19 February 2019
Clean Up Australia Day 

Cumberland Council is inviting residents to register and join its Clean Up Australia Day event at the Duck River Auburn on Sunday 3 March 2019 from 10am - 1pm. 

Council is working towards a cleaner, greener Cumberland and is encouraging all residents to get involved and make a clean difference in their community. All Cumberland residents are invited to attend the event or pick up rubbish in their own local park.
 
Register now for Clean Up Australia Day online
Extended library hours a great success

Cumberland Council has extended the opening hours of Wentworthville Library as a result of feedback collected as part of the development of the 2018 - 2021 Cumberland Library Strategy.

Mayor Greg Cummings said Wentworthville library is our third busiest in the LGA reflecting the growing population in the community. The community was asking for extra hours to be able to make the most of the resources and programs on offer, and Council were happy to deliver and align opening times with our other busy libraries.
 
Carers to relax in green oasis

Carers in the Cumberland Council LGA are invited to relax in a green oasis with a free outdoor program, Green Gym for Carers, a 14-week program to be held at the Auburn Botanic Gardens precinct by the Peacock Gallery from 19 February.

The aim of the Green Gym for Carers is to improve the health and well-being of local carers by reducing stress and promoting outdoor and environment-based group activity.

Demolition has begun at Granville Park 

A new multi-use community sports pavilion at Granville Park, Merrylands,  is a step closer to becoming a reality with demolition works beginning at the site. 

In January the NSW Government announced that Cumberland Council had been successful in securing a $2.74 million grant for the facility.  The design of the new facility is currently being completed. 

The upgrade will include grandstand seating for 1500, change rooms, kiosk, referee and medical rooms, a gym, office and social function space. In addition, the field will be resurfaced with upgrades to lighting, fencing and irrigation.

L-R: Clr Steve Christou; Mayor Greg Cummings; Clr Joseph Rahme; Clr Ola Hamed at the Granville Park demolition site.
Community services hub to "save time, stress" 

On the last Monday of the month Wentworthville Community Centre will be transformed into a one-stop-shop for residents seeking information, advice or referrals from service providers.

Delivered in partnership with NSW Family and Community Services (FACS), the Community Services Access Hub brings together over 20 community and local, state and federal government agencies to provide person-centred and localised support.

The next Community Services Access Hub will be held on Monday 25 February. 


Have your say on the Reconciliation Action Plan
 
Cumberland Council's inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2019-2021 is on public exhibition until Saturday 16 February 2019, enabling the community to provide comments to further inform the final RAP.

The draft RAP has been conditionally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia and all submissions made during the exhibition period will be made public and considered by Council.

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  • Granville Multipurpose Community Centre

Council meetings

The next meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 20 February 2019,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

You can watch previous meetings or stream meetings live online via our website.
Cumberland Seniors Festival 

Cumberland Seniors Festival is 10 days of free and affordable activities for Seniors, running from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 24 February across the Cumberland area. Activities  include grandparent story time, aqua fitness, golf day, smart phone training workshop, and fun fitness classes.

One on One Business Advisory

We're hosting a  free one on one workshop at Lidcombe Community Centre on Wednesday 20 February from 9.30am - 4.30pm.  This personalised business advisory service supports small-to-medium businesses start or grow their business successfully.


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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