Community News Update

22 February 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Cumberland Council’s Lifestyle and leisure links program is now available until the end of May and offers a variety of community-based recreation and leisure activities for 18 to 64 year olds who are on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for core support.

This program is a great initiative that encourages development through fun social, physical and inspirational experiences including indoor cricket, lawn bowls, movies, swimming and even concerts and cruises. The activities are organised for groups, and it provides respite opportunities for parents and carers.

I encourage our residents who have NDIS goals and funding to join the program and get the best out of independent skill development and to maintain your fitness, health and wellbeing. For more information or to view the event calendar, visit

Council will be looking to re-establish some of the formal advisory committees that had been removed in previous years. This will be a great opportunity for the community as it will provide a consultative forum for the community to engage with and provide advice to Council, as well as have input in Council’s policy, program, and service delivery. An Expression of Interest will be going out in the coming weeks once the process is finalised.

I have had a few enquiries recently about the JP services and when these will be recommencing at Council facilities. We are working hard to have this service back up and running over the next few weeks in a COVID safe manner. Thank you for your patience and please visit Council’s website for updated JP service locations and availability.

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Have Your Say

Help us make Cumberland more inclusive.

Submissions close: Monday 7 March

Fill out our survey to help us create the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026.

This will help Council build a plan about people with disability to improve access to services, facilities and employment opportunities, create more livable places and inclusive communities, recognise the rights and contributions of people with disability and champion diversity in our community.

There is also an Online Focus Group on Thursday 3 March.

Book your place or have your say:

Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday 6 March 2022, 9am to 12:30pm
Holroyd Gardens
Corner Pitt and Walpole Streets, Merrylands

Join us on Clean Up Australia Day at Holroyd Gardens to help us work towards a cleaner, greener Cumberland.

Register your place or simply show up on the day and we will provide you with gloves, bags and litter pickers at the event. We are also providing free sausage sizzle lunch with soft drinks, halal and vegetarian options available.

This is a COVID-19 safe event - hand sanitiser, face masks will be provided.

Register now:

What’s On

Celebrate Mother Language Day

Celebrate Mother Language Day with Cumberland City Council Libraries!

Wednesday 23 February, 11am

Join us online for a very special Mother Language Bilingual Storytime in Persian and English.

You can also stop in at any of our locations and pick up books in languages other than English. Books are available in Arabic, Chinese, Guajarati, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Tamil, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Book now: 8757 9060 or 8757 9065

Cumberland City’s Native Plant Giveaway

Monday 7 March to Friday 18 March

We are giving away up to 2,000 native flowering plants, shrubs and trees to residents of Cumberland City to help add greenery to homes and make our suburbs an even more beautiful place to live.

Register now or find out more:

Healthy Kids Pitch Competition

We are inviting schools to ‘Pitch’ their Healthy Kids idea in a short video.

Shortlisted schools will be invited to present their pitch to a selection panel. Winning schools will be presented with a Healthy Kids Pitch Prize of $5,000 to implement the idea in their school in 2022.

The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools in the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA), so if you have a great idea, ask your school to get involved!

Proudly sponsored by Lidcombe Shopping Centre, Dooleys, Greystanes Shopping Centre and Auburn Central.

Applications close: 4pm, Monday 28 February 2022
Winners announced: Tuesday 15 March 2022
Enter now or find out more: