6 February 2018
Australia Day Awards

Australia Day Awards shine a well-deserved spotlight on the individuals and events that elevate Cumberland into a place where everyone can feel welcome, belong and succeed.

The 2018 Australia Day Award winners in each of the five categories are:
  • Citizen of the Year - Maria Lucia (Lucy) Doherty
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Maddison King
  • Sportsperson of the Year - Paul Fogarty
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year - Carissa Uno
  • Community Event of the Year - White Ribbon Day Breakfast

Lidcombe mum and carer Maria Lucia (Lucy) Doherty has been recognised for her tireless work advocating for the needs of people with disability and their carers, taking out the local Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award
Cumberland harmonises Clean Up Services

Cumberland Council is harmonising its Clean Up Services, enabling all residents to access up to four pre-booked collections per year.

The move brings service provision in the former Holroyd area, where residents had access to two scheduled Clean Up Services every 12 months, into alignment with those in the former Auburn and Parramatta areas.

The size of the collections has also been increased from one cubic metre to two across Cumberland. Materials should be placed neatly on the kerbside in front of your property, no earlier than the night before your allocated collection day.

You can book anytime by simply visiting cumberland.nsw.gov.au or calling 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.

Flavours of Auburn

We're excited to announce new dates for Flavours of Auburn cooking classes and food walking tours.

Cooking classes are run by a group of local cooks, who share recipes and ingredients from their culture with a cosy class of ten participants. Iranian and Pakistani, Egyptian and Sudanese, Sri Lankan and Mongolian, Ethiopian or Afghani cooking classes are available.

Walking food tours are a unique opportunity to learn about the rich cultures of Auburn while sampling some of the most delicious food in Sydney with a local tour guide. A taste of Korean, Turkish and Middle Eastern cultures and cuisines is on the menu.

Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy
We are developing a new Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018 - 2022 and want to provide the opportunity for you to have a say so we can learn more about:
  • What is important to you regarding waste disposal and resource recovery
  • How well existing services are meeting your needs
  • What you think about potential household waste service changes.
Car park closure

Construction has started on Merrylands Commuter Car Park, which will be closed for 10 months from 22 January 2018 while additional levels are constructed. Find out more about this Transport for NSW project  here.
What's on in Cumberland
Chinese New Year 

Cumberland Council is partnering with Auburn Central and Dooleys to present Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of the Dog.  Enjoy a variety of  free entertainment and activities.

Saturday 17 February, 4-6pm, 
Auburn Central Forecourt, corner of Harrow Road and Queen Street, Auburn.

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.