Community News Update

14 June 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

The ‘Over the Fence Exhibition’, a joint art exhibition between Cumberland Council and City of Parramatta, is now on display at the Granville Centre Art Gallery. This exhibition showcases the artistic expression and development of young artists aged 16 to 24 years. The artwork comprises of works from local artists and shines a light on Western Sydney by highlighting our diverse neighbourhoods and explores what makes them special and why people choose to live here. The exhibition will be on display until 31 July. 

I’d like to congratulate The Scout Association of Australia (NSW Branch), who recently celebrated 75 Years of Scouting in Greater Western Sydney. Since 1947, the volunteer-operated organisation has been doing tremendous work with young people in our local area, equipping them with valuable life and leadership skills as well as teaching them how to build resilience. I look forward to seeing the Greater Western Sydney Region Scouts continue their good work in the years to come.

I also had the pleasure of attending the Anniversary of Sette Giugno Commemoration Service held in Pendle Hill on Sunday 5 June. This was a special and historic day for our Maltese Community, marking 103 years since the freedom riots of 7 June 1919 in Malta. Council has a longstanding relationship with the Maltese Community with over 3,300 residents of Maltese heritage in Cumberland. We are very proud to mark such occasions of significance as we continue to support our diverse community.

Children aged from 3 to 5 years and their parents are welcomed to join us at Storytime this month, held at Libraries across our LGA. This free weekly program can help your child through their early stages of learning with stories and songs. Bookings are essential as places are limited. To reserve your spot visit our website

Check out the Lidcombe@Night - Wyatt Park activation, this Saturday 18 June from 5pm. As part of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s ‘Places to Love Program’, this free event will showcase the new upgrades including the recently completed 170 metre footpath, plans for public art installations and also a pedestrian and cyclist respite area. After extensive community feedback, these are the projects the community has recommended we undertake. As we emerge from the difficulties of the pandemic, providing social environments and community spaces that our residents can enjoy is very important. The event will host an outdoor cinema, there will also be a range of community groups, stallholders and free food and drinks.

Lastly, Refugee Week is upon us, starting this Sunday 19 June. This national week raises awareness of issues affecting refugees by highlighting their experiences to the broader community. The theme for this year is ‘Healing’ which hopes to promote harmony and togetherness by encouraging individuals, communities and organisations to connect. To mark this week, Simon Shahin, a refugee from Syria, will be sharing his story of resettlement in Australia. This talk will be held on Wednesday 22 June from 11am-12noon at Merrylands Library. 

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Chemical Clean Out

Drop off unwanted chemicals for free

Saturday 30 July, 9am to 3.30pm
Cumberland City Council Works Depot, Entry via Foray Street, Guildford West

Find out more:

Don’t Miss Out - This Weekend

Round up your family and friends and enjoy a night under the stars at the Lidcombe@Night – Wyatt Park event.

DATE Saturday 18 June 2022
TIME 5 to 9pm
LOCATION Wyatt Park, 49 Church St, Lidcombe
MOVIE Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse at 6.30pm

food stalls, community stalls, sport clinics, outdoor cinema

Employment Zones Reform

The NSW Government is proposing changes to business and industrial zones in the local environmental plans (LEP).

To have your say on how the new zones will be introduced into the Cumberland LEP visit:

Dine & Discover Vouchers

Time is running out to use your NSW Government Dine & Discover vouchers at restaurants and business within Cumberland City. Use your vouchers at a number of restaurants across Cumberland City as well as at cinemas and recreation venues.

Vouchers expire at the end of this month: 30 June 2022.

To find out participating businesses near you, visit:

Arabic Book Club

Starting Friday 1 July
Held on first Friday of the month
3.30pm to 5.30pm at Granville Library

If you love Arabic literature and enjoy reading Arabic poetry and classic fiction, then come along and enjoy being part of a welcoming and cultural Book Club.