Weekly Community News

4 June 20204

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Back to Guildford Festival

Council recently held the Back to Guildford Festival to showcase the new upgrades to the Guildford Laneway. This free family event featured live music, roving performances, children’s games and activities, as well as a huge range of eateries and food and market vendors. It was great to see the completed works which included a new public art mural, tables and benches, the installation of smart technology, lighting, CCTV cameras and mobile phone charging stations. The upgrades were a part of the Safer Cities: Her Way Program designed to improve safety and amenities for women and girls.

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Auburn-Lidcombe Girl Guides 100th Anniversary

I recently attended the AuburnLidcombe Girl Guides 100th anniversary. This milestone event recognised and celebrated the efforts of this local organisation where hundreds of girls and women have contributed and served our community. The Girl Guides remain an important part of our community, helping empower girls and young women with the skills to discover their potential, develop new skills and build confidence through activities and programs in a safe environment.

If you are interested in joining the Girl Guides, visit or for more information, visit

Members of the Auburn-Lidcombe Girl Guides celebrate their 100th anniversary

Kitchen 2 Gardens Program

The Kitchen 2 Gardens Program returns this year and Council will be holding a compost giveaway event on Saturday June 22 at the Auburn Community Picnic Ground on Killeen Street. The program aims to raise awareness of food and garden waste recycling and educate households on ways to reduce food and packaging waste by encouraging gardening and growing vegetables at home. Council is giving away two free compost bags and vegetable seeds to households to kick start your veggie garden and help reduce food and packaging waste in households.

For more information and to reserve your spot, visit

Happy Pride Month

Cumberland is home to a great range of diverse people. As we celebrate Pride Month this June, I would like to acknowledge our Cumberland LGBTIQ+ community as we continue to all work together to ensure equality and dignity for all.

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Your Rates at Work

Road Renewals

Council has recently completed road renewals at the laneway between Second Street and Third Street in Granville where over 110m of road in total was resurfaced and new asphalt was laid.

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

Have Your Say

Draft Public Electric Vehicle Charging Policy and Guidelines

Council is seeking community feedback on the Draft Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Policy and supporting Guidelines which aims to control and regulate the placement and management of electric vehicle charging infrastructure within Cumberland City.

Submissions close: 5pm, Tuesday 18 June

For more information, visit: public-electric-vehicle-charging-policy-and-guideline

Youth Hub

Council is launching a free Youth Hub on Thursday 6 June to help empower and support youth in Cumberland at Merrylands Library from 2pm to 5:30pm. The Youth Hub will run on the first and third Thursday of the month.

The hub is a go-to destination for young people aged 12 to 25, providing important resources and assistance with health, employment, counselling, housing, educational services and more.

For more information, visit:

Resume Writing Workshop

Exciting opportunity for new residents with Australian working rights who want to craft a standout CV! Join us for a resume writing workshop to learn techniques for highlighting your achievements and strengths, strategies for tailoring your resume to specific job opportunities and how to structure and format your resume for maximum impact.

Tuesday 23 July, 9:30am to 12:30pm, Auburn Centre for Community

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