Cumberland City Council Economic Statement - A statement outlining a number of actions to address its financial situation has been released by Council. Read the Economic Statement and the Mayoral Minute Response to this statement.


Spring into health

Free programs to boost your health and immunity at home this September.


We would appreciate if you can take a few minutes to complete this survey, as we value your opinion and feedback about our about Spring into Health month.

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Get healthy

The NSW Get Healthy Service coaches can support you to change your goals to suit your new way of living during COVID-19. No challenge is too big or too small.

COVID-19 may have changed your routine and your normal activities.

Healthy recipe competition

Got a favourite healthy recipe?

Why not enter it into our Healthy Recipe Competition for your chance to win a healthy cookbook collection valued at $150.

Simply send your winning recipe via email to 

Don’t forget to attach your name and contact telephone number. Our favourite recipes will also feature on the Library Facebook page.

Entries close on Friday 2 October 2020.

Junior colouring competition

Pick up a colouring in bookmark at your Library during Health Month and colour it in for your chance to win a kids book pack valued at $100. The competition is open to children 0 to 12 years of age.

Entries should be scanned or photographed and submitted via email to

Don’t forget to include your name, age and contact telephone number. Our favourite recipes will also feature on the Library Facebook page.

Entries close on Friday 2 October 2020.

Healthy books list

2020 Physical health

  • Nutrition for life : the authority on diet and healthy eating for three decades by Saxelby, Catherine.
  • The Feel-Good Family Food Plan: Everything you need to feed your family well, every day by McMillan, Joanna.
  • The fast revolution : the best of the best recipes from Australians #1 food site.
  • The sugar brain fix : the 28-day plan to quit craving the foods that are shrinking your brain and expanding your waistline by   Dow, Mike.
  • The obesity code cookbook : recipes to help you manage your insulin, lose weight, and improve your health by   Fung, Jason.
  • The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet : Quick & Easy by Brinkworth, Grant, author.

2019 Physical health

  • Feel better in 5 : your daily plan to kick-start great health by Chatterjee, Rangan, author.
  • The fast 800 recipe book : low-carb, Mediterranean-style recipes for intermittent fasting and long-term health by   Bailey, Clare.
  • The anti-inflammatory cookbook : 100 everyday recipes to soothe your immune system and promote good health by Freer, Chrissy.
  • CSIRO protein plus nutrition and exercise plan by Bowen, Jane, author.
  • The hybrid diet : your body thrives on two fuels : boost your energy and get leaner and healthier by alternating fats and carbs by   Holford, Patrick, author. Publication Date  2019.
  • The doctor's kitchen : eat to beat illness : 80 simple tasty recipes to improve your health and wellbeing by Aujla, Rupy, author.
  • The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet : Quick & Easy by Brinkworth, Grant, author.

2019 Overall health

  • Use it or lose it Author: McIntyre, Paul.
  • The path to longevity : how to reach 100 with the health and stamina of a 40-year-old by Fontana, Luigi, author.
  • The age-well project : easy ways to live a longer, healthier, happier life Author: Streets, Annabel.
  • Brain changer Author: Jacka, Felice.

2019 / 2020 Mental health / self care

  • Find your sparkle Author: Gaston, Meredith.
  • The resilience toolkit : powerful practices for bouncing back from disappointment, difficulty, and even disaster Author: Graham, Linda.
  • Good selfie : tips & tools for teens to nail life Author: Pitt, Turia.
  • Zen teen : 40 ways to stay calm when life gets stressful by Richardson, Tanya Carroll.


  • Bloomers Island : the great garden party by Wylie, Cynthia.
  • Adventures in veggieland : help your kids learn to love vegetables with 101 easy activities and recipes by   Potock, Melanie.
  • Self-esteem and mental health by Claybourne, Anna, author.
  • How not to lose it : mental health sorted by Williamson, Anna, author.
  • Yoga for kids by Hoffman, Susannah.
  • Let's play yoga! : how to grow calm like a mountain, strong like a warrior, and joyful like the sun : for kids 5 to 8 by De Luca, Márcia.
  • I'm having a rainbow for dinner by Hourigan, Aloysa, author.
  • Hugo makes a change by Emmons, Scott, author.
  • Sleep easy : a mindfulness guide to a good night's sleep by Christelis, Paul, author.
  • Pete Moss and the super strong spinach by Wylie, Cynthia, author.
  • Rosey Posey and the perfectly pink radish by Wylie, Cynthia, author.