Cumberland Council E-news 7 October 2016

Auburn Library and Auburn Town Hall disruptions during works

There will be some disturbances in the services of Auburn Library, Auburn Town Hall and associated facilities from Friday 7 October until Sunday 16 October while small scale works are undertaken in the Auburn Civic Precinct.

The Auburn Town Hall, Exhibition Gallery and Jack Lang Room will be completely unavailable during this period. All residents and groups who utilise these facilities will be immediately notified of the closure by Council and alternative venues will be organised where possible. The Auburn Library will remain open with its normal service hours although some services such as the lift and air conditioning will not be fully operational.
Auburn Police Station and Auburn Council will remain operational and available for the duration of the works.
If you're concerned about your booking please call 9735 1383 or for Auburn Library call 9735 1250. 

Malcolm Ryan
Interim General Manager
Cumberland Council

Cleaning up the Woodville Ward

On September 30 Cumberland Council officially took over responsibility for street and park maintenance in the former Woodville Ward consisting of the suburbs of Granville, South Granville and Guildford and this week Cumberland Council Administrator Viv May visited staff who have been cleaning the streets of rubbish since the handover.

"Since Friday night our trucks have pulled 7 tons of garbage from the gutters. Our staff are also collecting 2 tons of dumped rubbish a day" Mr May said.
"We know that there has been a problem in these suburbs, but now that Cumberland has taken over we aim to get the rubbish off the streets as quickly as possible, It is a simple back to basics approach" 

At the Council meeting on 5 October 2016 a Waste Services Review was tabled which analysed the different methods of service delivery over the three former council areas. The review found that there are varying levels of consistency and identified the need for a rationalisation of the entire service and the way it is delivered. This will ensure the community receives an effective waste service that is uniform, efficient and cost effective.  Council will now form a Working Group comprised of Council staff and affected unions to consider the content of the review and assess the suggested options.

See the full media release by clicking here. 

Council Meeting Wrap Up

Below is a summary of the items from the 5 October 2016 meeting of Cumberland Council. For the full business papers please click here. 
Scout Memorial Park in Granville to undergo an upgrade...

The upgrade is valued at $100,000 and includes improvements to footpaths, garden beds, picnic shelters, playgrounds, grass and more.
$843,250 reinvested back into local community infrastructure...
The funds were received as dividends from an investment by the Former Auburn Council and will be reinvested straight back into footpaths, playgrounds and parks in the former Auburn Local Government Area.
A Waste Services Review was tabled which analysed the different service delivery methods which currently exist...
The review found varying levels of consistency and identified the need for a streamlining of the service that delivers a best practice, cost effective approach. 
A variety of Planning Proposals were considered for...
Lytton Street Wentworthville
Amy Street, Maunder Street and Smith Street, Regents Park 
Rezoning in North Auburn
Public were invited to have a say on an options paper which reviewed Council's current Aquatic Centres...
The review found that some centres are ageing, run down and don't meet the needs of the local population. Options moving forward were also put forward and which the public can provide their input on. 

Funding was approved for upgrades to McCredie Park, Guildford...

The upgrade consists of the construction of a dual use court for netball and tennis. 

The draft code of meeting practice was adopted...
The code will now be in full effect.

Volunteer for Council's aged and disability team

If you have a few hours to spare then volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community. Flexible volunteering is easily arranged, you can offer as much time as you like!  A wide range of roles and opportunities are on offer, you can help by:
  • Delivering meals to clients at home.
  • Helping with everyday tasks like grocery shopping, paying bills and scheduling appointments.
  • Assisting with Centre Based Groups at local Community Centres.
  • Keeping clients company by visiting them at home or giving them a call.
  • Driving a community bus to pick up and drop off clients or driving groups to outings.
  • Assisting with group outings to parks, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and much more.
For more information, and to find out how you can join our great team of volunteers, please phone call 9636 8352 or email 
National Carer's Week 2016

Cumberland Council is running two events to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by unpaid family and friend carers.

You can join us in Wentworthville to relax, unwind and celebrate with Tai Chi, a BBQ lunch and entertainment!
When: Thursday 20th October, 2016 from 10:30am - 2pm
Where: Lane Street Cottage - 42 Lane Street, Wentworthville 
Cost: Free for Carers
Please RSVP by Monday 17th October. For enquiries or to RSVP please contact Cumberland Council's Social Inclusion Team on 9632 2765 or visit Council's website


St Joseph's Hospital and Cumberland Council have also organised a special event in Auburn where all are welcome to enjoy a Tai Chi Demonstration and a Mastering the Mind Presentation by the Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS).
When: Wednesday 19 October 2016 @ 10:30am - 1:30pm
Where: Auburn Centre for Community, Corner of Macquarie Road and Hutchinson Street, Auburn.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 12 October. For enquiries or to RSVP please contact Narelle Coote on 9749 0388 or

Have your say!

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