Community News Update

3 May 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Council’s Ramadan Street Festival held on Saturday 23 April was a huge success following a two year break. It was a great night spending time with many residents and visitors, as we all enjoyed each other’s company and the delicious food from many different parts of the world.

Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan are now on public exhibition for the community to view and comment on. The Delivery Program outlines practical strategic plans to improve infrastructure and services, support local sectors such as small business for jobs growth and more. The Operational Plan is Council’s commitment to the community that outlines the projects and programs that will be undertaken over the next 12 months, as well as details of the annual budget, revenue policy, rates and fees and charges. I encourage you to review these documents and give your valuable feedback that will shape how Cumberland will look in the year ahead. To have your say visit:

On another note, Council is still on the lookout for members to join Council’s existing and new advisory committees. If you are someone that enjoys getting involved in community life by providing advice and recommendations on key Council topics or matters, then this opportunity is definitely something you will want to take part in. Sign up to one of Council’s Committees by visiting:

Did you know that residents have access to free legal services at Berala Community Centre? You can drop in for free legal advice from lawyers from Multicultural Legal Services every second Wednesday from 10am to 12noon. No bookings are required, for more information visit:

Lastly, Council has additional street trees on offer as part of the Greening our Cities Grant, provided by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Residents can register to Adopt-a-Tree and Council staff will plant it outside your property on the street verge. As spaces are limited you are encouraged to register your interest by visiting:

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Get quick answers online with Web Chat

Visit Council’s website, open the chat box in the bottom right corner, type in your question and a Customer Service team member will respond to your message. Use a smart phone, tablet or computer to access web chat from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Last Chance to Adopt-a-Tree

Don’t miss out on the chance to have a street tree planted in front of your home! Council staff will plant your new tree outside your property on the street verge. Once planted, you care and nurture the plant, watching it grow, greening your neighbourhood and adding value to your property!

Spaces are limited and terms and conditions apply.

Register now or find out more information:
Phone: 8757 9000

Creating Canopies in Cumberland City

Free BBQ Lunch and Tree Planting Day

Thursday 12 May from 9am to 1.30pm
Central Gardens, Paton Street, Merrylands

Join us to plant new trees and have a free BBQ lunch in local parks to create more tree canopy across Cumberland City.

Register to volunteer or find out more information:

Parents of Learner Driver Workshop

Thursday, 26 May from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Auburn Town Hall (Main Hall), 1 Susan Street, Auburn

Learn how to safely teach and supervise learner drivers.

Book now or find out more:
Phone: 8757 9870

Free Online Grants Writing E-Course

If you’re new to writing grant applications or want more experience, apply for this free Grant Writing E-course. Learn tips and tricks on grant applications, budgets, funding and more in this self-paced course, designed to assist applicants through the grant application process.

Apply now or find out more information: