22 January 2019
Celebrate Australia Day at Holroyd Gardens

Australia Day celebrations will return to Holroyd Gardens in 2019 with an evening of free entertainment, carnival rides and fireworks from 5pm to 9pm.

Enjoy the best of the west with Australian Idol contestant Tarisai Vushe, X-Factor contestant Jai Waetford and crowd favourites Dauntless Movement Crew dominating the main stage.

Bring your swimmers to keep cool on a giant blow up water slide  and wrap up the day with a bang watching Council's famous fireworks display. Free shuttle buses to the venue will be running at regular intervals between 4.30pm and 10pm. There are two different bus routes that will be operating at different times. 

There will be thrilling amusement rides, delicious food, awesome acts, fireworks and family-friendly fun - something for everyone.
 
Jimmy James and Ivana Djakovic from Dauntless Movement Crew will be performing during the celebrations.
42nd Anniversary of Granville Railway Disaster

A special memorial service was held on Friday 18 January 2019 to recognise 42 years since the Granville Train Disaster.  At 8.10am on 18 January 1977 a crowded commuter train derailed, killing 84 people in the worst railway disaster in Australian history. 

The event was attended by Cumberland Councillors and  Hon. Julia Finn MP, Member for Granville,  Hon. Geoff Lee MP, Member for Parramatta,   Tony Eid, Acting CEO Sydney Trains, and  City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson.

Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings invited people to remember those affected by the tragedy and the efforts of those who undertook the rescue over two long nights.

"The memorial service was an opportunity to remember in a special way the 84 men, women and children who died and publicly honour those who risked their own lives to help," said Mayor Cummings.  

 

Remembering the 42nd anniversary of the Granville Train Disaster
Have your say at our Picnic and Ping Pong Pop Up
 
Lidcombe residents, ratepayers and park-goers are invited to attend a Picnic and Ping Pong Pop Up on Saturday 9 February, where they can have their say on proposed upgrades to Remembrance Park.

"We're extending Remembrance Park and have plans to upgrade the park with brand new recreational equipment," Mayor Greg Cummings said.

"Pack a picnic, try your hand at ping pong - there will be two ping pong tables on site - and if ping pong's not for you, let us know what is. All feedback will be considered in the finalisation of the design of the plan.




Have your say on Council's children and families strategy
 
Council is developing Cumberland's first ever Children and Families Strategy with Mayor Greg Cummings calling for community input to help make Cumberland a great place for children and families.  The Children and Families Strategy will give residents the chance to share their views on the issues that impact children and families as well as help outline Council's role in providing future services and programs.


Have your say on our inaugural 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.

Mayor Greg Cummings said 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. Cumberland's inaugural RAP affirms Council's commitment to being a community where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are valued and respected.

More plans, policies, programs and forums ...
 
Have your say on our ... 
  • Picnic and Ping Pong Pop Up at Remembrance Park, Lidcombe
  • Duck River Playground Stage 1
  • Children and Families Strategy Survey

Council meetings

The next meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 6 February 2019,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

You can watch previous meetings or stream meetings live online via our website.
Lunar New Year Festival

Join the fun and celebrate Lunar New Year at Cumberland in the Auburn Central Forecourt on 16 February 2019.

This lively, family friendly festival has a program jam-packed with free entertainment, traditional dance and music, lion performance, street food markets and crafts and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Inaugural Cumberland Masters Games

Cumberland Council is hosting its inaugural Masters Games as part of the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival.  Held from 18 - 20 February 2019, the Cumberland Masters Games will host competitions for walking netball, walking football (soccer), table tennis and lawn bowls for both teams and individuals.

Mayor Greg Cummings said the Cumberland Masters Games are a great opportunity for older residents to get active, try something different and meet new people.

Tax and Super Workshop for Small Businesses

This free workshop to be held on Thursday 7 February at Guildford Community Centre has been developed by the Australian Taxation Office and  will provide you with an overview of the taxation and superannuation obligations associated with starting and operating your small business. The workshop also covers employer obligations, such as pay as you go withholding and superannuation, if you have or are intending to employ people.


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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