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Our local environment

Cumberland is a highly urbanised area on the Cumberland Plain of Western Sydney. Its natural areas and green spaces provide habitats for an abundance of biodiversity.
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The Local Government Area

The Local Government Area is 20km west of the Sydney central business district and covers 72km2

It stretches 16km from the Rookwood Necropolis in the east to Reconciliation Road in Pemulwuy to the west. It’s a highly urbanised landscape with residential, commercial and industrial areas dissected by road and rail infrastructure. 

Many waterways, green patches of bushland, parks and reserves form important ecological corridors in the area. The main ecological corridors run along:

  • Duck River (north-south)
  • East-west along Prospect Creek
  • The regional cycleway through Graystanes and Merrylands West 

Cumberland is home to 13 threatened flora species, 14 threatened fauna species and 10 threatened ecological communities.

Learn more about our environment

  1. Our Catchment Area 
  2. Our Local Biodiversity
  3. Threats to our Environment
  4. Water and Air Quality

For more information contact Council on 02 8757 9000.