Local Media Releases

Additional lifesaver locations revealed

Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced that an additional eight new lifesaving defibrillators have been allocated to local Bankstown Football Clubs and the City of Canterbury Bankstown Council. This brings the total to 16 lifesaving defibrillators that Mr... read more...


Youth Off The Streets Bankstown's new outdoor space

Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced $10,000 in funding to help Youth Off The Streets construct an outdoor space at their new Bankstown Outreach site. This outdoor space will help youth workers provide support to at risk youths in a private and safe place... read more...


New look canteen at Deverall Park Netball Courts

Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced $9,000 in funding to help the Bankstown City Netball Association refurbish the canteen at the Deverall Park Netball Courts in Condell Park. This funding comes from Jason Clare’s Blaxland Stronger Communities Fund. Mr... read more...


Over $126,000 in Local Volunteer Grants

  Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP hosted a morning tea for 31 local organisations that received volunteer grants. This year a total of $126,090 in funding was awarded locally to support the great work these organisations do for our community. "The Volunteer... read more...


Over 40 babies welcomed into our community

On the weekend, Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, held his ninth 'Welcoming the Babies' ceremony at Auburn Central Shopping Centre. Mr Clare officially welcomed 42 babies and toddlers at the special event. ‘Welcoming the Babies’ celebrates new births in our local... read more...


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...