5 February 2019
Celebrate Lunar New Year in Auburn

Join the fun and celebrate Lunar New Year at Cumberland in the Auburn Central Forecourt with a free event on 16 February 2019 from 5 - 9pm.

This lively, family friendly festival has a program jam-packed with free entertainment, traditional dance and music, lion dance performance, street food markets and crafts and activities for everyone to enjoy.
Cumberland Seniors Festival 2019

The Cumberland Seniors festival will return in 2019 with more than 70 festival events held across Cumberland between Wednesday 13 and Sunday 24 February.

Mayor Greg Cummings said the local festival is part of the NSW festival which celebrates the role seniors play and the contributions they make to our community.
Australia Day Awards shine spotlight on local heroes

Four local nominees have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community at the Cumberland Council Australia Day Awards.
Congratulations to:
  • Dr.Chandrika Subramaniyan, Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year - Alan Patterson
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Simaima Taufa
  • Community Event of the Year - George Cartwright Memorial Unveiling
Congratulations to our Australia Day Award winners
We need 100 citizen scientists 

We want your help to perform outdoor microclimatic measurements at Auburn Park.
Participate in up to three 45 minutes activities from 2-5pm on:
  • Saturday 2 March
  • Wednesday 6 March
  • Thursday 7 March
For more information and to register as a volunteer, please visit cumberland.nsw.gov.au/citizenscientist.
Information collected to help policy makers predict future health and energy needs, and plan the urban built environment and open spaces.

Council partners with Western Sydney Uni to cool down Cumberland

With residents sweating through one of the hottest Januarys on record, Cumberland Council has joined forces with researchers at Western Sydney University and installed 100 heat sensors across the Cumberland LGA.

The sensors are currently collecting air temperature information at 10 minute intervals throughout summer, and will allow Council to build the most accurate and detailed heat map of Cumberland ever created.

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 the 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.

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.

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.

More plans, policies, programs and forums ...
Have your say on our ... 
  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Granville Multipurpose Community Centre

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.
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.

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.

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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