Randwick Council is hosting Yarra Bay Family Fun Day! All members of the community are invited to attend a family-friendly celebration of Yarra Bay at Bicentennial Park, Yarra Bay (near the Sailing Club) on Saturday 4 March, 11am-3pm.

“We are delighted to be hosting this event to highlight our community’s love of Yarra Bay – it has to stay,” said Mayor Dylan Parker. “It’s a special part of our City and we support the local residents in preserving the unique beauty and heritage of the local area.”

“The Family Fun Day is all about celebration and showing our love for this treasured place in our City.”

Yarra Bay has been under a dark cloud since 2018 when the NSW Government released a Cruise Development Plan identifying the need for a third international cruise ship terminal in Sydney. The preferred location for third terminal has been narrowed down to Yarra Bay.

From the outset, Council has unanimously opposed the proposal to build a cruise ship terminal at Yarra Bay, and Council supports the community in their fight against the proposal.

“We are working closely with local community groups such as the Save Yarra Bay Coalition Save Yarra Bay Coalition and with State and Federal Members to stop a terminal from being built,” Mayor Parker said.

“Yarra Bay is a special place in Botany Bay for many reasons. Every summer, tens of thousands of people visit Yarra Bay to swim and to play on its sparkling white sands.”

“The area also has significance for the local Aboriginal community and the broader community who use it as an important recreational area for swimming, diving and fishing.”

Additionally, the bay has important historical and heritage value which is why it’s listed as a heritage item in Council’s Local Environmental Plan.

It will be a fun-filled day featuring free, family-friendly activities like bubbles, face painting and a circus workshop. There will also be live music performances, free ice cream and a number of food trucks, including: Authentic Turkish Gozleme, La Flamenca Paella, Chronicles of Crepes, OMG Donuts and Wholly Schnit.

Bring along your friends, family and your favourite picnic rug and join in on the community celebrations!

for more information visit:www.randwick.nsw.gov.au