18 September 2018
Auburn Festival returns !

Auburn Festival returns on Saturday 29 September with a massive line up of free  musical acts , cultural performances, carnival rides, circus hijinks, family friendly activities and food trucks. 

The streets of Auburn - including Auburn Road, Mary Street, Harrow Road and Auburn Central - will give way to a fair-like atmosphere, with highlights including: 
  • Headline performance by Australian Idol winner Stan Walker; 
  • Cultural performances from China, Cook Islands, Philippines and more;
  • Dora the Explorer meet and greet; 
  • Magic shows, carnival rides, sports clinics and more.

The streets of Auburn will be transformed into a giant open air fair for one afternoon only. 
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.

The competition is open to individuals, families, schools, community groups and commercial organisations.
Be inspired this October School Holidays

Cumberland Council's School Holiday Program is full of fun activities for kids aged three to 18 years. There are many different types of activities being offered. You can make music, design, dance, swim, rock climb, play footy and skateboard. The list goes on. Most activities are free and there is something for everyone.

Recycled Craft at Auburn Library is just one of the many, many events offered this school holiday. 
Compost Bin and Worm Farm Rebate Program

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. "If you buy a $30 compost bin, you'll receive a $30 rebate. If you buy a $70 compost bin, you'll receive a $50 rebate. So you can spend as little or as much as you like," Mayor Greg Cummings explained. 
Read more | Download Rebate Form

Mayor Greg Cummings is encouraging residents to compost more of their home waste.
All swim centres to open for summer
Whether you want to bask in the sunshine poolside or swim laps indoors, all of Cumberland Council's pools will be open for summer 2018-19!   Council is committed to upgrading Merrylands, Granville, Guildford and Wentworthville pools as part of its Swim Centre Modernisation Program. We are currently undertaking an assessment of
each pool and identifying opportunities  for upgrades and when these works will  be taking place. We anticipate that we will be engaging  with the community on our Swim Centre Revitalisation  Program in late 2018.

Beat the heat at one of Council's five swim centres this summer. 

Choose the play equipment at Merrylands all-abilities playground
Park users can vote on their preferred play equipment for Central Gardens in Merrylands. An online survey is open until 5pm on Saturday 22 September.

Waterplay, like the one at Granville Park in Merrylands, is one of the items of play equipment you can vote for.
More plans, policies and programs ...
Have your say on our ... 
  • Culture and Activation Strategy
  • Draft Child Protection Policy
  • Development Applications

Council meetings

An ordinary meeting of Council was held on Wednesday 5 September 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 19 September 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

An Extraordinary Council meeting will also be held on: 

Wednesday 26 September 2018,  6pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands
Auburn Festival

Auburn Festival is returning in 2018 and we are bringing it back to where it all started: the streets of Auburn CBD. Headlining the Dooleys main stage will be the one and only Stan Walker as well as Auburn Festival favourites - the Far Seas Ensemble.

Saturday 29 September, 2pm - 6pm
Auburn Road, Mary Street, Harrow Road and Auburn Central, Auburn 

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School Holiday Program

Take flight with Quidditch. Challenge yourself on an elevated obstacle course. Find your groove in a hip hop workshop. Learn the basics of electronics. Whatever you're interested in, we have you covered with our extensive school holiday program. 

Multiple dates
Multiple venues
Flavours of Auburn Cooking Class: Sri Lankan cuisine 

Turmeric. Cardamon. Nutmeg. Cinnamon. Learn more about the culture and cuisine of Sri Lanka with a hand's on cooking class lead by our skilled community chef. 

Friday 12 October, 6pm - 9pm
Auburn Centre for the Community

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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