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Aussie icon Bryan Brown books out Bankstownhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/aussie-icon-bryan-brown-books-out-bankstownAussie icon Bryan Brown books out Bankstown2024-05-27T14:00:00Z
Discover hidden gems of Canterbury-Bankstownhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/discover-hidden-gems-of-canterbury-bankstownDiscover hidden gems of Canterbury-Bankstown2024-05-22T14:00:00Z
Bee educated this World Environment Dayhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/bee-educated-this-world-environment-dayBee educated this World Environment Day2024-05-20T14:00:00Z
Polluting builder cops a double whammyhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/polluting-builder-cops-a-double-whammyPolluting builder cops a double whammy2024-05-05T14:00:00Z
Bondi Vet star offers tips and tricks at Pet's Day Outhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/bondi-vet-star-offers-tips-and-tricks-at-pets-day-outBondi Vet star offers tips and tricks at Pet's Day Out2024-04-28T14:00:00Z
Children brush up on reconciliation to winhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/children-brush-up-on-reconciliation-to-winChildren brush up on reconciliation to win2024-04-28T14:00:00Z
Council's road safety plea: Slow down in Canterbury-Bankstownhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/councils-road-safety-plea-slow-down-in-canterbury-bankstownCouncil's road safety plea: Slow down in Canterbury-Bankstown2024-04-28T14:00:00Z
Lakemba War Memorial restored - "It means everything to us"https://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/lakemba-war-memorial-restored-"it-means-everything-to-us"Lakemba War Memorial restored - "It means everything to us"2024-04-21T14:00:00Z
Bryan Brown returns to Bankstownhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/bryan-brown-returns-to-bankstownBryan Brown returns to Bankstown2024-04-14T14:00:00Z
New program to help youth slam dunkhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-program-to-help-youth-slam-dunkNew program to help youth slam dunk2024-04-08T14:00:00Z
Tip truck dumpers caught on camerahttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/tip-truck-dumpers-caught-on-cameraTip truck dumpers caught on camera2024-04-08T14:00:00Z
Express, Empower and Get Loud at Youth Week in CBCityhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/express-empower-and-get-loud-at-youth-week-in-cbcityExpress, Empower and Get Loud at Youth Week in CBCity2024-04-01T13:00:00Z
School Holiday Activities That Won't Break The Budgethttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/school-holiday-activities-that-wont-break-the-budgetSchool Holiday Activities That Won't Break The Budget2024-03-24T13:00:00Z
Dodgeball tournament to 'hit' CBCityhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/dodgeball-tournament-to-hit-cbcityDodgeball tournament to 'hit' CBCity2024-03-03T13:00:00Z
Canvassing culture: local youth to create and siphttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/canvassing-culture-local-youth-to-create-and-sipCanvassing culture: local youth to create and sip2024-03-03T13:00:00Z
Rare Disease Dayhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/rare-disease-dayRare Disease Day2024-02-28T13:00:00Z
Council and Bulldogs team up to clean uphttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/council-and-bulldogs-team-up-to-clean-upCouncil and Bulldogs team up to clean up2024-02-28T13:00:00Z
Community leaders connect to tackle big issueshttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/community-leaders-connect-to-tackle-big-issuesCommunity leaders connect to tackle big issues2024-02-26T13:00:00Z
CBCity Seniors Festival to 'Reach Beyond'https://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-seniors-festival-to-reach-beyondCBCity Seniors Festival to 'Reach Beyond'2024-02-25T13:00:00Z
Chicken shop caught dumping oilhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/chicken-shop-caught-dumping-oilChicken shop caught dumping oil2024-02-25T13:00:00Z
Community centre named in honour of former Mayorhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/community-centre-named-in-honour-of-former-mayorCommunity centre named in honour of former Mayor2024-02-25T13:00:00Z
New lantern festival to light up Campsiehttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-lantern-festival-to-light-up-campsieNew lantern festival to light up Campsie2024-02-11T13:00:00Z
School zone safety successhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/school-zone-safety-successSchool zone safety success2024-02-11T13:00:00Z
Dodgy developer slapped with hefty finehttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/dodgy-developer-slapped-with-hefty-fineDodgy developer slapped with hefty fine2024-02-04T13:00:00Z
Deterring dumpers and greening the Cityhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/deterring-dumpers-and-greening-the-cityDeterring dumpers and greening the City2024-01-28T13:00:00Z
From Bankstown to the beach: Council's FREE bus is backhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/from-bankstown-to-the-beach-councils-free-bus-is-backFrom Bankstown to the beach: Council's FREE bus is back2024-01-02T13:00:00Z
A meals on wheels milestone: Lynn's golden jubilee of servicehttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/a-meals-on-wheels-milestone-lynns-golden-jubilee-of-serviceA meals on wheels milestone: Lynn's golden jubilee of service2023-12-10T13:00:00Z
Streets to sparkle with Christmas lights comphttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/streets-to-sparkle-with-christmas-lights-compStreets to sparkle with Christmas lights comp2023-12-03T13:00:00Z
Tots, teens & the in-betweens: Council's School Holiday program caters for allhttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/tots-teens-and-the-in-betweens-councils-school-holiday-program-caters-for-allTots, teens & the in-betweens: Council's School Holiday program caters for all2023-12-03T13:00:00Z
Community pulls weight against domestic violencehttps://cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/community-pulls-weight-against-domestic-violenceCommunity pulls weight against domestic violence2023-11-27T13:00:00Z

