Weekly Community News

12 March 2024

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

International Women’s Day

Council celebrated International Women’s Day with a series of activities and community events last week. Two events were held to mark this global day with the Financial Freedom Workshop for women and an International Women’s Day brunch with Parramatta Cumberland Family and Domestic Violence Prevention Committee. I also attended the Accessible Diversity Services Initiative Limited (ADSI) International Women’s Day celebrations where long-term female volunteers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds were acknowledged for their contributions. The event also included a range of guest speakers and Chinese and Indian dance performances.

With Parramatta Cumberland Family and Domestic Violence Prevention Committee, Deputy Mayor Hamed, Clr Colman, Clr Hughes, Clr Christou, State Member for Parramatta Donna Davis & State Member for Granville Julia Finn at the International Women’s Day Brunch

Clean Up Australia Day

Council hosted five community events across Cumberland to mark Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 3 March. Clean Up Australia Day is one of the largest community-based environmental events that encourages local communities to come together to clean up their local area. Thank you to all the volunteers who rolled up their sleeves and participated in making Cumberland a cleaner and greener place to live.

With Clr Saha and community members at Lytton Street Park in Wentworthville

‘The Microdot’ Exhibition - The Granville Centre Art Gallery

I recently attended the opening of ‘The Microdot’ exhibition by local talented artist, Dacchi Dang which is now open at The Granville Centre Art Gallery. This photography exhibition showcases a range of landscape portraits inspired by Dacchi Dang’s experiences as he plays the role of an Australian Vietnamese ‘explorer’ investigating the Tasmanian natural landscape. Congratulations to Dacchi Dang on this solo exhibition.

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The Ramadan Street Festival

The Ramadan Street Festival will be showcasing the diverse cultures and traditions of Ramadan on Saturday 16 March. This annual event held along Auburn Road pays homage to the traditions of Ramadan, providing an opportunity for the community to come together in unity and to embrace Cumberland’s diversity during this holy month. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is observed by people of the Islamic faith worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

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Road Renewal Works

Council has recently completed road renewals at Churchill Street in Guildford, Dawn Crescent in Regents Park and Eve Street in Guildford, where over 900 metres of road in each area was resurfaced and new asphalt was laid.

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Churchill Street, Guildford

Winter Sports Changeover

Council is gearing up for the Winter Sports changeover from 18 March to 5 April. Crews are working hard to prep the fields for the upcoming season which will include installing goal posts, line markings, covering synthetic wickets, oversowing, spraying and fertilising the fields!

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2024 Cumberland Community Wellbeing Survey

The 2024 Cumberland Community Wellbeing Survey is now open! If you live, work or visit the Cumberland Local Government Area we want to hear from you. Your feedback will help us understand what has changed for you and your neighbourhood and how we can better plan for future improvements. Complete the survey to go in the draw for a chance to win one of 10 x $100 vouchers.

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ClubGRANTS Program

Applications are now open for the 2024 Cumberland ClubGRANTS Program. This program supports local projects and services that provide assistance to people in Cumberland and is open to all schools and not-for-profit organisations. Advisory Desk Sessions and Grant Writing Workshops are also available. Bookings required.

Applications close: Friday 31 May 2024.

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