City Living

Community Garden at Showground

The department includes: 

  • Key Venues

  • Kids’ Early Learning

  • Library Services

  • Community

  • Arts and Cultural Development

  • Community Law Enforcement and Waste

  • Environment

  • Animal Holding Facility


Department Head

Vanessa Parks

Vanessa Parkes

Vanessa Parkes began her career in 1987 at Blacktown City Council as a Trainee Health and Building Surveyor. She was Manager Environment for 14 years and appointed Director in 2018. She brings a variety of experience to the role and a thorough understanding of public health issues, environmental education and compliance, community regulation, animal management, environmental amenity and safety.