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Mayor Steve Christou’s Weekly Message

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

28 January 2020


Granville Train Disaster Memorial

A wreath-laying service was held to remember the 84 victims who were killed during the Granville Train Disaster in 1977. On Saturday 18 January 2020, we gathered at Granville Town Hall to remember those who lost their lives or were injured that day.

This tragedy continues to be the worst rail disaster in our history. Cumberland City Council was given life membership by the Granville Train Disaster Association for our ongoing support for the memorial event.

Mayor Steve Christou joined members of the community and the Granville Train Disaster Association for the memorial service

Mahara Jothi festival of Ayyappa Swami

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Mahari Jothi festival of Ayyappa Swami. The Ayyappa Temple was established in Homebush in 1990. It then moved to Guildford, Dural and has been in Wentworthville from 2017.

Cumberland City Council is proud to be one of the most multicultural Local Government Areas in NSW.

We support and encourage places of worship and facilities for communities to develop their practice and culture.

Mayor Steve Christou at the festival

Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated all over the world and Australia has one of the biggest celebrations outside of Asia.

I am proud that Cumberland Council embraces diversity and multiculturalism. This is our city.

Come along and celebrate Lunar New Year this year at Auburn Town Centre on Saturday 1 February 2020 from 5pm to 9pm.

For more information please visit Key Council Events


Meet your Mayor

It was great to meet so many residents at Stockland Mall, Merrylands last Thursday. Please continue to come and see me at these sessions and share your feedback and ideas about Council initiatives and our services.

The next session is Thursday 6 February 2020 (10am to 1pm) No appointment is needed, just visit us on level 1 outside of the food court at Stockland. I look forward to meeting you!

In addition to these sessions, residents are free to make appointments to meet with me or Council staff to discuss any concerns or ideas during business hours.

To make an appointment, please contact me on 0419 651 187.

Mayor Steve Christou with a local resident during a recent session