Community News Update

17 January 2023

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Stepping On Program

Council is encouraging seniors to step outside with confidence and avoid fall related injuries with the Stepping On Program starting in February. The program, which is being rolled out in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, has been developed by Australian occupational health therapists and covers a range of topics including identifying hazards around the home and in public places, building strength and balance exercises, medication and treatments, and how to bounce back after a fall. To find out more information or register for the program, visit

Granville Railway Disaster Memorial

This week marks the 46th Anniversary of the Granville Railway Disaster where 84 people tragically lost their lives and over 200 people were injured. The historic incident happened in 1977 when an overcrowded commuter train derailed and struck the Bold Street Bridge near Granville Railway Station. This remains Australia’s worst rail tragedy. On this day we remember those who lost their lives, those who lost family members, the survivors, and the brave men and women who risked their own lives to save others.\

The NSW Government’s Safer Cities: Her Way Program

Council will be putting the safety of women and girls first with plans to revamp infrastructure and amenities in public spaces under the ‘Safer Cities: Her Way Program’. Council has received $1 million in funding as one of 10 councils selected to be a part of the program. Council will be hosting a series of community engagement sessions this year to understand where women and girls feel unsafe and co-design interventions in public spaces and transport hubs across Cumberland. For more information, visit

Pongal Harvest Festival

I would like to wish all those who are celebrating, a happy Pongal. May you enjoy this time with your loved ones, welcoming happiness, prosperity and an abundance in life. Pongal, also known as Thai Pongal, is celebrated between Sunday 15 January and Wednesday 18 January, and is a harvest festival that is celebrated by the Tamil community to thank the Sun, Mother Nature and the various farm animals for the harvest of the year

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Cumberland City’s Native Plant Giveaway

We are giving away over 2,000 native flowering plants to residents of Cumberland City to help add greenery to homes and make our suburbs an even more beautiful place to live.

Register now or find out more information:

Your Rates at Work

Within the last fortnight, Council crews successfully:

  • Repaired 61 potholes
  • Swept 2,715km of roads
  • Cleaned 88 stormwater pits

Upcoming scheduled road works to be completed in January:

  • Toongabbie Road, Toongabbie – Installation of speed cushions
  • Delhi Street, Lidcombe – Asphalt works
  • Belinda Place, Mays Hill – Asphalt works

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:

Have Your Say

Community Safety Survey
Submissions close: Friday 10 February 2023

We are gathering information from residents about their safety and crime concerns to help develop Cumberland’s new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

For more information visit:

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