Message from Mayor Lake
Council’s April school holiday program is in full swing with a number of activities to keep the kids busy these school holidays. There is something for all ages from lawn bowls, NRL, soccer, tennis to Lego© workshops and much more. To view the full list visit www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/whats-on
Additionally, Council is also pleased to be continuing its work in providing opportunities for children to engage in sport in the community. This month, the iconic Western Sydney Wanderers will be hosting school holidays soccer clinics for our budding soccer enthusiasts in Granville. The clinics are great for all ages and skill levels, providing kids the opportunity to meet and interact through football. This is one of Council’s initiatives to nurture the engagement and development of children’s sport in the community.
At last Wednesday’s Council meeting, I moved two Mayoral Minutes which were unanimously supported by my fellow Councillors, to provide both a $10,000 donation to the GIVIT NSW Flood Relief appeal, and a $5,000 donation to the Ukraine Crisis appeal. I’m pleased that Cumberland Council is able to play a small part in providing support during these two humanitarian crises, both local and overseas.
As Council continues the fight against COVID-19, I encourage all residents to join us and help keep our community safe, especially as we head into the wet and cooler months. COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are available at various medical centres and vaccination clinics across Cumberland including the Western Sydney Local Health District vaccination hub at the Guildford Community Centre and the Granville Centre, which has been extended to run until the end of June. To make a booking at these centres or for more information contact NSW Health on 1800 571 155.
On another note, did you know that non-government organisations, charitable organisations, community groups and other organisations can now apply for the WestInvest Community Project Grants? This competitive round will provide $1.6 billion to fund new and improved community facilities and local infrastructure across Western Sydney. I encourage organisations and groups to check their eligibility and register your interest by completing the Registration of Interest Form (ROI) before 5pm on 21 April 2022. westinvest.smartygrants.com.au/westinvestcommunity
Lastly, with the Easter long weekend almost upon us, I would like to wish everyone celebrating, a happy and safe Easter, and hope you all enjoy the long weekend celebrating with family and friends.
Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 | Lisa.Lake@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
Customer Service Quality Survey
Granville Swimming Centre
Our Swimming Centres Team are conducting a survey to assess the services of Granville Swimming Centre. If you have visited the new centre or are a regular customer – we want to hear from you!
Submissions close at 5pm on Sunday 17 April.
For more details or to complete the survey, visit www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/swimming-pools
FREE Motorcycle Rider Safety Workshop
New and experienced motorcycle riders are invited to join us for presentations and casual discussions on popular topics.
Thursday 28 April 2022, 6pm to 8pm
Motorcycle Accessories Superstore 321 Parramatta Road, Auburn
Free entry, bookings essential
Book now or find out more visit www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/event/motorcycle-rider-safety-workshop
Brought to you by Cumberland City Council in proud partnership with Motorcycle Accessories Superstore and Survive The Ride Association of NSW.
Council Committees EOI
Are you community orientated and are looking to get involved in matters that affect your community? We want to hear from you!
Council is on the lookout for people to get involved in our advisory committees to have a say on topics that matter, help provide advice and make recommendations to Council. If you think you have what it takes, join one of the new or existing advisory committees today by submitting your Expression of Interest by visiting haveyoursay.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/committees-eoi2022 or call Council on 8757 9000.
Ramadan Street Food Festival
Our Ramadan Street Food Festival will host a huge line-up of food trucks and street food stalls for a Ramadan outdoor dining experience.
6pm to Midnight, Saturday 23 April 2022
Auburn Town Centre (between Mary and Beatrice Streets), Auburn Road, Auburn.
For more information visit www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/ramadan
This is proudly funded by the NSW Government’s The Festival of Place Open Streets program.
Have your say for your chance to win a $100 shopping voucher when you take part in Council’s liveability study. If you’ve wanted to voice your concerns or pitch your ideas on parking, walkability or new places in the community, now is your time to share your input.
Submissions close at 11.59pm on Sunday 1 May.
For more details or to complete the survey, visit www.placescore.org/cumberland-news