Georges River Council Activates COVIDSafe Community Events for 2022
Colorful community events return for the community of Georges River in 2022, bringing the region to life with a tribute to local legends at the Australia Day Awards, roaring lions and red lanterns in the Year of the Tiger, mouth-watering festival banquets In Good Taste, Youth Month neon energy bursts, UN interactive creative bazaar[contained] outdoor contemporary art festival and more.
A new round of Council funding as well as external grants and sponsorships will see the city buzz again in 2022 with Georges River Council Executive Director Gail Connolly noting that “The Council has played a key role in supporting the community. with essential services and programs to navigate the uncertainties and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have seen a wide range of very successful and safe COVID-19 programs delivered in 2020-2021, and how the community has welcomed these events.
“We turned a year of isolation into a year of connection and inclusion, whether online or in real life.
“We want to move our lives, revive the various industries and businesses in the city, enjoy what we have while making sure it is done safely. “
Significant events from December 2021 to 2022:
December 2021 – Citizenship ceremonies
A series of late-night celebrations will take place in December for new citizens welcoming around 1,000 residents who have been waiting for a long time before Christmas.
January 2022 – Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony
Held at the Marana Auditorium, Hurstville Entertainment Center, the ceremonies provide Australia Day Award winners and new citizens with an unforgettable experience to be recognized as part of the Australian family. The event will comply with relevant NSW Public Health Ordinances at the time of the event.
February 2022 – Au Bon Goût Festival
Sydney residents will be able to taste their world tour without leaving the city, when the heart of southern Sydney becomes foodie heaven for the In Good Taste festival in February. Markets, shows and festivities will take place throughout the month of February.
Sydney’s best cuisines will be showcased, with an Indigenous chef bringing the flavors of First Nations people through bush walks and a cooking demonstration. A “Little Lunar” evening will also take place to welcome the Year of the Tiger.
April 2022 – Youth Month
A month-long youth festival with a series of exciting events for 12-24 year olds.
From esports and content creation, to outdoor adventures or cutting edge discussions, it’s not only a fun and immersive experience for young people, but also an opportunity to empower and encourage our young people to step out of their comfort zone and develop their leadership skills.
June 2022 – One[contained] outdoor contemporary art festival
Attracting over 26,000 people in 2021, the event will reappear again in the New Year to transform southern Sydney.
From new, interactive and original artistic creations to aerial dances and a revival of art in the heart of Kogarah, A[contained] will captivate, surprise and amaze the people of Sydney in June.
To ensure all events are COVIDSafe, activations will be scalable and easily adapted to changing restrictions. Controlled capacities will be in place as required by the NSW Government’s public health orders and the council will work closely with government agencies, security teams and local police command to implement implements the program for the local community.
For more information on the year-round program, please visit Georges River Council – Council COVID-19 Safe Events
August 9, 2021 – Georges River Council offers a BMX / MTB track
June 25, 2021 – Funding for Georges River training track supports three Olympic athletes
February 23, 2021 – Improvements to Olds Park will support sports and recreation in Georges River
January 2, 2020 – Georges River City Council begins on-site community consultation for new aquatic center
August 14, 2019 – Georges River Council explores the locations of a new swimming pool
February 1, 2019 – Georges River Council secures naming rights agreement for Kogarah Jubilee Oval
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