Weekly Community News

2 July 2024

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

2024 King’s Birthday Honours List

I would like to congratulate three recipients of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division on the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List. Congratulations to Jonathan Scott Gleeson of Lidcombe, who was awarded for service to Martial Arts, Marie-Louise Marisa Previtera of Greystanes, who was awarded for service to the Maltese community of NSW and Maria Jeanette McConville who was awarded for service to athletics. Council will be organising a Mayoral reception to congratulate the recipients later in the year.

Uttarakhandi Association Cultural Event

I recently attended a Cultural Event in Parramatta held by the Uttarakhandi Association of Sydney. The evening was a memorable celebration of Uttarakhandi culture and heritage and was lively with traditional folk music, dancing, traditional attire and paintings that tie back to the homeland of Uttarakhand in Northern India. The Uttarakhandi Association of Sydney serves as a cultural bridge, uniting individuals with the common thread of Uttarakhandi heritage.

With State MP for Riverstone Warren Kirby, State MP for Parramatta Donna Davis and community members of the Uttarakhandi Association of Sydney at the UAS Cultural Event

ADSI 2024 Refugee Celebration Dinner

The Accessible Diversity Services Initiative Limited (ADSI) celebrated Refugee Week with a lovely event in Guildford. The night was filled with celebrations, entertainment, fun and culture, and showcased the talents of our local refugees and recognised their contributions to our community. Thank you to ADSI for a great event and for supporting migrants and refugees in Cumberland for the past 28 years.

Sudanese Cultural Day Celebration & Launch of SAHWA

The Sudanese Australian Health and Wellbeing Association (SAHWA) and the Western Sydney Local Health District recently held the Sudanese Cultural Day Celebration. SAHWA presented their work plan for July 2024 to June 2025, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Sudanese Australians and provide an opportunity for the community to support each other and improve social isolation. SAHWA works to improve health outcomes, including issues facing the Sudanese community, particularly women and young people, residing in Cumberland.

With Noel Zihabamwe, Professor Angela, Clr Khodr Saleh OAM, Dr Ahlam Ibraheem, President of Sudanese Australian Health and Wellbeing Association (SAHWA), Dr Abeir Abdulla and Abulla Agwa

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Your Rates at Work

Playground Upgrades

Council has completed works to Dudley Reserve in Lidcombe where the space underwent a full playground upgrade. As part of the project, new play equipment with a softfall surface and seating were installed.

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Don’t let your battery waste spark danger!

Throwing away batteries in your bin is a fire risk and harmful to both people and the environment. Cumberland City Council is on a mission to keep our community safe and environmentally friendly. Book a service with the Mobile Community Recycling Service (MCRS) to responsibly dispose of your battery waste to prevent hazardous fires during waste collection and processing.

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Plastic Free July

Did you know Australians use around 100kg of plastic packaging per household each year? Council is partnering with Ocean Action Pod to host activities and an interactive display to celebrate Plastic Free July. Visit us on Monday 8 July at Lidcombe Shopping Centre from 9am to 3pm for fun, interactive games and activities that will inspire children and adults to reduce single-use plastic waste.

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Guildford Swim Centre Modernisation Project

Guildford Swim Centre is now closed while the centre undergoes an exciting transformation to deliver a new state-of-the-art Aquatic Centre for the local community. The redevelopment will provide a range of new facilities including an indoor program pool and outdoor pool. These new facilities will cater to range of age groups and participation levels through services and programs including learn to swim, recreational swimming, gentle aquatic-based exercise and rehabilitation.

This project is jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program.

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