Community News Update

9 August 2022

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Cumberland Council is getting into the spirit of National Science Week from 13 to 21 August. To mark this fun week, Council will be hosting free activities at a few of our libraries. The national week is a celebration of science and technology and Council is a proud supporter of initiatives that can help improve childrens’ learning and skills.

If you have a green thumb and want to find out more about urban greening, cooling and sustainable gardening, then Council’s webinars are definitely something you need to join. The Urban Greening and Cooling Webinar, to be held on 18 August, explores ways to reduce urban heat and the effects of climate change, while the Starting a Sustainable Garden Webinar will provide information and tips on how to create your own sustainable garden at home. To participate in these two webinars, head to Council’s website:

Our Seniors and Disability Team are joining forces with Bridge Housing to bring our senior residents an exciting Spring program. The free bus trips are booked out but the outdoor Tai Chi classes held on 16 and 30 September are still taking bookings. Tai Chi is a slow and gentle exercise that offers the benefits of flexibility, muscle strengthening and endurance training. These free classes book out fast so get in quick to secure your spot by visiting:

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the Household Chemical CleanOut at Guildford Depot held recently. The initiative was held in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority, and encouraged residents to dispose of their unwanted chemical waste. We had a total of 160 residents attend with approximately six tonnes of chemical waste collected on the day. Council will be holding the next Household Chemical CleanOut on Sunday 20 November at Auburn Baseball Club carpark, Euston Road, Auburn. To find out more visit the website:
For other household waste, residents have access to 4 pre-booked collections per year. Book now by visiting or phone 8757 9000.

In other news, community organisations with vibrant, sustainable and inclusive ideas now have the opportunity to apply for funding to assist with their progression in Cumberland. Council’s Community Grants Program is now open to applicants who are passionate about growing Cumberland socially, culturally, economically, and environmentally. To apply for the program or for more information visit:

Lastly, Council recently celebrated National Tree Planting Day at Lytton Street Park in Wentworthville. It was a beautiful way to spend a Sunday morning with 350 people committed to improving our natural environment. We’re very lucky to have such an engaged and diverse community that is passionate about preserving our local green spaces in Cumberland. We planted 1000 trees, shrubs and grasses all native to Australia and the Cumberland Plains.

I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out and got involved in this fantastic event.

Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 |

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
20 to 28 August 2022 | Auburn Botanic Gardens

Don’t miss out! Book your tickets now:

Book Week Storytime at Libraries

Join us for songs and performances to celebrate some of the short-listed books for Children’s Book Week. This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

Wentworthville Library: Tuesday 23 August, 4pm to 5pm
Auburn Library: Thursday 25 August, 4pm to 5pm

Book your place now:

Lets Talk About Dementia

Thursday 18 August, 10am to 11:30am
Wentworthville Community Centre - Grevillea Room
2 Lane Street, Wentworthville

Join us as we explore dementia, including strategies to reduce the risk of dementia and ways to create a dementia-friendly community at this free information session. No registration required.

Find out more information:

Proudly brought to you by Cumberland City Council’s Seniors & Disability Services together with Western Sydney Dementia Alliance.

Your rates at work

Your rates help support the places where our community comes together to make Cumberland City a place we love.

They help to maintain our local sportsgrounds, facilities and parks including:

  • 97 sports fields including 46 sportsgrounds
  • Over 80ha of golf courses
  • 42 netball courts
  • 37 tennis courts
  • 21 basketball courts
  • 9 outdoor fitness gyms

If you notice any maintenance issues in your local parks or sportsgrounds, you can report this through our website: