29 September 2020
Councillor Joseph Rahme and Mayor Steve Christou.
Granville Stadium on its way

I recently visited Granville Park in Merrylands and am delighted to say that work is underway to give the Granville Stadium a much needed upgrade and new lease on life.

The new sports facility will include new grandstand seating, upgraded carpark, lighting and irrigation and a reconstruction of the rugby field.

This is an exciting step in what will be the heart of community sports in the area.
The field hasn't had a facelift in over 40 years, and will become a place for our community and sports enthusiasts to bring activity and passion for sports to life and give our Two Blues Rugby Union Club a new revitalised field to play on.

We are extremely proud to be building the best facilities for our local community and I would like to thank the NSW Government for their contribution to upgrading this Park. This project is jointly funded by the Greater Sports Facility Fund and Cumberland City Council.
Deputy Mayor Eddy Sarkis, Mayor Steve Christou, Councillor Gus Balloot of Liverpool City Council and Imad Dirani (Mr Peri Peri owner).
Small Business Month

As part of NSW Small Business Month this October, Cumberland City Council will be celebrating our local businesses and the role they play in driving economic growth. 

The devastating bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic has made this an incredibly challenging year for many businesses. Despite these tough times, it's great to see businesses like Mr Peri Peri, coming to Merrylands.

Our Council is doing everything in its power to support local businesses in our community during these tough times and I want small business owners to know that they are not on their own.

Next month we will be hosting an online networking event and a series of webinars over the month and I encourage local businesses to take advantage of these resources and networking opportunities. They are a great way to increase their knowledge and be equipped with the resources to boost their financial position.
To find out more, visit Council's website
Mayor Christou with Remgarajan Chidambaranathan Local Citizen of the Year with Australia Day Ambassador Dr Nicole Seebacher.
2021 Citizen of the Year and Community Pride Awards
Each year, Cumberland City Council invites nominations for a group or individual to be recognised in our Local Citizen of the Year and Community Pride Awards. 

These awards aim to acknowledge and honour our local heroes who generously dedicate their time to help make Cumberland City a great place to live.

Please take the time to complete a nomination form and let us know who is a deserving Cumberland City candidate in one of the below categories. 
*    Local Citizen of the Year
*    Local Young Citizen of the Year
*    Local Senior Citizen of the Year
*    Community Pride Award (individual)
*    Community Pride Award (school/group/organisation)

Nominations are now open and will close on 2 November 2020.
Nomination forms and criteria can be downloaded from Council's website www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/coty
Netballer Paige Hadley and Mayor Steve Christou.
Over 4000 local kids get involved
Cumberland City Council's Healthy Kids initiative has reached 4000 children in Sydney's west, through a series of workshops and sporting clinics that support children's health and wellbeing.

It may surprise you that 80 percent of Australian school kids don't get enough exercise or eat enough fruit and vegetables. We want to turn those statistics around.

We are glad to support youth who want to adopt healthy lifestyles. Kids spend a lot of time at school so it's great that they can learn habits that will benefit them well into adulthood and help them lead healthy lives.
Council has run 60 workshops and clinics to support the initiative since it began, with 75 percent of students rating the program as 'excellent'. 

Proposed opportunities to extend the program in the future are being drafted subject to relevant COVID-19 restrictions in place at schools.
Personal Mobile Alarms

Council has just restocked a number of Press for Help alarms to assist socially isolated seniors.

For eligible seniors, the alarms can be programmed with up to 5 contacts of your choice, so if you ever have a fall, become lost or are having any other personal emergency where you need help, you can press the SOS button.

The personal mobile alarms can help users feel safe and secure, both at home and in the community, and can be used without the need for internet connection, landline or mobile phone.

To find out if you, or someone you know is eligible and for more information visit Council's website.
Vinnies Community Sleepout

Be part of the first ever virtual NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout.
On Friday 23 October, many people across NSW will sleep out at home in their cars, backyards or couches and come together in an effort to help those in our local communities who are doing it tough.

Homelessness in Australia is changing with the high cost of living, stagnant wages and unsteady jobs in a pandemic can push anyone into crisis. Your support is vital in helping us provide essential care and programs to those in our community who need it the most.

To register visit, https://bit.ly/2ZYLONB  
Chemical Cleanout

Cumberland City Council, in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority, is hosting a free Household Chemical Clean Out on Sunday 8 November 2020 from 9am to 3.30pm, at Auburn Baseball Club carpark, Euston Road Auburn.
Residents may drop off household quantities (up to a maximum of 20 litres or kilograms of a single item) of the following items:
  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Motor fuels
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Smoke detectors
  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Car and household batteries
  • Motor oils and cooking oils
For other household waste, residents have access to 4 pre-booked collections per year. Book now by visiting www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 8757 9000. 

Latest news from Western Sydney Health

The following update from Western Sydney Local Health covers COVID-19 cases up until 25 September 2020.

Self-isolate and get tested immediately (even if you have no symptoms) if you've been to the following locations: 

Glen Alpine: Campbelltown Golf Club, 2pm - 4.30pm on 16 September.

Mollymook: Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill, 12.30pm - 2.15pm on 13 September.

Ulladulla: Carlo's Italian Ristorante Bar & Seafood, 8pm - 9.30pm on 12 September.

Ulladulla: Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club, 2pm - 6.15pm on 12 September. 

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.