Community News Update

20 September 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Wentworthville Memorial Swimming Centre Open Day

Council is gearing up to reopen the Wentworthville Memorial Swimming Centre for the summer season with an official open day being held on Tuesday 4 October. The day will be a family friendly event with free activities including a giant inflatable obstacle course, face painting, lunch and more. Entry to the venue will be free all day. The historic centre, built in 1965, is a popular and nostalgic swimming centre for local residents. Council is very pleased to see this outcome and welcome you all to attend the open day and explore the recently upgraded centre. For more information, visit

The Cumberland Child Protection Interagency I recently attended the Cumberland Child Protection Interagency Breakfast hosted at Auburn Public School. We had a great turnout with 500 students and their families attending to learn more about child protection and the services available in our Local Government Area. The day started with a healthy breakfast followed by a craft activity around protective behaviours and a drumming workshop, that taught children about listening, teamwork and being mindful. Council places great importance on our child protection policy and believes that every child deserves the right to feel safe. As adults it’s our job to create a safe environment where children can thrive and reach their full potential.

Recently at the Granville Centre

The “What the World Needs Live!” concert and CD launch was held recently at the Granville Centre and had a great turn out. The concert was a collaboration between the River City Voice Symphonic Choir and the neurodiverse musicians from Club Weld. The concert also coincided with the Out of Order Exhibition which is being showcased at the Granville Centre Art Gallery. This exhibition aims to reframe the narrative of what it looks like or means to live with a disability, presenting different experiences and stories from across the disability spectrum. For more information, visit

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

Lastly, I’d like to thank everyone who attended Council’s Mid-Autumn Festival and joined us in celebrating the cultural event. The annual harvest festival is celebrated in the eighth month of the lunar year in East and South East Asian cultures. The family friendly event featured a great line up of entertainment, music, dance, food and the mooncakes were a crowd favourite. It was a lovely evening to see the community in Auburn come together and celebrate the cultural diversity in Cumberland.

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Duck River Clean Up

Help keep our City clean and green by cleaning up around Duck River at this clean-up event to mark RiverFest this year!

Saturday 24 September, 11am to12:30pm
Ray Marshall Reserve,
Erie Street, South Granville 

Register now:

Have Your Say

Smart Places Strategy and Action Plan

Help us become a smarter community. We want to hear your thoughts on how Cumberland City can become more innovative and tech savvy.

Duck River Parklands Draft Strategic Masterplan

Guide the future vision of the Duck River Parklands. Submit your feedback before: Tuesday 4 October.

Planning Proposal - 80 Betty Cuthbert Drive, Lidcombe

Comment on a planning proposal to facilitate the redevelopment of the site for a mix of health, education and residential uses. Submit your feedback before: Wednesday 5 October.

Find out more visit:

Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Love a good game of golf? Join our Golf Pro-Am Tournament and play among Australia’s top golfing professionals.

Junior Pro Am Golf Tournament Day 1 Thursday 6 October, Woodville Golf Course

Amateur Pro-Am Golf Tournament Day 2 Friday 7 October, Woodville Golf Course

To register visit:

Your Rates at Work

Council crews have recently completed works at several roundabouts within the Local Government Area. The roundabout at Excelsior Street and Bright Street, Guildford and the roundabout at Rhodes Avenue and Rosebery Road, Guildford are completed. 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: