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Cr Smith & Cr Rosario

Hallam gym opening - ‘This Is’ 

Cr Smith was pleased to call into a new River Gum Ward health and fitness business ‘This Is’ and meet staff including his former student, Rebecca Herft.

Hallam gym opening

Commit to Casey

Cr Rosario rallied our local Sikh community at the Nanaksar Taath Temple in Lynbrook to support Commit to Casey, who filled in hundreds of cards to the State Government supporting Casey’s advocacy for better roads, infrastructure and other services. Thank you all! 

commit to casey

Doveton community BBQ

Cr Smith and Doveton resident Sean Balfour with Police horses who made a visit to the recent Doveton Community BBQ.

Doveton Community BBQ with police horses

Road safety – St Francis De Sales

Cr Rosario has tabled two petitions at Council that were drafted by four Grade-5 students in relation to community safety initiatives at St Francis De Sales Primary School in Lynbrook. Crs Rosario and Smith congratulate the young students on their initiative to improving safety for all and look forward to working on improved safety together.

Indian dance school night

Cr Smith was pleased to be a special guest at Narre Warren North based ‘Vishver Rangayathanaya Dancing School’ Graduation Concert at Bunjil Theatre.  

Indian dance concert at Bunjil

Speed reduction – Pound rd/Shrives Rd, Hampton Park

Cr Rosario has been strongly advocating for a speed reduction from South Gippsland Hwy to Pound Rd/Shrives Rd (where 7-Eleven is located) due to many recent and previous near misses/accidents that put lives at risk. With the road busier than ever, we cannot ignore the issue.

Casey Cardinia Libraries ‘Getting Published’

MC of the event, Cr Rosario, supporting local authors to help share their experiences with other budding authors wishing to publish their works. The event at Bunjil Place was a huge success and may become an annual event for those interested in telling their story.

Getting published event

Hampton Park Men's shed opening 

Crs Smith and Rosario were very pleased to be able to officially open the long awaited (and fought for) Hampton Park Men’s Shed.

Opening Hampton Park Men's Shed

Neighbourhood watch car plate safe day

Cr Rosario fitted new theft-proof screws to the number plates on Cr Smith’s car at the recent ‘Neighbourhood Watch Safe-Plates Day’.

Neighbourhood Watch Car Plate Safe Day

Doveton show

Crs Rosario and Smith volunteered at the annual Doveton Show which was the biggest crowd yet. An amazing amount of work goes into the planning and running of the show with support from Police, CFA, SES, Neighbourhood Watch Casey and with Cr Smith organising and running the stage on the day. Cr Smith is pictured with fellow volunteers and Cr Rosario is with the Neighbourhood Watch Casey group at the show.

Doveton show volunteers

Aborignal art exhibition

Cr Rosario was pleased to MC the launch of an Aboriginal art exhibit which included art from our very own Aboriginal Gathering Place in Doveton. Cr Rosario warmly congratulates Uncle Doug and all artists for their impressive work expressing their culture.

Art exhibit

Cr Rosario was pleased to award the winners of the Hampton Park Community House Art Exhibit who have shown tremendous talent and passion for their creations. Well done to Heather Sheppard and house manager Tania Sacco.


Schools on stage

Cr Smith was once again privileged to be able to be one of the judges of the hugely successful Schools on Stage event and is pictured with host, Tim Campbell and some of the talented young.

Performers with host Tim Campbell ‘Schools On Stage’

Lindsay King arts award

Cr Smith was very pleased to announce Chantelle Riordan as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Lindsay King Arts Award.

Lindsay King Arts Award Winner Chantelle Riordan

Hampton Park gala

Cr Rosario was pleased to support another terrific celebration of Hampton Park and its wonderful groups who make it a great place to live.

Gala dinner

Bunnings BBQ with Hampton Park Progress Association

Cr Smith was pleased to be able to volunteer along with members of the Hampton Park Progress Association at a Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser.


Berwick show volunteer award

Cr Smith was recently awarded for his long-time volunteering running the entertainment stage at the annual Berwick Show. 


Casey biodiversity month photography competition

Cr Smith pictured with five-year-old Lynbrook resident, Josephine Anjali Rodrigues, winner of the ‘kindergarten section’ of the Casey Biodiverstity Month Photography Competition.

Autumn place community hub

Our community hub that Crs Rosario and Smith have fought hard for is finally coming to fruition. The park is now more visible, with new equipment and a built-in story that children can follow along even seeing story book characters in the park. This project will showcase Doveton's potential.