14 November 2017
Christmas across Cumberland

This festive season, Cumberland Council is taking to the streets with town centre Christmas banners and large decorated Christmas trees as part of its Council wide Christmas program. 

Some of these trees will play host to live Christmas performances and we invite you to join the award winning Holroyd Brass Band to hear your favourite Christmas songs at Town Centres across Cumberland.

The highlight event is undoubtedly 'Christmas in the Gardens' when the beautiful Auburn Botanic Gardens will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland on Saturday 9 December 2017.

For more information on everything Christmas across Cumberland click here. 

Malcolm Ryan
General Manager
Cumberland Council
Call out for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to inform Council 

Cumberland Council is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to become part of a consultative committee that will shape Council's policy, programs and service delivery for Indigenous Australians.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee (ATSICC) is a forum where members can discuss issues, provide advice and ensure Council decisions benefit Indigenous residents.
Interested participants can nominate themselves before Wednesday 6 December 2017 at Council's website under 'Have Your Say'. An information session will be held as follows:

When: Thursday 16 November 2017,  5:30pm for a 6:15pm
Where: Merrylands Library - Level 1 Meeting Room, Corner of Miller and Newman Streets, Merrylands NSW 2160
RSVP: By Tuesday 14 November 2017
Contact: Beatrice Sesay (Community Participation Officer) on 9840 9694 or beatrice.sesay@cumberland.nsw.gov.au for any enquiries or to RSVP.

Buzzing into Cumberland

Cumberland Council is looking towards a sustainable future, launching a Native Bee Hive Project, which last week saw five hives of stingless native bees installed around the area.

Australia has more than 1,500 species of native bees, 11 of which are stingless. The bee hives installed by Council contain Tetragonula Carbonaira, the only species of stingless bee native to Cumberland.

Once these grow we will be giving residents the option to have one in their own yard, promoting growth and support of gardens in your neighbourhood.

For more  information  click here. 

Native Bee Hive installed in Merrylands Central Gardens
Drop off your old chemical products

A free drop off event is being held at Auburn Baseball Club Car Park where you can dispose of household chemicals such as:
  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Paint products
  • Pesticides, herbicides and poisons
  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Car batteries, motor oils, fuels and fluid
Paint, motor oil, car batteries and gas bottles can also be collected free of charge using the Mobile Community Recycling Service. Find out more by clicking here.

Drop off you problem waste this weekend or have it picked up when you want
Council Meeting wrap up
1 November 2017

An Ordinary Council Meeting was held on Wednesday 1 November. Please view the full agenda and minutes of the meeting by clicking here.
What's on in Cumberland
Council Meeting

Attend the Council Meeting in person at the recently refurbished Council Chambers or live stream proceedings from the comfort of your own home. 

Wednesday 22 November, 6.30pm,
16 Memorial Ave, Merrylands.

Middle Eastern Food Tour

Discover and taste the culinary delights of Auburn in a Flavours of Auburn walking tour to discover more about Middle Eastern food and culture, led by a local tour guide.
Saturday 9 December,
Various locations in Auburn, including the Gallipoli Mosque, meeting at Auburn Train Station.
"Mythologies of the Discarded" Art Exhibition

Local artists bring together discarded objects to explore myth and memory.   
Saturday 28 October -  Sunday 26 November,
Peacock Gallery, Auburn.