Weekly Community News

5 March 2024

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

International Mother Language Day Celebrations for International Mother Language Day were held recently at the Redgum Function Centre in Wentworthville. The event saw many community members come together to celebrate the rich cultural diversity in Cumberland. With the range of stalls, demonstrations and activities, there was something for everyone. There are over 90 different languages spoken by our community, so it was really great to see that being embraced and celebrated.

Seniors Festival 2024

Council is gearing up to celebrate the Seniors Festival with a jam-packed program for two weeks from 11 March to 24 March. In line with this year’s theme Reach Beyond!, seniors will be able to participate in a multitude of programs and activities including bus trips, picnics, stroke seminars, concerts and more.

Bookings are now open and will close 3 days prior to the event or once sold out. For more information or to book, visit

Asbestos in NSW – protecting our communities

The NSW Government has established an Asbestos Taskforce to support the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) investigation into recent findings of asbestos in mulch. The Government’s number one priority is “contact tracing” down the complex supply chain, and then facilitating testing, reporting and management of any positive results.

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Happy International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day that is held annually on March 8. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. Women make up almost half of the population in Cumberland and many of their achievements go unnoticed. This day provides an opportunity to recognise women in our community, support one another and call to break bias as we work together to achieve gender equality.

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Your Rates at Work

Merrylands CBD Drainage Upgrade

Council is continuing with its upgrades and improvements in the Merrylands CBD, with the drainage infrastructure upgrade continuing on the corner of Merrylands Road and Addlestone Road. Council has installed sections of precast concrete stormwater culvert, moved and rebuilt water and sewer mains and worked with gas, electricity and telecommunication providers to reposition and support their infrastructure. In recent weeks, Council has opened Merrylands Road back to its full width to improve traffic flow. This is the last stage of the work to improve the drainage in the Merrylands CBD and reduce the impacts of stormwater flooding. Council anticipates works will continue until the end of May.

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Merrylands CBD

Family Health Expo

Council, in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, is hosting a Family Health Expo for families with children and young people on Tuesday 12 March from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Greystanes Community Centre. Attendees will gain access to a range of informational resources on all aspects of family health and wellbeing provided by health professionals as well as spotlight talks by the Immunisation Nurse and the High Street Youth Health Service.

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Cumberland Youth Mental Health Consultation

Council is inviting local young people aged 15 to 25 years to provide their insight, feedback and ideas around Youth Mental Health. This FREE session will also allow participants to hear from engaging speakers and to gain some skills and strategies to support wellness and self-care.

The session will take place on Tuesday 19 March from 10am to 1:30pm at Eric Tweedale Stadium in Granville Park, Merrylands

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Easter Celebrations 2024

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