THE City of Canada Bay will throw its full support behind all businesses along Majors Bay Road at Concord, following a fire on the shopping strip earlier this month.

City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas announced the recovery plan last weekend after inspecting fire damage to the shopping strip.

“The fire that broke out caused significant damage to awnings, pedestrian walkways and footpath dining shelters and we are assessing all of this to ensure repairs can start as soon as possible,” the Mayor said.

“Majors Bay Road is one of our major eat streets and contributes so much to the local community and economy and we will do all we can to support businesses in the area.

“We have met with business owners, the police and Majors Bay Chamber of Commerce to discuss what can be done to move quickly on the works and will continue to monitor this.”

Council has also committed to promoting the Majors Bay Road shopping strip in a bid to ensure the community continues to visit the area.

“Majors Bay Road is a vibrant village and we are urging our community to continue to support businesses along the strip, despite the current setback,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“We are hopeful the footpath and dining areas can be re-opened as soon as possible.”


IN other Concord news, this year’s Concord Carnival will have a farmyard theme.

Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said the Carnival on Sunday October 11 at Greenlees Park Concord from 10am will feature working farm animals.

“The theme this year is ‘The Farm Comes to Town’ so get ready for plenty of country-style fun, food and entertainment,” he said.

“From sheep dog trials, sheep shearing demonstra-tions and cow milking demonstrations, it really will feel like the farm has come to Concord!” he said.

Concord Carnival showcases local performers in the inner west and this year’s event will see some fantastic entertainment on the main stage with a great range of dancing and music, and the kids will love the sing along tunes from Fun with Franky.

On a second stage, the Lolo Gypsy Caravan will feature world music from Lolo Lovina and The Swinging Gypsies and the dancing feet of the Sydney Swing Katz.

In keeping with the theme, there’ll be good old fashioned kids activities and competitions in the LJ Hooker Drummoyne Concord Kids Activity Arena including; egg-and-spoon and potato sack races, gum boot throwing and musical hay bales.

The Pet Arena will feature dog obedience demonstra-tions, sheep dog trials, sheep shearing and whip cracking demonstrations.

Another attraction this year is Get Kids Cooking – this marquee will feature kids cooking classes, cutting and peeling workshops for kids and family friendly cooking demonstrations.

To pre-register for a cooking class (children must be aged five years and older) visit