Community News Update

24 May 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Granville was a hive of activity with Good Vibes Granville, the first street event of its kind to be held in South Street. Many attended the week-long event with residents of all ages coming out to enjoy the delicious cuisine, music, art and culture that our community has to offer. We are very proud to host events that highlight our cultural diversity and encourage residents to explore our streets, interact and engage with each other and support our local businesses.

I would also like to share with you the amazing work of the Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society (HMDS) who recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary Gala held at the Wentworthville Leagues Club. I was delighted to be in attendance and to meet the cast and crew from many different local productions that have entertained audiences for over 50 years.

Mayor Lisa Lake with HMDS life Member Pam Brown (left) and Kay Cater (right) who held starring roles in many past productions including Calamity Jane, Camelot, The Pyjama Game and The King and I.

Image: Me with HMDS life Member Pam Brown (left) and Kay Cater (right) who held starring roles in many past productions including Calamity Jane, Camelot, The Pyjama Game and The King and I.

I am thrilled that Council has been announced as a finalist in seven categories in the upcoming NSW Local Government Excellence Awards. Congratulations to our dedicated staff for their hard work and accomplishments, some of these programs include the Healthy Kids Initiative, Corporate Pandemic Management and the Wentworthville Swim Centre Modernisation Program.

Council will be celebrating National Simultaneous Storytime this week. The annual event promotes literacy and togetherness by encouraging children all over the country to read books at the same time. Council will be reading Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh and will feature a special guest and TV presenter, Costa Georgiadis, who will read a story and present a demonstration. As bookings are essential, I encourage you to reserve your spot now by visiting

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Mayor Lisa Lake
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Parents of Learner Driver Workshop

Learn how to safely teach and supervise learner drivers.

Thursday 26 May, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street, Auburn

Book now or find out more: Phone 8757 9870, email or visit

Homelessness Awareness and Engagement Training

Tuesday, 31 May, 10am to 3pm
Holroyd Centre, 11-17 Miller Street, Merrylands

There are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Join Council, in partnership with Homelessness NSW, as we explore how to support those who are homeless and how we can respond.

Register now: Phone 8757 9432, email 

Community Office Spaces for Lease

We are seeking proposals from organisations for the lease of office or outreach spaces (community hubs) within these local Community Centres:

  • Auburn Centre for Community
  • Guildford Community Centre
  • Regents Park Community Hub
  • Wentworthville Community Centre

Detailed information is available on the eProcure website. To submit a proposal, view related documents and ask questions, organisations will need to first register for free with eProcure at

Submissions close on 30 May 2022.

Enquiries or site visit appointments: Please email

Creating Canopies in Cumberland City

Tree Planting Day and Free BBQ Lunch

Wednesday, 1 June, 9am to 1.30pm
Marrong Reserve, Pemulwuy

Register to volunteer or find out more

Landcare NSW has partnered with Greater Sydney Landcare Network to deliver the planting of 100,000 trees as part of the NSW Premiers Priority of increasing tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney.

Senior’s Winter Bus Trips

Cumberland City Council’s Seniors and Disability Team together with Bridge Housing would like to invite senior residents in Cumberland City to a free bus trip. Spaces are limited and terms and conditions apply.

Bus trips will be held on:
3, 10, 17 June

Book now or find out more: Phone 8757 9041