Community News Update

19 July 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Well, the torrential rain is back and we are once again experiencing damage to our local roads and footpaths. Council crews are out in force working on repairs and filling in emergency potholes as quickly as possible. I encourage you to report any issues on 8757 9000 or through Snap Send Solve on Council’s website

Council staff are also regularly inspecting sporting fields and golf courses with some remaining closed due to localised flooding and wet grounds. To stay up to date with the closure of grounds please visit our website

In other news, it was such a pleasure to have attended the launch of the new Super Smart Play Bus mobile playgroup project last week, and celebrated Cumberland Multicultural Community Services’ 40th anniversary. This new program started during the lockdown last year to help children and families in isolation, offer support to mothers who may have a limited or non-existent family network and help improve a child’s development and school readiness. Congratulations to Cumberland Multicultural Community Services on this great achievement.

This week, Council’s Libraries will be holding free hearing checks provided by Hearing Australia. The tests will be available at 10am, from 19 - 21 July. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling our library staff on 8757 9060.

Did you know that the Cumberland local government area has been added to the list of local government areas that have been impacted by severe weather from June 2022. This means that if you reside in Cumberland and have suffered damage from the severe weather, you may be eligible for a range of specific assistance measures. For further information you can call 13 77 88 or go to

Lastly, you might have noticed that some “Racism not Welcome” signs have been appearing in our town centres and open spaces. These signs are part of a broad community campaign which has been adopted by Cumberland Council to challenge racism and express our commitment to Cumberland as a place where diversity is celebrated, and everyone feels welcome. I encourage you to look out for these street signs and find out more about this campaign at

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
20 to 28 August 2022 | Auburn Botanic Gardens

Held over nine days, this event pays homage to Japan’s traditions, music, pop culture and food as Cherry Blossoms burst into colour across the Auburn Botanic Gardens!

Bring your family and friends along and explore the Food Village serving up Japanese fusion food, meet Hello Kitty, play a round of mini golf or take a break in the Rainbow Meditation Room.

To ensure everyone can grab a great selfie, tickets must be pre-booked for the cherry viewing area each day. Don’t miss out!

Book your tickets now:

Daughters and Dads Cricket Program

July to September at Girraween High School

Join Daughters and Dads Cricket, which is a 9 week program connecting daughters and dads (including Father figures) as they learn about cricket. Learn social and emotional skills such as, resilience, persistence, self-control, bravery and enhance your father-daughter bond. Active Kids Vouchers are welcome!

Register now or find out more information:
Phone: 0437 111 130

Have your say on our Draft Youth Strategy

Have your say on our Draft Youth Strategy Submissions close: Friday 22 July The Youth Strategy sets the direction for Council’s own facility and capacity building of youth services and programming to support young people into the future.

For more information, and to download a copy of the Draft Strategy to review visit:

Have your say on our Draft Youth Strategy

Vaccination Hubs Near You Western Sydney Local Health District are hosting local Vaccination Clinics across Cumberland City. Book in now to get vaccinated or get your vaccination booster.

For more information visit: