11 November 2020
Christmas in Cumberland City

2020 has been an extremely difficult year, first with the bushfires and then with the pandemic. Everyone has been affected in some way, so with this in mind Cumberland City Council will be proceeding with this year's Christmas event in Auburn Botanic Gardens in line with COVID-19 regulations.

The event will be different to previous Christmas and carols events, hosted by our Council. For example, there will be allocated seating to ensure physical distancing is maintained; attendees will be required to register on arrival for contact-tracing purposes and crowd control measures will be in place to manage capacity. Importantly, hand sanitisers and masks will be available.

For residents who are unable to make the event, we'll also be live streaming festivities. Not all Councils are proceeding with Christmas events this year, however, we hope that our residents take the opportunity to engage with our event and that it brings them some Christmas cheer.

Meet your Mayor sessions
Our Council will be resuming Meet Your Mayor sessions, where residents can come and talk to me and Council staff about issues of interest. We're here to service ratepayers and to be accessible. I'm looking forward to meeting more people in our community and listening to their concerns and ideas about Council services, policies and proposals.

The sessions will take place at Stockland Mall in Merrylands on the ground floor near Gloria Jeans. No appointment is necessary, just drop in.
Sessions details:

* Thursday, 19 November (10am to 1pm)
Supporting local business
As a large Council, our focus has been on reopening the economy since COVID-19 hit. 

It was terrific to meet with so many small business operators last month as part of Small Business Month and see how we can support them through what has been a challenging period.

As we approach the holiday season Council will be providing a range of services to help empower businesses broaden their customer reach. As one of the first Council's to launch the Shop Local campaign, we remain committed to giving businesses the tools to help bolster our local economy. 

For more information on the latest business support initiatives visit the Council website
Great Southern Nights Festival

Discover a list of COVID-safe live music events in Cumberland City from some of the best local artists.

For more information visit our website
Granville Centre Art Exhibition

'Ngaliya Diyam,' the debut exhibition for the Granville Centre Art Gallery will celebrate cultural resilience and an everlasting connection to Country.

For exhibition times and more visit our website
Parents and carers driving workshop

Teaching someone to drive can be a happy experience. Join us on Thursday, 12 November 2020 in Merrylands.

To secure your spot visit our website
Asbestos Information Session

Find out how to safely identify, remove and dispose of asbestos in your own home at this free online information session. 

To book your spot visit our website
Jewellery Making workshop

Join Cleonie Quayle at The Granville Centre this November for a free 1 hour jewellery making workshop, as part of NAIDOC Week. Spots are limited. 

For more information visit our website
Recycling Week at Cumberland City

As part of Recycling Week, Council is encouraging residents to check-in on their recycling practices and ensure it's being done right.

Reducing our waste not only keeps valuable materials out of landfill but also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and our need for new materials. This can also save you money at home and in the workplace.

Here are some recycling tips:
  1. Look out for the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) on your packaging. This will assist with knowing what waste goes into recycling (yellow bin) and what doesn't.
  2. Remember any loose plastics, bagged or soft plastics go in the red bin not the yellow bin
  3. Buy secondhand or buy products made with recycled content
  4. Fight food, electronic and packaging waste. Council offers a range of services including Chemical clean out, Book a Clean-up and Mobile Recycling.
For more information visit our website
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 2 working days before the listing appear on the site and will remain active for 3 months.
We're happy to provide a forum where our local residents can find their furry friends!
Check out Council's Lost and Found page on the Cumberland City Council
Book a clean-up this spring

Ready for your spring-cleaning and not sure how to get rid of your waste? 
Book a free Council Clean Up and make use of your free of charge pick-up four times a year.

Unsuitable items placed out will not be collected. Please review the list of items that are not accepted prior to making your booking.

What we will pick up:
  • Furniture
  • White goods: fridges, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens
  • Mattresses
  • Bundled tree and plant clippings under 2metres in length
  • Carpet and other floor coverings: please roll up and tie
  • Only up to 2 cubic metres of items for each collection
To book your clean up visit our website

Please note: Last fortnight's eNews correction above: 2 metres x 1 metre x 1 metre. For a visual representation of how to arrange items visit our website
Join the Youth Week 2021 planning team

Are you 16-25 years old and live, study or work in the Cumberland City area?
Cumberland City Council is currently looking for volunteers to join the Youth Week 2021 Planning Team. Gain experience in planning and running youth events and network with your local community.

Applications close Monday 30 November and can be submitted via the Have Your Say website

For more information please contact call 8757 9827 or email us at youth@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
Latest news from Western Sydney Health

For the latest updates on COVID-19 visit Western Sydney Local Health's 

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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.