3 October 2017
Introducing Cumberland's First Mayor & Deputy Mayor

Cumberland Council has its first ever Mayor and Deputy Mayor. At an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 27 September, Councillor Greg Cummings was elected Mayor and Councillor Eddy Sarkis was elected Deputy Mayor. Their election opens a new chapter for the Cumberland area.  

The next Council Meeting is on Wednesday 4 October. This is only the second time that Cumberland residents have been able to live stream proceedings. Council is determined to make it easier for residents to participate in Local Government. 

On behalf of all Council staff, I look forward to working in partnership with the newly elected representatives. Together we will continue to   fulfill your vision for Cumberland as a place where anyone can feel welcome, belong and succeed.

Malcolm Ryan
General Manager
Cumberland Council
   (L-R): Clr Eddy Sarkis (Deputy Mayor) and Clr Greg Cummings (Mayor) celebrate the historic
occasion .
Connecting with your Councillors

The Cumberland area now has 15 new Councillors to represent your interests. A new Mayor & Councillor's page has been added to Council's website, which includes the phone and email details of each representative. To find the contact details of the Councillors for your ward, click here

Top Row (L-R): Clr George Campbell, Clr Ned Attie, Clr Paul Garrard, Clr Joseph Rahme, Clr Kun Huang, Clr Lisa Lake, Clr Michael Zaiter, Clr Glenn Elmore. Bottom Row (L-R): Clr Suman Saha, Clr Tom Zreika, Clr Eddy Sarkis (Deputy Mayor), Clr Greg Cummings (Mayor), Clr Ross Grove, Clr Ola Hamed, Clr Steve Christou.
Live streaming puts Council Meetings in your pocket

The next Council Meeting is on tomorrow night. Residents can now live stream proceedings by visiting the Council Meetings page on the Cumberland website. The Council Meeting is also recorded so you can stay up to date with Council decisions at a time convenient to you. 

The advantage of live streaming is that it allows the community to view proceedings without the need to physically attend Council meetings. This will make it even easier for residents to follow Council debates and decisions and is part of our commitment to open and transparent leadership.
   Keep across Council debates and decisions with Council Meetings now live streamed and recorded.
What's on in Cumberland
School Holidays

A jam packed holiday program is on offer with cinema visits, paintball, sport, art days, library fun and a bunch of holiday care options as well. 

From Monday 25 September, around Cumberland.

Fun4Kids School Holiday Extravaganza

A full day of free entertainment and activities for kids on their school holidays at Dirrabari Reserve, Pemulwuy.
Friday 6 October, 10am - 3pm, 
Dirrabari Reserve, Edward Drive, Pemulwuy.
Wentworthville Community Garden Open Day

Visit the award winning community garden and go home with plants, seedlings, fresh veggies and more. 

Saturday 14 October, 9.30am - 2pm,
73 Fullagar Road, Wentworthville.

"We are all affected" exhibition

A collective of Australian Muslim artists, curators and writers explore anxiety in a local, modern context.  
Saturday 16 September -  Sunday 22 October,
Peacock Gallery, Auburn.

Founder of the Quest for Life Foundation -Petrea King- explores her work supporting people suffering from devastating physical and mental illness.  
Thursday 26 October, 6.30pm
Merrylands Library