11 February 2020
Mayor Steve Christou with netballer Paige Hadley and his daughters Nicola and Isabella.
Healthy Kids Initiative

In 2018, I launched the Healthy Kids Initiative which encourages children to eat right and get  moving. I'm proud to say that the program has expanded and now reaches at least half of all schools in Cumberland City.
We have launched a new competition with schools to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Schools with the best ideas have a chance to win $5000 so I'd encourage students and teachers to get their thinking caps on, and pitch us some ideas about ways to make kids active and eat well. 
For details about how you can get involved in the competition, visit the website: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/healthykids

Mayor Steve Christou with Kanan Shah, winner of the Community Pride Award and Australia Day Ambassador Dr Nicole Seebacher.
Local Citizen and Community Pride Award Winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of our region's Local Citizen of the Year and Community Pride Awards. We have attracted some strong entries across a number of different categories and fields. I know that our winners will represent Cumberland City to the best of their ability.

Mayor Steve Christou with a local resident at recent Meet Your Mayor session.
Meet your Mayor

It has been an absolute pleasure to meet with so many residents in our community and answer their questions about Council projects and services. Please continue to come and see me at these sessions and share your feedback and ideas about Council initiatives and our services.
The next sessions are as follows: 

When: 10am to 1pm, Thursday 13 February 2020
Where: Ground floor, near Gloria Jeans and Kmart, Stockland Mall, Merrylands, 1 McFarlane Street &, Pitt St, Merrylands NSW 2160.

When: 10am to 1pm, Thursday, 20 February 2020
Where:  Ground floor, near Gloria Jeans and Kmart, Stockland Mall, Merrylands,  1 McFarlane Street &, Pitt St, Merrylands NSW 2160.

No appointment is needed, just visit us near Kmart at Stockland Mall, Merrylands. In addition to these sessions, residents are free to make appointments to meet with me or Council staff to discuss any concerns or ideas during  business hours. To make an appointment, please contact me directly on 0419 651 187.
Lunar New Year postponed due to Coronavirus concerns

Due to public health concerns surrounding Coronavirus, Cumberland City Council has postponed its Lunar New Year celebrations, which were to be held in Auburn on 1 February 2020.
We acknowledge that current circumstances are not ideal for celebrating in a safe and healthy way and Council has a responsibility to consider public safety.
Cumberland City Council Seniors Week 2020

More than 15 percent of our Cumberland population are over the age of 60 and this is set to grow over the next decade.

Seniors make an enormous contribution to our community and at Cumberland City Council we offer a range of programs to ensure all our residents can participate in community life and be active in our local community.

With more than 70 festival events pla nned across the Cumberland City area, there is no shortage of things to do.

For a full list of activities this Seniors Week, visit the Cumberland City Council website. 
Refugee Camp in my Neighbourhood Consultation

Refugee Camp in My Neighbourhood is a simulated refugee journey set up for a few weeks each year in the grounds of Auburn Centre for Community. 

This project, which  allows visitors to discover the stories and experiences of what it was like for locals to flee their country and try to find safety, was developed in 2014 through partnership with more than 30 community organisations and has won six awards over the six years.

Council is inviting interested individuals, community organisations and local schools to attend an open consultation to inform the planning and development of the Refugee Camp in My Neighbourhood Project for 2020.

Date: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
Location: Auburn Centre for Community, 44a Macquarie Rd, Auburn.

To register, visit Eventbrite by Monday 17 February 2020.
Cumberland Art Awards 2020

Calling all artists that live, work, play or study in Cumberland City!

Enter for your chance to win a share of over $7000 in prizes. 

Expressions of interest are now open until Tuesday 25 February, 2020. 

For more information or to submit your expression of interest, visit the Council website  or phone 8757 9029.
 Rising Star Sport Award

The Rising Star Sport Award aims to celebrate and support the achievements of local residents who are pursuing excellence in the field of sport.

The Rising Star Sport Award will provide one off financial assistance to individual local athletes of any age who have been selected to represent their sport at a state, national or international level.

This year, the grant opportunity will be open all year round. Applications close on the last Monday of every month.

For more information, please contact Susana Perez on 8757 9618 or email susana.perez@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.
What's On in Cumberland
Mother Language Day

When: Friday, 21 February  2020,  11am - Thursday 27 February, 11am.  

Various locations. 

What: Various bi-lingual stories. For more information email library.events@cumberland.nsw.gov.au. 
Clean Up Australia Day

When: Sunday, 1 March 2020.

Where: Duck River and Prospect Creek

To participate please email cheryl.honslow@cumberland.nsw.gov.au or call 8757 9000. 
Flavours of Auburn: Afghani Cuisine

When: Friday 6 March 2020, 6pm - 9pm. 

Where: Auburn Centre for Community, 44A Macquarie Rd, Auburn.  

Book online today. 
Contact your Councillors

Cumberland Council has 14 Councillors representing the five Wards of Granville, Greystanes, South Granville, Regents Park and Wentworthville. 

The primary role of a Councillor is to represent the people who live in their Ward. 

They are your local representative to Council. 

To find out who are the Councillors for your ward and their contact details please click here.