Weekly Community News

7 May 2024

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Workplace Tragedy Memorial Service

Council hosted its Annual Workplace Tragedy Memorial Service at Holroyd Gardens in Merrylands on Saturday 27 April. The service was held at the Wall of Memory at the former Goodlet and Smith Brickworks site to commemorate those who have been injured or tragically killed at work and those who have died as a result of a work-related illness. Sadly, 45 Australian workers have been killed at work this year, while thousands more suffer serious workplace injuries that may result in long-term injury or a more permanent disability. Everyone that goes to work has the right to return home safely and we will continue to advocate for the importance of work health and safety to make our workplaces safer.

With Clr Cummings, Clr Elmore, Clr Colman, Father Peter Blayney, Cumberland Police Area Command Acting Superintendent Darren Beeche, State Member for Granville Julia Finn and President Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia Barry Robson.

Auburn Centre for Community’s Friendship Garden Renovation Project with Auburn Men’s Shed

The Friendship Garden at the Auburn Centre for Community was renovated with thanks to the help of volunteers from the Auburn Men’s Shed. Council worked with the Men’s Shed who meticulously measured the garden and assisted with obtaining necessary materials. Working alongside 20 volunteers from Mirvac Development, the Men’s Shed volunteers helped construct 26 garden beds. Their hands-on involvement and leadership significantly transformed the garden, making it more accessible to all community members and ready for the winter crop activities and harvesting.

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The newly constructed garden beds at the Auburn Centre for Community.

Child Supervision Campaign

Council is rolling out a community education initiative called ‘Watchful Eyes Supervise: Keep Children Safe’ to help encourage parents to be mindful of supervising their children at Council’s Community Centres, Libraries, Swim Centre programs and events. Council is also reminding parents that children under 15 years cannot attend Council Swim Centres without adult supervision and children under 12 years need an adult to attend one of Council’s Libraries.

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Mother’s Day

On behalf of Council, I would like to send my best wishes to all the mums and mother figures in Cumberland. Mother’s Day is an important day to honour, celebrate and thank mothers and carers who work tirelessly to support their families and contribute to our wonderful community. I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day this weekend.

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Your Rates at Work

Road Renewals

Council has recently completed road renewals at Albert Street in Granville, Dursley Road in Yennora and Gozo Road in Greystanes where over 1,020m of road in total was resurfaced and new asphalt was laid.

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Council Hall Hire

Council Hall Hire Have you heard that the Auburn Centre for Community offers an ideal venue for hosting parties and events?

The spacious enclosed outdoor and sheltered BBQ area provides ample space for guests, games and activities like jumping castles, petting zoos and more (pending permit approvals). Make your next event memorable and host it at the Auburn Centre for Community

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ClubGRANTS Program

Applications are still open for the 2024 Cumberland ClubGRANTS Program.

This program supports local projects and services that provide assistance to people in Cumberland and is open to all schools and not-for-profit organisations. Advisory Desk Sessions and Grant Writing Workshops are also available. Bookings required.

Applications close: Friday 31 May 2024

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Disability Inclusion Action Plan Progress Report 2022-2023

Council’s 2023 annual progress report for the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 is now on exhibition.

The report outlines Council’s progress in implementing the strategies and responsibilities included in the Action Plan to ensure people with disability have full and equal access to our facilities, programs, services, events and services

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