Council Operation Keeps Ramadan Safe

Council Operation Keeps Ramadan Safe Sydney’s biggest multicultural event, Ramadan Nights Lakemba, will welcome more than a million visitors this year and behind the scenes Council Staff and Police will be working overtime to ensure traffic rules and strict hygiene standards are met. No Sydney’s biggest multicultural event, Ramadan Nights Lakemba, will welcome more than a million visitors this year and behind the scenes Council Staff and Police will be working overtime to ensure traffic rules and strict hygiene standards are met.  

​Sydney’s biggest multicultural event, Ramadan Nights Lakemba, will welcome more than a million visitors this year and behind the scenes Council Staff and Police will be working overtime to ensure traffic rules and strict hygiene standards are met.

In a Council operation like never seen before, Environmental Health Officers, Parking Officers, Waste Crew and Events Staff will be out in full force to keep the event safe and enjoyable for the community.
Last year, the month-long event attracted around 1.4 million visitors and while the majority of people were courteous and considerate, there were some who ignored the rules. 
Parking Officers issued 3,060 infringement notices for offences including disobeying no stopping signs, double parking, parking across driveways and stopping on footpaths or nature strips.
Motorists weren’t the only ones doing the wrong thing. Council Officers also issued infringement notices to businesses operating without permission, improper food handling and dangerous cooking practices.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said Ramadan Nights is a special celebration for the community and Council will not compromise the safety of those attending. 
“Most attending do the right thing, but we can’t tolerate any business that brazenly wants to cut corners,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“We saw examples of people barbequing at a petrol station next to fuel bowsers and others barbequing and spreading smoke which impacted on a busy road.
“Let’s all play our part to ensure Ramadan Nights is a safe and fun event.”
Council takes all measures to ensure Ramadan Nights Lakemba is safe and friendly and all food vendors undertake Council-run Safe Food Handling Workshops prior to the event.
Environmental Health Officers will undertake nightly inspections of food stalls and businesses, while Parking Officers will be patrolling surrounding streets.
Council Investigators will also be on-hand to tackle any illegal trading, pollution incidents and dumped rubbish, while waste crews will keep the event clean.
Last year, Council’s Waste Officers removed approximately three truckloads of rubbish each night, totalling 307 tonnes of rubbish across the month-long event.
Council is also offering a free shuttle bus service, brought to you by Western Union, to provide safe and accessible transport to and from the event.
For more information about Ramadan Nights Lakemba, visit cb.city/RamadanNights
Ramadan Nights Lakemba has been recognised and funded by the NSW Government. 
This event is proudly sponsored by Western Union and SBS and supported by Sydney Water, MySat and Dessert Boxes.
About Ramadan
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. During the month of Ramadan, people of Muslim faith fast during daylight hours, from dawn to sunset.  
At the end of each day, Muslims gather for Iftar – the evening meal to break their fast.
About Ramadan Nights Lakemba
Ramadan Nights Lakemba, Sydney’s most popular multicultural event, returns on Saturday 9 March. This spectacular month-long celebration of culture sees Lakemba’s Haldon Street transformed into a vibrant global food bazaar every Thursday-Sunday from 6pm-3am.    
Each evening, there’s an abundance of local food vendors and stall holders. It’s the ideal place for you and your friends to experience foods from around the world, and for many Muslims to break their fast together.  
Digital Media Kit
A digital media kit with releases, promotional imagery and other resources is available at cb.city/RamadanMediaKit

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