Weekly Community News

9 May 2023

Message from Mayor Lake

Mayor Lisa Lake

Workplace Tragedy Memorial Service

Council hosted its Annual Workplace Tragedy Memorial Service at Holroyd Gardens on Saturday 29 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 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.

School’s Reconciliation Day

Council hosted its School’s Reconciliation Day at Prospect Hill last week. Over 200 students from 13 public schools across Cumberland attended to engage with our First Nations People and learn more about Aboriginal history and culture through art, dance and storytelling. The day was held to commemorate a meeting between First Nations people and European settlers in Australia on 3 May 1805, to open the way towards reconciliation. It was a great opportunity for students to immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture and mix with students from other local primary and high schools.

Gita Mahotsav

Council recently hosted a civic reception for the International Gita Mahotsav – a world tour of representatives from the Government of Haryana, India and the Kurukshetra Development Board, to promote a message of peace and harmony through the writings of the Bhagavad Gita. Members of Sydney’s Hindu community joined us for the reception where copies of the Gita were presented to the Council for our libraries.

Mother’s Day

On behalf of Council, I would like to send my best wishes to all the mums 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
8757 9856 |

Your Rates at Work

CCTV Upgrade

Since February 2022, Council has allocated over $167,000 to install and upgrade CCTV cameras at multiple community and recreational centres across Cumberland. These locations include the Eric Tweedale Stadium in Granville, the Sometime Centre in Merrylands, the Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Wentworthville Memorial Swim Centre, Merrylands Swim Centre, Guildford Swim Centre, the Holroyd Centre and Merrylands Library. These cameras will assist with deterring crime and anti-social behaviour and increasing safety within the community.

Let us know of any issues in your area by using the Snap Send Solve mobile app which can be found on Council’s website:

Compost Awareness Week: 7 to 13 May

Composting and Worm Farming Online Workshop Saturday 20 May, 10:30am to 12noon

Register now for this free online workshop to learn how to set up and maintain your own worm farm or composting system at home. Composting and worm farming are cheap and easy ways to reduce your organic waste at home and return vital nutrients to your garden soil!

Resident Rebate Program

Cumberland City Council residents are eligible for a $50 rebate on any compost bin or worm farm purchased (terms and conditions apply).

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Council's Golf Courses

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a complete beginner, the Auburn and Woodville Golf Courses are the perfect place to take a big swing. Both 18-hole courses include a well-stocked pro shop, clubhouse and friendly staff to help you play your best game. Catering to golfers of all ages and skill levels, they are open all year round for competitions, clinics and leisurely play.

Woodville Golf Course

118 Rawson Road, Guildford | Phone: 9632 3582

Auburn Golf Course (Rosnay Golf Course)

5 Weymouth Avenue, Auburn | Phone: 9749 1550