27 January 2017
Young Leaders Wanted
Activating Cumberland's Youth
In 2016 Cumberland Council spoke with 900 young people aged 12-24 about their hopes, dreams, fears and frustrations. The findings gave a  unique insight into the needs of the 35,000 young people growing up in the Cumberland area. 

Cumberland's youth told us they were concerned about: 
  • finding work
  • getting an education
  • staying healthy
  • feeling part of their community
  • being safe
Having listened to our young people, we are now getting ready to take action. Cumberland Council is seeking young volunteers to act as ambassadors in a Cumberland wide campaign which will put the power in the hands of the young people. Together we will find out the best way of dealing with the above concerns and creating an outstanding environment for one of our best resources - our youth. 

Malcolm Ryan
Interim General Manager
Cumberland Council
Escape to the circus this Chinese New Year
Welcome the Year of the Rooster with the world class performers of the Lunar Circus, on Friday 3 February, 6-9pm at Remembrance Park, Lidcombe.

Festivities begin with a procession of lion dancers down Joseph Street to Remembrance Park, where acrobats, magicians, puppet shows and musicians - including Korean Pop singers - will keep you entertained.  

Bring your appetite as the event will host some of the best Asian food pop-up restaurants in Sydney, including Korean and Filipino BBQs, and steamed buns.

For more information please click here.
Development applications now available online
Cumberland Council has taken a major step to improve accountability and transparency by making development applications available online.
Residents can simply log onto the new e-planning framework to view and comment on applications, removing the need to visit council facilities in person.
"This change will place a greater onus of accountability on council and those proposing developments in favour of members of the public," said interim general manager Malcolm Ryan.

New exhibition offers fresh perspective on Cumberland
The Peacock Gallery will launch a unique exhibition featuring Sydney artist Stephen Hall on Saturday 4 February, on view until 19 March.
"Merry Andrew the Limner: A journey through Cumberland, now and then," features more than 25 original works by Hall, including paintings and post-card style works exploring the people and places of the newly created Cumberland local government area.
The Cumberland adventure begins by Stephen Hall (2016), 30x42cm gouache and watercolour on cotton paper.
Fridge Buyback Scheme

Fridge Buyback pays you to reduce your power bills and help save the environment by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer. Running a second fridge adds an average of $300 a year to your power bills and results in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere.
Fridges and freezers will be collected and a $25 rebate is paid if the removal involves stairs with six steps or less. The appliances are professionally degassed and the metals recycled.
The next collection days are:
16 February - Former Auburn area
17 February - Former Granville area
21 February - Former Holroyd area
Call 1800 708 401 to book or see www.fridgebuyback.com.au for more information.
Tomato preserving workshop
Never buy canned tomatoes again after taking a free tomato preserving workshop on Saturday 4 February at the Auburn Centre for Community. Learn the Italian art of making canned tomatoes and passata and take your creation home with you. Registrations essential.
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