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Councillor Khal Asfour
Official opening of Bankstown's
Official opening of Bankstown's
first public Devine Liberty Swing
As a life long resident of Greenacre, it is a privilege to serve the people of our great city as Mayor of Bankstown.

My wife Sally and I are raising our family in an area proud of its heritage and confident in its growth.

I was educated in the local area at Greenacre Public, St John Vianney Primary, St Johns College Lakemba and Benilde High Bankstown before graduating from the University of NSW.

In November 2011, I was honoured to appointed a White Ribbon Day Ambassador.

One of my greatest priorities is ensuring that all residents have their say on the future of our city and that I am available to all those who need my assistance.

I am also strongly committed to supporting Council in its pursuit of excellence in service delivery and the building of world-class facilities and infrastructure.

I take great pride in our city and I am passionate about what we can achieve as a community.


I am also proud of the personal initiatives I have taken as Mayor, such as:

  • Bankstown's Sports Hall of Fame to be constructed at Memorial Oval by the end of 2012
  • The City's first public Devine Liberty Swing for children with a disability, installed in Paul Keating Park and officially opened May 2012
  • The 2011 Mayoral Charity Dinner which raised $54,150 for Bankstown City Aged Care Dementia Unit and 2012 Mayoral Charity Dinner which raised over $80,000 for the Paediatric Unit at Bankstown Hospital
  • My official appointment as White Ribbon Ambassador as part of my wider campaign to stamp out violence against women in our community
  • Launch of Council's Roadshow's across our city enabling me to connect with residents and offer my assistance first hand
  • Unveiling the Gibran Khalil Gibran monument


Mayor Khal Asfour and members of the Yagoona Senior Citizens
Mayor Khal Asfour and members of the Yagoona Senior Citizens
I will work hard to ensure that Council continues to enjoy the strong ties we have with the many communities, cultural, sporting groups and associations, service clubs, registered clubs and businesses across the city and work closely together to the benefit of all our residents.

Having served in Council since March 2004, I have worked hard to ensure:

Bankstown City benefits from progressive service improvements across the area as part of the Bankstown CBD Renewal Program including:

  • The completion of the Bankstown Underpass
  • Bankstown Arts Centre
  • The Women’s and Children’s Health Centre
  • New bus transport interchange and Bankstown City Plaza and streetscape works
  • The redevelopment of the New Central Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Relocation of Nick Kearns Youth Refugee Centre

Mayor Khal Asfour on National Tree Day with students from Chullora Public School
Mayor Khal Asfour on National Tree Day
with students from Chullora Public School
  • Infrastructure improvements to our local area, including the:
    • $1.5 million upgrade to Greenacre Town Centre
    • $950,000 upgrade to Punchbowl Town Centre and continued roll out of the Town Centre Improvement Program across the city with Panania the next Town Centre to benefit
    • Upgrades to the local roads and improving facilities within our parks and sporting facilities such as Gazzard Park and Roberts Park

Other achievements include:

  • Enhancing financial stability by working to reduce Council debt and ensuring Bankstown City Council is debt free by 2018 
  • Promoting investment and growth through nurturing new business entities in Bankstown and encouraging the generation of employment opportunities for our residents. This has involved supporting the establishment of the Bankstown Business Advisory Service (BBAS) and the Bankstown Visitor Information Centre 
  • Ensuring generous assistance is provided through our Community Grants Program to local community groups to deliver projects that benefit all residents 
  • Providing strong support to youth through programs such as 'Midnight Basketball' and 'U Turns for Youth' and Council's Youth Advisory Committee which allows our young people to have their say on the future of our city 
  • Delivering important environmental initiatives and contining our Bushcare volunteer program


Mayor Khal Asfour with the ATSI Committee signing the Statement of Commitment to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan
Mayor Khal Asfour with members of the Bankstown ATSI Committee
signing the Statement of Commitment to develop a
Reconciliation Action Plan
On behalf of Bankstown City Council, I have also signed the following key documents:

  • The Refugee Council of Australia's Refugee Charter in June 2008
  • The Statement of Commitment to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan signed on 8 July 2011

I am keenly committed to building even stronger ties between Council and the many community, cultural, sporting groups and associations, service clubs, registered clubs and businesses across Bankstown and working closely with them for the benefit of all residents.

Amongst other things, our strength and future success will depend on our unity as a community and all of us continuing to contribute to the greatest of our abilities as mums and dads, workers, professionals, students, business people and others.

I am honoured by our community's confidence in me and I am determined to ensure that our city, though great, will become even greater still.

I look forward to what the future has in store for all of us.