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Pay Day for Auburn Kids!

7 October 2016 – Media Release At the Cumberland Council Meeting of 5 October 2016 it was announced that $843,250 in dividends would be reinvested into local community infrastructure. The funds were received from an investment made by the former Auburn Council in 2006 and Cumberland Council Administrator Viv May assured that the funds will […]

Review of Cumberland Waste Services

6 October 2016 – Media Release Cumberland Council has undertaken a Waste Services Review to resolve the variety of different service delivery methods of the three former council areas to increase efficiency and value for money. The review, tabled at the Council Meeting in Merrylands on 6th October, found that there are varying levels of […]


6 October 2016 – Media Release A review of Cumberland Council’s current aquatic facilities has found that some centres are ageing, run down and don’t meet the needs of the local population.  This report will be placed on public exhibition for 4 weeks to obtain community feedback on the future of pools and aquatic centres […]

Auburn Library and Auburn Town Hall disruptions during works

29 September 2016 – Media Releases There will be some disturbances to the services of Auburn Library, Auburn Town Hall and associated facilities from Friday 7 October until Sunday 16 October small scale works are undertaken in the Auburn Civic Precinct. The Auburn Town Hall, Exhibition Gallery and Jack Lang Room will be completely unavailable […]

Opening of the Amy Street Bridge

23 September 2016 – Media Release The Amy Street Railway Bridge in Regents Park, located between Auburn Road and Carlingford Street, will be officially opened on Wednesday 28 September 2016. The Bridge underwent a complete upgrade from two lanes to four lanes to better suit the traffic needs of the area and provide safer, reliable […]

Temporary Closure of Guildford and Granville Libraries

22 September 2016 – Media Release Cumberland Council is officially taking over the operations of Guildford and Granville Libraries. During the changeover Guildford Library will be closed from Wednesday 28 September – Saturday 8 October 2016 and Granville Library from Friday 14 October – Monday 24 October 2016. During the closure library collections, computers and […]

Addressing Homelessness in Cumberland

15 September 2016 – Media Release Cumberland Council is taking strong action to deal with homelessness and Administrator Viv May has guaranteed support for the issue locally. “Homelessness in the Cumberland Area is definitely a priority. While Council is already dealing with the issue on various fronts, more is planned once the Youth Needs Assessment […]

Comprehensive Cumberland Heritage Study

13 September 2016 – Media Release Cumberland Council will undertake a comprehensive Heritage Study to update existing records and recommend potential new sites for listing. Cumberland Council Administrator Viv May endorsed the undertaking of the studies. “Keeping our limited heritage resources is an investment and owners, businesses, residents and visitors all benefit as a result. […]

Cumberland Youth prioritised with new Strategy

12 September 2016 – Media Release Cumberland Council Administrator Viv May has announced the development of a new Youth Strategy at the Council Meeting on 7 September. Council has recently increased its engagement with the community and a common thread through recent consultations has been the need for more facilities and services to support local […]