The series is set around the fictional Arcadia Waters Council near Sydney, and was primarily a satirical look at the machinations of local government.
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2003   2000  
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John Clayton ...
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 Karin Schumaker 18 episodes, 2000-2003
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 George Hasnakov 18 episodes, 2000-2003
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 Gordon Mahon 18 episodes, 2000-2003
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 Dr. Salwah Mandikis 18 episodes, 2000-2003
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 Janice Corniglio 18 episodes, 2000-2003
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 Victor Trujillo 18 episodes, 2000-2003
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 Helen Manoufis 15 episodes, 2000-2003
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 Biddy Marchant 10 episodes, 2003
Peter Kowitz ...
 Warwick Marchant / ... 10 episodes, 2000-2003
Kerry Walker ...
 Fran Smith 10 episodes, 2003
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 Irene Cheung 10 episodes, 2003
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 Ava Strick 9 episodes, 2003
Sophie Heathcote ...
 Biddy Marchant 8 episodes, 2000
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 Derek Garner 8 episodes, 2000
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 Irene Cheung 8 episodes, 2000
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 Fran Smith 8 episodes, 2000
Chris Argirousis ...
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The series is set around the fictional Arcadia Waters Council near Sydney, and was primarily a satirical look at the machinations of local government.

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The Arcadia Waters council chambers building is actually the old Concord Council building in Sydney, NSW. Concord Council had been amalgamated with Drummoyne and other nearby councils to form the Canada Bay Council, leaving the former Concord Council Chambers empty, and a great set for the show. The Chambers have subsequently been demolished and replaced with the Concord Library. Many of the street scenes when they sit on the footpath at outdoor dining areas are also shot in Coincord. See more »

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Greg Dominelli: [his response to any complaint] Leave it with me, I'll make it my top priority.
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Devastating revelations behind the cloak of local government.
9 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

A masterpiece of television in the making, 'Grass Roots' sweeps away the mysteries of local government in a beachside suburb of Sydney, Australia. One wonders how many council employees have spilled the beans to the creators of this series! It's difficult to pick out any particular members of the cast, because they work so well together. No one is really a standout, which is probably how it should be. But mention must be made of the superlative production values, especially the camera work. A 5-star series right up there with 'Seachange' and 'The Games'.


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