Close

Town Centres

Cumberland’s main town centres are vibrant, diverse and exciting places.

Cumberland Council is committed to growing these town centres as places for living, employment and activity. This includes by providing community safety, transport, public art and strategic planning support for these centres.

In this section of the website, find out more about:

Auburn

Located some 20km west of the Sydney CBD, the Auburn town centre provides a dynamic and multi-cultural retail and community experience quite unlikely anything else you will find in the metropolitan area.

It is home to a rich variety of cultures and tastes, with a distinctive Middle Eastern and Chinese character. For this reason, Cumberland Council supports the Flavours of Auburn initiative which seeks to promote the strong food-related industry in and around the town centre.

The Auburn town centre is increasingly becoming a residential living destination, due to the easy access to transport and shopping and employment opportunities.

Getting to Auburn town centre

The Auburn town centre is easy to access. You can:

  • Catch a train to the Auburn railway station
  • Catch a bus service from other major centres such as Parramatta, Bankstown or Granville
  • Use the council’s free community loop bus service
  • Park at the council’s Susan St car parking facility, which provides 700 car parking spaces and is open from 6pm to midnight.

Council facilities in the Auburn town centre


In addition, the council has a community safety program, which includes closed-circuit television cameras placed in key locations, such as the Auburn town centre.

Granville

Granville town centre is located 22km west of the Sydney central business district. It is extremely well-serviced by public transport.

Since taking control of the town centre from the City of Parramatta on 30 September, 2016, Cumberland Council has focussed its attention on cleaning the centre’s footpaths and improving its gardens.

It is the home of Granville Town Hall, which was built in 1888 and is thought to be one of only two intact nineteenth-century council chamber buildings extant in Sydney’s west. The Town Hall is a listed State heritage item.

In December 2016, Cumberland Council announced it would be allocating some $20 million for a Granville multi-purpose community centre, library and regional gallery integrated with the existing pool, park and outdoor recreation facilities at the Granville Memorial Park site.

Getting to Granville town centre

The Granville town centre is easy to access. You can:

  • Catch a train to the Granville railway station; or
  • Catch a bus service

Council facilities in Granville town centre

Merrylands

The Merrylands town centre is located 25 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district.

Merrylands has a commercial area around Merrylands railway station. Stockland Merrylands is a shopping centre with supermarkets, discount department stores and speciality shops.

Getting to Merrylands town centre

The Merrylands town centre is easy to access. You can:

  • Catch a train to the Merrylands railway station
  • Catch a bus service

Council facilities in Merrylands town centre

Wentworthville

The Wentworthville town centre is located 27km west of the Sydney CBD and 3km west of Parramatta CBD.

The centre is conveniently located by the Wentworthville train station and offers a combination of shopping, heritage buildings, a library, community and function centres and a park. Shopping is affordable, ranging from chain supermarkets, local butchers and bakeries to discount stores and women’s fashion

Demographically, the suburb of Wentworthville is home to a high percentage of Indian, Sri Lankan and Chinese-born residents, which is reflected in the centre by the high proportion of Asian businesses.

Cumberland Council is currently delivering a major project to revitalise the Wentworthville Town Centre.

Getting to Wentworthville town centre

The Wentworthville town centre is easy to access. You can:

  • Catch a train to the Wentworthville railway station
  • Catch a bus service

Council facilities in Wentworthville town centre