Weekly Community News

9 April 2024

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Hindu Council of Australia

I recently attended the Hindu Council of Australia’s HOLI Mela event at Holroyd Gardens in Merrylands. Holi, also known as the “festival of colours,” is an ancient Hindu celebration held on the spring equinox, coinciding with the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). For many it marks the start of a new year and encourages people to come together, let go of past grievances and embrace forgiveness and harmony.

With Clr Saha and community members at the HOLI Mela event at Holroyd Gardens in Merrylands

Family Fun Day

Council invites you to join us for a Free Family Fun Day on Thursday 18 April at the Auburn Centre for Community, from 10am to 2pm. There will be a range of family friendly activities including a free slime workshop, giant inflatable slide, children’s arts and craft activities and more. There will be an opportunity to meet local firefighters, police officers and community groups including members from Surf Life Saving NSW and NSW SES to learn more about their services. A BBQ lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

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Seniors Festival

Council celebrated some of its oldest residents at the annual Seniors Festival with a series of events and activities last month. The festival held over two weeks, included a golf day, trips to the Premier’s Concert and bus trips to the Motor Museum and Alison Homestead in Wyong. There were also health seminars, tai chi classes, a Harmony Day cook-off and a picnic at the Auburn Botanic Gardens. For those who missed out on this year’s event, Council will also be holding two autumn bus trips in May. One will be going to the picturesque Echo Point in the Blue Mountains and another will be going to the Wyong Milk Factory. Bookings are required, terms and conditions apply.

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Seniors Festival Golf Day at Woodville Golf Course in Guildford

Happy Bengali New Year

On behalf of Cumberland Council, I would like to wish all those who are celebrating, a Happy Bengali New Year! May this New Year bring you and your families peace, rejuvenation and replenishment.

Mayor Lisa Lake
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Eid al-Fitr Mubarak

On behalf of Cumberland Council, I wish the Muslim community an Eid al-Fitr Mubarak during this joyous occasion.

May this Eid prove to be very special for you and your family, and bring joy and peace to all.

Have a safe and happy Eid al-Fitr!

Your Rates at Work

Road Renewal Council has recently completed road renewals at Nyrang Street in Lidcombe, Macklin Street in Pendle Hill and Lavinia Street in South Granville, where 645m of road in total was resurfaced and new asphalt was laid.

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Have Your Say

Roberta Street Park Upgrade

Council is seeking feedback on a draft concept plan for Roberta Street Park in Greystanes. The proposal includes a new outdoor fitness area, upgrades to the existing playground, and upgrades to the existing cricket pitch. Outdoor fitness equipment proposed includes a range of amenities to suit varying levels of fitness.

Submissions close: 6pm, Monday 29 April 2024.

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Active Inclusion Sports Day

People with disability (18 years+) and their carers living in Cumberland are invited to join our FREE Abilities Unleashed event on Friday 19 April from 10am to 1pm at Billbergia Sports Centre, 9 Grand Avenue, Camellia.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience a variety of sport and active recreation activities on the day

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