Community News Update

8 February 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

On the night of my election as Mayor, I expressed my commitment to the Cumberland Community, to lead a Council of substance that will be outwardly focused and deliver on the ground to meet the needs of our rapidly expanding community.

Never has this been more important than now, as we continue to face the challenges of the pandemic and work towards resuming a life as normal as possible.

You may have recently seen on Council’s social media channels that I and other Councillors, as well as staff and community members, have been encouraging our residents to stay safe and get vaccinated against COVID-19. If it has been more than 3 months since your second dose, you are now eligible for your booster dose, and anyone over five years of age can now receive their vaccinations.

Council partnered with the Western Sydney Local Health District to set up a vaccination hub right in the heart of Cumberland, at the Granville Centre, and I encourage you to make a booking by visiting the vaccination portal at

From talking to local business owners in our town centres I know that many are struggling.

Did you know that recently a support package for small business was announced? The 2022 Small Business Support Program includes a range of support measures to assist small business owners in their recovery from the pandemic and I encourage all our business owners to become informed of the potential support available to them by visiting Service NSW at

Council is firmly focused on supporting our community, but more broadly, supporting the significant growth we are expected to experience in the next few years. This growth means we will need to have thriving economic centres and a steady stream of local employment opportunities, particularly for our young people. Therefore, I am so committed to providing the help our businesses need to flourish.

If you would like to know more about how Council can support you as a business owner, please email

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

What’s On

Sustainable Gardening Australia Webinars

Weeds – Dancing With Nature In The Garden

Wednesday 9 February, 7pm to 8pm

Improve your garden and learn how to identify and manage weeds in your garden by using an integrated approach that has minimal impact on the environment.

Climate Action Through Gardening

Wednesday 23 February, 7pm to 8pm

Learn innovative ways to make your garden more resilient to climate change and your household more environmentally sustainable.

Register now:

The Eric Tweedale Stadium (ETS) Gym
Now Open

10 Montrose Avenue, Merrylands
Open 7 days: 7am to 10pm

Get healthy and trim at the new ETS Gym, located inside the Eric Tweedale Stadium in Granville Park. Join now with memberships from $9 per week.

This brand-new venue has all new equipment, exercise machines and is fully airconditioned with plenty of free parking.

The ETS GYM has a great view overlooking the sportsground and offers weekly fitness classes, regular women’s classes and special membership packages with Swim Centre classes and pool entry.

Join now or find out more:
8757 9311 |

Mobile Community Recycling Service

Need old TVs, gas bottles, paint, motor oil or car batteries out of your backyard? Book a pick-up and we will collect problem waste from your home for free. Terms and conditions apply.

We will pick up:

  • Electronic waste
  • Household and car batteries
  • Motor oils and cooking oils
  • Smoke detectors
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Paint
  • Fluoro globes and tubes

Book now:
8757 9000 |