30 October 2018
'Wenty' lights up for Diwali Festival

Cumberland Council is celebrating Diwali - the Hindu Festival of Light - with a night of live entertainment, performances and street stalls on Saturday 17 November along Station Street, Wentworthville.  
The festival reflects Council's commitment to maintaining and nurturing a sense of belonging for people of all backgrounds in Cumberland. Hinduism is the third most popular religion in the area and one in three residents of Wentworthville identify as Hindu.
"Council's Diwali festival celebrates an event close to the heart of one of Cumberland's largest communities and brings a taste of the Sub-Continent to Western Sydney,"  Mayor Greg Cummings said. 

Clr Lisa Lake, Mayor Greg Cummings, Clr Suman Saha join with members of the Nartan Institute of Performing Arts.
Meet Your Local Councillor 

On Thursday 8 November and Friday 9 November, your local Councillor will be available to answer your questions and give you the opportunity to have your say on upcoming plans and strategies in your area.
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Residents can meet their elected representatives and discuss Council policies and plans for their Ward. 
Cherry Blossom Festival wins best major event in Australia

After winning 'Major Event of the Year' at the Parks and Leisure Australia's Regional Awards of Excellence earlier this year, the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival has taken out the top award at the 2018 International Parks and Leisure Congress held in Melbourne. 
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Kerrie Davies, Coordinator Passive Parks accepts the award from  Karen Keeleyside, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
Community Services Access Hub launches in Wentworthville

Wentworthville Community Centre will be transformed into a one-stop-shop for residents seeking information, advice or referrals from service providers under a pilot program launched on Monday 29 October. The service will be delivered on the last Monday of the month from 11.30am - 2pm. During this time residents will be able to access housing services, Council, NSW Police, legal services, welfare services and more. 

Mayor Greg Cummings (centre) officially launches the new service. 
Annual Garden Competition in Full Bloom

Council is inviting the youngest budding green thumbs through to the most experienced garden gurus to enter Cumberland's third Annual Garden Competition. Entries are open until 2 November 2018 and there are six categories to choose from: Open Garden;  Native Garden; Commercial / Industrial; Small Garden; Schools and Community Grounds; and Senior Citizens' Garden. 

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The competition is open to individuals, families, schools, community groups and commercial organisations.
Nominate a local hero for Australia Day 

Nominations for the 2019 Cumberland Citizen of the Year Awards remain open until Friday 9 December. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Cumberland Council website. The awards are separated into three categories:
  • Citizen of the Year (Over 26 years)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (30 years and under)
  • Senior Citizens of the Year (65 years and over)
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The flag is raised at the 2018 Australia Day Celebrations at Holroyd Gardens, Merrylands.

Local artists invited to create their ideal Cumberland
The artistic community of Cumberland, from professional painters to weekend poets and everything in between, are invited to have their say on how Council can support local artists.

An online survey is open until Friday 2 November 2018, with the results to inform how Council will plan and deliver its arts and cultural services, programs and infrastructure.

Details of the exhibition "In Flight" by artist Lisa Woolfe at the Peacock Gallery, Auburn.
More plans, policies, programs and forums ...
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  • Community Facilities Survey
  • Greystanes Skate Park
  • Development Applications

Council meetings

The next meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 7 November 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

You can watch previous meetings or stream meetings live online via our website.
Free energy savings and solar workshop

Council is inviting all residents to attend a free energy savings and solar workshop on  to hear from industry experts on ways to reduce electricity and gas costs in the home, and go into the draw to win a home energy assessment. 
Thursday 1 November, 6 - 8pm
Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street Merrylands 
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held across Cumberland, with most taking place on 11 November at 11am. The event has special significance this year as it marks 100 years since the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). 

Friday 9 November and Sunday 11 November
Multiple venues
Flavours of Auburn Food Tour: Middle Eastern Cuisine

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

Saturday 17 November, 10.30am - 1.30pm
Auburn Train Station

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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