Community News Update

23 August 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

If you’re a young person and are unsure of your next career move then the Careers Expo is the perfect place to start your employment journey. The expo will be held on Wednesday 21 September between 12 noon to 5pm at Auburn Youth Centre, Wyatt Park, Lidcombe, and is a great chance for you to meet employers and find out information from educational institutions and training programs. To register your interest, visit

In some exciting news, Cumberland Council will be launching a special collection of new language books on Monday 29 August 2022 from 11am to 12 noon at Wentworthville Library. This day coincides with “Telugu Language Day” held on 29 August each year in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. The launch will feature entertainment, comprising of tabla and sitar musicians and is set to be a wonderful day for the community to enjoy and I encourage everyone to attend.

Wentworthville Library will house a permanent collection of 150 books in the Telugu language which will be rotated with new stock every six months or so. Telugu is one of the most common languages spoken in India and 15th in the world in the Ethnologue list of languages. We understand the importance of cultural inclusion and are very pleased to support our communities in the best way that we can.

Council’s Advisory Committees for 2022 are now established with consultations in full swing. This year, 13 committees were formed that include Arts, Events, Youth, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Homelessness Committees. These Committees have been established to act as advisory bodies to Council, to help provide advice and make recommendations to Council on key topics. They also act as a consultative forum for the community to engage with and provide advice to Council, as well as inform the public on Council’s policy, program and service delivery.

In other news, Council is joining forces with the Children’s Book Council of Australia to mark National Book Week. There will be two special storytimes featuring songs and performances, with one being held at Wentworthville Library and another at Auburn Town Hall. Both events are free but bookings are essential, to register your spot visit the website

Lastly, I would like to thank the community for their patience as Council continues to work and repair our roads including pothole repairs and ongoing maintenance work. Heavy patching work has recently been completed on a number of roads in Merrylands, Guildford and Yennora and Council staff continue to actively assess reported sites and the safety and repair work needed. If you are out and about in the community and see damage on our roads and footpaths, I encourage you to report it to Council through our customer service team or via Council’s website.

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
20 to 28 August 2022 | Auburn Botanic Gardens

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Outdoor Spring Tai Chi Classes

Enjoy an outdoor Tai Chi class designed specifically for seniors, people with disability 18yrs+ and their carers followed by a light morning tea.

Friday 16 September, 10am
Auburn Centre for Community (AC4C)
44A Macquarie Road, Auburn

Friday 23 September, 10am
Merrylands Central Gardens (large gazebo area)
Corner Cumberland Highway and Merrylands Road, Merrylands

Friday 30 September, 10am
Allan G Ezzy Community Centre
1 Newport Street, Pemulwuy

Book now or find out more information:
Phone 8757 9031 or visit

Have Your Say

Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022-2026

We want to hear your thoughts on Cumberland City Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026.

This draft Action Plan outlines Council’s disability support programs, services, and information to ensure that people with a disability will have full and equal access, without facing discrimination or barriers.

Submit your feedback before: Monday 19 September

Find out more information or view the DIAP:


Voluntary Planning Agreement for 239 Merrylands Road, Merrylands

Have your say on a draft Voluntary Planning Agreement for land at 239 Merrylands Road, Merrylands. The proposed development includes five mixed use buildings with retail, commercial tenancies, a childcare facility and 776 residential apartments over 4 levels of basement parking with associated stormwater, public domain and landscaping improvement works.

Submit your feedback before: Tuesday 30 August

Find our more information or Have Your Say:

Your rates at work

Council crews are continuing works on a new roundabout at Rhodes Avenue and Rosebery Road, Guildford which is due to be completed later this month. Council has also updated the pathway at Holroyd Gardens and installed an automated gate.

Let us know of any issues on roads or footpaths by using the Snap Send Solve mobile app which can be found on Council’s website: