2 May 2017
Upgrades to Greystanes public spaces

Many residents living in the Greystanes area, particularly younger ones, are justifiably excited about a proposed Skate Park in the region. However Council's capital works program in the area extends well beyond that. Last year Council completed significant improvements to the Maple Street Playground, upgraded the lighting at the AFL oval on Gipps Road, renewed the irrigation of sports ovals in the area and added new outdoor picnic equipment to Bradman Street Park.
This year Council will add new swing sets to Vernon Street Park, Lance Crescent Reserve Park, Chamberlain Park and Gregory Street Park. This will complement the work scheduled for the Bathurst Street Park Soccer Field, Gipps Road Sporting Complex and maintenance of local play equipment throughout the area. This is another way we are ensuring that all our residents have access to great outdoor spaces where they can work, rest and play.    

Hamish McNulty
Acting-Interim General Manager
Cumberland Council

New playground equipment at Maple Street Park, Greystanes
Bush tucker not blackboards at award winning Bush School

Cumberland Council's award winning Bush School wants to help young children get outdoors and back into nature. The 'school', a landscaped corner of Central Garden, Merrylands West, includes textured boulders, native plants and 'Bush Tucker' gardens, and is the perfect place for children of all ages to experience and explore nature. The innovative approach to outdoor play hasn't gone unnoticed, with Bush School recently winning a Highly Commended Award at the 2017 Local Government Awards.

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Two local pre-schoolers meet two local natives as part of Cumberland Council's Bush School.

Commemorate the First Act of Reconciliation

On 3 May 1805, a group of Aboriginal women, together with a young free settler, brokered a meeting between local Aboriginal leaders and European settlers on Prospect Hill. The historic meeting led to the end of conflict in the region.  In the lead up to National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) you are invited to join with traditional land owners and government representatives to commemorate the first recorded act of reconciliation between the Darug nation and European settlers. To RSVP please email beatrice.sesay@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Wednesday 3 May | 10am-12.30pm | Prospect Hill (via Butu Wargon Dr, Pemulwuy)
The reconciliation of 3 May 1805 has national significance over two centuries after the event.
Workplace Tragedy Memorial Ceremony

Friends, family and colleagues of those killed at work or who have died from work related illnesses are invited to attend the annual workplace tragedy memorial. The event is an opportunity to reflect on the  significance of work, health and safety, and remembers those who have died. If you would like to arrange a plaque to remember your loved one, please email helen.connell@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Saturday 6 May | 10am-10.30am | Holroyd Gardens (Former Goodlet & Smith Brickworks)
The Workplace Tragedy Memorial records the name, age and cause of death of victims of workplace tragedies.
Library Talks: Great stories from master storytellers

Hear author Carol Baxter discuss her latest work,The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller- the remarkable true story of a 1920's Melbourne housewife who became an international celebrity as an aviator. Monday 8 May | 6.30pm-8pm | Merrylands Library | RSVP here

Meanwhile as part of the 2017 Heritage Festival, Cumberland libraries have invited Steve Norton from the Canal Reserve Action Group (CRAG)  to discuss the history of the Lower Prospect Canal Reserve. T uesday 9 May | 1pm-2.30pm | Merrylands Library | RSVP here
Steve Norton will also explore how local citizens got the entire reserve included on the State Heritage Register.
Planning the future of Wyatt Park

The process of transforming Wyatt Park into the premier recreational hub in the area has begun. Cumberland Council has engaged external consultants to set a clear direction forward, clarifying the:
  • desired future uses of the park
  • potential additional facilities
  • ways to increase safety for park users
  • guidelines for improved future management and maintenance of the park.
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An aerial shot of Wyatt Park and neighbouring suburbs.

  Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre Community Open Day a hit

A free Community Open Day of the Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre on Saturday 22 April attracted 822 guests and members of the public. Some 45 people who attended the open day were so impressed with the new facilities that they signed up to join the pool as new members. The $27 million upgrade  provides the community with a year-round aquatic hub. Foundation memberships are still available.

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The Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre provides a state-of-the-art facility for everyone in Cumberland's backyard.
Give a toss - New way to report littering from vehicles

Help keep Cumberland clean by reporting littering from vehicles. As part of the Hey Tosser campaign, residents are now able to make reports straight to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). To report littering from a vehicle you need to:
  • have actually seen the litter being thrown
  • provide the vehicle registration details
  • provide the location
  • report the incident within 14 days.

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The new 'Give A Toss' campaign makes it even easier to hold litter bugs accountable.  
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