11 December 2018
Christmas Opening Hours for Council Facilities 

Cumberland Council service centres, libraries, pools, community centres and childcare centres will have varied opening hours over the holiday period.
Cumberland Council's Merrylands and Auburn Service Centres will be closed from 4.30pm Monday 24 December and reopen at 8am Wednesday 2 January 2019. Both Service Centres will also close early at 12pm on Friday 21 December 2018.

Waste and recycling service collections will continue as scheduled over the Christmas and New Year period. All garbage, recycling and garden waste bins will be collected as per normal on the resident's scheduled day, including all public holidays.
Throughout the shutdown period, residents may call Council's Contact Centre for urgent matters on 8757 9000.
This will be the last Cumberland Council e-News for 2018. On behalf of everyone at Cumberland Council, we wish all residents a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season.  

Councils secure commitment to widen Bridge Road overpass

Cumberland Council and the City of Parramatta have welcomed the NSW Government's commitment to widening the Bridge Road rail overpass at Westmead, ending years of negotiation between local and state governments. As part of the upgrade at the Alexandra Parade intersection, the new rail overpass will expand from two lanes to three, providing two southbound lanes and one northbound to ease morning peak hour traffic.
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L to R: Mayor Greg Cummings,  Dr. Geoff Lee MP and Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson.
Simulated "refugee journey" reaches new milestone

Council has released a report into its award winning project Refugee Camp in my Neighbourhood (RCIMN) to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. RCIMN simulates the journey of a refugee to Australia. The interactive experience is given greater emotional impact by all tours being led by former or current refugees and people seeking asylum.

Cumberland named Local Council of the Year by Sport NSW 
Cumberland Council was named Local Council of the Year at the 2018 Sport NSW Awards, with Auburn Swim Club member Tim Hodge also winning Young Athlete with a Disability Award at the Champions of Sport Ceremony. Mayor Greg Cummings said the Local Council of the Year is awarded for excellence and innovation in the promotion of sport, active recreation and healthy living.

Council's Parks and Recreation Team celebrate their wins.
Compost Bin and Worm Farm Rebate 

To help households reduce their organic waste, Cumberland Council has introduced a Compost Bin and Worm Farm Rebate Program, offering eligible members of the community a rebate of up to $50.  

To receive a $50 rebate, simply buy your compost bin or worm farm from any retail outlet and follow the steps online.

Have your say on the Prospect Hill Plan of Management
Council has prepared a draft Plan of Management for Prospect Hill, to help guide the future management and development of the site. Prospect Hill in Pemulwuy is one of the highest points between the NSW coastline and the Blue Mountains, allowing a unique 360-degree view of Sydney from the top of the hill. Registered as a Local and State Heritage site, the parkland is where the first Aboriginal and European reconciliation was held in Sydney. 

More plans, policies, programs and forums ...
Have your say on our ... 
  • Fraud and Corruption Control Policy
  • Swim Centre Modernisation
  • Development Applications

Council meetings

The next meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 19 December 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

You can watch previous meetings or stream meetings live online via our website.
Christmas Morning Tea at your Local Library

From 17-20 December, Cumberland Council Libraries will be holding free morning teas. Its our way of saying 'thank you' for your patronage this year.
Upcoming dates:

Auburn and Merrylands Libraries

Guildford and Wentworthville Libraries

Granville and Lidcombe Libraries

Greystanes and Regents Park Libraries
No bookings required.  Phone 8757 9372  for more information

Starlight Cinema - Movies in the Park

Enjoy a movie under the stars this summer. Starlight Cinema is a free, family friendly outdoor movie program.
Thursday 17 January - Saturday 19 January 2019
Holroyd Gardens, Pitt St and Walpole Street, Merrylands

Australia Day 2019

Celebrate what you love about Australia this Australia Day in Cumberland. Join us at Holroyd Gardens and enjoy exciting live entertainment, free carnival rides, market stalls, children activities and a spectacular fireworks display.
Saturday 26 January 2019, 5-9pm
Holroyd Gardens, Pitt St and Walpole Street, Merrylands

Contact your Councillors

Cumberland Council has 15 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 bridge to Council. 
To find out the Councillors for your ward and their contact details please click on the link below.

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