29 October 2019
Mayor Steve Christou accepting award on behalf of Council. Image credit_ Keep NSW Beautiful
Cumberland wins award for most 'Sustainable City' in NSW

Cumberland Council has won the Overall Sustainable Cities Award 2019. The award presented by Keep Australia Beautiful NSW recognises Councils that have successfully run environmental sustainability and social inclusion projects. 

Mayor Steve Christou along with Counc il staff accepted the Award at a ceremony in Sydney on 18 October. 

"As a young Council, we are working towards a clean and green Cumberland. From waste reduction to improved infrastructure and community focused programs - we are delivering a wide range of initiatives to ensure long-term sustainability of Cumberland's natural environment".

Next year's Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Awards will be hosted in Cumberland.
Granville Park upgrade is coming

Cumberland Council is preparing the construction of the new multi-use community sports pavilion at Granville Park in Merrylands.

The upgrade with a grandstand seating for 1500 people will also include change rooms, referee and medical rooms, a gym, a kiosk, office space and a social functions space. In addition, the field will be resurfaced with upgrades to lighting, fencing and irrigation.

Commenting on the upgrade, Mayor Christou said, "it looks like a sports field overgrown with weeds but soon this area is going to be transformed into a multi-use community sports pavilion that residents and sporting groups can use all year round". 

The target completion date for the new facility is December 2020.
Mayor Steve Christou accepts the _Supporting Tennis - Government_ Award at the Tennis NSW Awards.
Cumberland Council wins at Tennis NSW Awards

Cumberland Council has won the award for being the most engaged and supportive Council for community participation in tennis in NSW. 

Cumberland was the first council in Australia to have all of their tennis venues set up with the Book-a-Court system, providing both flexibility and freedom for players who can now easily access courts within the Cumberland area.

This has led to a 70% increase in our tennis court usage over the past 6 months. 
Get 'Job Ready' in a two-part event

Are you a looking for a job or volunteering venture? 

Cumberland's 'Job Ready' program is all about building the capacity of residents who are seeking employment and volunteering opportunities. 

Council is holding two complimentary sessions; the first session is focused on resume preparation and interview skills; the second is an event connecting residents to a range of organisations that can facilitate job, volunteering and training opportunities. 

Participants are encouraged to register for both events.

Session One: Resume Preparation and Interview Skills
Wednesday 6 November 2019
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Redgum Function Centre, 2 Lane Street, Wentworthville
Register here.

Session Two
Wednesday 20 November, 2019
5.30pm - 8.30pm 
Redgum Function Centre, 2 Lane Street, Wentworthville 
Register here.
New to Cumberland? Come along and 'Discover Cumberland'

'Discover Cumberland' is an interactive workshop and bus tour program which runs quarterly in Cumberland. Council encourages the attendance of newly arrived residents, people wanting to learn more about Council services and people wanting to connect with the community.

Registrations have opened for the next workshop and upcoming bus tour. 

Discover Cumberland Workshop
Monday 4 November 2019
10.00am till 11.30am 
Wentworthville Community Centre,  2 Lane St  Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Registrations are essential. To book click here. 

Discover Cumberland Bus Tour
Thursday 14 November 2019
10.00am till 2.00pm 
Cumberland Council, 16 Memorial Ave Merrylands 2160
Registrations are essential. To book click here. 
Council is looking for Justice of the Peace volunteers

Are you looking to make a positive contribution to local projects and the community? Why not volunteer as a Justice of the Peace (JP).

JP's act as independent witnesses to documents people use for official or legal purposes. People who are interested in volunteering must be a registered JP in NSW.

Learn new skills and build your confidence. To express your interest please email, volunteering@cumberland.nsw.gov.au or call 8757 9252.
What's On in Cumberland
Get rid of unwanted chemicals

Drop off household cleaners, car batteries, motor oils and fluids and more at the next Council Chemical CleanOut on Sunday November 10.

Details:  November 10 from 9.00 am - 3.30 pm at the Former Auburn Oriole Baseball Club
Help learners become safer drivers

Take advantage of this free 2 hour workshop, designed for parents and supervisors of learner drivers on Thursday 7 November.
Light refreshments will be provided.

T o attend contact Council's Road and Safety Officer on 8757 9870.

Flavours of Auburn: Afghan Cooking Classes

Experience Afghan culture and cuisine in this unique hands-on cooking session. Discover the delights of Afghan food in a small group.

Book online today to secure your place.
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.