Mayor Steve Christou’s Weekly Message

An insight into what's happening around our local community.

19 May 2020

Wenty pool on the way

Cumberland City Council is on track to deliver a $8.8 million swimming pool upgrade for Wentworthville in Sydney’s west.

The project will see the construction of a new program pool, new change rooms and a café. A lift will also be installed to allow people with disabilities to use the existing 50 metre pool.

It was a hot summer and I know this new pool is eagerly awaited by recreational and competitive swimmers. I was recently joined by local ward Councillor, Michael Zaiter, to inspect progress on the upgraded facility. We’ve been working together to make this project a reality following years of neglect in the area.

Council is committed to the revitalisation of Wentworthville and I look forward to this new facility opening in time for swimmers by next Summer.

Grocery packs for tenants doing it tough

Director of MQ Reality, John Park, has held a grocery package giveaway as part of an assistance package for renters doing it tough, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Over a hundred grocery packages were recently given away, assisting many local families.

I thank Councillors Ned Attie and Tom Zreika for the invite and applaud everyone involved in this fantastic initiative. When times are tough, it’s in the Australian spirit to roll up our sleeves, and stick together through a crisis. This is what makes Australia so special.

I am grateful that I get to work with a group of caring councillors, regardless of political affiliation for the betterment of our community. I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank Councillor Tom Zreika for his outstanding efforts with the AusRelief charity group, who are doing fantastic work for the community during this challenging time.

Get creative and get active!

I encourage children and young people in the Cumberland community to research a sport or health program and pitch to us why it should be run at their school.

The winning student’s pitch will be funded to run at their school and they’ll also win a $300 school sports kit! Check out our website for more details on how to enter.

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