Message from Mayor Lake
Christmas in the Gardens
Council hosted our annual Christmas in the Gardens event at the Auburn Botanic Gardens on Saturday 10 December, making it our last major event for the year. It was a lovely family friendly event filled with live entertainment, Christmas carols, and family friendly activities which included gingerbread and bauble decorating. Families also had an opportunity to get their photos with Santa and his elves at Santa’s Workshop. The evening was a great opportunity to spend time with the community ahead of the Christmas break.
Christmas Operating Hours
Council’s operating hours have been revised during the Christmas and New Year period. The changes will apply to Council’s Customer Service Centres, Swim Centres, Libraries and Recreational venues. There will be no changes to Council’s Waste Services with bin collection days remaining the same over this period. For more information visit www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/christmas
Community Christmas Lunch
St Peter Chanel and St Joseph Parish of Berala will be hosting a Community Christmas Lunch on Sunday 25 December at the St Peter Chanel and St Joseph Parish Hall from 11:30am to 2pm. Community members are welcome to attend the lunch. The Parish is also looking for volunteers to help out on the day. To register or for more information call the Parish on 9644 7787 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Westmead Children’s Hospital Toy Appeal
Each year Council coordinates a toy drive, where brand new toys are gifted to sick and unwell children at Westmead Children’s Hospital. Last week, I was joined by Council staff as we got our Santa boots on, piled over 100 toys into cars and delivered them to the hospital. Thank you to everyone that donated toys, it was lovely to see our generous and thoughtful community support one another and donate to a worthy cause.
Mayor’s Christmas Message
Christmas is the time that the birth of Jesus, more than 2,000 years ago in a town called Bethlehem, is celebrated. That birth continues to signify to millions of people around the world, a promise of harmony and peace. That is a promise that resonates for all of us. Regardless of our faith or beliefs we can all share in the spirit of Christmas, knowing that in Cumberland there is a place for everyone, where we respect our differences and care for each other. Have a relaxing and peaceful Christmas break. Stay safe over the holidays and I look forward to seeing you all in 2023.
Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 | Lisa.Lake@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
Your Rates at Work
Within the last fortnight, Council crews successfully:
- Repaired 195 potholes
- Swept 1,102 kilometres of roads
- Cleaned 26 stormwater pits
Council crews also successfully renewed the following roads in the last fortnight:
- Military Road, Guildford – 1,400 metres
- Alpha Road, Greystanes – 325 metres
- Wyborn Lane, Merrylands – 340 metres
- Guildford Road project has commenced
Footpath renewal projects completed last week include
- Mountford Avenue, Guildford – 60 metres
- Tamarix Street, Greystanes – 75 metres
- Emert Street, Wentworthville - 100 metres
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: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/snapsendsolve
Have Your Say
Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor Plan of Management Draft Amendment
Submissions close: Monday 13 February 2023
We want to hear your thoughts on the Lakewood Estate Riparian Corridor Plan of Management Draft Amendment and Community Garden Masterplan. The Plan of Management Amendment has been prepared within the legislative requirements of the Local Government Act 1993, to identify the re-categorisation of land and how the proposed community garden space can be used and managed into the future.
Granville Park Draft Plan of Management and Landscape Masterplan
Submissions close: Monday 6 February 2023
We want to hear your thoughts on the Granville Park Draft Plan of Management and Landscape Masterplan. The Plan has been prepared within the legislative requirements of the Local Government Act 1993, Crown Land Management Act 2016 and Crown Land Management Regulation 2018, to identify the categorisation of land and how the space can be managed and used in future.
For more information, visit: https://haveyoursay.cumberland.nsw.gov.au
Seniors Festival Bus Trip
To celebrate the Seniors Festival, Council will be delivering an engaging mix of free events and activities starting in February 2023.
Senior residents are now invited to submit a ballot for a chance to take part in a scenic bus trip to the Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary to explore the picturesque surrounds, enjoy the native animals and a BBQ lunch.
To submit your ballot or for more information visit: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/seniors-festival-bus-trip