Weekly Community News

12 December 2023

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

The Good Exhibition

The Good Exhibition launched at The Granville Centre Art Gallery as part of a series of after-hours art and cultural programs called ‘Granville Nights’. It features family-friendly art workshops and is curated by Anna Louise Richardson. ‘The Good’ is a solo exhibition that explores ideas of intergenerational exchange, parenthood and identity, pointing to the necessary act of radical optimism needed to seek goodness in all things. The exhibition features live music, art workshops, book sales, food and more. Granville Nights will return on Friday 19th January and Friday 2nd February 2024. For more information, visit

This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Western Sydney program.

With Clr Hughes, Deputy Mayor Hamed, Clr Elmore and Clr Colman at the opening of The Good Exhibition.

Annual SASS Network Breakfast

Thank you to Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School for inviting me to your annual School Administrative and Support Staff (SASS) networking breakfast at The Holroyd Centre. The event brought together 16 schools from across a number of networks to celebrate the hard work of staff who are the backbone of the school community. It was great to hear about the achievements you have made this year and I look forward to working with you all in 2024.

With Ahmad Dandachli, David White, Anthony Azzopardi, John Kennedy, Deborah Summerhayes, Joumana Youssef, Greg Warren MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Early Learning, Phillis Munoz at the SASS Network Breakfast.

Merrylands Civic Square Christmas Night Markets

Council will be hosting the Christmas Night Markets at Merrylands Civic Square this Friday 15 December from 5pm to 9pm. I encourage everyone to come join the fun and browse through the market stalls. Activities will include face painting, Santa photos, live music from the Holroyd Brass Band and Kiss the Frog featuring Antoine and meet the range of roving characters including unicycling fairies, a snow princess, a toy solider and roller-skating Christmas candy canes.

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Merry Christmas from Cumberland Council

Christmas is around the corner, and it has been exciting to see all the festive decorations and community events that have been taking place in Cumberland. Christmas is the time where millions of people around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, which happened more than 2,000 years ago in a town called Bethlehem. That birth continues to signify a promise of harmony and peace that resonates for all of us. Regardless of our faith or beliefs we can all share in the spirit of Christmas, knowing that in Cumberland there is a place for everyone, where we celebrate both our shared culture and the wealth we gain through our diversity. May the New Year be filled with cherished moments with your loved ones, new beginnings, prosperity and happiness.

Stay safe over the holidays and I look forward to seeing you all in 2024.

With Santa Claus and children at Merrylands Civic Square Christmas Tree.

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Your Rates at Work

Lidcombe Oval

Council has recently completed seasonal renovations at Lidcombe Oval, where scarifying, aerating, fertilising and top dressing of the field was laid.

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Festive Season Operating Hours

Council’s Customer Service Centres, Swim Centres, Libraries and other venues will have updated operating hours over the festive season.

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Have Your Say

Sports Portal

Did you know that Council has a Sports Portal where you can get updates on everything sports related? On the Cumberland Sports Portal, you can stay up to date on sports news, information and events in Cumberland City.

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Expressions of Interest - Childcare Centre

Council is seeking offers from accredited and experienced childcare providers to commence operations in the “former Banksia Babes Childcare Centre” located at 27 Monitor Road, Merrylands NSW 2160.

Submissions close: Wednesday 17 January 202

For more information or to submit a tender, visit: