A Message from Cumberland City Council

A weekly update on what's happening in our local community.

23 November 2021

Eric Tweedale Stadium officially opened

Council hosted the official opening for the state-of-the-art Eric Tweedale Stadium last Friday. The $11.3 million stadium has been a benchmark for sustainable construction with a key focus on an intricately detailed timber roof structure which was lit up for an evening of sport, food, and community.

“We’re delighted to make Granville home to community sport and provide our residents and visitors with a revitalised facility ,” Mayor of Cumberland City Council, Steve Christou said.

Among those who attended the opening, was the oldest living Wallaby player Eric Tweedale who celebrated his hundredth birthday at the Merrylands RSL earlier this year.

In March last year Cumberland City Council unanimously voted to name the Granville Park Community Sports Pavilion ‘The Eric Tweedale Stadium’.

Mr Tweedale’s contribution to the game has been instrumental in the development of the local team, Two Blues.

General Manager of the Two Blues, Christian Burden, said the new stadium presents a real opportunity to inspire the new generation of rugby players, who will be using the sportsground as their home ground.

“The Eric Tweedale Stadium has provided the Two Blues a wonderful opportunity to embark on the next chapter of their long and proud history”.

The new stadium is set to generate new levels of interest and excitement from the local community, and offer the local area a range of recreational and community facilities including the premium sportsground and stadium, function room and viewing platform, gym and wellness programs with bootcamp, zumba and yoga.

Eric Tweedale Stadium launch.

Cumberland City consolidates new planning controls

The Cumberland Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2021 and Development Control Plan (DCP) 2021 came into effect on 5 November.

Our new LEP and DCP provide one set of controls that replaces the former Auburn, Holroyd and Parramatta LEPs and DCPs that applied to the Cumberland City Local Government Area.

The Cumberland LEP guides land use planning decisions and provides the legislative framework for land use and development in our city.

The Cumberland DCP provides guidance for the design and operation of development within Cumberland City to achieve the aims and objectives of the Cumberland LEP.

Find out more.

New planning controls for Cumberland City

Free Online Asbestos Information Session

Find out how to safely identify, remove and dispose of asbestos in your own home at this free information session. Receive all the information you need to carefully remove asbestos sheets under the size of 10 sqm.

When: 11am to 1pm, Saturday 27 November 2021
Where: Online workshop
Cost: Free
Who: For residents of Cumberland City Council
Make a booking: Registrations are essential as spaces are limited. 

Find out more and register.

Capital works in Cumberland City

Upgraded fields, new public spaces, and a premier stadium are just some of the exciting projects Cumberland City is proud to bring to the community.

Merrylands CBD

The $11 million Merrylands CBD revitalisation to provide a public domain in the heart of Merrylands is underway. Thanks to reduced DA processing times and funding from the Public Spaces Legacy Program, we’re working to create a stunning public gathering space as part of the Merrylands Civic Square Project. We’ve also completed an $11.4 million three-phase drainage project in the Neil Street Precinct to increase stormwater capacity and maximise the revitalisation of the area.

Granville Park

The $13.4 million upgrade to Granville Park has seen the opening of the Eric Tweedale Stadium which meets the national standard for length and turf quality. It can host rugby games for a seated crowd of 750 and provide a la carte dining in its 150-seat function room.

We’ve also welcomed $1 million courtesy of the Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund, to install a new irrigation system and upgrade existing floodlighting at Granville Park’s Claremont fields 3, 4 and 5.

The aim is to see increased participation in sport and meet the needs of the local community.