Community News Update

18 October 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Emergency Services Family Day

It was great to meet the emergency service personnel at the Emergency Services Family Day. There was some really interesting equipment on display, including an old stretcher and retro ambulance vehicles dating back to the 70’s. There were also demonstrations from the SES and Fire Crews plus meet and greet with members from the police highway patrol, mounted police and dog squad. The highlight of the event was the police rescue chopper which made a landing on the oval next to Eric Tweedale Stadium. The event was a success and it was great to see the community so engaged and involved.

Me with Police Superintendent Andrew Holland

Granville Swim Centre Amenities Opening

Summer is fast approaching which means Council’s Swim Centres are opening for the season ahead. We’ve recently finished upgrades on the amenities block at the Granville Swimming Centre. This was made possible after Council was successful in receiving a grant of $500,000 under the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants Program. The new facility has upgraded change rooms with an increased number of male and female changerooms (including larger space options for parents with small children), adult change rooms, improved accessibility and ventilation. For more information about our swim centres visit

Clr Rahme, myself, Clr Hamed and Clr Christou

Merrylands Civic Square Update

The $11 million Merrylands Civic Square project is on track with the technical design drawings finalised, preliminary works nearing completion and preparations underway to progress scheduled works for the project. The new community space will provide a unique gathering place for cultural gatherings and events, as well as social activities given its ideal location in the heart of Merrylands and proximity to local retail outlets and businesses. To view the plans visit

2022 Cumberland Local Business Awards

It was a great evening at the 2022 Cumberland Local Business Awards recently with hundreds of local businesses coming together to celebrate their achievements. Congratulations to the 30 winners who took out awards in specialist categories. A special mention goes to winners of the major categories with Catherine O’Keefe from Catherine’s Cutting It taking out Business Person of the Year Award, Jacob Bayada from Marky Sparky who won the Youth Award and Five Star Builders who won Business of the Year Award. I’d also like to extend a congratulations to the 249 businesses that made it as finalists in this year’s awards. Cumberland has a growing business community so it’s really important that we support and recognise the businesses that make up the backbone of our local economy

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Your Rates at Work

Asphalt has been laid in Main Lane, Merrylands as works continue on the upstream side of the culvert. These works include stormwater drainage upgrades along Merrylands Road, Cambridge Street and Burford Street Merrylands. Council is currently working with Sydney Water to commence the water main and culvert works at the intersection of Addlestone Street and Merrylands Road, Merrylands

Council has also completed maintenance works at the following locations:

  • Leonie Crescent, Berala from Regent Street to end
  • Cumberland Road, Cardigan Street Auburn
  • Adrian Place, Greystanes 
  • Bennett Street, Monash Street and Pritchard Street, Wentworthville
  • Telfer Place, Westmead

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Have Your Say

Design Excellence Panel - Expression of Interest

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest to nominate members to the Cumberland Design Excellence Panel which acts as an advisory panel to provide expert design feedback and promote improved design quality within Cumberland City. Submit your expression before: Monday 31 October

Smart Places Strategy and Action Plan

Cumberland City Council is on its journey to become a smart city with smart places and communities. As part of the journey, Council is holding community consultations, both online and in person, to give the community an opportunity to co-design our strategy and action plan. Find out more information or register your place now:

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Diwali Festival

Celebrate Diwali and explore the street bazaar, join in the fun at the Bollywood Block Party, try out the range of South Asian and Indian cuisine and get hands-on with the arts and cultural activities.

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