Celebration brought people into our streets

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce president Vince Movizio.

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce president Vince Movizio.

Some may say that Christmas came early to Fairfield City this week.

On Saturday our CBD saw an outburst of festivities from the annual Culinary Carnivale Spanish and Latin Food Festival.

In its seventh year, this fast growing event was a great success attracting thousands of people to the streets of Fairfield.

The colourful and vibrant celebration provided participants with fine foods, amazing entertainment and activities for the whole family in a fantastic Latino cultural experience.

There was more to celebrate on the streets of Fairfield this week with Fairfield City Council approving design strategies for landmark signature buildings set to built in the near future, now on exhibition.

The long-awaited project commenced in November 2015, where the Fairfield City Chamber of Commerce – representing various stakeholders within the Fairfield City Centre – requested a review of the design controls within the City Centre.

The review would facilitate redevelopment of specific sites with a view to increasing building height and densities where appropriate, as well as introduce mixed use development where feasible to do so.

Fairfield City Council appointed Urban Designers to develop and implement a Stakeholder Engagement Plan to engage the property owners of 12 major sites ranging from 2500sqm to 26,000sqm within the Fairfield CBD.

The introduction of attractive tall sleek iconic buildings will pave the way to the rejuvenation of our City Centre and provide better facilities for businesses along with a higher level of standards. Fairfield City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an information night in the next few weeks to provide a briefing to businesses, stake holders and community members. More details to come.

Sadly, the week was not entirely filled with celebrations. The reality of the lack of funding to our hospital’s paediatric ward once again came to light.

On Sunday doctors, nurses, midwives and other members of the hospital, along with members of the community including children, hit the streets on a 35km fundraising bike ride. The hospital launched its inaugural On Your Bike4kids cycling event to raise funds for much needed medical equipment for the women’s and children’s wards.

  • Vince Movizio, president, Fairfield City Chamber of Commerce


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