LIFE OF SI | New kids on the winter block

Champion photographer Simon Bennett got a behind-the-scenes look at Fairfield’s Winter Wonderland in Ep 17 of his weekly video podcast, Life of Si.

Bennett interviewed Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone about Icetopia which will see an ice skating rink be placed at the Aquatopia water park.

“We want to bring something different to Fairfield,” mayor Carbone said.

“We want our families to have access to what everyone else has.”

In another big episode, Bennett catches up with Andrew Blizard who wants parks, cycleways and footpaths in the Airds’ Newbrook estate.

“There really is nothing here,” he said.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone.

“When we first moved in there was a master plan. It included a cycle path, they talked about regeneration of the bush, and a major wetlands area and a major shopping centre. There were new playing fields and at least one or two playgrounds.”

Bennett was also on hand at Hoxton Park High School who welcomed two new kids recently – a pair of newborn goats and he catches up with passionate advocate for women and Western Sydney, Amanda Rose.