Turning red tape into Christmas wrapping

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Christmas in Randwick

Randwick City Council will continue its tradition of funding and facilitating traffic control and temporary road closures for one-off neighbourhood events as part of its community-building ‘street party’ initiative.

Mayor Lindsay Shurey says Council is committed to making it easier for residents to connect in authentic, safe and creative ways. 

“Creating a sense of community is one of Council’s primary goals, so we looked for ways to remove the red tape and allow residents to organise small, private street parties and celebrate the Christmas season together,” said Mayor Shurey.

“We know many residents already hold street parties at this time of year. Offering road closures and public liability insurance ensures those get-togethers are as safe and enjoyable as possible.”

The street parties program reflects Randwick Council’s desire to foster a vibrant and diverse community and create strong partnerships between Council and community groups.

Of the approximately ten applications for street parties submitted to Council each year, the majority are for the month of December.

“Getting rid of the red-tape and exorbitant costs that have traditionally discouraged residents from applying for street closures for their Christmas parties is something I’m really pleased we can offer to residents,” said Mayor Shurey.

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