11 June 2020
Council's face-to-face Customer Service functions reopen 

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Council is pleased to confirm that our customer support function has reopened at Council's Merrylands and Auburn buildings.

"I want to thank our ratepayers for their patience while our face-to-face services were suspended. Now that these face-to-face services have resumed, it's important that we maintain social distancing. 

Our staff have protective masks and hand hygiene facilities are available, on site to help prevent the spread of the virus," said Mayor Steve Christou.

Remember, if you're unable to come in for these services, in person, you can still contact Council's Customer Service function by phone on 02 8757 9000 or email at  council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au 
Supporting our small businesses 
 
 As  a large Council, our focus is on reopening the economy. That's why Cumberland City Council has launched a 'Shop Local' campaign to assist businesses in Sydney's west, hit hard by the impacts of COVID-19.

"Cumberland City businesses are an integral part of our local economy and offer a variety of multicultural food cuisines, spices and essential services," said Mayor Steve Christou.

"Local businesses have the opportunity to advise customers of changes to trade and delivery services by using Council's dedicated web page. This free initiative will continue to support businesses as they respond to trading conditions."

If you are a local business looking to feature on Council's website or are a resident searching for changes to business trade, visit the Shop Local webpage. 

We encourage residents to shop at their local grocers, pharmacies, cafes and restaurants and share their good news stories with the hashtag #shoplocal - on social media and tag us @CumberlandCityCouncil or visit haveyoursay.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/shop-local
  Greater investment needed for schools in Sydney's west
 
Mayor Steve Christou has received first-hand feedback from teachers and parents on a range of issues facing schools in the Cumberland City area. 

Granville East Public School does not have a hall onsite for assemblies and students need to get on a bus and travel for this.  Granville South Public School does not have enough classrooms and Hilltop Public School needs assistance with technology upgrades.
 
"As an elected representative it's my responsibility to ensure Cumberland City residents don't go without and this includes school children in our community," said Mayor Christou.

"This is just a small insight into the bare essentials that are missing from public schools in Sydney's west. They join a long line of schools that need greater support and investment.

We look forward to working with the State Government to make sure our school children don't go without, and that they are engaged in positive learning environments."
Living with Less - Free Decluttering Online Workshop
 
Join this online workshop and learn how to declutter, get organised and simplify your life. The workshop will help save you time, money and space while reducing your carbon footprint.
 
When: Saturday 27 June 2020,  10:30am to 11:40am
Presenter:  Susanne Thiebe is an Expert Professional Organiser with over 14 years of experience and is a board member at the Institute of Professional Organisers (IOPO).

Bookings are essential before 11am, Thursday 25 June via our website.
 
Please note: This is an online event on Zoom. Further advice on how to participate will be emailed to you before the workshop commences at 10:30am sharp. This event is strictly for residents of the Cumberland City area.
 
For more information phone 8757 9691 or visit our website.
School Holiday Care - July 2020

From art days to health and well being, our school holiday programs are the place to be for children in need of care these school holidays.  The programs run from Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July 2020.

There are 4 centres with separate programs:
  •  5 to 9 years
  •  5 to 12 years and;
  • 10 to 13 year old's
All centres are open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.  Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is available for all eligible families. Contact Centrelink to register.  Bookings close Friday 26 June 2020.  To register, visit the Council website
Civic Park and Pendle Creek Landscape Masterplan

Following on from public consultation in early 2020, Council's draft masterplan is now available for review. 

Based on the feedback received, Council has drafted a concept plan that details the revitalisation of the Park and the adjacent Pendle Creek wetland area.

This second stage of consultation is open until Monday 15 June, so have a look at the masterplan details and join the conversation.
What's On From Home
Negotiation with your Landlord - Commercial Leases: Webinar

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm


Book online today. 
Have Your Say

Provide your feedback on a range of Council projects, plans and policies that are currently on exhibition.  Help shape the future of Cumberland City. 


Visit the Have Your Say website

 Connecting Communities

Even though we can't meet with everyone face to face right now, we still want to connect with you! So we'd love to hear the best way to stay in touch during this time.

Complete a short 2-3 minute service online today and help us connect communities.
Contact your Councillors

Cumberland City 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.

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