23 January 2018
Australia Day celebrations

Australia Day celebrations will return to Holroyd Gardens in 2018, bigger and better than Cumberland Council's inaugural event in 2017, which attracted more than 15,000 people. 

Two amazing musicians are headlining a fun schedule...

- Triple J Unearthed's Thandi Phoenix; and
- 2015 X-Factor winner Cyrus

... culminating in an impressive fireworks display.

It will be a fair like atmosphere with  thrilling amusement rides, delicious food, awesome acts and family friendly fun.

The event is free and will run from 5-9pm on Friday 26 January 2018.

Don't miss the perfect local event to celebrate Australia Day with your community.

Find out more

Last year's Australia Day celebrations attracted more than 15,000 attendees.
Granville Railway Disaster Memorial

A special memorial service was held on Thursday 18 January to recognise 41 years since the Granville Railway Disaster; the worst railway disaster in Australian history.

The annual memorial service is an opportunity to remember the 84 people killed  and publicly honour those who risked their own lives to help.

Cumberland Council is committed to ensuring that the memory of this day lives on and recently approved a grant of $10,000 for the memorial event in 2019 as part of the Cumberland Community Grants Program.

Remembering those lost when a crowded commuter train derailed at 8:10am on 18 January 1977.
Poppy in the Park

Cumberland Council is partnering with Sydney Olympic Park to present a series of free Poppy in the Park story-time sessions for children aged five years or under at Blaxland Riverside Park.
Poppy in the Park activities are designed to help children learn in a creative and fun environment.  After having stories read to them, kids will get to enjoy music and craft.

The event is free and will run from 10am to 10.45am every second Tuesday, from 30 January to 10 April, at the  Blaxland Riverside Park Kiosk in Sydney Olympic Park

Poppy is the face of the Council's 'Paint Cumberland REaD' early literacy program.
Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy
We are developing a new Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018 - 2022 and want to provide the opportunity for you to have a say so we can learn more about:
  • What is important to you regarding waste disposal and resource recovery
  • How well existing services are meeting your needs
  • What you think about potential household waste service changes.
Car park closure

Construction has started on Merrylands Commuter Car Park, which will be closed for 10 months from 22 January 2018, while additional levels are constructed. You can find out more about this Transport for NSW project  on their website
Calling for EOIs : Use of sporting facilities

Council is now seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for the use of Council's sporting facilities from sporting groups, community organisations and other interested parties where all or the majority of their activities occur during the period April to September each year. All applications must be submitted by 2 February 2018.

What's on in Cumberland
"Landscape" Art Exhibition

Explore physical, political, social and emotional landscapes that impact the world and the imagination. 
Saturday 9 December -  Sunday 28 January,
Peacock Gallery, Chiswick Road, Auburn.
Australia Day 

Thrilling amusement rides, delicious food, awesome acts, fireworks and family friendly activities.

Friday 26 January, 5-9pm, 
Holroyd Gardens, corner Walpole and Pitt Streets, Merrylands.

Twilight BBQ

An Aussie Outdoor Twilight BBQ for seniors with games and entertainment.
Wednesday 24 January, 4-8pm,
Guildford Community Centre.

Transport is available to and from the event.
Bookings are essential on 9632 2765.
Cost: $12