A Message from Mayor Steve Christou

A weekly insight into what's happening around our local community.

26 March 2021

Council cooks up a storm

It was great to join Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School’s food tech class alongside Councillor Tom Zreika this week.

In light of Ramadan approaching, we had the chance to learn how to prepare a traditional Lebanese Iftar (breaking of the fast) dish, ‘fatteh’. The dish consists of fried bread, chickpeas and yoghurt.

It was quite the sweet ending with the class serving Knafeh to conclude the visit.

Ramadan is an opportunity for families and friends to come together and extend their generosity. Thank you to the school and students for welcoming us and being so hospitable.

May the holy month be a time of contemplation and celebration.

I look forward to making some more fatteh of my own soon.

Granville Stadium takes shape

The Granville Stadium refurbishment is taking shape with the concrete pour of the main grandstand and metal roof sheets complete.

We’re just a couple of months from completing the upgrade, with lift installation and flooring works commencing. Lighting, fencing and an irrigation system is also underway.

The home ground of the Western Sydney Two Blues will be transformed into a multi-use community sport pavilion that residents and sporting groups can use all year round.

We’re excited to give the grounds a new lease on life and look forward to welcoming a first-class sporting venue.

The stadium is expected to be complete by mid-2021.

Cumberland City Council partners with Auburn SES to provide relief

We’ve been on the front foot helping those impacted by flooding and wet weather, providing Auburn State Emergency Services with more than ten tonnes of sand for sandbags. Sandbags can be used to create flood walls. It’s been testing times with floods across the state during a pandemic recovery. I applaud the State Emergency Services (SES) for their work over the past week.

DAs available online

Anyone lodging a planning application is required to upload their application electronically through the Planning Portal that is managed by the NSW Government.

As a result of these changes, applications can no longer be submitted to Council over the counter or by email.

Further information on how to lodge applications on the portal is available on

For submissions on current development applications visit

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