Community News Update

5 July 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Council’s School Holiday Program for July is underway this week. There’s a huge line up of activities suitable for kids of all ages and includes basketball, soccer clinics, pickleball, tennis, barefoot bowls and so much more. Activities are booking out fast, so be quick to reserve your child’s spot at

Also, during the school holidays, Council is proudly launching the Women in Sport Roadshow to the wider community with a netball clinic being held on Wednesday 6 July. This program, which Council launched in 2018, encourages girls and young women to participate in organised sport and physical activity. It’s also a great opportunity for young girls to engage with positive female role models and provides a safe space for girls to try out new sports. This Netball Clinic will feature special guest, Tilly McDonnell from Netball NSW, who will teach the girls about the sport, run them through drills and show them new skills. You can book your spot now by visiting the website

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first phase of the 2021 Census data, which shows how our population is changing. It’s interesting to see how Australia is undergoing a generational shift with Millennials catching up to Baby Boomers. We are also becoming more diverse, with more than one million residents arriving into the country from 2017 to 2021. Council will be reviewing more data, specifically to Cumberland once it’s released, to assist Council in aligning our guidelines, policies and programs to meet the needs of our growing community.

This month is Plastic Free July, which motivates people to think about the amount of plastic we use in our everyday lives and help find ways to reduce our reliance on it. The global movement encourages people to reduce their plastic consumption and create a better impact on the environment. To find out how you can get involved, stop by Council’s Ocean Action Pop-Up stall in Auburn Central Shopping Centre, on Thursday 7 July between 10am to 3pm. For more information visit

Lastly, it’s NAIDOC Week, and Council is busy celebrating our Indigenous culture and history with a series of programs and events for the whole community to get involved in.

This year’s theme is ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!’, which hopes to encourage us all to champion institutional and structural change while we celebrate those who have already led change in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. To kick-off this special week, Council held its own NAIDOC Week Hoodie competition with 50 winners taking home prizes. Congratulations to everyone that took part! We’ll also be hosting activities for everyone including a seniors bus trip and movie day, Bush School, Storytime and craft for kids as well as painting and art making for adults. I encourage you to get involved by registering on Council’s website

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Local Vaccination Hubs

If you are planning on getting the COVID-19 vaccination or the influenza vaccination, the operational hours for clinics in Cumberland City have changed:

The Granville Centre - COVID-19 vaccination only
1 Memorial Drive, Granville
Every Friday 11am to 5pm, Every Saturday 9am to 3pm

Auburn Centre for Community - COVID-19 and influenza vaccination
44A Macquarie Road, Auburn
Tuesday 5, 19, 26 July and 2 August - 11am to 5pm

Guildford Community Centre - COVID-19 and influenza vaccination
367 Guildford Road, Guildford
Wednesday 6, 20 July and 3 August - 11am to 5pm

Berala Community Centre - COVID-19 and influenza vaccination
98 - 104 Woodburn Road, Berala
Tuesday 12 July and 9 August - 11am to 5pm

Merrylands Community Centre - COVID-19 and influenza vaccination
17 Miller Street, Merrylands
Wednesday 13, 27 July and 10 August - 11am to 5pm

No booking required - Just walk in

National Tree Day

Sunday 31 July, 10am to 12 noon
Lytton Street Park, Wentworthville

Cumberland City Council and Planet Ark are inviting everyone to a fun morning in the heart of Wentworthville. Plant some trees, see native animals up close at a wildlife show and join us for a free lunch. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a day in the park.

Basic tree planting equipment will be provided. As this event is plastic-free, we encourage you to bring your own water bottles to refill.

Register now or find out more information:

Chemical CleanOut

Saturday 30 July, 9am to 3.30pm
Cumberland City Council Depot
Entry via Foray Street, Guildford West

Cleaning out your garage or backyard? Drop off unwanted chemicals for free.

For more information:

Cumberland Sports Clubs Portal

Now it’s easier to stay up-to-date with sports news, information and events happening in Cumberland City.

Register your details on the website and then ‘follow’ the sports page and be the first to know what’s happening in sport.

Register now by visiting the website: