1 May 2018
Council's new budget is committed to clean streets

Council's street cleaning program will be one of the big winners under Council's draft 2018-19 budget, which opens the door for the recruitment of 31 new frontline staff, including 12 permanent street cleaners.

The Draft Operational Plan 2018-19 was endorsed at the 18 April Council Meeting and will return $76.4m back to the community through an ambitious capital works program, while delivering better services and faster Development Approval times.  
Priorities of the 2018-19 Operational Plan include:
  • $17m to modernise and maintain Council's pools
  • Shortening DA approval times by ten per cent
  • Overhauling fees and charges for greater equity and efficiency
The first budget delivered by the sitting Councillors continues Council's surplus with $1.4m projected by the end of the next financial year.

Mayor Greg Cummings welcomed the new Operational Plan saying Councillors had listened carefully to community feedback.

"The Draft Operational Plan 2018-19 delivers what the community wants," Mayor Cummings said.

The Draft Operational Plan 2018-19 and Draft Register of Fees and Charges is now on public exhibition for 28 days until 4pm, 17 May 2018.

Street Cleaning will be a big winner of the 2018-19 Operational Plan
Council is developing a Culture and Activation Strategy

The Strategy will inform Council's planning of programs and services to the community in arts and culture, as well as town centre focused initiatives such as public art, place activation and business engagement.

As part of the Culture and Activation Strategy, Council invites you to Have Your Say about what you care about and value in your local town centres and main streets.

By participating in this survey you will help identify the attributes that make local town centres more enjoyable places to spend time in. Whether it's walkability, cleanliness, interaction with your neighbours, accessibility to a range of businesses, or something else, we'd love to hear from you.

Knowing what you care about will guide Cumberland Council in planning for the future of local centres in a way that reflects your values and meets your needs.

By taking 5 minutes to complete the survey you can also go into the draw to win one of five $100 vouchers. 

Have your say

Have your say for the Culture and Activation Policy
Congratulations to the Holroyd Centre 

The Holroyd Centre has been listed as a finalist for the Western Sydney Brides Choice Award 2018. Over 1780 brides cast their vote for their favourite bridal venues.  The Brides Choice Award celebrates and recognises the pinnacle of professionalism and the surpassing of all expectations of their brides by wedding suppliers. 

This nomination highlights the Holroyd Centre as a premier wedding venue in western Sydney as well as recognising the hard work and dedication of the Holroyd Centre staff who help people create wonderful lifelong memories. Good luck to all finalists attending the award ceremony on 28 May. 

Why not let the Holroyd Centre bring your celebration to life? The Holroyd Centre can host everything from weddings, birthdays, and engagements to cultural festivals and corporate events. Get your event started today by visiting  www.holroydcentre.com.

The Holroyd Centre is one of western Sydney's premier event venues

Draft Exhibition of Environmental Management Framework 

We're seeking community feedback on Cumberland's draft Environmental Management Framework which has been placed on public exhibition until 13 May 2018.  Council is committed to keeping our organisation and Cumberland clean, green and environmentally sustainable.

The draft Environmental Management Framework demonstrates how Council protects, enhances and improves our environment for current and future generations. 

Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-2021

We're seeking community feedback on the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan which has been placed on public exhibition until 17 May 2018.
This plan outlines how Cumberland Council will deliver on the expectations of the community in alignment with its Community Strategic Plan.
More plans, policies and programs ...

Have your say on our ...
  • Small and Medium Business Survey
  • Auburn Botanic Gardens Masterplan
  • Proposed Flood Mitigation Works - Harry Gapes Reserve, Merrylands
  • Draft Plan of Management, Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor, Pemulwuy

Council Meeting

An ordinary meeting of Council was held on Wednesday 18 April 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 2 May 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands.
ClubGRANTS open until 7 May

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. Applications close at 4pm on Monday 7 May 2018.

Bright Bubs

Cumberland Multicultural Community Services are now taking registrations for Term 2 of our Bright Bubs Program. This is a free program for babies 0-6 months which aims at assisting baby to reach the early milestones through the use of sounds, sight and touch.

Tuesday 8 May 2018,  1pm- 2pm
243 Clyde Street, South Granville

2018 Cumberland Art and Photography Awards

The annual  Cumberland Art and Photography Awards  are showcasing talented local artists from across the Cumberland area. Local entrants submitted a variety of art and photographic works of their perspectives of the Cumberland Local Government Area, painting a picture of what makes up this part of Sydney.

12 May 2018 - 17 June 2018
Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio, Auburn Botanic Gardens