Community News Update

22 March 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Last week, Council hosted an afternoon tea where we announced the winners of the Cumberland Council Healthy Kids Pitch competition. Congratulations to Guildford West Public School, St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School, International Maarif School of Australia and Cerdon College. These four winning schools were each presented with a $5000 prize to help fund the roll out of their great ideas to improve the health and wellbeing of young people.

The healthy kids pitch which was introduced by Council in 2018 now runs as part of a broader health and well-being program between Cumberland Council and 40 primary and high schools. The program also includes active sporting clinics, a women in sports roadshow and a resilience program. I am very proud of the continued work Council is doing with the children and youth of Cumberland to embed positive long term changes for this generation. Through the initiative, Council has reached 8,000 children and late last year won the coveted national Australian Sport Recreation and Play Innovation Award in the Programs, Activities and Events category.

This month is also an important time to shine a light on the work of small businesses within Cumberland. Small business owners are the backbone of our community and the past 18 months has been a tumultuous time for many. Businesses are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic and it’s vital we show our support. In the evening of 25 March, Council will be hosting a free small business expo with special key note speakers at the Eric Tweedale Stadium. I encourage all fellow small business owners to register and attend. For more information visit

Council hosted another big citizenship ceremony on Monday 21 March where we welcomed 1,070 Cumberland residents as our newest Australian citizens originating from 46 different countries.

It was such a fitting day to have joined our community as it also coincided with Harmony Day, an annual event where we celebrate and acknowledge Australia’s cultural diversity and belonging in such a multicultural nation.

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

What's On

Learner Driver Supervisor Workshop

If you are teaching someone how to drive, come along to this free workshop for parents who supervise learner drivers.

Thursday 24 March 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sommerville Room, Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street, Auburn

Native Plant Giveaway - NEW DATES

Due to recent wet weather, these events have been rescheduled to later in March. Register now to collect up to 2 free plants per household, while stocks last!

Seniors Festival in Cumberland City

Talent Show

Enjoy a free morning tea and see outstanding locals showcase their talents. Special guest performance by Brian Lorenz.


Friday 25 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm
The Holroyd Function Centre

Regents Park

Thursday 31 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm
DOOLEYS Regents Park Sports Club

Find out more by calling 02 8757 9041

Liveability Study

Have your say for your chance to win a $100 shopping voucher when you take part in Cumberland City Council’s liveability study. If you’ve wanted to voice your concerns or pitch your ideas on parking, walkability or new places in the community, now is your time to share your input.

Complete the survey and go into the draw for the chance to win 1 of 10 shopping vouchers, valued at $100 each. The survey closes at 11.59pm, on Sunday 1 May 2022.

Get Vaccinated in Guildford

Guildford Community Centre

363-367 Guildford Rd, Guildford
24 and 28 March from 9am to 3pm

Booster vaccinations from 16 years old. Vaccinations for 5-11 years old. Walk-ins welcome!