17 April 2018
Committed to clean streets

Cumberland Council and the Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad are now enforcing fines of up to $8,000 for illegal dumping, with two recent incidents in Auburn and Smithfield attracting fines of $2,000 each.
"We know the cleanliness of the streets is important for residents in Cumberland. It's also really important to Council," Mayor Greg Cummings said.

"It's been two months since Cumberland Council harmonised its clean up services.  We are hopeful the increased flexibility and frequency of the service, as well as the increased size of collections, will see a reduction in illegal dumping.

" Council has now started to enforce fines  of up to $8,000 for illegal dumping. It really just isn't worth the risk of being slapped with a massive fine when you've got access to four free services per year."

You can book a clean up simply by visiting cumberland.nsw.gov.au or calling (02) 8757 9000. For multi-lingual support, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to be connected to Cumberland Council on (02) 8757 9000.

RID Squad Officer Eric Ryffel in Merrylands.
Safety and accessibility audit

Residents recently joined forces with Cumberland Council and NSW Police to carry out a safety and accessibility audit of the Pendle Hill Town Centre.

Four teams took to the streets to document safety concerns and accessibility issues. The information is now being collated into a report for Council and NSW Police.

The audit is the first of four scheduled for town centres across Cumberland in 2018, following successful audits carried out in Guildford and Pemulwuy in 2017.

We're currently inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from community members to join the Community Safety Committee and Access Committee. 

ClubGRANTS applications open soon

ClubGRANTS is a community grants program funded by local clubs and administered by Cumberland Council. 

The Clubs for Cumberland ClubGRANTS Scheme will fund projects that address the following priorities: community safety, education and employment, health and well-being, sustainability, youth, social cohesion and participation. 

Organisations can access free information sessions, grant writing workshops and receive tailored advice on their project at an advisory desk session. 

For further information, contact our Grants Officer, Marie Sesay on (02) 8757 9800, email  grants@cumberland.nsw.gov.au   or go to cumberland.nsw.gov.au/clubgrants .

Applications are open until 4pm on Monday 7 May 2018. 

Auburn Botanic Gardens Masterplan

We're seeking community feedback on the draft Auburn Botanic Gardens Masterplan, which has been placed on public exhibition until Monday 30 April 2018.  Some of the proposals include succulent and desert gardens, more colour and seasonal planting, a rainforest area, an edible garden, an amphitheatre upgrade and more seating.

Small and Medium Business Survey

We're developing a new Business Engagement Program to support businesses operating in the local area.  If you operate a small or medium sized business in Cumberland we want to hear from you.

More plans, policies and programs ...

Have your say on our ...
  • Community Engagement Strategy
  • Proposed Flood Mitigation Works - Harry Gapes Reserve, Merrylands
  • Draft Asbestos Policy and Guide to Asbestos Management
  • Draft Plan of Management, Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor, Pemulwuy
  • Draft Plan of Management, Wyatt Park

Council Meeting

An ordinary meeting of Council was held on Wednesday 4 April 2018. To view the minutes of the meeting or to watch the full video, please  click here. The next meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 18 April 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands.
Try Sports Holiday Camp

Children aged 5-12 will have an opportunity to try AFL, cricket, netball and gymnastics. It is free to attend and morning tea will be provided for all children, but registrations are essential

Thursday 19 April 2018,  8.30am - 1pm
Wyatt Park, 49 Church Street, Lidcombe
ANZAC Day ceremonies

Here's a list of local ANZAC Day ceremonies taking place on: