Community News Update

19 April 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

It’s been an enjoyable week in Cumberland as we wrap up Youth Week activities, which are organised by young people for young people and celebrated right across the country. I’m so proud that Council can provide opportunities for youth led events of this nature, to share ideas, attend live events, showcase talents and have young voices heard. This week saw Council collaborating with Auburn Youth Centre to host The World Traditional Games, which gave young people the opportunity to get active and experience sports from other cultures. Westarz Nite at Granville Town Hall celebrated the musical talents of young people in Cumberland and was hosted by our Youth volunteers.

It was great to see what our young community members can achieve when given the pathways to do it and opportunities to actively participate in these events.

Later this week, Council will be hosting the Ramadan Street Food Festival, which is set to light up our Auburn Town Centre. This will be a wonderful opportunity for us all to gather with loved ones, savour an exotic array of delicious cuisines and share in the Ramadan spirit of peace and kindness. I encourage everyone to round up the family and head to Auburn this Saturday for this family friendly event.

A reminder that the registration of interest for the WestInvest Community Project Grants closes this week. This competitive round of funding will provide $1.6 billion dollars to help new and improved community facilities and local infrastructure across Western Sydney. I encourage all non-government organisations, charitable organisations, community groups and other organisations to take advantage of this grant, check your eligibility and register your interest by completing the Registration of Interest Form (ROI) before 5pm, this Thursday 21 April 2022. For guidance around the eligibility or application process, you can also call the Grants Team on 8757 9000 or visit

Lastly, we will be observing ANZAC Day on 25 April, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Council is aware of the various ANZAC Day Dawn Services across Cumberland listed below and I encourage you to attend one of these services, where we will commemorate the service men and women who fought so bravely for our freedom in this great country and to pay tribute to our fallen heroes as a community. Let us honour their legacy. They shall never be forgotten.

Merrylands RSL Club Dawn Service
Charles Mance Reserve, Newman Street, Merrylands

Lidcombe RSL Club Dawn Service
Remembrance Park, Joseph Street, Lidcombe

Cumberland RSL Club Dawn Service
Auburn War Memorial, Cnr of Station Road & Rawson Street, Auburn

Granville RSL Club Dawn Service
Granville Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Granville

Consortium of Tamil Associations NSW (7.40am)
Ringrose Park, Cnr Cumberland Highway & Smith Street, Wentworthville

Club Merrylands Bowling Club (10.30am)
Cnr Oxford & Newman Streets, Merrylands

Guildford Leagues Club (10.30am)
Tamplin Road, Guildford

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Street Food Festival - This Weekend!

Our Ramadan Street Food Festival will host a huge line-up of food trucks and street food stalls for a Ramadan outdoor dining experience.

6pm to Midnight, Saturday 23 April 2022
Auburn Town Centre (between Mary and Beatrice Streets), Auburn Road, Auburn.

For more information visit

WIN a $100 Shopping Voucher

Have your say for your chance to win a $100 shopping voucher when you take part in Council’s Liveability Study. If you’ve wanted to voice your concerns or pitch your ideas on parking, walkability or new places in the community, now is your time to share your input.

Submissions close at 11.59pm on Sunday 1 May.

For more details or to complete the survey, visit

Council Committees EOI

Are you community orientated and are looking to get involved in matters that affect your community? We want to hear from you!

Council is on the lookout for people to get involved in our advisory committees to have a say on topics that matter, help provide advice and make recommendations to Council. If you think you have what it takes, join one of the new or existing advisory committees today by submitting your Expression of Interest by visiting or call Council on 8757 9000.

Vaccination Hubs Near You

Western Sydney Local Health District are hosting Pfizer Vaccination Hub Clinics around Cumberland City. Get vaccinated or get your vaccination booster.

The Granville Centre
1 Memorial Drive, Granville
Monday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm
(Extended to June 2022)

Auburn Centre for Community
44A Macquarie Road, Auburn
Thursday 21 April, 9am to 3pm

Berala Community Centre
98-104 Woodburn Road, Berala
Tuesday 19 April, 9am to 3pm
Wednesday 20 April, 9am to 3pm

Guildford Community Centre
367 Guildford Road, Guildford West
Tuesday 26 April, 9am to 2.30pm
Thursday 5 May, 9am to 2.30pm

Booster vaccinations from 16 years old. Vaccinations for 5 - 11 years old. Walk-ins welcome!

For more information, visit