12 May 2020
Council opens Merrylands Community Service Centre
Cumberland City Council is excited to announce the opening of the Merrylands Community Service Centre. This is Cumberland City Council's way of servicing the local community and making ourselves accessible to local residents, particularly while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
It's great that we can offer an opportunity for the community to connect with Council and raise their issues.
I am regularly approached on a variety of issues from footpaths and parks to schools, transport, housing and other issues where residents would like Council's support.
Residents are encouraged to visit the new space (Shop 1/205 Merrylands Road, Merrylands) if they have any questions about Council projects or services or would like to raise issues where Council may be able to assist. The office is open 9am to 4pm or by appointment on (02) 8757 9412.
Free flu vaccine to protect Cumberland's homeless
Cumberland City Council, in partnership with the local health district, has had its first pop-up flu clinic at the Holroyd Centre in Merrylands on Thursday, 7 May. The clinic offers screening and vaccination for members of Cumberland's community who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.
As we approach the cold and flu season, this initiative aims to further extend Council's support in a time when it is needed most by providing access to basic healthcare services. The clinic will be open to residents who are homeless, including those who are sleeping rough, or at risk of homelessness and those in temporary accommodation or overcrowded housing as well as those on temporary visas.
The clinic will maintain safety and social distancing government regulations.
Council offers online resources for families in quarantine  
During COVID-19,  Cumberland City Council has introduced online initiatives to help keep families and children entertained as we continue to follow government guidance. 
We know the lockdown has proven to be challenging for many families, so these new online resources are available on Council's website to help keep the family entertained. From story time and exercise to arts and crafts and competitions, there are a range of options for kids to enjoy as we stay safe at home. 
As a community, we need to channel our creativity and resilience to stay positive, navigate our way through this pandemic and come out the other side.
To view Council's resources for kids and families visit our website
Image courtesy of the Parramatta Advertiser
Cumberland City Healthy Kids Pitch 


The Cumberland Kids Pitch is a competition that aims to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Cumberland City. This competition is open to all primary and high schools located in the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA). 
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a special competition has been added to the Healthy Kids Pitch program where children and young people can submit their pitch from home. Winning students will receive up to $500 in prizes!

Competition closes Friday 12 June 200. 
For more details, competition guidelines and information on submitting your entry visit our website  or phone 02 8757 9000.
Bringing a smile to those in need

Local Guildford resident Jasmine Issa is the founder of Project Generosity, a non-for-profit (NGO) organisation which aims to bring a smile to those going through a tough time.
The NGO was launched five years ago after Jasmine heard about the fatal illness of a 1-year-old boy, named Yanis, and the family's difficulties.
She pledged her time and dedication to receiving donations for a "comfort box" which was put together and delivered to the family.
Soon after the Yanis passed away.
"I still get goosebumps every time I think of this story," Jasmine says.
Project Generosity was established in remembrance of the small comfort Yanis's family were able to experience with a simple act of kindness.
Through the work of helpful volunteers and the community donors, Jasmine has been able to assist numerous people who are in need.
On behalf of Cumberland City Council, we thank our volunteers for being pillars of our community.
As part of National Volunteer Week in May, Council will be highlighting the extraordinary work of volunteers across the Cumberland City area. 
Planning Notifications Now Advertised Online

Council's Development Control Plans include notification provisions of placing of advertisements in local newspapers for certain developments. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Auburn Review and the Parramatta Advertiser have cancelled printing newspapers.
Cumberland City Council is committed to continue the assessment of development applications during the pandemic. 

Therefore, whilst local newspapers are not being printed, Council will discontinue including planning items in print newspaper advertisements and will notify applications on Council's website. 

Council will also continue to send out letters of the proposed developments to affected property owners and residents.
Submissions on current development applications can be made by visiting our website To check the status of specific development visit our Tracker page .  
Ramadan Takeaway Food Festival
As Ramadan enters it's final weeks, it's not too late to take part in our Takeaway Food Festival.

This is a great way to get in the spirit of giving back to local businesses who are currently doing it tough.

Did we mention the delicious array of choices you can add to your dinner menu?

For a wide range of cuisine choices offering takeaway services, visit our website
What's On From Home
Looking to volunteer?

Volunteers are a vital part of our community. Volunteering is also a great stepping stone for employment. 

Join this  free online webinar  and discover the perks of having volunteering experiences.
 Composting Competition

As part of International Compost Awareness Week, we are encouraging residents to send an image of their composts to be in the running to win prizes.

For more information visit our website.
Free Business Webinars

Discover a wide range of online business webinars from the comfort of your home. Council has also collaborated with the Cumberland Business Chamber to connect you to the experts. 
To see a list of webinars visit our  website.

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.