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Welcoming a new Council

The City of Charles Sturt has a new elected body following the recent Local Government Elections. Our City had a 30% voter representation, thank you all for voting. The new Charles Sturt Council is as follows:

Mayor - Angela Evans

Semaphore Park - Stuart Ghent and Gerard Ferrao

Grange - Tom Scheffler and Sarah McGrath

Findon - George Turelli and Helen Hibeljic

Henley - Paul Sykes and Kenzie van den Nieuwelaar

West Woodville - Tolley Wasylenko and Kelly Thomas

Woodville - Oanh Nguyen and Charlotte Watson

Hindmarsh - Paul Alexandrides and Alice Campbell

Beverley - Edgar Agius and Matt Mitchell

Christmas & New Year Hours

Christmas means different things to different people. For us in Charles Sturt, it’s a chance to connect with friends and family, an opportunity to reflect on the year, count our blessings and appreciate all we have. We hope you’re able to take time to enjoy your Christmas, and that 2019 brings you even more cherished moments.

Our Council Office will close at 3pm on Monday 24 December, reopening on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

The Library Service will deliver business as usual service with modified operating hours during the Christmas/New Year period.

If you require emergency Council assistance over the holiday period, call us on 8408 1111 at any time. For further information, please visit our website.

Grange Lakes Shared Use Path - Stage 4

Come along to a Community Open Day on Saturday 1 December to share your views on the draft concept designs for Stage 4 of the Grange Lakes Shared Use Path (between Jetty Street and Beach Street, Grange) or alternatively have your say online at Consultation closes Friday 7 December 2018.

Westside Place Makers Grant Program

The Westside Place Makers program funds projects that bring life and vibrancy to public spaces in Charles Sturt. We are calling for applications for projects to be delivered in Autumn/Winter 2019. We particularly welcome applications for projects that seek to enliven local main streets (retail strips) or propose initiatives that produce economic outcomes. For more information and program guidelines visit our website. Applications close 5pm, Monday 18 February 2019.

Curious Creatures – Summer School Holiday Library Program

Be prepared to get up close and personal with all creatures great and small this school holidays. Kids will have the chance to meet some real furry and spiky animals, design their own beasts on the computer, felt or by hand, make slime or terrifying masks, and celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Magic Pudding.

A scavenger hunt will run daily from 15 December to 27 January. Register for the Summer Reading Club until the end of January to win prizes. Some events have limited spaces, bookings are required. For more information call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book online:

Events and Festivals Sponsorship

We are committed to delivering a leading and liveable City that is vibrant, friendly, inclusive and celebrates its diverse cultures and experiences. To support these objectives, we have introduced an Events & Festivals Sponsorship program which is now open for applications. For more information visit

Quiz Afternoon at the Library

Eat, drink and tease your brain at a special quiz event at the Civic Library on Sunday 9 December from 1-3:30pm. Bring a team or join a table. Presented by Entertaining Events, light refreshments will also be provided on the day. Bookings are essential, call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book online at:

FaceTime Santa at the Library

Experience Santa in a digital way this Christmas! Book a five minute FaceTime session at the Civic Library from 17-21 December from 10-11am or 3-4pm. Using the Library iPad, children and families will have the opportunity to chat live with Santa all the way from the North Pole! Bookings are essential, call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book online at:

Light Up Your Christmas

Light up your home this festive season for a chance to win one of three Westfield vouchers! Take a photo of your display and upload it by midnight on Sunday 16 December at Vote for your favourite display on our Facebook page from Monday 17 December.

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