25 June 2019
"Warali Wali" is the event of the year for kids!

Fun 4 Kids "Warali Wali" is a free NAIDOC inspired school holiday event for children to be held Friday 12 July from 10am to 2pm at Central Gardens, Merrylands. " Warali Wali" - which means Possum in the traditional Darug land owners language - is a special NAIDOC celebration. The event explores the natural world and encourages children to get out and learn more about the environment.

What to watch out for in NAIDOC Week 2019 

Cumberland Council will be celebrating the rich history of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders this NAIDOC week. Get immersed in a new language originating from the ancestors of the Darug people or jump on a bus and take a tour of some of our most preserved sites. Book a language class or tour below!

Plastic Free July is around the corner and we need your help!

Cumberland Council is planning to create its own Boomerang bags program and we need help sewing our bags.  No experience necessary - just a willingness to help. Or if you're not interested in sewing but have fabric, you can still get involved by donating. 

Cumberland launches new play equipment at Memorial Park

New outdoor recreation equipment installed at Merrylands Memorial Park has been officially launched. 130 students from local schools were on hand to 'test' the new nautical themed play equipment, which promotes all the fun of spinning, swinging and climbing for kids. Over $90, 000 has been funded through Council's Capital Works Program to deliver the Memorial Park playground upgrade.
Flavours of Auburn embraces culinary diversity 

In our three hour long cooking classes, community cooks will welcome you into their kitchen, and teach you how to make delicious dishes from their home country. You will learn how to cook new recipes from scratch and share a dinner feast at the end of the evening. Each cooking class will cater for your dietary requirements, with a number of classes focusing on vegan dishes.  Discover our winter cooking classes below: 

Refugee Swim Program wins tops award

A learn to swim program for refugees -staffed by swim teachers and life guards from refugee backgrounds - has been awarded Community Based Initiative of the Year by peak body Parks and Leisure Australia at the 2019 Regional Awards of Excellence.  Last week the theme for Refugee Week was 'A world of stories'. This is just one of the extraordinary stories shared. 

To learn more about refugees' journeys don't miss our award-winning Refugee Camp in my Neighborhood event. 

For more information visit https://refugeecampauburn.com.au/book-a-tour.

Contact your Councillors

Cumberland Council has 15 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 bridge to Council.  To find out the Councillors for your ward and their contact details please click here.