Along with Cumberland Council the NSW Government has announced the creation of 18 other new councils in NSW. The decision to create new councils follows four years of extensive consultation with communities and councils as well as independent research and analysis which found a compelling case for reform. Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting fields.
Other benefits include:
Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in infrastructure and community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds, library or pool upgrades.
Each new council will receive up to $10million to assist with the transition from the former councils to the new council, streamline administrative processes and cut red tape.
All three of the former Councils have been planning for the new merged entity and service delivery to local residents will not be affected. It’s business as usual for Cumberland Council with a continuation of services across the new LGA.
Elections for Cumberland Council will take place on 9 September 2017.
Mr Viv May has been appointed as the independent Administrator of Cumberland Council.
The Administrator is responsible for the functions of the Council.
It will be business as usual and your garbage collection days will be unchanged.
Residents will receive rates notices from the new Cumberland Council.
The NSW Government’s rate protection commitment means residents of the new council will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their former Council for the next four years.
All Council services will continue as they were provided under previous Councils. Residents can continue to participate in community activities, such as courses and programs run at community centres.
All Council’s parks and gardens are open for residents to enjoy. Sporting field bookings will remain the same for clubs and other organisations.
Council services such as meals on wheels, childcare and library services, will also continue.
Many of the works that were in progress prior to the creation of the new Council will continue, such as footpath repairs.
Any development applications within the new Cumberland Council may be lodged at either of the former Auburn or Holroyd City Council offices.