Community News Update

10 May 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

On behalf of Cumberland Council, I would like to send best wishes to all mums in Cumberland, and hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day over the weekend. It’s an important day to honour, celebrate and thank mothers and carers who all work tirelessly to support their families and contribute to our wonderful community.

Council is seeking feedback on the concept designs for the upcoming construction of the Merrylands Civic Square. Council is seeking your response to this exciting new project, which is underway in the heart of Merrylands Town Centre. This site is on track to unveil a vibrant new multifunctional recreation space for use and enjoyment by locals and visitors. You can take a look at the concept and leave your feedback by visiting:

If you have recently used Council’s Seniors and Disability Services in the past year, Council would like to hear from you. Cumberland City Council’s Seniors and Disability Annual Customer Survey for 2022 is now open to provide your comments and feedback. This will help us improve our services in the future and ensure that you receive the best experience possible. Submissions close on Wednesday 1 June at 11pm, have your say now by visiting the website

Council is also seeking comment on the draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan which are currently on public exhibition. By reviewing and providing feedback, residents can help us improve infrastructure and services, support the local sector, including small business, jobs growth and more. Residents can also comment on Council’s projects and programs that will be undertaken over the next 12 months as outlined in the Operational Plan. This also includes details of the annual budget, revenue policy, rates and fees and charges. I encourage you all to take the time to look over these documents by visiting: and give your valuable feedback.

Lastly, Council is very excited to be hosting Good Vibes Granville, a first of its kind event due to start next week. From 16 May to 22 May a section of South Street, Granville’s main street, will be transformed into a vibrant and interactive hub, showcasing the diverse food, dynamic music and art scene. Part of the street will be closed off to cars, inviting people to wander through this space to meet, interact and enjoy the public space together. Start planning your visit now by heading to 

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Community Office Spaces for Lease

Council is seeking proposals from organisations for the lease of office or outreach spaces (community hubs) within these local Community Centres:

  • Auburn Centre for Community
  • Guildford Community Centre
  • Regents Park Community Hub
  • Wentworthville Community Centre

Detailed information is now available on the eProcure website. To submit a proposal, view related documents and ask questions, organisations will need to first register for free with eProcure at:

Submissions close on 30 May 2022.

Make an appointment to check out these spaces for lease between 16 to 20 May. For all enquiries or site visit appointments, please email:

Creating Canopies in Cumberland City

Tree Planting Day and Free BBQ Lunch

Thursday 12 May from 9am to 1.30pm
Central Gardens, Paton Street, Merrylands

Join us to plant new trees and have a free BBQ lunch in local parks to create more tree canopy across Cumberland City.

Register to volunteer or find out more information:

Landcare NSW has partnered with Greater Sydney Landcare Network to deliver the planting of 100,000 trees as part of the NSW Premiers Priority of increasing tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney.

Volunteering Info Sessions

Learn about volunteering and the roles on offer during National Volunteer Week:

Monday 16 May, 10am to 12 noon
Berala Community Centre

Wednesday 18 May, 11am to 12 noon
Auburn Library

Thursday 19 May, 11am to 12 noon
Wentworthville Library

For more information visit:

Free Online Grants Writing E-Course

If you’re new to writing grant applications or want more experience, apply for this free Grant Writing E-course. Learn tips and tricks on grant applications, budgets, funding and more in this self-paced course, designed to assist applicants through the grant application process.

Apply now or find out more information: