Weekly Community News

28 May 2024

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Civic Park Re-Opening

Civic Park in Pendle Hill has officially opened to the community following major upgrades as part of the Civic Park and Pendle Creek Improvement Project. I hope you enjoy this revitalised open green space, which includes a new and accessible playground and nature play space, outdoor fitness facilities, picnic areas, half-court basketball court, carpark, accessible pathways, lighting upgrades and improvements to the Pendle Creek Wetlands. This project has been funded by Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program in association with Cumberland Council.

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Turkish Centenary Festival

I was honoured to attend the Turkish Centenary Festival which took place across two days at Auburn Gallipoli Mosque. The festival was a vibrant celebration of 100 years of Turkish cultural heritage, achievements and stories. There was something for everyone, including a traditional bazaar, food stalls, an ice cream truck, activities and virtual reality experiences.

Candlelight Vigil

I was privileged to be invited by the Parramatta Cumberland Domestic Violence Prevention Committee to attend the Candlelight Vigil on Thursday 23 May at Parramatta Centenary Square. The escalation in domestic violence-related fatalities among women necessitates our collective action. We aim to stand together as a community and declare: Enough is Enough. Together, we can make a significant impact by supporting this cause and demonstrating our shared commitment to combating domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, please contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

With Cumberland Council staff Rachna Soni, Shatha Jajo, Clr Farooqui and officers from Cumberland PAC at the Parramatta Cumberland Domestic Violence Prevention Committee’s Candlelight Vigil

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Your Rates at Work

Darmenia Avenue Park

Council is currently working on a full playground renewal at Darmenia Avenue Park in Greystanes. The upgrades will include new pathways, seating areas, garden beds and play equipment with softfall surfaces. This project is expected to be completed by late June, weather permitting.

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Have Your Say

Allison Road Park Playground Upgrade

Council is seeking community feedback on the draft concept plan for Allison Road Park in Guildford which features upgrades to the existing playground, including a new area for swings, new play equipment, seating and tree planting.

Submissions close: 6pm, Tuesday 11 June

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Composting and Worm Farming Workshop

Join us in a free composting and worm farming online workshop. Come and learn all you need to know to set up and maintain your own worm farm or composting system at home.

Saturday 8 June 2024, 11am to 12:30pm

Cumberland City Council residents receive a $50 rebate for any compost bin or worm farm you buy. (Rebate is available to both home-owners and tenants.)

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Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival Stallholder EOI

Sydney’s most Instagrammable and favourite flower festival is returning to the Auburn Botanic Gardens this August.

Council is inviting food vendors who specialise in Japanese food, or Japanese influenced food and retail vendors to apply to join the 2024 stallholder line up.

Applications close: Sunday 9 June 2024

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