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The City of Canterbury Bankstown (CBCity) is a vibrant and diverse community, embracing people from all walks of life, representing over 100 nationalities and speaking more than 140 languages.

We take great pride in our rich cultural diversity, which is reflected in our delicious cuisine, various faiths and the multitude of languages that paint our streets with life.

Exploring the idea

At a recent Council meeting on May 23, 2023, we decided to engage the community in a discussion about identifying, developing, and promoting cultural districts in our city.

Neighbouring councils have already acknowledged cultural districts such as Little Greece and Little Vietnam.

Now, we're turning to you, the people at the heart of CBCity, to ask a simple yet important question: Would you like to see similar initiatives right here?

Currently, we already have informal cultural districts like:

  • Saigon Place in Bankstown, a tribute to the Vietnamese community.
  • Haldon Street in Lakemba, a melting pot of people and businesses from Pakistan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, united by the Muslim faith.

We're here to find what you think about seeing official cultural precincts in CBCity.

Your thoughts matter, and we're excited to hear them!


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Thursday 23 November 2023 - Monday 18 December 2023

    Exhibition Period

    This consultation is open for contributions.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Monday 18 December 2023 05:00 pm


    Contributions to this exhibition are closed, reviewed and reported back to Council.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    December 2023 – January 2024

    Feedback are reviewed by Council

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    January 2024 – February 2024

    A summary of the consultation is provided to Council for Councillors to make a decision.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    April 2024

    A summary of the consultation feedback and the outcomes of the Councillor’s decision is provided to the community.

Have your say

Thank you for your interest in this exhibition. Submissions are now closed.

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Who's listening

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please email us or contact the Council officers listed below.

In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885

Siobhan Jordan

Siobhan Jordan

Coordinator Community Engagement

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5902

Joey Qiu

Joey Qiu

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 9030

CBCity 2028 Destinations

Here's how this projects helps to deliver our Community Strategic Plan.
Safe and Strong

Safe and Strong

A proud inclusive community that unites, celebrates and cares.

Learn more

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.

Contact us

Our friendly Customer Service Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm to assist with all enquiries.

Phone 9707 9000

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