards: CBCity's residents honoured2022-01-25T13:00:00Z
Celebrate Lunar New Year in Canterbury-Bankstownhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/celebrate-lunar-new-year-in-canterbury-bankstownCelebrate Lunar New Year in Canterbury-Bankstown2022-01-17T13:00:00Z
Cool off at Australia Day Pool partieshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cool-off-at-australia-day-pool-partiesCool off at Australia Day Pool parties2022-01-17T13:00:00Z
Khal re-elected as Mayorhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/khal-re-elected-as-mayorKhal re-elected as Mayor2021-12-23T13:00:00Z
Greater accessibility for pedestrianshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/greater-accessibility-for-pedestriansGreater accessibility for pedestrians2021-12-12T13:00:00Z
Make a splash by becoming a swim instructorhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/make-a-splash-by-becoming-a-swim-instructorMake a splash by becoming a swim instructor2021-12-12T13:00:00Z
Summer of fun set to stunhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/summer-of-fun-set-to-stunSummer of fun set to stun2021-12-12T13:00:00Z
Christmas and New Year 2021 Trading Timeshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/christmas-and-new-year-2021-trading-timesChristmas and New Year 2021 Trading Times2021-12-09T13:00:00Z
Carols to echo through Wiley Parkhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/carols-to-echo-through-wiley-parkCarols to echo through Wiley Park2021-11-30T13:00:00Z
'Local kindness rangers' lend a helping handhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/local-kindness-rangers-lend-a-helping-hand'Local kindness rangers' lend a helping hand2021-11-29T13:00:00Z
Canterbury-Bankstown celebrates Christmashttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/canterbury-bankstown-celebrates-christmasCanterbury-Bankstown celebrates Christmas2021-11-21T13:00:00Z
New trial to slow down motoristshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-trial-to-slow-down-motoristsNew trial to slow down motorists2021-11-21T13:00:00Z
Congratulating CBCity's champion children and youthhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/congratulating-cbcitys-champion-children-and-youthCongratulating CBCity's champion children and youth2021-11-07T13:00:00Z
60 years in one job: life-long career celebratedhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/60-years-in-one-job-life-long-career-celebrated60 years in one job: life-long career celebrated2021-11-07T13:00:00Z
Survivor George's revealing interviewhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/survivor-georges-revealing-interviewSurvivor George's revealing interview2021-11-07T13:00:00Z
Say thanks to a local herohttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/say-thanks-to-a-local-heroSay thanks to a local hero2021-11-07T13:00:00Z
Here comes the sunhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/here-comes-the-sunHere comes the sun2021-10-28T13:00:00Z
Grandparents' grand day to rememberhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/grandparents-grand-day-to-rememberGrandparents' grand day to remember2021-10-27T13:00:00Z
New separated off-leash dog parks on the wayhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-separated-off-leash-dog-parks-on-the-wayNew separated off-leash dog parks on the way2021-10-18T13:00:00Z
Countdown to launch "outer spaces"https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/countdown-to-launch-"outer-spaces"Countdown to launch "outer spaces"2021-10-11T13:00:00Z
New playground coming to Parry Parkhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-playground-coming-to-parry-parkNew playground coming to Parry Park2021-10-11T13:00:00Z
Ready, set, go CBCity!https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/ready-set-go-cbcityReady, set, go CBCity!2021-10-09T13:00:00Z
CBCity improves safety at eight school crossingshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-improves-safety-at-eight-school-crossingsCBCity improves safety at eight school crossings2021-09-30T14:00:00Z
Tune in for mental health monthhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/tune-in-for-mental-health-monthTune in for mental health month2021-09-30T14:00:00Z
Recognising Canterbury-Bankstown's extraordinary young peoplehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/recognising-canterbury-bankstowns-extraordinary-young-peopleRecognising Canterbury-Bankstown's extraordinary young people2021-09-30T14:00:00Z
Playground upgrades create places for allhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/playground-upgrades-create-places-for-allPlayground upgrades create places for all2021-09-30T14:00:00Z
Mayor and Deputy Mayor electedhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/mayor-and-deputy-mayor-electedMayor and Deputy Mayor elected2021-09-28T14:00:00Z
CBCity provides tools to increase community safetyhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-provides-tools-to-increase-community-safetyCBCity provides tools to increase community safety2021-09-26T14:00:00Z
New freedoms for residents as health restrictions easehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-freedoms-for-residents-as-health-restrictions-easeNew freedoms for residents as health restrictions ease2021-09-20T14:00:00Z
Unveiled: Canterbury's new leisure and aquatic centrehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/unveiled-canterburys-new-leisure-and-aquatic-centreUnveiled: Canterbury's new leisure and aquatic centre2021-09-19T14:00:00Z

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
Shaking Hands

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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