Weekly Community News

16 April 2024

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Wentworthville Community Garden

I would like to congratulate the volunteers at the Wentworthville Community Garden for taking home 25 out of their 36 entries at the 2024 Sydney Royal Easter Show. The Garden won 11 first places, 9 second places and 5 third places in the fruit and vegetable section of the Flower and Garden competition, as well as placing first and second in the community garden categories. The quality of their produce is always outstanding. Well done to all involved!

To visit one of Cumberland’s community gardens or to find out more information, visit

Murugan Temple Chariot Festival

I recently attended the Sydney Murugan Temple in Mays Hill for the annual Chariot Festival of Lord Murugan. The 11-day festival attracts more than four thousand people to the temple to receive blessings and take part in rituals and traditions. It was a lovely experience to join our community members in this wonderful celebration.

With Deputy Mayor Hamed, Clr Colman and community members at Council’s 2024 Iftar Celebration Dinner.

2024 Youth Week

Council is celebrating Youth Week until Sunday 21 April with a range of free activities for young people aged 12 to 25. The annual event is held across the State in April every year for young people, and this year’s theme Express, Empower and Get Loud encourages young people to express themselves, share ideas, showcase their talents and most importantly – have fun! Council’s activities include a Youth Entrepreneurial Workshop and more.

To register or to find out more information, visit

Iftar Celebrations

Council hosted its 2024 Iftar Celebration Dinner at the Granville Centre recently. The evening was held to mark the tradition of breaking fast during the holy month of Ramadan. It was lovely to host the event for the community, with people from different backgrounds and faiths including religious leaders, State MPs and community members coming together in unity and tradition.

Mayor Lisa Lake
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ANZAC Day Services

ANZAC Day, 25 April, is an important day to honour our fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and our country. Council invites you to commemorate ANZAC Day at one of the services held in Cumberland.

Lest we forget.

  • Wednesday, 24 April, 10:30am Kapyong Commemoration Service at Lidcombe Remembrance Park, Joseph Street, Lidcombe
  • Thursday, 25 April, 5am for 5:15am March at Charles Mance Reserve, Newman Street, Merrylands
  • Thursday, 25 April, 6am at Granville Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Granville
  • Thursday, 25 April, 6am at Auburn Memorial Park, Rawson Street, Auburn
  • Thursday, 25 April, 7:40am Commemoration Day Event 2024 – NSW Tamil Consortium at Ringrose Park, Corner of Cumberland Highway and Smith Street, Wentworthville
  • Thursday, 25 April, 10:30am at Guildford Leagues Leagues Club, 25 Tamplin Road, Guildford
  • Thursday, 25 April, 10:30am at Merrylands Bowling Club, 65 Newman Street, Merrylands

For more information, visit:

Your Rates at Work

Playground Upgrades

Council is completing playground upgrades to the Jack and Jill Reserve at Berala. Earthworks have been finalised with playground edging and concrete pour now in progress and nearing completion. The next phase of this project will include the installation of upgraded play equipment. The estimated completion date is May 2024, weather permitting.

Let us know of any issues in your area by using the Snap Send Solve mobile app which can be found on Council’s website:

Jack and Jill Reserve, Berala

Family Fun Day

Bring the whole family for a day of fun at Council’s Free Family Fun Day on Thursday 18 April from 10am to 2pm at the Auburn Centre for Community.

Race down the giant inflatable slide, join the free slime workshop, meet our local firefighters and police officers, join in on the arts and craft and more.

Free sausage sizzle and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit:

Granville Nights

Granville Nights is returning to the Granville Centre Art Gallery on Thursday 18 April from 5pm! Come along for an evening of art, culture, food and fun! Discover ‘The Microdot’ art exhibition, enjoy the live music by A.GIRL, Thandi Phoenix, and DJ Levins, grab a bite to eat from the food truck, El’s Fried Chicken and get creative with the family-friendly art workshops hosted by FLENK Collective.

For more information, visit: