3 April 2018
Keep it clean

While  autumn might signal an end to peak swimming season, it doesn't mean an end to swimming pool maintenance.

Pool owners need to take extra care of water quality as the cooler months arrive to avoid pools turning green or become a haven for mosquitoes

Council has already received a number of complaints about neighbouring pools going green and attracting mozzies.

Autumn is the peak time for mosquito borne viral infections and hence people should take steps to avoid exposure to mosquitoes. There is no specific treatment for these viruses so prevention depends on avoiding mosquito bites.
  • Clean filters
  • Keep chemicals in balance
  • Add an algaecide
  • Use a pool blanket
  • Maintain the water level

New fitness equipment at Tom Uren Park

New outdoor fitness equipment has been installed at Tom Uren Park, Guildford West;  north of the existing playground and adjacent to the corner of Karani Avenue and Iris Street.

The local residential community were instrumental in identifying the initial need and the potential benefits to the community. 

A collaborative approach funded the project with costs shared equally between Cumberland Council and a NSW Community Building Partnership program grant sourced by the State Member for Fairfield, Guy Zangari.

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 Council's Grants Officer, Marie Sesay on 02 8757 9800, email grants@cumberland.nsw.gov.au or go to cumberland.nsw.gov.au/clubgrants.

Applications open 9 April 2018 and close 4pm, 7 May 2018. 

Draft Asbestos Policy

Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos related diseases in the world. We know how important it is to educate everyone about the dangers of asbestos, particularly in an area like Cumberland which makes up a large part of Sydney's fibro belt. This d raft policy highlights Council's proactive approach to protecting the health and well-being of the community and using best practice to minimise exposure to asbestos.

Wyatt Park Plan of Management (POM)

The POM has been developed in accordance with the principles of the Crown Lands Act 2016 and Local Government Act 2005, and provides the community, sporting groups and Cumberland Council with a clear direction and framework on the future use and management of the Park.
More plans, policies and programs ...

Have your say on the...
  • Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor Plan of Management
  • Draft Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy
  • Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy and Land Use Planning Framework
  • Committees and Panels - Expressions of Interest (EOIs)

Poppy in the Park

Story-time sessions (including music and craft activities) for children aged 0-5 years, every second Tuesday.
30 January - 10 April, 10am - 10.45am,
Blaxland Riverside Park Kiosk, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park.

Council Meeting

An ordinary meeting of Council was held on Wednesday 21 March 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 4 April 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands.
Seniors Week

The festival celebrates the role seniors play and the contributions made to the NSW community.

4 April - 15 April, various times and locations.
Carpentry Workshop for Women

Learn the basics of carpentry construction from experienced woodworkers. Cumberland Council residents only.

Saturday 14  April, 10am - 3.00pm, 
The Bower Parramatta, 1/4-14 Hunter Street, Parramatta