17 September 2019
Cumberland Council Local Heritage Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Cumberland Local Heritage Awards were announced at a ceremony last week in Merrylands. 

The awards are an opportunity to honour the local history in Cumberland and  the importance of heritage sites. 

There were six winners across the different categories, including Best Maintained Heritage Property, Restoration and Development, Histo Research, Keeper of the Stone and a range of school awards. 

Congratulations to all the recipients and entrants for your efforts in supporting Cumberland's heritage. 

For a full list of winners visit the Cumberland Council website. 
Getting prepared for an emergency is important

We know you are busy, but people recover faster if they are prepared for an emergency. 

To make it easier for you, we encourage you to download the Get Prepared app; a free app co-created by Australian Red Cross and its partner, general insurer IAG.

We are supporting our residents to become more resilient to disasters. As a participating Council in the Resilient Sydney program, we are collaborating with the Councils of Sydney to create a metropolis that is connected, inclusive and resilient.

Do one simple thing to prepare for an emergency. Download Get Prepared, to keep your emergency plan close to hand. 

Get Prepared today!
Refugee Swim Program commences in Cumberland

Close to 100 participants of refugee and asylum seeker background have entered a free learn-to-swim program at our Guildford and Granville Swim Centres. 

The initiative, funded by Royal Life Saving, seeks to eradicate the high rate of drownings in culturally and linguistically diverse peoples and promote an environment of inclusion and safety in the pool.

Cumberland Council have partnered with schools and organisations, including Boronia Multicultural Services, to break down cultural barriers through leisure and improve aquatic skills. 

The program commenced on Saturday 1 September and runs until the end of the October school holidays. 

For more information visit the Cumberland Council website. 
Working together to tackle homelessness in our community

Did you know the Cumberland local government area has the second highest number of people experiencing homelessness in NSW?

That's why Cumberland Council, together with DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Club Merrylands and Wenty Leagues, have collaborated to help fund a Homelessness Project Officer for the Cumberland area. 

The role will work with local housing and support services and seeks to implement preventative measures to tackle homelessness in the community.

Together, we look forward to changing the narrative to action early prevention and intervention and improved housing conditions for a better community for all.
What's On in Cumberland
Exclusive author talk

Meet historical romance writer Kate Forsyth on 25 September from 11am - 12pm, as she discusses the release of her latest book at Merrylands Library, 'The Blue Rose''.

For bookings, please contact Merrylands Library on 8757 9065.
One-on-One Business Advisory session

Receive free business support and expert business advice on Wednesday 16 October in Toongabbie. Get personalised assistance and top tips. Bookings are essential.

Book online  today to secure a spot. 
Learn to cook Afghan cuisine

Experience Afghan culture and cuisine with the rich taste and flavours in an exclusive cooking class. 

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.