Local Media Releases

A round of ‘a-paws’ for Bankstown's new off-leash dog park

A new Off-Leash Dog Park has opened at Band Hall Reserve. The new facility was jointly funded by the local council and Mr Clare’s Stronger Communities Fund. Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare inspected the new facility this week with Canterbury Bankstown Council’s new... read more...


Help us celebrate the Centenary of Milperra

  Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, local historian Mr Andrew Molloy and Bankstown Councillor Ian Stromborg are working on a plan to celebrate the centenary of Milperra. Jason is calling on local residents, schools and community groups to contribute their ideas on... read more...


Kids' Dental Scheme cuts hit hard in Bankstown

  Local families in Bankstown will be hit hard by Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to axe Labor’s Child Dental Benefits Scheme. The scheme provides more than 32,000 eligible children in Bankstown with up to $1,000 in treatment from the dentist of their choice every two years.... read more...


Life Saver locations revealed

Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced that 8 lifesaving defibrillators have been allocated to local Bankstown Football Clubs, the Bankstown Basketball Stadium and the Western Districts Joggers and Harriers. The local football clubs that will benefit from... read more...


Peppertree Cafe to grow in the heart of Bankstown

Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced $20,000 for Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service (BMYS) to double the size of the Peppertree Café, and install a stage for local artists to perform. The Peppertree Café, managed by Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service... read more...


Bankstown PCYC gets cool

Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced $18,000 for new air conditioning, lighting and a shade cloth for Bankstown PCYC. This funding comes from Jason Clare’s Blaxland Stronger Communities Programme. Mr Clare said “The boxing and martial arts room gets very... read more...


Bankstown Basketball Stadium to receive new seating

Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced $5,000 of funding to provide new seating at the Bankstown Basketball Stadium in Condell Park.  This funding comes from Jason Clare’s Blaxland Stronger Communities Programme. The new seating will replace 30 year old... read more...


The Force of Charity

  Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, has organised a special charity screening of the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to raise money for the Bankstown Hospital School within Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. Bankstown Hospital School caters to the... read more...


46 students recognised at the 2015 Blaxland Community Service Awards

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP has once again recognised the outstanding efforts of 46 local students at his seventh annual Community Service Awards Ceremony held at Bankstown Sports Club Theatre. The ceremony was attended by over 200 guests including families,... read more...


Life Savers come to Bankstown

Nine sporting fields around Bankstown will receive new lifesaving equipment as part of the 2015 Blaxland Stronger Communities Programme. Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, announced that he and Bankstown City Council would co-fund the $20,000 project that will... read more...