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Help shape Cumberland’s first Community Engagement Strategy


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Media Release - 9 July 2018

Mayor Greg Cummings is inviting residents, ratepayers and visitors to have their say on how they want to be engaged during the development of Council’s future plans, policies and programs at one of three upcoming workshops.

“Best practice community engagement seeks input from participants in designing how they participate,” Mayor Cummings said.

“The purpose of these workshops is to gather information that will assist with the co-design of Cumberland Council’s first Community Engagement Strategy.

“Ultimately the goal is that Council’s plans, policies and programs better reflect the interests and concerns of the community, and that we promote sustainable decisions by recognising and communicating the needs and interests of all participants.

“If you want to help shape the future of Cumberland, please visit for more information on workshop times, locations and how to register.”

  • Monday 16 July 2018 from 10am to12pm at Merrylands Community Centre, 17 Miller Street, Merrylands.
  • Friday 20 July 2018 from 3pm to 5pm at Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street, Auburn (opposite the library entrance).
  • Saturday 21 July 2018 from 10am to 12noon at Allan G Ezzy Community Centre, 1 Newport Street, Pemulwuy.

RSVP is essential for catering purposes. Child minding services are available on request. For more information, contact our Engagement Team on 8757 9000 or email

The draft strategy will be placed on Public Exhibition for review and comment before being adopted and implemented by Council.