Featured artist: Shannon Crees

Sister Cities

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Sister Cities

Keelung, Taiwan Kos Greece Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal Larnaca, Cyprus Safita, Syria Bethlehem, Palestine Zonnebeke, Belgium 6th October City, Egypt

Marrickville has a comprehensive Sister Cities Program that reflects the area's culturally diverse population. Council's Sister Cities Program is aimed at increasing understanding and fostering world peace by furthering international communication and exchange at the a personal level through city-to-city affiliations.

Marrickville Council currently has sister city relationships with:

There are many ways for community members to become involved it the sister city relationships. One of the innovative programs that Council maintains with its sister cities is the annual International Artists Exchange Program. Through this program, a local artist is able to visit one of our sister cities, with Marrickville playing host to an artist from one of our sister cities in return.

Marrickville's Sister Cities Committee, currently comprises local representatives from each country with which Council holds sister city relationships and nominated Councillors, meeting quarterly to discuss issues relevant to the Sister Cities Program and look at new ways to evolve our sister city relationships. In November 2008, Council adopted the Sister City Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines objectives to be achieved by the Sister Cities Program, such as sharing Marrickville's values, expertise and culture, and how these are to be achieved.

Council also maintains membership of and active participation in the Australian Sister Cities Association (ASCA).

For further information on the Sister Cities program, please email cdo@marrickville.nsw.gov.au