15 October 2019
Nominations for Citizen of the Year and Community Pride Awards now open

This is your opportunity to nominate someone who you believe has contributed extensively to the community and demonstrated outstanding commitment towards making Cumberland a great place to live, work and visit. 

This year the Community Pride category has been introduced to showcase a wider range of individuals and groups. 

The awards are separated into five categories:
  • Local Citizen of the Year
  • Local Young Citizen of the Year
  • Local Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Pride Award (individual)
  • Community Pride Award (school or group/organisation).
To make a nomination, visit the Cumberland Council website. 
Sports field naming proposal for Michael Wood

Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to name an oval in Mona park, Auburn, in honour of life-long Cumberland residen t and Auburn Shire District Cricket Club Secretary, Michael Wood.

Mr Wood joined Auburn District Cricket Club in 1988 and played grade cricket until 2000. He has been Club Secretary (Executive Officer) for nearly 30 years.

"Michael Wood is well-known in South Granville and across Cumberland's sporting community," said Mayor Steve Christou.

"For the past 30-plus years he's been playing cricket or volunteering his time to help lead the Auburn Shire District Cricket Club.

Mona Park is a large park in the western part of Auburn adjacent to the Duck River. Council's proposal to name an oval in Mona Park after Mr Wood is now open to the community.

Submissions about the oval's naming proposal can be made on the Have Your Say website.
Help capture our fauna from the outdoors during Bird Count Week

Cumberland Council is encouraging all residents to get involved in the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count from 21 - 27 October 2019.

It's simple. Spend 20 minutes in your background, local Park, school yard or any other outdoor space and use the Bird Count app or website to record the type and quantity of birds you see.

Once you've submitted your bird count information through the app or website, it will be added to the information from thousands of other Australians.

The data provides an annual snapshot of birdlife, allowing researchers to identify trends in bird populations and get an indication of the health of local environments.

Visit aussiebirdcount.org.au for more information or to download the free Aussie Bird Count app.
One-on-one Bilingual Business Advisory Sessions - Mandarin/English ( 普通 话/英语 )

Our one-on-one business advisory is now being offered in Mandarin!

Whether you are just starting out, have a great business idea or are looking to expand and grow your business, this free, accredited one-on-one bilingual business advisory service is available to support you.

It also offers speakers with a wealth of experience and cross-cultural skills to provide you with the personalised support you need.

When: Friday 25 October 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Ground Floor, 3 Bridge Street, Lidcombe
Bookings essential: (3 sessions available: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am)
Click here to book.

For further details, please phone Council's Business Engagement Coordinator on 8757 9491 or email natalie.yu@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.
What's On in Cumberland
Fireworks, fun and food this Diwali

The streets come alive for Council's Diwali Festival. Wear traditional and colourful clothes, indulge in foods and watch the sky light up with fireworks display. 

Details:  October 26 from 5 pm. Station St, Wentworthville. Visit website here.
Business Networking Event

Hear from some of the greatest industry professionals, network and enter in the running to win a professional business photoshoot on the night. 

Book online
 today to secure a spot. 
Experience Turkey in Auburn

Take a walking tour to discover more about Turkish food and culture in Auburn. You will be led by a local tour guide who will share about the culture.

Book online today for a culinary adventure.
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.