1 September 2020
Survey on impacts on Crescent Parklands development
Now is the time for residents in Sydney's west to have their say on the $525 million Crescent Parklands development planned for Holroyd. This massive development proposal will transform the site into more than 1,200 units, up to 28 storeys high - situated just off the already-congested Woodville Road and M4, and near Parramatta Road.
At Cumberland City Council, we assess every proposal on its merit and we support smart planning. We believe this proposal will create high-density development in the wrong location.
We understand there are plans by the NSW Government to upgrade Woodville Road and Parramatta Road at this location, and the developer is proposing an extra lane along Crescent Street, but it is unclear what improvement this will provide for existing and future traffic in the area. Having been to the site, I don't see how adding an extra lane along Crescent Street will solve the traffic problems leading on to Woodville Road but I welcome further details around the analysis behind this idea and how it could work.
The State Government has given residents just 28 days to have their say on this proposal as part of community consultation, so we're giving residents another chance to have their say with an online survey. The survey results to be included in our submission to the State Government in September. To participate in Council's survey visit the Council website
Residents can also make their views known to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment before Sunday, 30 August 2020 by sending their submission to PlanComment@planningpanels.nsw.gov.au.  Information on the proposal can be found on the following planning website
Council welcomes Wentworthville revitalisation
We are one step closer to delivering a major revitalisation of Wentworthville's town centre, with the State Government rezoning complete to support an additional 1,800 dwellings in the town centre, a shopping centre, provision of a new 4,000 square metre full-line supermarket and public domain plazas to serve the local community. The rezoning is supported by Council's detailed planning controls and public domain plan.
The rezoning coincides with the lodgement of a development application for the revitalisation of the Wentworthville Mall site, which will undergo community consultation and a merit based assessment by Council.This will generate over 200 jobs during construction and 260 ongoing jobs within the commercial and retail component of the development.
Council has also received a $95,000 grant from the State Government to be allocated to a public domain demonstration project in Wentworthville. This grant will allow Council to pilot improvements for the town centre, with work to occur later this year.
We have a very constructive relationship with the State Government, and I'm pleased that we're working together to get results for the people of Cumberland City.
Image caption left to right: George Parry, Dave Tribolet
Remembering George Parry
Cumberland City Council extends its deepest condolences to Mr George Parry's friends and loved ones following his passing. Mr Parry was a prominent member of Cumberland City during his lifetime. From captain of the school cricket team at Parramatta Boys High School to being inducted as a Legend of Shires Cricket in 2003, his dedication transcends his time here with us. 
Mona Park Ground 1 was named in his honour under the former Auburn Council and the field is still known as George Parry Oval to this day. He will be remembered as one of the best all-rounders to have ever played Shires Cricket, but more importantly, he will be remembered as a great man who devoted himself selflessly to enhancing the lives of our community through sport.
Council observed a minute of silence to honour Mr Parry's (1929 - 2020) life, contributions and achievements at a Council community meeting on 19 August 2020. 
The Granville Centre is now open

The new and exciting Granville Centre is a new innovative community hub in the heart of Granville comprising of  multipurpose community spaces and commercial kitchen, creative production suites, library, art gallery, cafĂ©, swim centre and multi-sports courts and playground.
The centre embraces 16 versatile and bookable community spaces suitable for events, meetings, training and a range of community and recreational programs and services used by regular and casual hire as well as artist in residence and workshop spaces attached to the Art Gallery.
For more information on how to submit an application to hire space, visit https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/granvillecentre or contact Granville Centre Coordinator on 02 8757 9027.
Volunteer with Cumberland City Council

Cumberland City Council is reopening the Volunteer Program. This is a great chance to gain new skills, meet new friends and make a real difference.
Volunteer positions currently on offer include:
  • Botanical Garden/ Central Garden Zoo Assistant Volunteer : Assisting with the care of local animals at Auburn Botanical Gardens in Auburn or Central Gardens in Merrylands
  • Bush Care Volunteer:  Caring for and preserving local bushland and reserves
  • Garden Volunteer: Skilled gardener interested in maintaining a community garden and helping others learn about gardening
  • JPs: Offering Justice of the Peace services at Libraries or Community Centres, must be a registered JP
For more information and to apply for a role visit our website or contact Council's Volunteering Employment Pathways Officer on 02 8757 9252. You can also email us at volunteer@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
Help reunite pets with their owners
Council has launched a new lost and found animals page that aims to help reunite owners with their lost pet.
A lost pet submission form will be reviewed within two working days before the listing appear on the site and will remain active for three months.
We're happy to provide a forum where our local residents can find their furry friends.
To report a lost pet and for more information, visit our website
Brand building for small business

Join this free two-hour interactive workshop on Tuesday 22 September from 10am to 12pm to learn more about branding for your business or future business. In this workshop you will:
  • Discover what you really do and why you do it
  • Find out who your true avatar is and how you should be speaking to them
  • Learn where your unique place in the market is and how to own it
  • Uncover your brand's personality

Register today by visiting our website

Latest news from Western Sydney Health

If you have been to the following locations watch for COVID-19 symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat. If symptoms occur, immediately get tested and stay home until you get your results.
  • The suburb of Guildford in the last 2 weeks.

  • Auburn: Ramadan Pharmacy - 1:30pm to 2:30pm on 19 August.
  • Mount Druitt: Westfield Mount Druitt - 12pm to 12:30pm on 12 August and 11am to 12pm on 14 August.
  • Blacktown & Hills LGA Bus Routes: 20 and 21 August -
    Route 755 5:18am & 5:35am, 758 6:01am & 6:35am, 723 7:14am, 731 8:15am, 752 9:03am, 755 10:47am, 756 11:29am, 728 12:16pm. 
  • 24 August - Route 6546 2:36pm St Clare Catholic High School, 6583 3:15pm Patrician Brothers' College & St Patrick's Primary School, 728 3:34pm, 756 4:32pm, 730 5:25pm, 730 6:18pm, 723 7:48pm, 750 8:38pm, 750 9:14pm, 758 9:50pm, 729 10:37pm, 731 11:32pm. 
Route details here
Find NSW case alert locations and more information here
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.