Council Meeting Notice: Council at its Meeting on 6 December 2023 resolved to adjourn the remainder of the business to be considered to a meeting scheduled on 13 December 2023 and vacate the Ordinary Council meeting fixed for the 20 December 2023.


Community News Update

20 December 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa 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

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

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
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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:

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:

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: