Weekly Community News

30 April 2024

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Family Fun Day

Council recently hosted a free family event at the Auburn Centre for Community with hundreds of families joining in the fun. Council runs a number of free activities, services and events for families and children at our Community Centres, including Council’s Auburn Centre for Community, which delivers much needed meetings, events and activity spaces for residents and community groups. It’s a great way to help alleviate some of the cost-of-living pressures impacting families and to build community spirit. The Auburn Centre for Community runs Cake Decorating classes, TAFE NSW Ceramics classes, English and Computer classes, Miniroos for ages 4 to 6 years and Miniroos for ages 7 to 9 years.

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Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia 7th Australian National Hindu Conference

On Saturday 20 April I attended the 7th Australian National Hindu Conference at the Novotel in Parramatta. The event was organised by the Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia, which is a community organisation that promotes the principles of unity in diversity, social cohesion and harmony in Australia in partnership with local councils and more. This community conference covered the current status of Hindu society in Australia, identifying challenges and discussing mechanisms to address them. Around 200 delegates from Hindu organisations were present.

Cumberland Police Area Command Awards Ceremony

I recently attended the Cumberland Police Area Command Medal and Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Merrylands Bowling Club. The ceremony was a chance to recognise and thank the NSW Police Officers who have served our community with courage and honour over many years. Congratulations to the winners!

Police Officers from the Cumberland Police Area Command at the Medal and Awards Presentation Ceremony.

School Holidays Program Wrap Up

The April School Holidays Program which Council hosted between Thursday 11 April and Friday 26 April had a range of free workshops, online events, classes, webinars and sporting activities for those aged 2 to 25 years. On 18 April, we had a very successful Paramedics to the Rescue event at Regents Park Library. Children, young people and their families were kept well entertained with two real-life paramedics showcasing their equipment and teaching children how to handle emergency situations

Paramedics to the Rescue event at Regents Park Library.

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Your Rates at Work

Seasonal Renovations

Council has completed seasonal renovations across various sportsgrounds for the upcoming Winter season including Bathurst Street Park in Greystanes (Field 1), Merrylands Park in Merrylands (Field 3) and the Eric Tweedale Stadium in Granville.

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Have Your Say

Mountford Avenue, Greystanes Proposed Drainage Easement Grant

Council is seeking feedback on granting a drainage easement through part of Council owned land known as Haywood Place Reserve located at 11 Millicent Street, Greystanes (Lot 42 in DP 238202) to permit the legal disposal of stormwater to Haywood Place in favour of the adjoining property to be developed at 6 Mountford Avenue, Greystanes (Lot 38 in DP 238202), in accordance with Development Application DA2022/0570.

Submissions close: 5pm, Friday 3 May 2024

Draft Operational Plan 2024-2025 and Draft Fees and Charges 2024-2025

Council is seeking feedback on the Draft Operational Plan 2024-2025 and Draft Fees and Charges 2024-2025. These documents lay out our upcoming projects, budget allocations, and more for the next year.

Submissions close: 11pm, Thursday 16 May 2024

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Mural Artwork Project

Calling all artists! Council is seeking Expressions of Interest to create vibrant mural artworks at Guildford and Merrylands Train Stations.

We are looking for creatives to help us bring our public spaces to life and help revitalise the area.

Submissions close: 5pm, 20 May 2024

Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Cumberland City Council

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