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.