16 October 2018
Garden bins roll out

Thousands of garden waste bins are being rolled out across Cumberland. In July 2018, Council wrote to eligible households within the former Holroyd Local Government Area to advise they could opt in for a garden waste service. 

As part of the process, ratepayers were able to choose whether they would maintain their 240L general waste (red) bin or instead opt for a 140L general waste bin with green waste now able to be diverted to a 240L garden waste bin.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank those who chose to downsize their general waste bin when they opted into the garden waste service - more than 95 per cent of you! Not only does it save you money on your domestic waste charge, it's also a great outcome for the environment," Mayor Greg Cummings said.


Mayor Greg Cummings visits the Guildford depot where the green gardens bins will be delivered from. 
Love where you live with Graffiti Removal Day

Locals from all over NSW are being encouraged to "Love Where We Live" by getting involved in Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday 21 October 2018.  "Graffiti vandalism costs local councils, businesses, households and the NSW Government millions of dollars each year. This is money which could be invested into roads, sporting facilities, schools and hospitals," Mayor Greg Cummings said.

Volunteers remove graffiti from the walls of the Granville Medical Centre in 2017. 
Become a birdwatcher this October 

Cumberland Council is encouraging all residents to get involved in the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count from Monday 22 October - Sunday 28 October. The count enlists the keen eyes of everyday Australians to help build a nation-wide database of birds living in the community. The data provides an annual snapshot of birdlife, allowing researchers to identify trends in bird populations and get an indication of the health of local environments.
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Sam  Zammit, Men's Shed Volunteer and bird house builder with Mayor Greg Cummings.
Cumberland Local Heritage Award winners announced
The 2018 Cumberland Local Heritage Award winners have been announced at a ceremony at the Holroyd Centre, Merrylands.  Mayor Greg Cummings said valuing our  heritage is important to help us understand our story as Cumberland, our  identity, our people and our history.

Nominate a local hero for Australia Day 

Nominations for the 2019 Cumberland Citizen of the Year Awards are now open until Friday 9 December. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Cumberland Council website. The awards are separated into three categories:
  • Citizen of the Year (Over 26 years)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (30 years and under)
  • Senior Citizens of the Year (65 years and over)
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2018 Citizen of the Year Maria Lucia (Lucy) Doherty with Mayor Greg Cummings.
Keepin'-A-Hive program 

Council is inviting members of the community to participate in its Keepin'-A-Hive program. The program is aimed at increasing biodiversity throughout Cumberland, by encouraging residents to host a hive in their backyard and planting native flowering plants for bees to forage on.
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Get some new 'neighbours' with Council's native stingless bee hive program.
Celebrating Children's Week in Cumberland 

Children's Week will be celebrated from Friday 19 - Sunday 28 October.  Did you know that Cumberland Council provides a range of free and affordable programs and services for children including:
To celebrate Children's Week Council's Children's Services will be hosting a stall in Stockland Merrylands, outside Angus and Coote, on Monday 22 October and Tuesday 23 October with free activities for kids and information for adults about Family Day Care and other children's programs. 

Cumberland Council offers a range of programs for children across the LGA.
Annual garden Competition in Full Bloom

Council is inviting the youngest budding green thumbs through to the most experienced garden gurus to enter Cumberland's third Annual Garden Competition. Entries are open until 2 November 2018 and there are six categories to choose from: Open Garden;  Native Garden; Commercial / Industrial; Small Garden; Schools and Community Grounds; and Senior Citizens' Garden. 

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The competition is open to individuals, families, schools, community groups and commercial organisations.

Community Facilities Survey
Cumberland residents are invited to have their say on the future of Council's community facilities via an online survey. All participants will go in the draw to win one of five $50 Stockland vouchers.
The survey results will help inform Council's new Community Facilities Strategy, which will establish a four year blueprint for how new facilities are planned, existing facilities are managed and ensure the emerging needs of the community are met. 
More plans, policies and programs ...
Have your say on our ... 
  • Culture and Activation Strategy
  • Draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 
  • Development Applications

Council meetings

The next meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 17 October 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

You can stream the meeting live online via our website.
Celebrating Business in Cumberland

Join us for a free Cumberland business networking event and hear from keynote speakers, panel discussions with small business representatives and leading local business support organisations.

Thursday 18 October, 6pm - 8.30pm
Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street, Merrylands.

Flavours of Auburn Cooking Class: Vegan Ethiopian

Experience Ethiopian culture and cuisine in this hands-on vegan cooking session. Prepare and enjoy an amazing meal with the class. All ingredients and drinks are provided.

Friday 9 November, 6pm - 9pm
Auburn Centre for the Community

Diwali Street Festival 

Cumberland Council is celebrating Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights). Join us for an free evening of live entertainment, roving and street performances, rides and cultural fun for the whole family! 

Saturday 17 November, 5pm - 9pm
Station Street, Wentworthville

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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