1 October 2019
Cumberland Council elects new Mayor
Councillor Steve Christou was elected as the new Mayor of Cumberland at the Extraordinary Meeting of Council held on Wednesday 25 September 2019.
Councillor Christou takes over the position from Councillor Greg Cummings, who has served as Mayor for the last two years.
Commenting on the appointment, newly elected Mayor Christou said:
"It's a tremendous honour to be appointed as the Mayor of Cumberland and I will represent Cumberland Council and our residents to the best of my ability.
"Cumberland is in a unique position to achieve real progress over the next 12 months and beyond.
"My key priorities include developing Wentworthville into a vibrant energetic community and ensuring the delivery of significant capital works projects including redevelopment of Granville Park and the Granville Centre".
Councillor Eddy Sarkis was also elected as Deputy Mayor during the Extraordinary Meeting of Council.
School holidays are here and we've got you covered

Cumberland Council's Spring holiday school program offers a range of fun activities for single and double digit kids.

Important information for free activities:
  • The programs are for children aged from 3 to 18 years old who live in the Cumberland Council area. Proof of residence may be required.
  • Parental consent and waiver forms are required in order for children to participate in many of the activities.
  • Some activities will require children be accompanied by an adult over 18 years.
For a full list of holiday activities visit  our website or call Cumberland Council on 8757 9000.
Cumberland welcomes 241 new citizens

Cumberland Council hosted two Citizenship Ceremonies last month, welcoming 241 new citizens to the Cumberland Local Government Area.

The ceremonies coincided with Citizenship Day, which is an opportunity for all Australian citizens, whether by birth or by choice, to reflect on the meaning and importance of their citizenship.

The top countries of origin for the new citizens were India, South Korea and Nepal.

Cumberland Council hosts Australian Citizenship Ceremonies frequently, depending on requests from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

For more information on Citizenship, please contact the Department of Home Affairs. 

This is a page you need to bookmark

The Get Prepared up is a one-stop tool to ensure you have covered all your bases in the event of an emergency.

Residents can:
  • establish a quick and easy network of support with three key contacts
  • review the risks relevant to where they live
  • create checklists of actions to make an emergency plan; and
  • save the emergency plan as a PDF to be printed and shared with others.
The Get Prepared app, was co-created by Australian Red Cross and general insurer IAG, to keep your emergency plan close to hand.

Disasters can include bushfires, floods and events causing major disruption such as blackouts and heatwaves.

Book a FREE Council Clean-up this Spring

Dont risk an $8000 fine! 

Get rid of bulky waste that can't be reused or recycled by booking a Council clean-up.

Cumberland offers a clean-up up to FOUR times a year, free of charge. 

Items can only be placed out the night before the booking date.

Council works in partnership with the Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping Squad to investigate and penalise people who illegally dump.

To book your clean-up, visit our website today or phone 8757 9000. 
What's On in Cumberland
Celebrate Diwali in Wenty

The 'Festival of Light' will be celebrated on 26 October from 5pm - 9pm at Station Street, Wentworthville. Come along, light a candle and appreciate the colourful sites during this festive time.

For more information please visit our website.
Sew your very own Boomerang Bag

Sew for sustainability and add to your bag collection. Join a community of crafters and like-minded individuals. The session is on Saturday 26 October at the Berala Community Centre.
Fancy a Turkish Food Tour?

From food to history and culture, discover the origins of Turkish flavours on our Flavours of Auburn Turkish Food Tour, Saturday 23 November. Spots are limited, bookings are essential.

  Book online  today to secure a spot. 
Contact your Councillors

Cumberland Council has 14 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 local representative to Council. 

To find out who are the Councillors for your ward and their contact details please click here.