Mayor Steve Christou’s Weekly Message

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

5 May 2020

Council opens Merrylands Community Service Centre

I ’m excited to announce that Council has opened a Merrylands Community Service Centre this week.

This is Cumberland City Council’s way of servicing the local community and making ourselves accessible to local residents, particularly while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

It’s great that we can offer an opportunity for the community to connect with Council and raise their issues. I am regularly approached on a variety of issues from footpaths and parks to schools, transport, housing and other issues where residents would like Council’s support.

Residents are encouraged to visit the new space (Shop 1/205 Merrylands Road, Merrylands) if they have any questions about Council projects or services or would like to raise issues where we may be able to assist. The office is open 9am to 4pm or by appointment.

Council offers online resources for families in quarantine

During COVID-19, Cumberland City Council has introduced online initiatives to help keep families and children entertained as we continue to follow government guidance.

We know the lockdown has proven to be challenging for many families, so these new online resources are available on Council’s website to help keep the family entertained. From story time and exercise to arts and crafts and competitions, there are a range of options for kids to enjoy as we stay safe at home.

As a community, we need to channel our creativity and resilience to stay positive, navigate our way through this pandemic and come out the other side.

To view Council’s resources for kids and families visit:

Out and about in Cumberland

For me, it’s always been about going back to the basics and being accessible to ratepayers.

It’s very important as a Council that we’re on top of the little things in delivering for our community.

Last week, I inspected Council works on Myee Street in Merrylands where the team was carrying out general maintenance including tree pruning, verge mowing and street sweeping.

These essential services continue for our residents during the pandemic.

From streetscape maintenance and Council pickups to waste collection and support for ratepayers, Cumberland City Council is here to service you.

For enquiries about Council services, please contact Council on (02) 8757 9000.

If you have any issues you’d like me to help you with, please contact me on phone 0419 651 187 or email