26 June 2018
Historic mayoral chains transferred at Granville Town Hall

Councillors gathered at Granville Town Hall on Saturday 16 June 2018 to transfer the Mayoral Chains of the former Municipality of Granville (1885-1949) from safekeeping by the City of Parramatta to pride of place in Cumberland Council.

The transfer took place after a procession up Russell Street, which recently underwent a $1.7 million upgrade as part of the Granville Streetscape Project, to the steps of Granville Town Hall.

"These beautiful works are part of our welcome to the residents of Granville," Mayor Greg Cummings said.  "They honour in stone and wood the storied past of Granville and point to its bright future as part of Cumberland."

(R-L) Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings, City of Parramatta Lord  Mayor 
Andrew Wilson and Town Crier Graham Keating.
Wyatt Park netball courts receive $200K upgrade 

Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings and the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Western Sydney and Minister for Sport, have reopened six netball courts at Marie Dunn OAM netball courts, Lidcombe after a $200,000 upgrade. The upgrade has been particularly well received by the Parramatta Auburn Netball Association whose members had been playing on increasingly cracked and uneven asphalt courts.
The Hon.Stuart Ayres MP cuts the ribbon at the Marie Dunn OAM netball courts.
Nominations for Cumberland Heritage Committee 

The Cumberland Heritage Committee was established in early 2018 to help Council promote its local heritage. Council is currently seeking expressions of interest for three local heritage committees covering Holroyd, Granville and Auburn areas. If you are interested in becoming a potential member, you are invited to attend a networking event on Thursday 28 June, from 6.00pm.
The Cumberland Heritage Committee supports Council in promoting its heritage and protecting sites of historical significance.
Free school holiday event: Fun4Kids 'Winter Wonderland'

The flagship event of Council's school holiday program is Fun4Kids 'Winter Wonderland'. On Friday 13 July, Central Gardens in Merrylands  will be transformed with free activities for the kids including a  s ynthetic ice skating rink (bookings essential),  'Frozen' themed jumping castle, i nflatable snow globe, i ce carving demonstrations, food trucks selling comfort food and much more. 

Cumberland residents under 13 years of age can book a free session on the synthetic ice rink.

Amended Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy

Council is inviting residents to have their say on the Amended Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy, on public exhibition until 4.00pm Monday, 16 July 2018.

The amendments are to the existing Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy, which sets out the entitlements of the Mayor and Councillors to Council facilities, fees and the reimbursement of expenses. 

Council meetings

An ordinary meeting of Council was held on Wednesday 20 June 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 4 July 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands.

An Extraordinary Cumberland Local Planning Panel Meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 27 June 2018, 11.30am 
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands.
School Holiday Program

Make the most of the school holidays with a range of activities offered by Cumberland libraries, youth centres, community centres and O ut of School Hours (OOSH) services. 

Learn how to draw with illustrator Matt Cosgrove. Take a beginner's hip hop dance class for girls. Embrace the winter chill with an outing to the Blue Mountains. Carve up the ice at the Alexandria ice skating rink.

Multiple dates and venues 

Cumberland Council is supporting the Activate Inclusion Sports Day which gives children aged 5 - 18 with learning difficulties, intellectual, sensory and physical disabilities the opportunity to try new sports. Register online early as places are limited. 

Wednesday 27 June 2018
9.30am - 1.30pm
Genea Netball Centre, 1 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park 

Linnwood House Open Day 

The Friends of Linnwood invite you to an open day at the historic homestead, with heritage car display, arts and craft stalls, City of Holroyd Brass Band, Devonshire Tea and more. 

Sunday 8 July 
11.00am - 4.00pm 
Historic Linnwood,
25 Byron Road, Guildford

Paintings and Craft Exhibition 

The Holroyd Art and Craft Society is hosting an exhibition and sale of handmade works, including paintings,  knitting, crochet, cards, jewellery, sewing, pottery, jams and marmalade. 

Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July 2018
9.00am - 4.00pm 
Upstairs in the  Merrylands Community Centre,
Miller Street, Merrylands

Flavours of Auburn Food Tour

Take a walking tour and discover Middle Eastern and Afghani cusine in Auburn. Be led by local tour guides and stop at local businesses to sample delicious food from Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan.

Saturday 14 July 2018
10.30am - 1.30pm 
Auburn Train Station